TEDxTalks: Epic Fail? Get Up and Pop an Ollie Says Skateboarding Icon Rodney Mullen

Nobody can tell you how to overcome obstacles unless they’ve gone through some hard knocks themselves, and Rodney Mullen speaks from experience. Listen to what the pro skateboarding innovator has to say about “getting up again” during his TEDxOrange Coast appearance (above), then check out his words of wisdom from the TEDxTalks stage at the University of Southern California (below).

In case the name doesn’t register with you, Mullen is considered one of the most influential skaters of all time. He started skating about 10 years old in 1977 and by 14 he’d won his first world championship. Mullen’s professional skating career began with Powell-Peralta Bones Brigade, but he would later turn everything on its head and completely alter the art by inventing such ground-breaking moves like the flat-ground ollie, kickflips, backside flips, darkslides, heelflips and 360 flips. Yet, most striking of all is the humility emanating from this endearing soul.

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TED Talks: http://www.ted.com/talks

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