Everyone in the Olympics has the talent the to win. But we don’t all have what it takes mentally to win. – Kaylin Richardson
Happy New Year, my friends. We are back after a month off and have some awesome guests with stories of inspiration queued up for you in the coming months.
And boy, do I have a fun conversation to start off your new year today. Kaylin Richardson is a ten-year U.S. Ski Team veteran, two-time Olympian (Torino 06′ and Vancouver 10′), and four-time National Alpine Champion. After retiring from the World Cup in 2010, Kaylin fell even deeper in love with the sport when she discovered backcountry skiing. As a reincarnated big-mountain skier, in addition to winning the Freeskiing World Tour’s North American Championship in 2012, Kaylin has been featured in seven Warren Miller films, including this year’s Face of Winter. Kaylin has also expanded her expertise as a writer, speaker, commentator, and television personality on VH1, NBC Sports, and as the Olympic Special Correspondent for The Weather Channel.
She is an all-around badass at skiing and at life. She was a blast to talk to and I specifically saved this as a perfect episode to listen to as we all set new goals and new benchmarks for the new year.
We start the conversation by establishing our mutual joy in skiing, so sit back and relax and revel in the lushness. Then, she shared so much about her racing career and the difference it takes to race in the top tier – what the mental edge really looks like. And it’s interesting because she did
My takeaways on this one – be kinder to yourself as you set goals, and have faith the most exciting stuff is yet to come.
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