Retiring from sports – against your will

In this Athlete Story with former competitive dancer, Chrissy Papetti. we talk about retiring from sports when you are no where near ready for it. In fact, that’s a very common scenario – that either injury or lack of results or finances make that decision for you as an athlete. That leads to a sense of unfinished business that you have to deal with.

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Happy Birthday to Athlete Story!

Today marks the first full year of Athlete Story. The show has given me the opportunity to share a lot of both athlete stories and advice for former athletes from different experts and insiders. In the next year I will keep the show going as...

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How to find the angle of your story

The other day I heard a man say: “I've heard so many athletes speak – and it's so predictable. They all follow the Hero's Journey.* “ (*If you don't about the Hero's Journey, don't worry I didn't either until it became a buzzword in marketing. It's a way of telling a...

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Story Selling as Athletes – A way to generate value from your sports career

Storyselling is the main theme for this Athlete Story episode with former bobsled pilot, Tom Johansen. Inspired by the Walt Disney movie, Cool Runnings based on the startup of a Jamaican bobsled team, Tom decided to build a Danish Bobsled Team. He already had a career in sales, but was so inspired by this pioneering adventure that he took action.

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Storytelling for athletes

I love ending the year with this episode with my friend, Emmy Award winning Michael Baltierra from ESPN’s storytelling show, E:60.I really do believe that one of the most important assets you have as a world class athlete is the journey you’ve been on, going above and beyond – and even deep down under – to become the best at your sport. You may have won a medal or a title and that’s awesome – but it’s the investment you put in and the lessons you got back that will stay with you – and that you can use and contribute with to help other people if you want to share. That’s the basic philosophy of Athlete Story and what I’m here to help you tap into.

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