Book Review | When Turtles Fly by Nikki Stone

Title: When Turtles Fly: Secrets of Successful People Who Know How To Stick Their Necks Out
Author: Nikki Stone
About the Book:

Did you know you have better odds at winning the lottery than an Olympic medal? To bring home one of those coveted medals — or achieve any great personal goal in life — you need a lot more than luck. You need a game plan.

What if you could learn the secrets of success from an Olympian? A Nobel Prize winner? A Fortune 500 CEO? Along with anecdotes from her own dramatic journey, Olympic gold medalist Nikki Stone has compiled a treasure trove of compelling stories to illustrate each step on the path to success. She’s gathered humorous, heartwarming and hugely inspirational tales from some of today’s most brilliant business leaders, scientists, soldiers, inventors, philanthropists, musicians, athletes and entrepreneurs . . . a host of people whose very names epitomize achievement. Winners such as:

  • Designer Tommy Hilfiger
  • X-Games/Olympic Champ Shaun White
  • Jazz musician Branford Marsalis
  • Special Olympic Chair Timothy Shriver
  • NFL quarterback Steve Young
  • Perfect ’10’ gymnast Nadia Comaneci
  • Prince Albert of Monaco
  • Best-selling author Stephen Covey
  • Olympic skiing Star Lindsey Vonn
  • Top venture capitalist Vinod Khosla
  • Celebrity chef Todd English

And many more . . .Now an acclaimed motivational speaker and peak performance coach, author Nikki Stone helps people in all walks of life to overcome fears, failures and plateaus and realize their full potential. In this step-by-step guide to success, she and her team of high achievers share their stories about reaching for dreams . . . and grasping them. Learn their secrets, then dream big and fly . . . !

25% of the author’s net proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

My Review:

Sometimes in life, you have to do what nobody else is doing, go against the grain you might say. You will read about people like Ryan Hreljac, who at 6 years old wanted to buy a well to help a village in Africa. Bing Gordon who started the gaming industry and Tommy Hilfiger who was turned down for job after job in the industry. The people in this book that can help you to understand why they are the way they are, and help you to become who you want to become!

People who have come together to do something nobody else thought they could… as well as others who were told they could not do it. This book will not only give you that, but after each person, Nikki talks about her own perspective on that person, and what she learned from what was said. She also gives you your own tools for success in each of the seven areas she focuses on. By the end of the book, you will have learned from many successful people, things that made them who they are today. If you take a few of these principles and ideals, you certainly cannot go wrong.

This book is for anyone wanting to change things, business wise or personal wise. The concepts and ideals will certainly help anyone that wants a guidebook to help them to change!

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.


Lynda is the owner of Memories in Tyme and an avid book reader! She is a mom of 3 wonderful children, and married to the best husband in the world, Del! She loves to create scrapbooks, cards, and gifts out of paper, play on the internet, and is in school for Multimedia Design and Development!

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