After watching James Bond descend into the arena, it’s been a watch-a-thon of thrills, spills, and wills during the Olympics. NBC knows it’s the intriguing stories of the athletes that capture our attention; they morph into celebrity brands and sell everything from determination to deodorant.
And, they collect a nickname along the way. Here’s my Top 10 of gold-medal-worthy nicknames:
Usain Bolt – The Lightning Bolt
Missy Franklin – Missy the Missile
Kerri Walsh – 6 Feet of Sunshine
Misty May Treanor – The Turtle
Michael Hunter- The Bounty Hunter
Michael Phelps – The Baltimore Bullet
Gabby Douglas – The Flying Squirrel
Mary Meagher – Madam Butterfly
Eric Moussambi – The Eel
Florence Griffith Joyner – Flo Jo
But, the real question is why do nicknames matter?
Nicknames are a sign of endearment; we only create them when we truly care. In fact, they become a litmus test of whether you are a name or a brand. If you have a brand, you have raving fans – you have folks who love you; yeah!!
So, go out and celebrate and embrace your nickname.
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