“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
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
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.