This was a great time, I really enjoyed talking to a guy that defied status quo. His story and approach to goal setting will have an impact on you. I heard him speak and I really was touched by his story and how he presented, it was impactful.
González was born in Campana, Argentina, an oil town about 50 miles north of Buenos Aires. His family emigrated to the United States in 1968.
When González was 10 years old, while watching the 1972 Winter Olympics, he decided he wanted to become an Olympian.
Although he lived in Queens, New York, and Maracaibo, Venezuela, Gonzalez spent most of his life in Houston. He graduated from Houston Baptist University with degrees in chemistry and biology. At HBU, he played on the varsity soccer team.
González trained in Lake Placid, New York and in Europe and competed in the 1988 Calgary, 1992 Albertville in France, 2002 Salt Lake City, and at the age of 47, qualified for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Gonzalez is the author of 6 inspirational books. "The Courage to Succeed," "The Inner Game of Success," "Fight for Your Dream," "Dream, Struggle, Victory," "Success Secrets for Teens," and "How to Get Where You Want to Be." His books teach universal success principles that apply in sports, business and life.
His bestselling books have been translated to over 10 languages.
González has been a professional motivational keynote speaker since 2002. He has spoken for over 100 of the Fortune 500 companies about developing mental toughness, attitude, and the principles that lead to success in business and in life.
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