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What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?
How to Transform Fear into Courage
Nina Lesowitz, Mary Beth Sammons
ISBN: 9781936740710
Book (Paperback)
Viva Editions
5 x 7
288 pages
December 17, 2013


"I thoroughly enjoyed this book, its honesty gave me the courage and the strength that I needed to get through some tough times. It helps you see the light when you're feeling lost or discouraged about something." —

"By sharing stories of extraordinary people who felt fear, but took action anyway, Lesowitz and Sammons have provided a guide for all of us to navigate our own path to living courageously—to face and transform our fears so that we can relax and reach deep within to find hope and opportunity in life's challenges" —Susannah Kent, Vitality Magazine

"For those who think they cannot change their lives, these stories will provide encouragement and hope" —Monica Carter,

"A handy, compact book whose size belies the big impact its many stories hold within" —Portland Book Review

"What would you do if you know you could not fail?" These words, attributed to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, have inspired tens of millions to face their fears and dare to follow their hearts. This can-do compendium is a veritable tool kit for transforming readers from reticent to role model." --From the authors of Living Life as a Thank You, this volume present true stories of ordinary people with extraordinary fortitude.

Authors Mary Beth Sammons and Nina Lesowitz have gone to the front lines of adversity and fear to surface the brave hearts who took action before they were forced to, confronting and overcoming their fears in inspirational ways. From world-class athletes, to spiritual teachers, to cancer patients, to ordinary people who took extraordinary action to transform their lives, these courage warriors teach readers to turn apprehension into action. Enriched with motivational quotes and power practices, this courage guidebook advises how to live life with guts and gusto. Readers learn: to face and transform their fear, apply the art of tenacity when times are tough, embrace the lessons and gifts of a crisis that lead to personal growth, and simple, effective, and proven methods for confidence and courage.

Nina Lesowitz has over fifteen years experience orchestrating parties for corporations and organizations throughout northern California. She has planned special events on behalf of hotels, restaurants, medical centers, architectural firms, book publishing companies, and nonprofit organizations.
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Mary Beth Sammons is an award-winning journalist and women's issues columnist whose work appears in Family Circle, the Chicago Tribune's lifestyle section, and leading consumer women's magazines. She is currently the "Finding You" editor for and writes for various health and business publications. As an editorial vice-president, Mary Beth launched the editorial departments of the largest consumer health on-line Web site -- and its subsidiary, (Photo: Suzanne Plunkett)
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