Built Through Courage

Built Through Courage : Face Your Fears to Live the Life You Were Meant For

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New York Times bestselling author Dave Hollis knows what it feels like to realize you've been chasing someone else's goals and sacrificing your own. He has taken control of his life and future, and he's ready to share the lessons he learned along the way with readers who are facing similar struggles.

After his hardest year also became his best ever, Dave came to appreciate the power of cultivating courage in the face of adversity. Taking steps into the unknown came at the expense of his comfort, but the willingness to invite discomfort and use it as fuel was precisely why he grew through it to get a step closer to the person he was meant to be. The same can be true for you. After weathering a highly publicized personal crisis amid the backdrop of a global pandemic and navigating the enjoyable but unpredictable waters of being a single father to four kids, he has been forced to become the captain of his own life and is ready to teach others how to do the same.

Built for Courage will help you:

Develop a deep understanding where you are, a clear vision of where you're going and the practical steps it will take to get you there;
Cultivate the courage to face your fears and embrace discomfort to live the life of impact and fulfillment you were meant for;
Unpack the deliberate design and specific purpose that you were created for along with the fundamental daily habits and routines that you'll need to attach yourself to if you're going to honor the intention of your creator;
Dive deeper into the stories, values, and beliefs you attach yourself to and decide once and for all if they have credibility or if it's time to cut bait;
Identify and, if necessary, adjust your goals to ensure they are clear, don't belong to other people, and are not contingent on immediate results;
Accept failure as the richest source of intelligence and help you reframe it as a requirement for your own progress and growth; and
Much, much more.

Built for Courage gleans wisdom from sources vast and wide, as well as from the life experiences of Dave himself, to get you to the place you're meant to go and become who you are meant to be, regardless of any anchor holding you back.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 24mm | 403g
  • HarperCollins Leadership
  • Nashville, United States
  • English
  • 1400230667
  • 9781400230662
  • 925,575

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'Dave Hollis has written the essential guide to finding your courage through the storms of life. It's raw, honest and completely inspiring. A must read.' * Brendon Burchard, #1 New York Times bestselling author and founder of GrowthDay * 'If you feel stuck, frustrated, or paralyzed, Dave Hollis gives you the edge you need to break through. Built Through Courage will help you chart your path forward.' * Mel Robbins, Bestselling author, television host and motivational speaker * 'Dave approaches Built Through Courage in the same way he approaches his life: with a winning combination of honesty, introspection, and relentlessness. No matter where you're at or where you're trying to go, this book can help you ask the questions and start the work you need to do to get there.' * Jay Shetty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Like a Monk * 'If you've ever felt that human desire to emerge from the shadows of your life, this is your book. Dave is an inspiring and authentic guide to the light.' * Gary John Bishop, New York Times bestselling author * 'Built Through Courage teaches readers to rely on a higher power as a guiding force in their life. Dave's story and lessons offer the path to live with courage and step into our purpose.' * Gabby Bernstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author * 'Dave Hollis shares life-changing guidance to help you get through seemingly insurmountable challenges and come out the other side a better, stronger you.' * Marie Forleo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything is Figureoutable * 'Built Through Courage will see you through the storms of life and help you harness the full unleashing of your greatness. It's a must for anyone looking to connect to their true purpose.' * Trent Shelton, author, motivational speaker and founder of Rehab Time * 'A 'TrimTab' is a small rudder that moves the large rudder that moves the ship. This book can be a TrimTab for you if you let it: reading this can change the direction and trajectory of your life.' * Greg McKeown, host of the What's Essential Podcast and two-times New York Times bestselling author of Effortless and Essentialism * 'You know that you are meant for more, but you can only discover what 'more' is if you are following your own life map. Dave Hollis knows this better than most and he has put together the incredible lessons he has learned the hard way, so you don't have to. Get ready to get clear on what's next in your journey!' * Natalie Ellis & Danielle Canty, co-founders of Bossbabe * 'Dave Hollis gives us unfiltered access to the ups and downs he has faced over the last couple years. His is the voice you need to hear when you're low, encouraging you to chart your own course and build a life for yourself, rather than for someone else.' * Lewis Howes, New York Times bestselling author and host of The School of Greatness * 'Dave Hollis approaches Built Through Courage with great honesty and introspection. He shares his years of experience and unique perspective to explore what it truly takes to create a fulfilling life.' * Mike Bayer, two-time New York Times bestselling author and CEO of CAST Centers * 'Dave Hollis has a grip on navigating life not because he is perfect at it, but because he is purposeful at it. Through this book I've found that in order to rescue my life from mediocrity, I must risk having a life of bravery. Risk in order to rescue. Dave shows us the way.' * Carlos Whittaker, author, speaker and hope dealer * 'If you've ever felt lost, untethered, or afraid to move forward because of your past, this book is for you. Recounting the breakdowns that led to the breakthroughs, Dave Hollis guides you on a journey weaving story and tangible takeaways in a way that allows you to take inventory on where you are but to ensure that where you're going is a far more compelling place. This book is filled with hope, renewal, and an honest look at how you can build your own life brick by brick through courage.' * Jenna Kutcher, Host of the Goal Digger Podcast * 'I've known Dave Hollis for years now. I've seen him navigate a thunderous rollercoaster of extraordinary highs and difficult lows, but through it all he has dazzled me with his humility, poise, and courage. Every now and then you meet someone who swears they're just stumbling through life, learning as they go. But as you watch them you realize that their stumbling looks better than most people's dancing. Dave is that guy and I'm proud to call him a friend.' * Tom Bilyeu, CEO of Impact Theory * 'When you read this book, it's easy to imagine Dave out at sea on a sailboat. There's a storm on the horizon but he's just unfurled the one thing that will add peace and promise to the entire journey: a map. 'Here's where we are. Here's where we're going. Here's how we'll get there!' he shouts over the waves with a vulnerability and sense of hope that's contagious. If you find yourself stuck on the shore and you know it's time to leave the harbor for deeper waters, start with Built Through Courage.' * Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Soundtracks * 'Dave Hollis is the epitome of courage. The courage this man has to always show up as his true self, is not an indication that it's easy -- we all know it's not! -- his courage and bravery to go after his dream even when it's scary is an example that when its's tough, in fact especially when it is tough, that can do it. We just have to be willing to leave the safe harbor. And if you decide you are ready, then this book is your adventure guide and Dave is the Captain. All aboard!' * Lisa Bilyeu, Co-founder of Impact Theory * 'If you're looking to find your path and your place in the world, along with the courage to follow it, Dave's lessons and vulnerability to dig deep and share his own journey will inspire your own!' * Jamie Kern Lima, New York Times bestselling author of Believe IT and Founder, IT Cosmetics * 'Dave Hollis has a wonderful way of teaching through his own life lessons. In this book he peels back the layers and shares the lessons that he has learned through one of the toughest seasons in his life in order to help us through our own.' * Amy Purdy - NY Times bestselling author and athlete * 'Dave reminds in his book that life is not designed for comfort. It's designed for growth. And if we don't grow, something will always feel off. Thanks for the inspiration and practical guide!' * Donald Miller, New York Times bestselling author * 'In Built Through Courage, Dave beautifully weaves his authenticity, vulnerability and wealth of experience to courageously navigate the unknown and often choppy seas of his own life into solid tools readers can use as they leave their own safe harbor, embark on a unique and growth-filled journey, and live into their divinely-given purpose.' * Heidi Powell, transformation specialist from ABC's Extreme Weight Loss, entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author * 'Once again, my friend, Dave Hollis has successfully bared his soul to the benefit of us all. He is one of the most fearless people I know and Built Through Courage will help anyone navigate the unpredictable waves of life in a satisfying and thrilling way!' * DeVon Franklin, New York Times bestselling author and Hollywood producer * 'I devour Dave's life lessons. He gives is to you straight on how to be your best self and have your best life. It's not easy, but it's worth it.' * Craig Clemens, America's highest-selling copywriter and co-founder of Golden Hippo * 'Dave Hollis is the friend you need by your side when you're facing rough seas. He has been there and knows the difficulty of piecing your life back together after the bottom has fallen out. You can learn how to define your healing journey from the lessons in this book.' * Joel Marion, Born to Impact podcast host and co-founder of BioTrust Nutrition *
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About Dave Hollis

Dave Hollis, New York Times bestselling author of Get Out of Your Own Way, host of the Rise Together podcast, health & fitness enthusiast and online coach works to inspire others to take control of their lives and create a future of fulfillment and purpose. Dave's history includes CEO of a media start-up, former president of sales & distribution for the film studio at The Walt Disney Company, a talent manager across film, tv & music and work in the publicity, research, and technology fields across the entertainment sector. In those roles, Dave has seen both the negative consequences of limiting beliefs and the positive power of imagination, dreams, and believing in oneself.

Dave has sat on the board of the membership committee for the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences of which he is a member, and on the boards of Fandango Labs, Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers, National Angels and his alma mater Pepperdine's Institute for Entertainment Media and Culture. Dave's philanthropy exists via the Dave Hollis Giving Fund where acting as an ally to the needs of children in foster care, teen homelessness and food insecurity have been a recent focus for grants. A father of four and former foster parent to four more, Dave and his family live in Austin, Texas, where he drives a 1969 Ford Bronco named Incredible Hulk and has a mini schnauzer named Jeffrey.
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