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In Defense of Adversity: Turning Your Toughest Challenges into Your Greatest Success

Publisher: Richter Publishing • Oct. 24, 2017 • 190 pages

A Google search of “how to deal with adversity” yields over 21 million returns.

In our rapidly changing world, adversity is hitting us at speeds significantly faster than ever—and at a younger age—leaving us little time to respond with few tools for controlling that response in a productive manner. Have you become averse to risk and frustrated and afraid of things, too, while lacking the tools to handle them?

It’s a hard-hitting question: How do I deal with adversity?

Fortunately, Steve Gavatorta, a certified professional behavioral analyst, consultant, and speaker, has the answer! In this roadmap book, he gives practical solutions to this problem in In Defense of Adversity. Learn ways to leverage adversity, failure, change, and conflict and how they can be catalysts for positive change. Let this book transform you into who you were born to be. With the help of expert insights, In Defense of Adversity gives you skills and strategies that lay the perfect foundation for grinding through obstacles on your way to reaching your goals.

Your life’s journey depends on whether you perceive and respond to adversity in this way. This book is your roadmap for you to thrive in adversity—not just survive it.

Praise for “In Defense of Adversity”

“Highly successful people know how to ‘grind’ in the face of adversity – how to stay persistent and determined despite obstacles. In Defense of Adversity gives readers skills and strategies that lay the perfect foundation for grinding through obstacles on their way to reaching their goals.” – Barry Alvarez, Director of Athletics University of Wisconsin and former football coach

“Trials and tribulations are a part of everyone’s life – from daily annoyances to life-changing events. Our ability to successfully overcome adversity, in all its shapes and sizes, is the key to living the life we want to live. In Defense of Adversity provides an easy-to-follow program that shows you how to face life’s obstacles in a positive, productive manner. I highly recommend it.” – Rocky Bleier, four-time Super Bowl-winning Pittsburgh Steeler running back, Vietnam War veteran, and motivational speaker

“Adversity affects us all, but it doesn’t need to have a negative effect on your life! In Defense of Adversity lays out a method for seeing the positive aspect of adversities: as events we can leverage to empower ourselves and our lives. There’s no need to fear adversity, because you can leverage it for success!” – Chad Hymas, Hall of Fame Speaker, CSP, CPAE and author of “Doing What Must Be Done”

“What do you do when things don’t work out as expected, hoped or planned? In this intriguing, insightful book, author Steve Gavatorta shows how to be proactive, extract the lessons learned from adversity, and move forward, better for the experience. A must read for any entrepreneur, executive, project manager or team leader.” – Sam Horn, author of “Tongue Fu!” and “Got Your Attention”

“Sometimes life, business and even relationships can be tough and downright dreadful. If you want to be successful, you must not only accept the challenges that come your way, but welcome them with open arms. In Steve’s latest book, Defense of Adversity he shows you how to win with defeat and gain with loss, in simple, actionable ways. A useful resource and awesome read for any business leader or entrepreneur. I highly recommend the book.” – Karen Post, Entrepreneur, author of “Brain Tattoos” and :Brand Turnaround”

“Being on an intense reality TV show like Cake Boss, and competing in martial arts, I must say I know a thing or two about adversity. Steve’s book In Defense of Adversity provides the perfect remedy for guiding people through the pitfalls of challenging times.” -Anthony Bellifemine, Cousin Anthony on TLC’s Cake Boss, and Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt

“Steve has done an absolutely phenomenal job. In today’s fast-paced, ever-evolving world, the ability to effectively deal with adversity is more important than ever. In Defense of Adversity provides an excellent roadmap to not only face adversity, but overcome it, or at the least…learn from it.” -Ford Saeks, President & CEO Prime Concepts Group and author of “Superpower”

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