Be Audacious: Inspiring Your Legacy And Living A Life That Matters by Michael W. LeachBe Audacious: Inspiring Your Legacy And Living A Life That Matters by Michael W. Leach

Be Audacious: Inspiring Your Legacy And Living A Life That Matters

byMichael W. Leach

Paperback | October 1, 2015

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It goes without saying that everyone wishes to live a life that matters. But how do we harness this potential and positively impact the world around us? In Be Audacious: Inspiring Your Legacy and Living a Life that Matters, author and motivational speaker Michael W. Leach offers a simple, four-part game plan for overcoming adversity, living authentically, uncovering purposeful passion, and developing vision. Leach encourages readers to embrace nonconformity-to "shed the shackles of societal norms"-in pursuit of their dreams. Fresh, vulnerable, and contemporary, this call to action speaks to millennials and any others who aspire to break out of the box on the path to a purposeful journey uniquely their own.
Michael W. Leach is a respected and highly sought after public speaker known for his ability to motivate teens and young adults from all walks of life. As a ranger naturalist in Yellowstone National Park and outdoor educator, Michael has worked with high school and college students from all over the country, always receiving a powerful...
Title:Be Audacious: Inspiring Your Legacy And Living A Life That MattersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:October 1, 2015Publisher:Graphic Arts BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1941821723

ISBN - 13:9781941821725

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From the Author

"Be Audacious" is more than a message, it is a way of living that can define who we are as individuals. It is part of our nature to be audacious, which helps fuel our curiosity to explore, discover, and grow. Audacious individuals drive developments in science, technology, medicine, engineering, agriculture, and conservation. There is an audacious individual in each of us, whether we realize it or not. It is an ember burning within that once awakened, can inspire endless possibilities for living a bold and daring life of nonconformity. My goal is to uncover the passion within all of us to improve our personal lives, enhance our communities and nurture our environment. By "Being Audacious" we transform ourselves and the world around us, enabling us to live adventurous, sustainable and meaningful lives.

Table of Contents

Foreword Introduction Part I: Overcoming Adversity 1 Hardship Is Your Greatest Gift • The BA Balance • Physical Adversity • Mental Adversity • Spiritual Adversity • Manage Expectations • Practice Exercise: Belly Breathing 2 Your Essence Defines Your Swagger • Write a New Story • Resiliency • Mantra, Mantra, Mantra • Scrappy and Undeterred • Connection • ODAAT • Attitude, Character, and Integrity • Practice Exercises: Positive Visualization o Exercise #1: Gratitude Windows o Exercise #2: Look, Plan, Act Part II: Living an Authentic Life 3 Lead from the Heart • Becoming a Leader • Uncertainty Scaffolding • The Guts to Be Vulnerable • Fight Fear and Shame • Metamorphosis and the What Happened Bubble • Core Values • Practice Exercises: Change for the Better o Exercise #1: Your Core Values o Exercise #2: The What Happened Bubble 4 Embrace Criticism • Flowing Waters, Open Roads • In the Face of Dogma • The 30 Percent Rule • Swagger versus Peer Pressure • Swagger versus Arrogance • Belonging and a Thick Skin • Your Personal Mountaintop • One Tribe: Local and Global • Armor and Training • Practice Exercise: The Three R's Part III: Uncovering Purposeful Passion 5 Harness Your Potential • Change Happens • The Remake • Purpose and Permapassion • Legacy Work • Fire Plus Vision • The Time for Purposeful Action • The Waters of Personal Growth • A Word of Caution: Recover and Recharge • Practice Exercise: Exploring Your Passion(s) o Session #1: I Am Passionate About... o Session #2: I Admire... o Session #3: I Can Make an Impact By... Part IV: Developing Your Vision 6 Think Big and Dream Even Bigger • Get Up and Try • Fall In Love with "Impractical" • Avoid Dream Stealers • The Nutrients to Stay the Course • Plan for Your Vision • The Handful • The All In Mantra • Practice Exercise: Your Mission and Vision Statements o Session #1: Noodling o Session #2: Committing to Paper o Session #3: Making It Official 7 Weather the Storm, Face Your Fears • Resiliency Reservoir: Part I • Change Your Narrative • Resiliency Reservoir: Part II • Brush with Eternity • Aftermath • Love, Balance, Gratitude • Practice Exercise: A Gratitude Journal In Conclusion: Your Legacy-A Life that Matters Acknowledgments Notes

Editorial Reviews

"[Leach] shines the Be Audacious message like a beacon in his fresh, unexpected voice." -Foreword