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When Turtles Fly: Secrets of Successful People Who Know How to Stick Their Necks Out When Turtles Fly: Secrets of Successful People Who Know How to Stick Their Necks Out

by Nikki Stone

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"Even after my many successful years in business and politics, I was still able to gain a great deal of inspiration and helpful advice from Nikki Stone and her incredible contributors. Nikki's work demonstrates why I was so thrilled to develop such a strong relationship with the Olympic movement."
--Mitt Romney, Business Executive, Presidential Candidate, Massachusetts Governor, and President of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee

"These inspirational stories and lessons will challenge readers to overcome their personal obstacles to success and encourage them to achieve their potential. When Turtles Fly is a great read and one that I would recommend to old and young alike."
--Dick Marriott, Chairman, Host Hotels and Resorts

"Nikki Stone knows how to deliver motivation!  With unique inspiration, compelling and moving stories, instructive hands-on advice, memorable philosophies, and powerful contributors all wrapped up in a package that helps support an extremely important charitable cause, who could ask for more. When Turtles Fly will be a book you reference again and again for both your personal and professional life. I give it a perfect 10!"
--Peter Vidmar, Olympic Gymnastics Champion, National Speakers Association Hall of Fame, and Chairman, USA Gymnastics

"Nikki Stone took on a monumental task of interviewing a number of the great minds in our time. Her efforts are a short cut for you to launch your personal and professional aspirations into outer space. This book is packed with great stories, powerful information and take home tools. Thank you Nikki!"
--Vince Poscente, NY Times Bestselling Author of The Age of Speed

"It's obvious why Nikki Stone has climbed to the top of her game, both in the air and on the stage. Nikki is a dynamic personality with a powerful message. She will challenge you to reach levels you didn't know were attainable and provide the support you need to stay at these new heights. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from a woman who has personally experienced overcoming incredible odds to reach unbelievable goals."
--Steve Gardner, CEO, FIVE STAR Speakers & Trainers

"Nikki Stone learned many valuable lessons on her journey toward Olympic Gold. In When Turtles Fly, not only does she share these lessons, but she also shares stories and wisdom from an amazing array of successful sports and business people. Some of them are world famous, and some you may never have heard of, but each story is equally compelling. If you can't find many valuable lessons in this book, then you just aren't searching very hard."
--Dan Jansen, Olympic Gold Medalist and Motivational Speaker

"What a great book! This is a keeper for everyone's personal library. I am pre-ordering 30 of them for gifts to give to students for graduation, couples getting married, and any holiday or occasion that calls for a thoughtful and meaningful gift."
--Frank Candy, President of the American Speakers Bureau Corp

"I have worked with Nikki for years and our clients and coworkers love her inspiration. She offers profound, easy-to-apply tools for taking life's scariest risks, overcoming the most challenging obstacles and finding the confidence to make sure that you stand out in a crowd."
--Jean Nelligan, Sr. Marketing Manager, Meeting Management, John Hancock

"When Turtles Fly strikes many chords. As you read each and every narrative of the gifted people Nikki references, you're given insightful advice as to their success. Life changing lessons are learned each and every day, sometimes, when you least expect them. You'll be filled with new found aspirations, even before you put this book down."
--Phil Mahre, Olympic Gold Medalist

"Nikki does a great job at connecting to the reader on so many different levels with a variety of contributors from all walks of life. There is something intriguing in this book for everyone and you'll gain a wealth of knowledge for your path to success from the inspirational stories and relatable and creative self-help activities."
--Bonnie Blair, 5-time Olympic Gold Medalist and Motivational Speaker

"Though Nikki Stone's story screams of extraordinary achievements, her hands-on tools in When Turtles Fly will help take anyone to Olympic-sized success. You have to ask yourself if you are complacent in your current station in life or whether you want to reach your full potential. Nikki and her contributors will truly inspire you and the specific tools will make sure you find your ultimate success. Her book is a marvelous addition to anyone's must read portfolio."
--Terry Shorrock, Panasonic Shows & Events Director

Online Reviews

"This book has come at the perfect time. In her first book, author and Olympian Nikki Stone offers new hope and inspiration in an age rife with cynicism and despair. She does that not with hokey political promises, but with real-life examples . . . Inspiration, motivation, and courage. If you're short on any of these three, read this book. If you have all three, give this book to someone who could use some encouragement."
--Mind Connection

"Overall, this is a book of short personal anecdotes, with a cast of well known contributors. The best parts though, are those who contributed but are not well known, such as a World Trade Survivor, a marine hero, or a Kentucky Derby Trainer. It's kind of a 'chicken soup for the soul TM' for personal coaching."
--Suite 101 Career Coaching

"In the end, everyone has obstacles to overcome, and there are good lessons for everyone to learn from successful people who overcame them. If you're looking for that kind of inspiration, check out When Turtles Fly. I highly recommend this book if you're particularly interested in folks like Shaun White, Lindsey Vonn, Summer Sanders, and other athletes. That's where the heart of this book lies."
--Ad Pulp

"This book will inspire you. It will make you think about who you are and where youre at in a way that will ignite your drive to chase your dreams and fulfill your goals."
--Work Babble

"This is a practical hands on book that motivates people to succeed, believe in themselves and aim high to reach their goals."
--Suite 101 Personal Growth Books

"I really love to read about peoples stories, so I enjoyed this book a lot . . . I think this is one to keep on the bookshelf, ready for reading when I need a little boost to keep working on my passion."

"This one gets four stars. Each profile was beautifully done and nicely sized for easy reading . . . It was simply a wonderful book with an inspiring message. Every reader will find at least one useful message within."
--Beths Book Review Blog

"This book will be a great motivational tool for you and also makes a wonderful gift to give to someone who just may need a little inspiration right now."
--Booking With Bingo

"This book is for anyone wanting to change things, business wise or personal wise."
--Simply Stacie

"By recounting the stories of 40 people like designer Tommy Hilfiger, jazz musician Branford Marsalis, and NFL quarterback Steve Young, the author demonstrates that, in addition to their talents, they also were willing to take the chances necessary to win big in life's lottery."
--Book Views

"'When Turtles Fly' is filled with wonderful stories from other athletes, entrepreneurs, and other well known figures who have overcome their adversities and achieved great success in their lives."