Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Great Eight

Olympic Gold Medal figure skater Scott Hamilton shares his eight secrets to finding happiness in the face of a life filled with challenges, difficulties, and career-canceling odds.
With never-been-told, behind-the-scenes stories from the skating world, personal challenges including testicular cancer and a brain tumor, as well as divine miracles, Olympic Gold Medal figure skater Scott Hamilton shares the secrets to his lifelong journey to find the silver (and gold) lining in the clouds of life. His life principles, fashioned into eight secrets that begin with the rote of learning to skate the figure 8, are the keys. Scott says, "Skating taught me how to be happy. I have always kept these eight as my own private, personal secrets that I practiced daily with repetition, focus, and discipline. Now I want to share them with the world."
The Great Eight, is a book meant to inspire the reader. As I made my way through the book, I was amazed by the adversity that Scott Hamilton has endured since he was a small child, in the form if health issues. 
As a mother with children who have had to struggle through health challenges, it is wonderful to hear stories of successful adults, who have to persevere, and who have excelled! 
I am thankful to have taken the time to read The Great Eight, and thankful that Scott Hamilton shared his experiences with the world.  Those experiences are bound to help a struggling young person, or not so young person, as they travel down what ever trial they may happen upon. 
You can purchase your copy and book retailers near you. 
**I was given a free copy of The Great Eight as a member of the Book Sneeze program, in exchange for my honest opinion. All views expressed here are my own, and do not constitute a guarantee of service. **

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