A Survival Guide for Life: How to Achieve Your Goals, Thrive in Adversity, and Grow in Character [NOOK Book]

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From the world-famous survival expert, learn how to make every day an unforgettable adventure

Life in the outdoors teaches us invaluable lessons. Encountering the wild forces us to plan and execute goals, face danger, push our "limits," and sharpen our instincts. But our most important adventures don't always happen in nature's extremes. Living a purpose-driven, meaningful life can often be an even greater challenge. . . .

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A Survival Guide for Life: How to Achieve Your Goals, Thrive in Adversity, and Grow in Character

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Overview

From the world-famous survival expert, learn how to make every day an unforgettable adventure

Life in the outdoors teaches us invaluable lessons. Encountering the wild forces us to plan and execute goals, face danger, push our "limits," and sharpen our instincts. But our most important adventures don't always happen in nature's extremes. Living a purpose-driven, meaningful life can often be an even greater challenge. . . .

In A Survival Guide for Life, Bear Grylls, globally renowned adventurer and television host, shares the hard-earned wisdom he's gained in the harshest environments on earth, from the summit of Mt. Everest to the boot camps of the British Special Forces:

  • What are the most important skills to learn if you really want to achieve your maximum potential?
  • How do you keep going when all the odds are stacked against you?
  • How can you motivate a team to follow you in spite of apparent risks?

Filled with exclusive, never-before-told tales from Bear's globe-trekking expeditions, A Survival Guide for Life teaches every reader—no matter your age or experience—that we're all capable of living life more boldly, of achieving our most daring dreams, and of having more fun along the way. Here's to your own great adventure!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062271976
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/2/2013
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 284,417
  • File size: 876 KB

Meet the Author

Bear Grylls hosted the NBC reality series Get Out Alive, and for seven seasons he starred in the Discovery Channel adventure series Man Vs. Wild. He is a former member of the UK Special Forces and was made an honorary lieutenant commander in the Royal Navy. Eighteen months after breaking his back in a parachuting accident in Africa, he climbed Mt. Everest at the age of twenty-three. Bear continues to lead record-setting expeditions to the world's extremes, many of which raise money for children's charities. He is the author of the #1 bestselling memoir, Mud, Sweat, and Tears. Bear lives with his family on a Dutch barge in London and on a remote island off the coast of Wales.

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  • Posted September 5, 2013

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    Bear Grylls spent three years as a soldier in the British Specia

    Bear Grylls spent three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, serving with 21 SAS. Early on in his career, he experienced a free-fall parachuting accident in Africa, where he broke his back in three places, and after enduring months in military rehabilitation, Bear went on to become one of the youngest ever climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. 

    Bear went on to star in Discovery Channel’s Emmy nominated Man Vs Wild and Born Survivor TV series, which has become one of the most watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers.  Today Bear has become known around the world as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure and has authored several books including his latest: A Survival Guide for Life.

    First of all, I have been a fan of Bear Grylls since I first started watching Man vs. Wild. Bear's life is certainly an inspiration and he is unquestionably genuine. That said if you're a fan as well, or if you're considering this book because it's called "A Survival Guide" let me just tell you that this is a "motivational life guide" book - not a "let's get lost in the Sahara book."

    As a leader in my own field, I read many leadership books by many of the top movers and shakers and Bear's book belongs right up there with them. Where other motivational books bog you down with "page filler," Bear keeps every chapter concise and to the point. True, you could read this book quickly, but I would argue then that you didn't really let these morsels sink in.

    I would almost treat this book like a devotional. Read a chapter a day and let each teaching "drive you." This book is a wealth of information taught by one of the most successful men alive. It was also in this book that I learned Bear is a Christian and a boyscout leader and was blessed to read many of his stories of faith.

    Highly recommended.

    Thank you to William Morrow Press for providing me with a review copy in exchange for a fair an unbiased review.

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  • Posted August 30, 2013

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    A Sur­vival Guide for Life: How to Achieve Your Goals, Thrive in

    A Sur­vival Guide for Life: How to Achieve Your Goals, Thrive in Adver­sity, and Grow in Char­ac­ter by Bear Grylls is a self-help / motivi­tional book writ­ten by the tem­plate of all men him­self. Mr. Grylls is the host of Man vs. Wild, a suc­cess­ful TV show, and is the ideal out­door sur­vival expert brand.

    I usu­ally don’t read many self-help books or the dime-store psy­chol­ogy type, but I fig­ured I’d give this one a shot because I know Mr. Grylls has lived an inter­est­ing and fas­ci­nat­ing life.

    This is a series of short nar­ra­tives (75 in all), many telling anec­dotes from the life of the authors tai­lored and/or manip­u­lated to accom­mo­date the bul­let point the nar­ra­tive tries to make. While this book is not really a “guide” to any­thing, cer­tainly not to life, it is a quick read and can be picked up at any ran­dom point.

    Mr. Grylls cer­tainly lived in an inter­est­ing and fruit­ful life, but is an excep­tion to the most of us, not the rule. Very few peo­ple I know can actu­ally pass the entrance tests for the British SAS, or sur­vive in the wild with a knife and their bare teeth, or heck – have that square jaw which we only thought existed on comic book superheroes.

    The book is inter­est­ing do the per­sonal sto­ries and even has moments of gen­uine moti­va­tion. It took me a day to read the whole thing and I even let my daugh­ter (8) to read a few pages which I thought were appropriate.

    Dis­claimer: I got this book for free

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