Lauren Gibbs is an American bobsledder who won a silver medal at the 2018 Olympic Games. While that is a statement of fact, it does not define Lauren’s character. She is equal parts power, intelligence, intuition, respect, and drive. This makes her a champion of a human being. Our conversation is meant to show people that grit is learned. That you can choose to be happy. That anyone can achieve their dreams if they work hard and are honest about deficiencies, and believe in their ability to choose.
8:30 What it feels like to be an Olympian.
12:05 College Coach Diane Short: “It was not a surprise at all. She never folded under pressure.”
Lauren says this was not true because she relied on natural talent. What does this mean now looking back.
Are most lessons through suffering and pain?
18:30 Lesson in asserting yourself
20:00 Business suit to Team USA suit – Staying in something you are not happy with.
24:14 How does someone find what makes them happy?
“Happiness is a choice.” – Lauren Gibbs
“Take opportunities and see them through.”
28:40 I understand what I want to do. Public speaking, leading the youth.
You actually have to work!
33:00 Do that thing you want to do. Time is not a right its a privilege.
36:00 Your authentic self. Learning to work hard.
42:00 Training for bobsled and how to make the team.
45:10 Setting up to go for a bobsled run.
59:04 Fighting for gold.
1:04:00 Making Team USA and telling your parents.
1:08:27 Is grit learnable?
1:11:30 How to develop contentment with yourself.
1:15:58 Best lesson: “Be able to have open and honest conversations about your deficiencies.”
1:17:45 “You’ll you never be successful if its something that you can do different or better, then that means you have the opportunity to be better.”
1:20:44 Selfie with the First Daughter, Ivanka Trump. You don’t have to agree to be civil. Americans taking a selfie.
Health is Wealth – Vulnerability is a Strength – Strength is a Choice
You are the Master of your Fate – You are the Captain of your Soul
Get Up Strong – Be Unconquerable