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The stuff : unlock your power to overcome challenges, soar, and succeed / Dr. Sampson Davis and Sharlee Jeter, with Marcus Brotherton ; foreword by Derek Jeter.
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Gallery Books, Jeter Publishing, 2018.

Physical Description:
xiii, 349 pages ; 24 cm.
The sister of baseball legend Derek Jeter and an emergency-room physician share stories from their personal experiences with tragedy as well as the inspiring stories of more than two dozen people who found the courage to keep going in the aftermath of loss.


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"Sampson and Sharlee's message of the power of positivity, hard work, and resilience is one that we need to hear right now." --Chris Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling The Pursuit of Happyness

Everyone has difficult moments in life. But everyone also has the Stuff to overcome hardships, to survive and thrive.

Learn how to better access and hone the eleven core elements of the Stuff and be inspired by the real-world stories of triumph in this practical book by New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sampson Davis ( The Pact, Living and Dying in Brick City ) and Sharlee Jeter (Turn 2 Foundation).

Everyone has those moments in life when they're truly tested, when they wonder if they have the strength to overcome the challenges before them. We've all heard stories of people who have risen up in the face of the unimaginable. But not everyone believes that they have what it takes to do the same.

However, what we need to realize our own potential--to fight for what we want our lives to be--already resides within each of us. You already have the Stuff. Learning how to develop and harness it is the key.

Survivors themselves, Dr. Sampson Davis and Sharlee Jeter have created The Stuff Movement, interviewing dozens of people to find the common threads that enabled them to triumph over their challenges. Through the powerful stories of people who overcame cancer, poverty, toxic relationships, racism, violence, career roadblocks, and other obstacles big and small-- The Stuff highlights eleven core elements that will help you not only survive but thrive in spite of life's difficulties. These elements are as easy to understand as they are to enact--presented in plain talk, without judgment, and with compassion for the everyday challenges people face.

As Dr. Davis and Sharlee share stories of the amazing people who've shown their Stuff, you'll find that unearthing the same Stuff within yourself is a process as rewarding as it is important--and you'll never say you can't do it again.

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Featuring stories about John O'Leary ( On Fire ), Mercy Alexander, Rich Ruffalo, Mindee Hardin, Glenn and Cara O'Neill, Sean Swarner, Traci Micheline, Wess Stafford ( Too Small to Ignore ), Austin Hatch, Debra Peppers, Christine Magnus Moore, Martha Hawkins, Ali Stroker ( Glee ), Susan Scott Krabacher, Deval Patrick, and more.

Table of Contents

Derek Jeter
Forewordp. xi
Chapter 1 The Question Everybody Asksp. 1
Chapter 2 Choose to Hopep. 27
Chapter 3 Forge Your Motivation Statementp. 49
Chapter 4 You Must Launchp. 75
Chapter 5 Develop Your Teamp. 97
Chapter 6 Push Your Limitsp. 123
Chapter 7 Refuse to Give In to Fearp. 147
Chapter 8 Focus Your Ragep. 171
Chapter 9 Lean Into Hard Workp. 199
Chapter 10 Stay Open to Unforeseen Inspirationp. 225
Chapter 11 Flip Negatives to Positivesp. 251
Chapter 12 Be a Giverp. 275
Postscript: You've Already Got What It Takesp. 301
Acknowledgmentsp. 317
Notesp. 329

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