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The Intrepid Entrepreneur is here to inspire those who are hell-bent on becoming a kick-ass entrepreneur, striving to level-up their business that they’ve started or are gearing up to launch their incredible ideas into successful small businesses! Join Kristin Carpenter-Ogden, founder of LivingUber and Verde Brand Communications, as she interviews inspirational, motivated, and kick-ass small business owners who have made their mark on the outdoor industry.
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Nov 4, 2016

Listen at: Intrepidentrepreneur.net/saying-no

How often have you quit something, only to come back to it? When you’re driven by passion for an idea, it keeps coming back until you get it right.

Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong is sharing why she retired twice from the sport, and how she came back each time to win again. We’re getting into making goals, prioritizing your time, and creating your own solutions to the changes life throws at you.

Kristin’s also sharing how she and her husband got the idea for their startup K-Edge, and where the company is heading next. They’re listening to their customers!

This is such a great episode about mental toughness, creative solutions, and learning to say “No.” You won’t want to miss it!

Bravery in Business Quote

“There are things you have to decide that are essential and things you have to remove from your life” - Kristin Armstrong

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Cliff Notes:

 

  • Kristin Armstrong is a three time Olympic gold medalist in cycling in 2008, 2012, 2016.  She has retired from cycling twice and both times was brought back by her love of cycling.
  • It takes mental toughness to succeed. Iron will is required to set your sights on a goal and then make it through all the little steps to get yourself there.
  • When something isn’t working, adapt. Life circumstances change, so you need to be willing to adjust your plan to your current situation in order for it to success.
  • Don’t be afraid to remove things from your life. You can’t do everything, so decide which things are the most important to you and prioritize.
  • Don’t let in the outside noise. Focus on the task in front of you and don’t feel the need to explain yourself to your critics.
  • Create your own solutions to problems. Kristin and her husband designed a chain catcher to prevent her from losing the chain on her bike during competitions.
  • Listen to your customers and know where the market is heading. K-Edge has expanded to provide solutions to other issues that cyclists have, some in response to questions and ideas from customers.
 

“The most important thing is you have to enjoy your journey” - Kristin Armstrong

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Resources:

K-Edge.com

KristinArmstrongUSA.com

Listen at: Intrepidentrepreneur.net/saying-no

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