It is incredibly easy to set self-limiting beliefs for yourself. You can tell yourself that you aren’t smart enough, strong enough, skilled enough, etc., but the reality of the situation is that you can do anything you set your mind to. All you have to do is start with a dream, and work harder than you’ve ever worked before.
This expert sales interview explores:
- It Starts With a Dream
- Making a Dream Reality
- Planning for 2022
- The Courage to Succeed
It Starts With a Dream
At the age of 10 years old, Ruben saw the Olympics on TV and knew that he wanted to someday participate. As the slow kid in school, Gonzalez was always the last one picked in PE class. Gonzalez recalls that he had a lot of heart, but didn’t exactly have the body to go with it. It wasn’t until 11 years later when he saw Scott Hamilton win the Olympics and he thought to himself, “if that little guy can win, then I can at least play.” This was the first time in his life that he had belief. Nicknamed “Bulldog” for his perseverance, Gonzalez decided to choose a sport that maybe had a lot of broken bones, a lot of quitters, and he would just be one of the few that didn’t quit.
Making a Dream Reality
After deciding to try his hand a luge, Gonzalez wrote a letter to Sports Illustrated asking them where you can learn the sport and they told him Lake Placid, New York. After finding out that Gonzalez was born in Argentina, he was told that they would help him train, but he still had to qualify top 50 in the world, but he had a shot. 4 years, and a few broken bones later, Gonzalez made the cut. Today, he has made it to the Olympics 4 times, each time in a new decade.
Planning for 2022
After taking seven years off, Gonzalez decided that he wanted to try and make it to the Olympics one more time. Gonzalez is sliding better than ever right now but is more stiff than usual. His trainers have him doing a lot of yoga so that he has access to a whole new level of strength that he didn’t have before. With a new sled waiting for him in Calgary, he is ready to train again for his next big goal. Gonzalez will be 59 years old if he makes it to the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.
The Courage to Succeed
Four-time Olympian, bestselling author and award-winning speaker Ruben Gonzalez on how to develop the focus, discipline, confidence, and courage
you need to achieve your goals. Take control of your life with the success secrets of an Olympic athlete and successful business owner.
As a four-time Olympian, peak-performance expert Ruben Gonzalez knows how to achieve success again and again. Now you can learn the keys to success from someone who’s been there.
Learn time-tested ways to:
- Build confidence and destroy fear
- Unleash your passion and drive
- Unlock your full potential
- Turn defeat into victory
- Achieve your life ambitions
Ruben wasn’t a gifted athlete. He didn’t take up the Olympic sport of luge until he was 21. Against all odds, four years and a few broken bones later he was competing in the Calgary Winter Olympics. At the age of 47, he was racing against 20-year-olds at the Vancouver Olympics. If these principles worked for Ruben, they will work for anyone, anywhere, anytime.
To learn more about how to dream big, watch the entire expert sales interview. If you would like to read Ruben’s book, it is available on Amazon.
About our Host
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.