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By Dara Torres, Elizabeth Weil

From mythical Olympic gold medalist Dara Torres comes a motivational, inspirational memoir approximately staying healthy, getting older gracefully, and pursuing your dreams.

Dara Torres captured the hearts and minds of american citizens of every age whilst she introduced her Olympic comeback as a brand new mom on the age of forty-one—years after she had retired from aggressive swimming and 8 years due to the fact that her final Olympics. while she took 3 silver medals in Beijing—including a heartbreaking .01-second end at the back of the gold medalist within the women’s 50-meter freestyle—America enjoyed her the entire extra for her outstanding fulfillment and her good-natured popularity of the results.

Now, in Age is simply a Number, Dara finds how the dream of an Olympic comeback first got here to her—when she was once months into her first, hard-won being pregnant. With humor and candor, Dara recounts how she lower back to critical training—while nursing her baby daughter and contending together with her liked father’s lengthy conflict with melanoma.

Dara talks frankly approximately diving again in for this comeback; approximately being an older athlete in a more youthful athletes’ video game; approximately festival, doubt, and trust; approximately operating via soreness and uncertainty; and finally—about seizing the instant and, most vital, by no means giving up. a really self-made legend, her tale will resonate with girls of all ages—and with an individual bold to entertain a doubtless very unlikely dream.

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They may be good, important strategies, but they’re strategies all the same. Values are different; values are deeply held personal beliefs. Family. Integrity. Health. Freedom. These are examples of values. If these are some of your own biggest values and you feel that you have to compromise them in any way to do your job, you may not be fully living your values at work. This isn’t a matter of your intelligence, maturity or skill; there are relentlessly seductive forces being aimed at you as companies attempt to replicate a sense of personal-values fulfillment for managers but insert corporate priorities in its place.

Displaying rock-solid consistency between your intentions and your actions—even under pressure, especially under pressure. This is what it means to live your values. Achieve all of this at work and both you and your company will be a whole lot richer for it. It’s tough to mount anything other than an insane argument against the value of emotional commitment. This shouldn’t be a book; it should be a pamphlet. WHY IT’S A BOOK It never fails: Get any few managers together and they’re sane and sensible about how they want to live and work, and live at work.

I ran profitable companies before PRIDE and so did many managers on our senior team,” he points out. “I ran them the same way with the same beliefs, and they were successful. By and large, corporations have lost their soul,” he insists, ramping quickly to full-fire mode. “They hide behind the almighty bottom line, but you can achieve that bottom line and still be a responsible company—responsible to the communities you operate in and for. “In a competitive market, the case is always made that a company has no choice but to become fundamentally inhuman.

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