Hard pivot Embrace change, find purpose, show up fully

Apolo Anton Ohno

eBook - 2022

Apolo Anton Ohno shares his "five golden principles" for overcoming challenges with resilience, creativity, and purpose. In speed skating, a hard pivot is an aggressive shift of direction that requires courage, practice, and split-second timing. "In life," says Apolo Anton Ohno, "we all face moments when we must make a hard pivot-times, when we must adapt, reinvent, and find renewed purpose in the face of profound changes." With Hard Pivot, this Olympic gold medalis...t and bestselling author offers an invaluable guide, to anyone facing uncertainty, hardship, and loss of identity in the ever-shifting landscape of our lives. The world sees Ohno as, an athletic superstar. "But inside," he writes, "I faced challenges like anyone else. The inner voice that once motivated me became toxic, amplifying my fears and insecurities." Through each crisis-in his athletic career and beyond-he developed new habits and practices that helped him restore inner balance and overcome the odds. Now he shares his most valuable insights: his "five golden principles" for adapting and thriving in the face of chaos, self-doubt, and pressure. "We're told that our toughest opponent is ourselves," Ohno says. "Yet, if we only treat ourselves like an obstacle to overcome, even our successes will never feel lasting or meaningful." With Hard Pivot, he offers more than a method for accomplishing your goals, he helps you develop faith in yourself, unshakable resilience, and a clarity of purpose that will light your path through any challenge.

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[United States] : Sounds True 2022.
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Review by Publisher Summary 1

The most decorated US Winter Olympian of all time shares “five golden principles” for anyone facing uncertainty, hardship or loss of identity and helps readers discover new habits and practices to restore balance, resilience, creativity and purpose.

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Apolo Ohno shares his most valuable lessons for overcoming challenges with resilience, creativity, and purpose. In speed skating, a hard pivot is an aggressive shift of direction that requires courage, practice, and split-second timing. For Apolo Ohno, the most frightening hard pivot of his life didn’t happen on the ice—but rather, when he had to hang up his skates for good. “After my final Olympics, I felt confused, vulnerable, and adrift without purpose,” he says. “Yet that’s when I realized my experiences had given me something much more valuable than medals and memories. I had tools I could use to shift my life in a new direction—and most importantly, these were tools anyone could benefit from.” With Hard Pivot, Apolo combines practical guidance, personal stories, and deep insights from the psychology of success into a resource to help you through challenging times. Here he shares his most valuable lessons and tools, condensed into the Five Golden Principles: • Gratitude: A daily practice to help you maintain perspective, cultivate empathy, and alleviate stress• Giving: How to elevate your life’s purpose by offering your time, attention, and resources to others• Grit: Exercises to build mental stamina, resilience, and toughness to persevere through hard times• Gearing Up: Ways to prepare yourself to meet the unknown with flexibility and grace• Go: Develop the courage to take risks, learn from success and failure, and come back stronger When life drastically changes—whether by choice or circumstance—the hardest part is often letting go of what was familiar and stable. Yet in Hard Pivot, Apolo provides the tools and inspiration to create a new life filled with greater purpose, wisdom, and joy. “You can trust yourself,” he writes. “You can lean into the curve, pick up momentum, and speed down the track to success. In that pivotal moment, you might even find that you’re having the most fun you’ve ever had. You’re in flow. You’re enjoying your precious life. And you’re winning.”

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When your life takes a sudden turn into unknown territory, what do you do? Apolo Ohno was faced with that challenge when his Olympic career ended. Here he shares the Five Golden Principles he developed for building resilience, overcoming self-doubt, reinventing ourselves, and pivoting gracefully into new opportunities for success.