#19 Evan Lysacek - Olympic Gold Medal Winner, on Mindset, Formative Failures, and Private Victories
"I don't know how many moments of clarity anyone is afforded in life. But I knew in that moment with 100% clarity that I wanted what they felt. More than what they had. I wanted what they felt, and I would do anything to get it."
An American figure skater, Evan Lysacek reached the absolute pinnacle of sporting achievement, taking gold at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. In 2016, he was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. He is the first Olympic gold medallist on the show, and frankly I could not be happier with the result. This is a deep-dive into the mindset of a winner, and I consider this conversation an absolute privilege. It is stacked full of universal principles and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
This podcast is not just about skating - we discuss how he’s reinvented himself after sport and channeled those competitive instincts into the world of business, how failure shaped his eventual success, and how happy he is to have found and married the love of his life, a relationship that just wasn’t possible when he was in blinkered pursuit of gold.
Youtube - his winning performance
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