The Driven Entrepreneur with Matt Brauning

Ruben Gonzalez, 4-Time Olympian and Motivational Speaker

July 6, 2018

Ep #44 - In this very special episode, Matt Brauning sits down with 4-time Olympian and motivational speaker, Ruben Gonzalez.

In 1983, Ruben was a benchwarmer for his college soccer team and did not have any major athletic accomplishments. Since then, he has gone on to be a 4-time Olympian and he will be competing for a record coming up. He is the first Winter Olympian in history to compete in four different decades. He is now a motivational speaker and has been invited to speak for 100 of the Fortune 500 companies.

Ruben has the intention of competing in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the age of 55 and to again compete in 2022 in Beijing. If he succeeds in that goal, he will become the oldest Winter Olympian in history at 59 years old and he will have competed in five total decades.

Listen to the interview and hear about Ruben's journey to success and his philosophies for athletics, business, and overcoming adversity.

To learn more about Ruben Gonzalez, visit his website:

Get his books on Amazon at the links below:

The Courage to Succeed at

The Inner Game of Success at

Fight For Your Dream at

Ruben has also been kind enough to read an early edition of Matt's new book, The Firebox Principle: The 7 Drives that Fuel Every Entrepreneur, and share his feedback. Here’s what Ruben Gonzalez had to say about the new book:

“Matt’s ability to understand patterns and really dig into the forces that shape great visionaries is amazing. We all should start thinking like this.”

The Firebox Principle book will be released next week on Amazon so stay tuned for full details.

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