Introducing the perfect new book for facing your ocean
I’m extremely happy to announce the release today of ‘the STUFF,’ a new book by Dr. Sampson Davis and Sharlee Jeter, written in conjunction with me.
Simply put: this is a book that can help you through hard times. It can motivate you forward, help you overcome obstacles, and give you the encouragement and tools you need to forge ahead to new and good opportunities.
Sampson and Sharlee are incredible people.
As a teenager, Sampson Davis was arrested for participating in the alleged robbery of a drug dealer. While in juvenile detention, he vowed he would get his life turned around and do something worthwhile.
Later in high school, he and two classmates all made a pact to become doctors. They made good on their vows, and today, Sampson is one of the top emergency room physicians in New York.
He and his friends established the Three Doctors Foundation, an organization that promotes health, education, and community leadership.
Sharlee is the sister of baseball legend Derek Jeter. When Sharlee was a senior in college, she contracted Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Everybody told her she needed to quit so she could focus on treatments.
But Sharlee didn’t want to quit. She stayed in college while undergoing six grueling months of chemo, some days barely finding the strength to make it out of bed.
Today, she’s beat the cancer and is president of the Turn 2 Foundation, a nonprofit that helps young people reach their full potential and soar.
How this book was created
Three years ago, Sampson and Sharlee were on the same flight when they struck up a conversation about how people can overcome obstacles.
Survivors themselves, they wondered how some people can seem so resilient through life’s difficulties. Why can some people navigate through difficult times with uncanny resilience, grace, and strength?
They knew their questions were big, questions everyone asks. Will the obstacle I am facing hold me back, or can I develop the power needed to move forward, overcome, and succeed? Do I truly have what it takes?
That initial conversation led to a journey. I jumped into the researching and interviewing process with them, and we set out to unlock the secrets of fortitude. Quickly, we began to use the term ‘the STUFF’ to describe this true grit, this unshakable inner strength, that people want and need.
We dug into journal articles, talked with psychologists, and interviewed dozens of “survivors and thrivers” to find the common threads that enabled them to triumph over their challenges.
Here’s what we found: everybody has the STUFF. That’s the good news. You already have the necessary mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual grit to face and overcome difficulty, adversity, temptation, and event lethal danger.
But learning how to develop and harness that grit is the key.
That’s where this book really shines.
What this book can do for you
This book helps you unlock the code.
We talked to people who overcame cancer, abuse, poverty, abandonment, blindness, disfigurement, paralysis, bankruptcy, toxic relationships, racism, violence, mental health challenges, career roadblocks, an early death of a spouse, the challenges of a sick child, and other obstacles big and small.
We synthesized the findings and formatted them into eleven core elements. These elements are as easy to understand as they are to enact—presented in plain talk, without judgement, and with compassion for the challenges people face.
We never set out to offer a magic formula or a one-size-fits-all plan for overcoming obstacles. Life is too nuanced and messy for that.
But our hope all along is that you’ll observe, interpret, and apply the principles shown in this book so you can discover and develop the Stuff within yourself—and then use the Stuff not only to face and overcome life’s challenges but also to take advantage of life’s many opportunities.
We want to give you tools to live your best possible life—not a life where you’re held back, stuck in a rut, or stymied by fear. But a life where you’re entering into all the good opportunities offered by your destiny.
‘The STUFF’ is the perfect book to help you go forward. Or for anyone you know who might need a little support or inspiration.
Purchase links are below. Enjoy!
“One of the most inspiring and motivating books of our time.”
—Wes Moore, New York Times bestselling author
“[A] message we need to hear right now.”
—Chris Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author
The Pursuit of Happyness
“An especially powerful book.”
—Jackie Hance, New York Times bestselling author
Ask for the STUFF at a bookstore near you.
Or order it from any one of the links below.