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“… the very process of studying this book led me to look carefully at myself with an awareness of how the challenges of my life can be the very fuel that will enable me to swim against the stream, against cultural currents, against all forms of adversity inherent in the most important goals of my life.”

—Stephen Covey, Ph.D., Author of Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Turn everyday struggles into everyday greatness

Leading Adversity Quotient (AQ®) expert Paul G. Stoltz, Ph.D., and world-class blind athlete Erik Weihenmayer team up to take you on a climb up the Seven Summits.

Summit 1: Take It On. Learn how to overcome frustration, helplessness, and anger — and benefit from adversity.

Summit 2: Summon Your Strengths. Challenge the conventional wisdom that natural strengths drive success. Exceed expectations of what you and others can, or should, attempt to do.

Summit 3: Engage Your CORE. Learn how to handle adversity better and faster. Engage your CORE (the four dimensions that determine how you respond to adversity ) and learn how to turn adversities into advantages.

Summit 4: Pioneer Possibilities. Devise signature systems for turning the impossible into the possible. Learn to create strategies that others fail to see.

Summit 5: Pack Light, Pack Right. Learn how packing poorly cripples you… but how choosing the right things, people, obligations, and pursuits strengthen you. “Spring clean” so you can rise up, rather than crumble, under the weight of adversity.

Summit 6: Suffer Well. Character is forged in the flames of adversity. Done right, suffering can fuel greatness.

Summit 7: Deliver Greatness, Everyday. This summit, the culmination, weaves together the most important ideas of the book, providing a coherent, portable package of practices that you can apply anywhere, anytime.

Co-written by bestselling authors Paul Stoltz, (Adversity Quotient: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities, Adversity Quotient at Work) and Erik Weihenmayer (Touch the Top of the World: A Blind Man's Journey to Climb Farther than the Eye Can See)

Paul G. Stoltz, Ph.D., is the CEO of PEAK Learning, Inc., a global research and consulting firm he founded in 1987. The originator of the globally acclaimed AQ (Adversity Quotient) method, Paul wrote the international bestseller The Adversity Quotient: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities, as well as Adversity Quotient@ Work. Learn more...

Erik Weihenmayer is the only blind person in history to reach Everest and the Seven Summits. He inspires millions of people each year through his climbing expeditions, nonprofit outreach, and keynote presentations. The author of Touch the Top of the World, Erik has been featured on the cover of Time. Learn more...

Listen to an interview with Paul & Erik on Business Opportunity Radio....

The Adversity Advantage (book jacket) - buy it online now

Barnes & Noble
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Tantor (audio only)

$25.95 Hardcover

Published by Fireside, a division of Simon & Schuster.

Foreword by Stephen R. Covey



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