Living a life of grit and grace
GUTS will help you find that purpose driven life that is yours to live with joy, passion and success.
Grit and grace: When Angela Duckworth wrote her best selling book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance she could have been describing Sam Bracken who is the embodiment of living a life of grit and grace.
Find your own Duckworth grit: In this modern era, we tap an app on our smartphone and anything you can imagine is delivered to you ─ maybe even by drone. We live in an age of convenience and ease; personal butlers are back in fashion and everyone has a chauffeur on call thanks to Uber. When was the last time you really “went for it?” Does anyone even have to try anymore? Sam Bracken answers that question with an emphatic YES. Now, more than ever, is the time to go for the gusto, to find your own Duckworth grit.
Tenacity, courage and the fire within: In his book GUTS , Bracken explains why we all need to dig deep and do soul searching to see what lights the fire within that brings forth our very best. Bracken’s backstory would make Dr. Phil turn tail and run. His childhood and upbringing are unimaginably tough with years of abuse, even to the point where a relative set him on fire. What didn’t kill Sam Bracken made him stronger. And, he is now on a mission to bring self empowerment to others ─ self empowerment to realize a life of grit and grace.
Grit and grace and mental strength: When we say something takes guts, we usually mean it takes courage to do it. It takes guts to go skydiving or to run a marathon or to try out for the school play. We call it luck or stamina or intestinal fortitude in conquering the hard, albeit exciting, things in life. Look back at the great personalities who made a difference in the pages of history. What did they all have in common? Determination and tenacity. In short, GUTS! They might have had talent too, but without guts they would have gone nowhere. Science now tells us that lots of talented individuals produce great stuff, but very few produce a lot of great stuffand even fewer produce a lot of great stuff over a long career. What do these few highly productive people have in common? Grit and grace and a large helping of self-belief.
Purpose driven life: This book is about actually getting there. You’ll have to push past failure again and again. And it is also about beating the odds no matter how high they are stacked against you. To be a true leader, you have to start with yourself. Are you ready to do some soul searching and learn the secrets to guts, self empowerment, a purpose driven life, and grit and grace?
In Sam Bracken's GUTS , you will learn about:
- mental strength
- resisting feelings of low self esteem
- self empowerment
- building self confidence
- living a life of passion
- and, most importantly, what it takes to have grit and grace
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About the Author
Sam Bracken rose up against impossible odds to live the American dream. He and his wife Kim live happily in the Rocky Mountains with their four children. Thanks to a love of sports and a competitive spirit, he parlayed those skills into a career as an executive with the world’s largest leadership training organization, FranklinCovey. After leaving FranklinCovey in early 2016, Sam became the VP of Business Development for Garff Enterprises - a multi billion dollar automotive group. He travels all over the world speaking on change, leadership and excellence. Sam attained his MBA from the Marriott School of Management and graduated Georgia Tech with honors. A member of the National Speakers Association, he motivates people toward their highest goals.
William Alexander "Bill" Curry is a retired American football coach and former player. Most recently he was the head coach at Georgia State University, which began competing in college football in 2010. Curry formerly worked as a football analyst for ESPN. Previously, Curry served as the head football coach at the Georgia Tech (1980–1986), the University of Alabama (1987–1989), and the University of Kentucky (1990–1996). He played football at Georgia Tech (1962–1964) and then played for ten seasons in the National Football League with four different teams: the Green Bay Packers (1965–1966), the Baltimore Colts (1967–1972), the Houston Oilers (1973), and the Los Angeles Rams (1974).
Table of Contents
GUTS! Find Your Greatness, Beat the Odds, Live From Passion
By Sam Bracken
Table of Contents with brief synopses of sections
Introduction: The Story of a Gutsy Guy
Part One: Go With Your Gut! Discovering how to live in your place of passion
• What is your gut telling you?
• Why aren’t you listening?
• Why are you trying to avoid it?
• Do you have the guts to change?
Part Two: Your Gut Instincts! Understanding how to draw on the gut, the brain, and the heart in fulfilling your life’s purpose
• The Story of the Gut
• Your Gut Instinct
• Trusting Your GutBalanced With Your Head and Heart. Part Three: Gut it Out!
• Taking Off
• Paying the Price
• Winning Every Step of the Way
Conclusion: It Takes GUTS