“When Turtles Fly” Gives Tales of Inspiration and Perspiration

OK, I’ll admit I’m really not into the Winter Olympics, but it’s true that many of the athletes have compelling stories. Nikki Stone, a gold medalist skier, leans heavily on Olympic athletes in her book When Turtles Fly: Secrets of Successful People Who Know How To Stick Their Necks Out.
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To be fair, there are several other notable figures, such as Tommy Hilfiger, Branford Marsalis, and news anchor Lester Holt who contribute their personal stories of overcoming obstacles on their way to success. Stone does a good job of taking these stories and adding her own commentary after each to help readers make these stories relevant.
In the end, everyone has obstacles to overcome, and there are good lessons for everyone to learn from successful people who overcame them. If you’re looking for that kind of inspiration, check out “When Turtles Fly.” I highly recommend this book if you’re particularly interested in folks like Shaun White, Lindsey Vonn, Summer Sanders, and other athletes. That’s where the heart of this book lies.
Special thanks to FSB Associates who provided me with a review copy.

About Dan Goldgeier

Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. Dan is also a columnist for TalentZoo.com and the author of View From The Cheap Seats and Killer Executions and Scrubbed Decks.