Re-Print of the book previously titled ‘The Courage Companion’ – now titled:
“What would you do if you know you could not fail?”
*Below: click your mouse on book cover to open a sample / the first page of my chapter but be sure to buy it to read other amazing stories Nina & Mary have compiled to inspire us!
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 presents 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.
What a revolutionary year 2017 is turning out to be…
-Sold S&S 34 two weeks – 98% paid (June 1st or before in full) Swan 38 ‘Gitana Banou 2’.
-Yacht deliveries: Rio to Antigua, BVI-Florida, San Diego to Hawaii, Hawaii to Christmas Island, Hawaii to Sydney & Hawaii to LA via Equador: Hawaii-Tahiti-Easter Island-Equador-Galapagoes, Mexico-LA!
– While announcing a new world record attempt in series with the MOD Globe Race 2019 one-design nonstop solo around the world race from Sydney to Sydney shortly!
On that note a blast from the recent past: Clip from Fremantle-Bali Race steering Jon Sander’s S&S 39 ‘Perie-Banou 2′ under kite while drying laundry 😉 PS: Jon is currently halfway thru his 10th circumnavigation…and I think I’ve been busy ?! Everything is ‘relative’ lol…
Also looking at crew options for another race boat delivery – Hawaii to Equador via Tahiti and Easter Island departing end of July___________/)_/)
Next delivery Alan Andrews 70 “Runaway” BVI to Miami April 2nd-10th.
Crew is ‘Dory Boy’ (Ryan Langley), ‘YoYo’ ~ Yo Ann & Alicia Lou from Hawaii – two of us did last Rio-Antigua dive down the rabbit-hole aboard the rocket-ship ‘Runaway’ 😉
The Wizard of OZ, which is that Dorothy’s ‘no place like home’ ending is all wrong. After a trip like that, you can’t go home…Stepping across the line into OZ transformed her into a seeker of the wider world, as all good voyages do. The journey creates us, we become the frontiers we cross…
‘..Runaway, runaway to sea with me baby…!’ Countless 250 + mile days with a crew of three Hawaiians, one Aussie and a Frenchman (Bj, Almi, Yoyo, Lindsey B & Lindsey G arrived from an epic 17-day 3650nm Rio to Antigua speed run of the Andrews 70 “Runaway” – Antigua looks awesome!!..Our official (song’s;) for the trip below by Aussie Tash Sultana!
PS: Lots of costume pics for the Equator crossing party 😉
BELOW: Dolphins again !!!
ABOVE: Passing a solo sailor while sailing Rio de Janero to Antigua like a bullet-train even though we had reefed down the mainsail to slow for a day light arrival 🙂
We rescued this poor baby floating face down in the bay of Rio de Janero as we left and named him ‘Pee’ 😉 He was our good luck charm !!
Happy New Year everyone!! Getting ready for the Rio to Antigua delivery of the Andrews 70 ‘Runaway’ and some big news…I’ve sold my S&S 34 and am in the process of upgrading/purchasing a successor design also by Sparkman & Stephens – the Swan 38 which was drafted four years later.
This is the extrapolation of the vastly successful S&S 34 – which in her own right has five nonstop solo circumnavigation records to credit – including references for the youngest solo and first double nonstop circumnavigations.
This was always my dream boat with hydrodynamic advancements with her underbody (keel and rudder), additional waterline and yet still a 50% ballast ratio and the many qualities which empowered the S&S 34 to her spate of world circumnavigation records.
I’m in a unique position to enable this transition process – thus Swan 38 ‘Gitana Banou 2’ is going to be my home-base of upcoming operations for world cruising and RTW performances such as (Sydney Hobart races and records;) !
I intend to attack multiple world records as well as incorporate a larger one design class for the Swan 38 into the ‘MOD’ ‘Monohull One Design’ Solo Circumnavigation Race in 2019…