Download e-book for iPad: Age Is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in by Dara Torres, Elizabeth Weil

By Dara Torres, Elizabeth Weil

ISBN-10: 0767931920

ISBN-13: 9780767931922

From mythical Olympic gold medalist Dara Torres comes a motivational, inspirational memoir approximately staying healthy, getting older gracefully, and pursuing your dreams.

Dara Torres captured the hearts and minds of american citizens of every age while she introduced her Olympic comeback as a brand new mom on the age of forty-one—years after she had retired from aggressive swimming and 8 years given that her final Olympics. while she took 3 silver medals in Beijing—including a heartbreaking .01-second end at the back of the gold medalist within the women’s 50-meter freestyle—America enjoyed her all of the extra for her surprising success and her good-natured attractiveness of the results.

Now, in Age is simply a Number, Dara unearths how the dream of an Olympic comeback first got here to her—when she used to be months into her first, hard-won being pregnant. With humor and candor, Dara recounts how she again to severe training—while nursing her boy or girl daughter and contending together with her liked father’s lengthy conflict with melanoma.

Dara talks frankly approximately diving again in for this comeback; approximately being an older athlete in a more youthful athletes’ online game; approximately festival, doubt, and trust; approximately operating via soreness and uncertainty; and finally—about seizing the instant and, most vital, by no means giving up. a very self-made legend, her tale will resonate with girls of all ages—and with someone bold to entertain a probably very unlikely dream.

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His response to this was to ‘‘fire’’ the 80 percent of his lower-value customers that contributed 20 percent or less of his revenues. He identified other companies in his industry that he felt could service them better and handed off those customers, one by one. He was then free to concentrate all his attention and energy on his higher-value customers. Within one year, his business and his personal income doubled. Would this strategy work for you? Application Exercise 1. Who are your most important internal customers?

3. You are stimulated, engaged, and you feel energized. You may have been frazzled and exhausted moments before, but you come to life when you are involved in this activity. 4. Your energy is contagious. Those around you are likewise energized. 5. You are motivated to continuously improve these unique gifts and abilities. You set your own performance benchmarks for these skills, and they are at the highest level. Your motivation is internal, fueled by your realization that these talents, developed properly, will lead you to realize your most treasured goals and dreams.

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