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Leadership / Overcoming Obstacles

How This Olympian Built Up His Ability to Take On Adversity

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Jeremy Bloom knows he is mentally strongest when he’s dealing with adversity. So, he doesn’t avoid challenges – he leans into them.

The two-time Olympic skier and Entrepreneur contributor has faced failure both as an athlete and an entrepreneur. As a favorite to win gold in freestyle moguls in the 2006 Winter Olympics, Bloom failed big on an international stage, placing sixth.

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The outcome may have been crushing at the time, but it taught him an important lesson in recovering from defeat. Today, he has reinvented himself as a business mogul, as co-founder of advertising-technology provider Integrate.

Not everyone who faces adversary overcomes the challenges. Here’s how Bloom exercises the part of his brain that allows him to bounce back stronger every time he faces a setback. 

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