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You Can Do This: You Have To Talk Yourself Through It

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When you’re in a moment of crisis and doubt, you have to talk yourself through it and persevere. It’s hard in business and it’s hard when you’re climbing a mountain. I believe that perseverance is what separates the people who reach their goals from the people who don’t.
(This quote is from Together on Top of the World:

I Share My Best Fitness Tips With AARP

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When it comes to staying motivated and achieving goals, age doesn’t matter. You’ve got to find your own summit to conquer! Susan recently gave AARP some fitness tips for their Fit@50+ campaign.

Susan Ershler is not your typical go-getter. She climbed the highest mountain in the world — Mount Everest — in her mid-40s, only the 12th American woman to do so. She went on to become the fourth American woman — and, with her husband, the first married couple — to reach all Seven Summits, the highest mountains on the seven continents. And then in her 50s, just for the heck of it, she entered her first body sculpting competition … and won.

“The summits changed my life. For the first time in my life, I felt content, like my life was complete,” says Ershler, 59, a former corporate sales executive for Fortune 500 companies who began climbing when she was 36. It felt like kismet when she met the love her life, professional mountain guide Phil Ershler, at the same time. Since turning 50 in 2006, she’s also logged climbs in India, Peru, Chile and Tanzania.

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Check out my book of professional and personal advice, Conquering the Seven Summits of Sales: From Everest to Every Business, Achieving Peak Performance.(NOOK version here, Kindle version here.)

In Conquering the Seven Summits of Sales, Susan draws on her experiences to inspire sales professionals, business leaders, and all those striving to achieve their life goals, to overcome their perceived limitations and reach new heights of success, illustrating how anyone can achieve peak performance.

Sports Greats: Derek Jeter

As a Yankee baseball player, Derek Jeter has competed against his fair share of top-notch athletes. These wise words are encouraging for everyone who has a dream. It’s not all about talent, it’s about your work ethic.

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Business Wisdom: Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was a successful artist whose paintings are cherished all over the world today. Picasso is right on the money with this quote. Success, in any arena, begins when you decide to take action.

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