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Prepare Like an Olympian for the Challenges of the Business World

Nikki Stone | Posted 04.06.2014 | Sports
Nikki Stone

How does an Olympian prepare mentally for a once-in-a-lifetime event that can literally be over in seconds, but its results will last for the rest of his or her life? Surprisingly, in a very similar way as businessmen and women prepare for big projects.

8 Motivational Tips From an Olympian

Nikki Stone | Posted 03.08.2014 | Sports
Nikki Stone

I learned how to accomplish my seemingly improbable dream. I learned that these skills and tools I developed in order to win Olympic gold could be translated to any goal I wanted to achieve.

10 Practice Tips and Activities to Improve Your Interview Skills

Nikki Stone | Posted 02.08.2014 | Small Business
Nikki Stone

Interviews can be extremely important and can be quite influential in the outcome of your career. Knowing how important an interview can be, isn't it worth putting in the time to perfect your skills?

5 Secrets to Looking Confident While Speaking in Public

Nikki Stone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

Rethinking the way we perceive stress may actually improve our physical and mental performance. It may be easier to give in to our fears, but you will accomplish much more in life and feel a greater sense of pride for facing them.

A Handshake to Be Proud of

Nikki Stone | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

I was pretty nervous about going to the detention center and even more nervous that the programs we introduced wouldn't be anything that the boys wanted. I knew that what I was doing was important, however, and I just hoped the love I had for sports would be contagious.

Trash Talking Turtle Is Hilarious

Posted 07.02.2013 | Comedy

Who said turtles were slow? Watch this badass little guy "fly" like the wind, take on drug addicted dogs, go dumpster diving, get stranded on a "cliff...

Don't Be Afraid to Fail

Nikki Stone | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

When I think of the end of my life, I know I'd be much more disappointed in myself for not taking the risk than I would be for having a number of near misses. I know that regrets will be much harder to swallow than off-shoots.

Where Do Our Top Achievements Come From?

Nikki Stone | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

If you truly pursue the things you are most passionate about, you will find that doing so helps you attain success. Put your passions at the top of your to-do list every morning and many achievements will likely fall into place.

Is It Worth Risking My Life Today?

Nikki Stone | Posted 02.05.2013 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Today, decide on a risk that you have been contemplating taking. Make a list of the pros and cons so you can weigh the outcome and see if the threat is worth it.

Mounting the Dragon

Nikki Stone | Posted 01.08.2013 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Aerial skiers are all apprehensive every time we make our way down the unstable plastic material launching us into the summer training pool.

Make Every Day Your Olympics

Nikki Stone | Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Whether I was feeling sick, the site wasn't up to par, I didn't have enough sleep or there was poor weather, I still had to imagine it was the day of the big event. I had to prepare for the unexpected.

Banking on the Underdog

Nikki Stone | Posted 06.06.2012 | Sports
Nikki Stone

With just over three months to the Summer Olympics in London, many people are picking their favorites to win bronze, silver and gold. As I recall my own experiences leading into my second Olympic games, I've learned not to count out the media's underdogs.

Why I'm Wearing Shorts This Winter

Nikki Stone | Posted 03.07.2012 | Women
Nikki Stone

I could only imagine how this woman has become an enormous role model for endless young girls -- and boys for that matter -- in Mali. My short time with her energized and empowered me.

A Little Birdie Told Me

Nikki Stone | Posted 10.03.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

This week I wanted to share a story that once helped give me some comfort and guidance at a time when I needed it most.

Earning Our Stars and Stripes

Nikki Stone | Posted 09.03.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Sometimes we forget how lucky we are to be able to work toward our dreams. I know one good friend who has never taken that for granted.

Leading a Fulfilled Life

Nikki Stone | Posted 08.06.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Quite honestly, I would be more scared to think of how unfulfilled my life would be if I hadn't taken the risk. Try asking yourself what you'd risk for a more fulfilled life.

A Touch of Hope

Nikki Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

I wanted to share a story today about one of those very heroes in hopes that it will ignite more supporters to champion the work still needed to be done in Japan and for future natural disasters.

Remembering Childhood Dreams

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

There was a point in my freestyle skiing career when I started getting sidetracked by the allure of the dollar. But when I stood on my makeshift podium as a five-year-old girl, it was the medal I dreamed of.

Leap and the Net Will Appear

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

There is a saying by John Burroughs, "leap and the net will appear." I put that concept to the test during my second World Cup competition overseas.

An Olympic Hero Everyone Should Resolve to Be Like

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

To kick off the New Year, I wanted to share a story on a man that everyone should resolve to be like. Shortly after my retirement from aerial skii...

True Olympic Character

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

My impressions of the Olympic spirit were forever changed on August 5, 1984, at the very first women's Olympic marathon. I had long ago become an O...

Acknowledge Your Front Row

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

As we're quickly approaching Thanksgiving, I thought I should share my thoughts on giving thanks in a way you might never have thought of. Let the se...

The True Powers of Positive Thinking

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

It was at a World Cup in Madaro, Japan, that I first learned how important a positive attitude can be. The day was warm and the conditions on the aer...

A Man Named Tim: A Special Olympic Experience

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Several years ago I was invited to a charitable conference called the Glocal Forum. The Forum was a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promoti...

Sports and Society: A Lesson From Safari

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nikki Stone

Through my work with Right To Play, I met an amazing gentleman named Safari. Safari lived through the Rwandan genocide of 1994, where nearly a million people were killed.