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How Experience Helps Get You Through The Toughest Challenges

Whether you're facing a raging rapid or a tough business decision, one thing's for sure: To make the right choice, you need confidence.

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Meet Steve Fisher, a professional kayaker and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2013.

When he's not on the water, Fisher operates a small video production business to supplement his career as a professional athlete, and he feels that the worlds of business and sport—and the attributes that they require for success—aren't so different.

Steve Fisher

"I think that what we find is a lot of high-end professional business people perhaps have a lot in common with high-end professional athletes," he says.

"If I look at a rapid, within a matter of seconds I can tell you if it's runnable or not. But if it is at all doable, I can do that with a lot of confidence."

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How Experience Helps Get You Through The Toughest Challenges

Whether you're facing a raging rapid or a tough business decision, one thing's for sure: To make the right choice, you need confidence.

Meet Steve Fisher, a professional kayaker and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2013.

When he's not on the water, Fisher operates a small video production business to supplement his career as a professional athlete, and he feels that the worlds of business and sport—and the attributes that they require for success—aren't so different.

Steve Fisher

"I think that what we find is a lot of high-end professional business people perhaps have a lot in common with high-end professional athletes," he says.

"If I look at a rapid, within a matter of seconds I can tell you if it's runnable or not. But if it is at all doable, I can do that with a lot of confidence."