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Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Must read for anyone looking to become more successful in their chosen field while enjoying a great read

    A must read for anyone searching for the true meaning of toughness in athletics, business, and life. The book is filled with inspiring stories and lessons from some of the most successful individuals in their fields that clearly illustrate what it takes to be a tougher teammate, leader, or friend. The book clearly outlines how toughness is a skill that can be developed through many different components that Bilas breaks down in each chapter. It is a warm hearted read that goes by very quickly. I am really glad to have purchased this book and highly recommend it. I have and will continue to apply the lessons I learned to my everyday life. Thank you for sharing your stories and thoughts Mr. Bilas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    Echosong to All

    We need to move camp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2014

    Jayclan Map and Information

    Map:<br>
    Result 1&3: Main Camp<br>
    Result 2: Map<br>
    Result 4: Chatroom (There, you can be ooc and don't have to rp a cat.)<br>
    Result 6: Bios<br>
    Result 7: Fresh-Kill Pile (Whatever you hunt goes there, and if your cat is hungry, take food from there.)<br>
    Result 8: High-Log (The deputy will anounce daily patrols there too.)<br>
    Result 9: Leader's Den (Talk to the leader about problems, and who needs ceremonies, etc.)<br>
    Result 10: Medicine Cat's Den<br>
    Result 11: Nursery<br>
    Result 12: Apprentice's Den<br>
    Result 13: Warrior's Den<br>
    Result 14: Elder's Den<br>
    Result 15: The Clearing Around Camp (the map of the forest is here)<p>
    If your cat is going hunting, or to the medicine cat den, or to sleep, etc., make sure to actually make your cat go there. You can post in camp 'Silverstar is in her den.', but then make sure to go to the den and also post there. Additionally, if you are an apprentice, warrior, queen, kit, elder or medicine cat, you would not spend all of your time in the clearing. Make sure to hang out in the den too, again posting at camp where you are. I also worked really hard to actually make a forest, so go there too. There are different conditions in different areas, including prey, sun, and instructions for weather. I even made a twoleg area and borders. Please use them, and also go to the area that best suites your needs. Again, post at camp where you are.<p>

    The Warrior Code:<br>
    1. Defend your Clan, even with your life. You may have friendships with cats from other clans, but your loyalty must remain to your Clan, as one day you may meet them in battle.<br>
    2. Do not hunt or tresspass or other Clan's territory.<br>
    3. Elders, queens and kits must be fed before apprentices and warriors. Unless they have permission, apprentoces may not eat until they have hunted to feed the elders. If any warrior or apprentice is sick or injured, they may eat while the elders, queens and kits are eating.<br>
    4. Prey is only to be eaten. Give thanks to Starclan for it's life.<br>
    5. A kit must be 6 moons old to become an apprentice.<br>
    6. Newly appointed warriors will keep a silent vigil for one noght after receiving their warrior name.<br>
    7. A cat cannot be made deputy without mentoring at least one apprentice.<br>
    8. The deputy will become clan vleader when the leader dies, retires or is exiled.<br>
    9. After death or retirement of the deputy, the new deputy must be choosen before moonhigh.<br>
    10. A gathering of all four Clans is held at the full moon during a truce that lasts the night. There shall be no fighting amoung Clans at this time.<br>
    11. Boundaries must be marked and checked daily. Challenge all tresspassing cats.<br>
    12. No warrior can neglect a kit in pain or danger, even if the kit is from a different clan.<br>
    13. The word of the Clan Leadee is the warrior code.<br>
    14. An honorable warrior does not need to kill other cats to win his/her battles, unless they are outsode the warrior code or it is nessesary for self-defense.<br>
    15. A warrior rejects the soft life of a kittypet.<br>
    16. Each Clan has the right to be independent, but in times of trouble they must forget their boundaries and fight side by side to protect the four. Each clan must help the others so that no Clan will fall.<p>
    Jayclan follows the warrior code. We also will have weather, times of day, and seasons. The leader will post at the beginning of the day the weather for the day. Every week, it is a new season. The time is ET.<p>
    ~$ilverstar

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  • Posted April 5, 2013

    Excellent read

    Great book about toughness, whether you are a basketball fan or not. Great advice on how to be tough in athletics as well as how to be tough at work and in life.

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