*1st Place, Gold Medal 2014 - Readers' Favorite Awards - Non-Fiction - Motivational
*3rd Place, Bronze Medal 2013 - eLit Awards - Inspirational/Motivational
Do you dream of living out adventures?
In foreign countries, with lovers, even at the work place?
Discover this author's 41 most exciting adventures and find tricks and inspiration to do the same.
Inspired by adventure books, 'Seven Years in Tibet', 'The Travels of Marco Polo', and 'Dr. Zhivago', Gisela has big goals and aspirations. Leaving that picturesque, little town in Austria behind, working in the movie industry and hoping to win an Oscar was just the beginning. Having met Heinrich Harrer as a teenager she wants to see Lhasa, where he lived during these "Seven Years in Tibet", never minding altitude sickness and freezing temperatures. From beating up her home town's bully to getting caught and released by the KGB in Russia she lives through surprising adventures.
However, no streak of anything lasts forever. When suddenly Gisela finds herself a widowed mother of two young children, living far from family and home, she has to learn to overcome a feeling she has never known: fear. Now, adventures take place behind desks in offices, with the Great Recession threatening everything she has worked for.
"Naked Determination" is an inspiring adventure book, wth 41 hilarious, true stories.
RED SHOES, ALLIANCES, SMILES, DEVIL'S ADVOCATE, TRUST, AFFAIRS, HURDLES, REJECTION, TREES, UNDERDOGS, RESPECT, MOTIVATION
"Dear Gisela, I loved 'Naked Determination' and your letter. You've done a wonderful job. I hope one day we can meet. " -- Jay O'Callahan, American storyteller, author of the story "Forged in the Stars", which as commissioned by NASA to celebrate the national space agency's 50th anniversary
"...The biggest praise I can give it is to say, "Place it beside 'The Alchemist' in your book shelf." Or rather your e-book shelf. -- Manohar Venkat, Indian Blogger @ Taking Time to Imagine ;)
"... The book gives readers the strength to face obstacles in their own lives and make their lives successful..." 5 ***** Mamta Madhavan, reviewer, Readers Favorite
"Gisela Hausmann continues to impress her growing list of readers, including this one. Hausmann has a rare ability to convey even the most complex thoughts with wonderful clarity. I am a huge fan; FIVE STARS all the way. -- Novelist Jack Engelhard, author of "Indecent Proposal"
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|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Her motto: "Don't wait. The time will never be just right."-Napoleon Hill Gisela Hausmann is an email evangelist, a PR coach, a communication expert and a life skills artist. Born to be an adventurer, she also co-piloted single-engine planes, produced movies, and worked in the industries of education, construction, and international transportation. Gisela’s friends and fans know her as a woman who goes out to seek the unusual and rare adventure. A unique mixture of wild risk-taker and careful planner, Gisela globe-trotted almost 100,000 kilometers on three continents, including to the locations of her favorite books: Doctor Zhivago’s Russia, Heinrich Harrer’s Tibet, and Genghis Khan’s Mongolia. She is also the winner of the 2016 Sparky Award “Best Subject Line” 2016 Honorary Mention Readers Favorite Awards 2016 International Book Awards Finalist 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist 2015 Kindle Book Awards Finalist 2014 Gold Readers' Favorite Award 2013 Bronze eLit Awards Gisela Hausmann graduated with a master’s degree in Film & Mass Media from the University of Vienna. She now lives in Greenville, South Carolina. She tweets at @Naked_Determina
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite A collection of 41 stories written on life will keep readers engaged in the book Naked Determination, 41 Stories About Overcoming Fear by Gisela Hausmann. It takes you on the most exhilarating trip with its diverse themes, exciting locales, and interesting characters. The author's perspective on life and her personal and professional experiences have been put together well and the essence has been captured as a line 'Lesson I had to Relearn' at the end of each chapter. The stories are wonderfully refreshing and they motivate readers on life and living. Simple but honest, this collection of short stories is an amazing read. The author's life of travel and adventure is evident from the locations mentioned in the stories. All the stories are thought provoking and the truth hidden between the lines of the tales makes it plausible. Her personal experiences and the manner in which she has shared her personal lessons with readers connect her with readers in a better way. The book gives readers the strength to face obstacles in their own lives and make their lives successful. The stories are relatable, making the book more effective for readers. The style of writing also contributes to the depth and impact of the stories. The lesson at the end of each chapter encapsulated into a sentence is thought provoking and motivating. The directness and honesty with which the stories have been put down is heartwarming and it throws a deeper light into the author's personal journey of triumph.
Naked Determination was a thought provoking and interesting read. I really enjoyed the way the book was set up; the reader is presented with a short narrative that leads it's way to a lesson that the author has learned from this experience. I truly liked each story, in and of itself, regardless of the fact that it was based around a lesson. I found myself engrossed in the storytelling, and inspired and motivated by what the author was simultaneously teaching us. I thoroughly enjoyed this from start to finish. I highly recommend this book!
The author projects courage in her stories by facing obstacles and learning from them. We all face obstacles in life, but not all of us learn from them and between the wit in her humor and the strength behind her stories one feels a surge of empowerment. This empowerment shows us we can accomplish anything we set our mind to even if we are afraid of it...and 9 times out of 10 we can overcome our fears by this. This book needs to be read by everyone! -- Robin