The Olympics were a Million-to-One Shot.
Ruben is the bench warmer in his college soccer team. On a good day he gets to play 5 minutes in a game.
At the age of 21, Ruben decides
he wants to compete in the Olympics.
He flies to Lake Placid and takes up
the sport of luge.
Competes in the Calgary Olympics.
Competes in the Albertville Olympics. Here sitting with Prince Albert who bobsledded for Monaco.
Selected to carry the Olympic Torch
at Salt Lake City Olympics.
Competes in Salt Lake City Olympics.
Begins speaking professionally full time.
Writes “The Courage to Succeed.”
Writes “Becoming Unstoppable.”
Featured in the personal
development movie “Pass It On.”
Runs with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.
Competes in the Vancouver Olympics at the age of 47 becoming the first person to ever compete in four Winter Olympics EACH in a different decade.
Climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro,
the highest mountain in Africa.
Commissioned by the
Napoleon Hill Foundation
to record the Spanish version
of “Think and Grow Rich.”
Writes “Fight for Your Dream.”
Teams up with his daughter Gabriela
to write “Dream, Struggle, Victory.”
Writes “The Inner Game of Success.”
Ruben’s books are translated to over
10 languages and are International Bestsellers.
After a 7 year break, Ruben is competing again at the age of 55 – almost 20 years older than the next oldest competitor.
An Incredible Olympic Story
He wasn’t a gifted athlete. He didn’t take up the sport of luge until he was 21. Against all odds, four years later he was competing in the Winter Olympics.
At the age of 47 he was competing against 20-year-olds in the Vancouver Olympics. At 55, after a seven year break, he’s back on the International Luge Circuit on a quest to become the oldest person to ever compete in the Winter Olympics in Beijing 2022.
He takes people’s excuses away. He’s proof that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things if they will follow a few simple steps.
“Adventure, determination, danger, perseverance – this is one unbelievable success story! Motivating and inspiring!”
– Stephen Covey
He’ll Inspire Your People to Succeed
Ruben’s story of overcoming incredible challenges on the road to competing in four Olympic Games over the span of four decades goes right into the core of his audiences psyche, filling them with the inspiration and self belief they need to achieve their goals.
People walk out of Ruben’s keynote presentation knowing they have what it takes to achieve sustained success.
“Ruben’s story will inspire any audience. After listening to Ruben speak it would be difficult for an audience not to raise their their achievements.”
Tony Gordon – Past President Million Dollar Round Table
Eye Opening and Motivating
Ruben’s against-all-odds story will fill your people with the spirit of teamwork, commitment to excellence, and personal dedication they need to succeed.
He’ll open your eyes, engage your imagination and prompt you to think bigger and aim higher. He’ll equip you to act more boldly as a leader and win more decisively as a competitor.
His story will renew the pride and dedication of everyone in your organization, from top executives to your newest employee.