Let me set the stage. Henrik was in first place at X Games Big Air competition. As he walks up to do his final jump, he gets a pep talk from Tanner Hall (7-Time X Games Gold Medalist). Tanner understands Henrik talents and skills. The exchange between Tanner and Henrik was recorded behind the scenes on a GoPro and is inspiring to watch.
Behind each successful athlete is a great coach. These coaches train, guide, and inspire each athlete to achieve strong performance and individual greatness. As a former competitive freestyle athlete, my coaches played a huge part to my success on and off the ski hill. This blog post covers five principles coaches use to help their athletes achieve success.
About a month ago, my friend Alec was in a bad mountain bike accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Everyday I read updates on Facebook from his wife Emily and brother Eric. Their messages are of love, hope, faith, and courage. They inspire me to stay focused on the important things of life and to never take a day for granted. Each day prayers are answered and little miracles occur for Alec. It strengthens my resolve to do better in life and look for ways to be strong like Alec.
I love to trail run. I love the feeling of leaving everything behind and embarking on a trail with my shoes, heart, and mind. During my recent runs, I've been thinking about the principles to overcome challenges. My friend shared with me a speech by Wes Brown, a popular motivation speaker, on the five principles we need to apply to overcome difficult life challenges.
Each moment of this life is precious. We must live a life without regrets. Dieter Uchtdorf, former Lufthansa Airlines executive, gave a great talk about living a life without regrets. In his talk, Uchtdorf reflected on a nurse who cared for the terminally ill. The nurse would ask her patients one question as they prepared to leave this life, "Do you have any regrets?" Many of them had regrets. As I read about these life regrets, I wanted to write a blog about them.
Mogul skiing has taught me so many valuable life lessons. And even though it's been 12 years since I've retired from competitive mogul skiing, I reflect back on the positive impact it's had on my life. A sport that not only makes you a strong skier, but a better person. Here are five life lessons mogul skiing has taught me.
I have spent my whole life exploring the trails, chutes, and peaks of the Snowbird Ski Resort. Snowbird is located up Little Cottonwood Canyon in the heart of the Wasatch mountains. Just off Snowbird's beaten path is one of my favorite gems—the summit hike to Mount Baldy. There is power in seeing life from a different perspective. Many times you have to position your life from a new angle, a different perspective.