279 | Riley Tejcek | How to Become an Olympic Hopeful

In this episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius is joined by Riley to talk about her journey as an athlete and a captain in the Marine Corps. This episode will also explore her path to becoming an Olympic hopeful, overcoming self-doubt, and achieving greatness in both sports and military service.

In this episode, Riley and I talked about:

  • The importance of pushing boundaries, taking risks, and embracing challenges
  • The most common challenges for athletes pursuing niche sports
  • Riley provides a concise overview of bobsledding, the intense speeds, and danger
  • Riley looks back at the adrenaline-filled experience of her first time in a bobsled
  • The physical toll of bobsledding and the effects of G-Forces on the body
  • Riley talks about the rigorous selection process to secure a spot on the Olympic team
  • Riley discusses her unexpected path into the military
  • Riley reflects on her experience participating in the Miss Military 2023 pageant
  • The benefits of overcoming self-doubt by taking bold steps
  • And other topics…

Meet Riley:

Riley Tejcek is an accomplished athlete and military officer known for her impressive feats in sports and her dedication to service. As a bobsledder, she has competed at high levels, showcasing her strength, speed, and teamwork skills. Riley’s background also includes a distinguished career in the U.S. Marine Corps, where she has demonstrated leadership and resilience. Balancing her athletic pursuits with her military commitments, Riley exemplifies discipline and a relentless drive for excellence in all her endeavors.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at www.thecorevalueequation.com.

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