ABOUT THE BOOK
Everyone can measure their lives in a number of days, weeks, or even years. For me, I measure my life in intervals of thirty seconds; everything hinges on these sets of thirty seconds. Thirty seconds will determine whether I am seen as a “winner” or just another athlete who missed the mark that day. What most people don’t see, is that for every thirty seconds of my life put on display before hundreds of thousands of people, there are years of preparation behind the scenes. It’s those years of hard work, motivation, and preparation that determine how these thirty seconds will go.
Over the years, thirty second intervals have encapsulated highs and lows, successes and failures. Through it all, I have found the one constant in my life is that nothing is constant. The pages of this book are an invitation for you to come in and enjoy these snapshots in to my life, career, and pursuit of progress. I hope you are challenged and inspired to go on a journey of your own.
If nothing else, I hope you are truly, Inspired.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
At thirty-five years of age, Kelly is a five-time Olympian, three-time Olympic medalist and the winningest athlete in snowboarding history. She is a trailblazer and dominant force in the sport of snowboarding, continually innovating and “raising her own bar” in every competition, but her success is more than medals on a shelf. Kelly’s pursuit of greatness inspires others to push the envelope of innovation. She wants her life to be the message.
It is no secret that Kelly is a woman of faith and purpose and it is seen in her life. She consistently makes it about more thanjust herself and strives to inspire people everywhere to live their dreams. Kelly wants the height of her success to be the foundation from which others are launched. “The greatest legacy I could leave would be to see my ceiling be the floor for the next generation. It is bigger than me, but it can start with me. In a performance-driven culture, it is difficult to find true meaning apart from success on the podium. I want people to see that success is an inside job.” Her authenticity and integrity is refreshing, piercing through the noise.