William Shaner was one of the most talented swimmers in the country at the age of 16. and many expected him to win gold at this year’s Olympics, which just ended last month. But after winning three silver medals in Rio. not even he could have imagined that he would go on to beat out all the other talented athletes from around the world and win an Olympic gold medal by swimming 1 second faster than anyone else! How did this happen? Was it really just luck? Or does William Shaner have an undiscovered secret that propelled him to success?
Three tips to help your business succeed
No matter what type of business you have, there are three main factors that will help it succeed. They include 1) good products and services; 2) a good work ethic to serve customers well, and 3) strong marketing efforts. The goal of your business is to give your customers all three things at once: great quality, convenience, and competitive pricing. If you can do those three things, you’ll be on your way to a successful business no matter what industry you choose to go into. With that in mind, William Shaner wants to share some words of wisdom with young entrepreneurs who want their businesses to grow: don’t take shortcuts with any of these three things.
6 steps for making more sales
When it comes to making more sales, there are six basic steps you can follow. Identify your market and what they want. Describe how your product helps customers. Provide proof that you can deliver on those claims. Create a social proof of how satisfied other customers are with your service or product. Make a compelling call to action for customers to take immediate action and provide rewards for doing so. Don’t let up until you’ve closed every sale possible with these simple guidelines in mind—and if you follow these rules, hopefully, one day William Shaner will see an ad for your company or service and become a customer himself!
How Fitbit transformed fitness into something fun
This year’s Olympic athletes have a wide variety of training routines, but they all have one thing in common: They use wearable fitness trackers. William Shaner, who won gold in sailing at the Rio Olympics on Sunday, is no exception. He used his Fitbit to monitor his activity level and calorie burn, even using it as a training aid by timing his heart rate as he practiced.
You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
An Airman’s Life (1939) In June 2016, William Shaner became an Olympic gold medalist in rugby. The rugby team won every single match they played in, allowing them to win by points. It was William’s second year on the team, and his impressive achievements led him to be named captain. At one point, William had to carry a teammate who’d injured her leg from far outside of his own territory—but he managed it anyway. Such commitment and discipline lead to many victories for William’s rugby team over time; even during challenging matches with last-minute substitutions.
The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. – Ernest Hemingway
Most people are broken when they start competing in an elite sport at a very young age. William Shaner wasn’t. He started swimming when he was 7 years old, under his dad and older brother, but never really fell in love with it as many other little kids do. His first season of serious training didn’t come until he was 14, meaning there were two more years of just having fun and racing against kids his own age before life became serious business. It was those four extra years that gave him time to grow into himself as a swimmer – physically and mentally – which enabled him to become what he is today: one of our nation’s greatest Olympians… ever!
If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. – Thomas Edison
William Shaner, who is originally from Youngstown Ohio, was once a nationally ranked decathlete at his high school and spent two years training for the track as a collegiate athlete. After that, he became a math teacher to help pay for graduate school and soon found himself excelling in cross country running. He joined our team after an amazing few years on his own in which he finished third at a national race and competed internationally. We knew William had a lot of potentials – but we still couldn’t believe it when he came back from nationals with first-place medals, qualifying him for Olympic trials!
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein
William Shaner won gold at a World Cup event in 2011. He was third at both the 2011 and 2013 World Championships. He represented Ireland at three Olympics, placing fifth in 2012 and sixth was runner-up at two European Championships, winning silver in 2013 behind Hungary’s Adam Valkusz. The 38-year-old achieved his medal potential on Saturday when he won gold at a major international meet for what is likely to be his final competitive race, running 1:45:58 to defeat Italy’s Filippo Tortu by more than four minutes, as well as Russia’s Vladimir Tsoi and Nikolay Chernetskiy of Uzbekistan.
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