A Life Without Limits

Author: Chrissie Wellington

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455510939

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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In 2007, Chrissie Wellington shocked the triathlon world by winning the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. As a newcomer to the sport and a complete unknown to the press, Chrissie's win shook up the sport. A LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS is the story of her rise to the top, a journey that has taken her around the world, from a childhood in England, to the mountains of Nepal, to the oceans of New Zealand, and the trails of Argentina, and first across the finish line. Wellington's first-hand, inspiring story includes all the incredible challenges she has faced--from anorexia to near--drowning to training with a controversial coach. But to Wellington, the drama of the sports also presents an opportunity to use sports to improve people's lives. A LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS reveals the heart behind Wellington's success, along with the diet, training and motivational techniques that keep her going through one of the world's most grueling events.

A Life Without Limits

Author: Sir Bert Massie CBE DL,Bert Massie,Massie Bert,Bert Massie Sir,Sir Bert Massie

Publisher: Mereo Books

ISBN: 1861519052

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 326

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Severely disabled after contracting polio as a baby in working class Liverpool, Bert Massie found himself wondering as a boy why disabled people were expected to adapt to the world around them, and not the other way round. In his teens he began to campaign for rights for disabled people, and having battled his way through prejudice and the education system to become a Bachelor of Arts and a qualified social worker, he became a prominent figure in the fight for fair treatment for disabled people leading to the ground breaking Disability Discrimination Act. He went on to serve as Chairman of the Disability Rights Commission and became a founding commissioner of the subsequent Equality and Human Rights Commission. His extraordinary achievements were recognised by the award of an OBE, then a CBE and finally, in 2007, a knighthood. This is his remarkable and engaging story, completed by his wife Maureen and friends after his death in October 2017.

A Life Without Limits

Author: Chrissie Wellington

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849018898

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Chrissie Wellington is the world's No 1 female Ironman triathlete, a four times World Champion, having recently won the her fourth title in October 2011 and the World Record holder. In 2009 she was voted 'Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year' and in 2010 was awarded the MBE. She is the undefeated champion of Triathlon, having won thirteen Ironman titles from thirteen races. She set a new World Record of 8 hours19:13 at Quelle Roth Germany in 2010, which slashed over 14 minutes from the previous record and where she was only beaten by six men. She went on to improve this time by another minute in the 2011 race. She also set a new world record for the fastest ever Ironman sanctioned event at Ironman South Africa in April 2011. Chrissie has displayed unprecedented levels of stamina, strength and competitiveness in becoming Ironman World Champion in only her second event at Ironman level. Her victory in Kona, Hawaii in 2007 finishing five minutes ahead of her nearest rival was described as the 'biggest upset in Ironman history' and 'a remarkable feat, deemed to be near impossible task for any athlete racing as a rookie at their first Ironman World Championships'. She defended her World title in Hawaii in 2008 and again in 2009. However a bout of severe sickness on the eve of the 2010 event meant she was unable to make the start line to defend her title. She bounced back in 2011 to retain her title in her most fiercely competitive race to date, which adds another fantastic chaper to her extraordinary sporting career. This is the remarkable story of how a Norfolk girl - a 'sporty kid, swimming, playing hockey, running, but never excelling and always more interested in the social side of the sports scene' - became a world champion.

64 Lessons for a Life Without Limits

Author: T.D. Jakes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857206060

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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What people need today when they and society at large are in social and economic distress is great advice and spiritual support that is easy to access. 64 Lessons- informed by two of Bishop Jakes' bestselling titles, Reposition Yourself and Making Great Decisions- is a ready-reference book of advice to keep readers on course in managing their careers, relationships, health, home and spiritual well-being. The 64 lessons explore ideas like: 1. Good choices begin with research; 2. Quitting can be good, at the right time; 3. Begin before 'need' arises; 4. Regret can be the begging of triumph over adversity. For instance, we've all been told that quitters never win. But, there IS a time to quit, whether it's your job, marriage, church or project. The biggest problem with quitting is the timing. Quitting too soon may mean that you relinquish your dreams. Get comfortable with change. Even after you've repositioned yourself, change is constant. You may need to quit something in order to make room for the next season of your life. Before you quit anything, look within and determine your real motives. Revisit the longings deep in your heart. Get a clear perspective on what you're releasing and what your taking hold of. Examine your prior choices and consider what you've 'quit' in the past. This honest self-examination will prepare you for a new beginning.

Life Without Limits

Author: Nick Vujicic

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0307589757

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 7221


ECPA BESTSELLER—Over one million copies sold! • What Would Your Life be Like if Anything Were Possible? Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic overcame his disabilities to live an independent, rich, fulfilling, and “ridiculously good” life while serving as a role model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, Nick eagerly spreads his message: the most important goal is to find your life’s purpose and to never give up, despite whatever difficulties or seemingly impossible odds stand in your way. Nick tells the story of his physical disabilities and the emotional battle he endured while learning to deal with them as a child, teen, and young adult. “For the longest, loneliest time, I wondered if there was anyone on earth like me, and whether there was any purpose to my life other than pain and humiliation.” Nick shares how his faith in God has been his major source of strength, and he explains that once he found a sense of purpose—inspiring others to better their lives and the world around them--he found the confidence to build a rewarding and productive life without limits. Let Nick inspire you to start living your own life without limits. Nick offers practical advice for realizing a life of fulfillment and happiness by building trust in others, developing supportive relationships, and gaining strength for the journey. He encourages the reader by showing how he learned to accept what he could not control and focus instead on what he could. Includes a Life Without Limits Personal Action Plan to help anyone determine their unique path to a successful life.

Your Life Without Limits

Author: Nick Vujicic

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0307731065

Category: Self-Help

Page: 64

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“I do believe my life has no limits, and I want you to feel the same way about your life, no matter what your challenges may be.” --Nick Vujicic You Can’t Control What Happens to You… But You Can Control How You Will Respond! As a teenager Nick Vujicic wondered how he ever could have a "normal life." Born without arms and legs, Nick questioned how he would finish school, find a job, enjoy relationships, and not be a burden to others. He even contemplated suicide before realizing that his challenges did not need to limit his life. In Your Life Without Limits, Nick tells why circumstances should not rule your life and how hope changes everything for the better. Look for Nick Vujicic’s inspiring, full-length books Life Without Limits and Unstoppable.

Life Without Limits

Author: Nick Vujicic

Publisher: Inspired Living

ISBN: 9781743310298

Category: Christian life

Page: 266

View: 5895


The life story of the amazingly gutsy Nick Vujicic, who despite being born without arms or legs has an unbelievably infectious zest for life and now travels the world as highly successful motivational speaker. This new edition includes a Personal Action Plan. LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS is the story of gutsy Nick Vujicic, an amazing 28-year-old Aussie born without arms or legs who is now an internationally successful inspirational speaker. Packed full of wisdom, testimonials of his faith and laugh-out-loud humour, Nick tells of life in his 'Chesty Bond' body, his visit to Africa at the age of 20 where he gave away $20,000 of his life savings to the poor, and raised another $20,000 for them on the side, and how he learned to surf, skateboard, dive and more. Noting that 'perfection isn't always perfect' and that 'brokenness can be a good thing', Nick shows how he learned to accept what he could not control and focus instead on what he could. He encourages everyone to find their life's purpose and, whatever their obstacles, go for it. He's already appeared in an acclaimed short film doing his own stunts, and his zest for life is unbelievably infectious. This new edition contains Nick's Personal Action Plan, a tool any reader can use to more precisely determine and track their individual destiny. Winner, 2011 CALEB Prize for faith inspired writing, Reviewer's Choice. Finalist, 2011 CALEB Prize for faith inspired writing, Memoir and Bookseller's Choice categories.

Love Without Limits

Author: Nick Vujicic,Kanae Vujicic

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 1601426194

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 6794


It Doesn’t Take a Perfect Person to Find a Perfect Love Even though he was born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic created a “ridiculously good life.” But after dating disappointments and a failed relationship, he reached his mid-twenties worried that he would never find a woman to love him and share his life. Then Nick met Kanae and everything changed. But even with undeniable chemistry, they would have to navigate twists and turns worthy of a romantic comedy before becoming "one" in marriage. In Love Without Limits Nick and Kanae tell how they improbably found each other, fell in love, and then fought to overcome skepticism from others about their relationship. Filled with practical insights that will benefit any couple, this inspiring book describes a godly courtship and the early years of the Vujicics’ marriage and parenting journey. Above all, Love Without Limits is an inspiring reminder that when Christ is at the center of a relationship--even with serious challenges--true love will triumph. *** “Despite my optimism about other parts of life, I decided that love in this world had limits after all. I’d become convinced that no woman would want to marry such an obviously imperfect man as me….” As a boy growing up in Australia, Nick Vujicic could not understand why God had allowed him to be born without limbs and if He would ever bring a woman into Nick’s life. On the other side of the world, Kanae Miyahara—a girl growing up in Mexico--saw dysfunction sadly separate her family. She wondered if a loving, lasting marriage was even possible. Later, when Nick realized that God had a purpose for him, his life took on new meaning. But after a long-term relationship ended in heartache, would he ever find someone to marry? Kanae experienced relationships based on superficial attraction, but she longed to find a mate with strong character and faith—a man who would be a godly husband and father. When Nick and Kanae met in the most amazing way, they realized that God—the ultimate Matchmaker-- had used even their discouraging and painful experiences to prepare them for each other…for the love of their life.

Girls Without Limits

Author: Lisa Hinkelman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483302865

Category: Education

Page: 208

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"You just don′t understand!" If adolescent girls agree on one thing, it′s that adults don′t "get" what′s going on in their lives. Friendship drama, self-image, grades, dating, fear of failure—these pressures impose limits. So what can you do? How can you ensure each and every girl lives up to her potential? "Be the adult who does understand," says Dr. Lisa Hinkelman. In Girls Without Limits, you′ll gain new insight on how to Understand the unique challenges girls face when dealing with social pressure, body image, boy trouble, academics, and career choices Help girls develop skills and competencies to deal with these challenges Empower girls to confront negative societal expectations and make healthy, positive decisions Combining relevant research with revealing real-life stories and action strategies, Girls Without Limits will help you become a positive force in girls′ lives in any capacity: as a teacher, counselor, advisor, or parent. "As the national director of a counseling program which impacts over 40,000 students, I will encourage each of my counselors to read Dr. Hinkelman′s book." —Tisha Green-Rinker, National Director of Counseling Connections Education "As an educator, a coach, a mentor, and a father, the insights and strategies afforded here provide powerful tools to best support the efforts of the young women with whom I have the rich occasion to work." —Gregory Hodges, Director of International Learning Trinity College School, Port Hope, ON "Thank you, Lisa Hinkelman, for your inspiration, education, and energy on such a powerful subject." —Cindy Monroe, CEO of Thirty-One Gifts

Follow Your Passion and Live Your Life

Author: Andrew Eilers

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1524558893

Category: Self-Help

Page: 82

View: 3390


The book is written to provide information, stories, ideas, and concepts for people who are tired of living a life that they believe is for others but dont know how to change that. This book is called Follow Your Passion and Live Your Life because it provides the tools for people to decide what is most important in their lives (their passions) and how they can transition from being primarily focused on activities they have to do toward the activities they truly want to do (live their lives). In addition, the book shares personal stories and the direction I have taken in my life in order to follow my passion and live my life.