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  • Is your life filled with challenges that are so overwhelming that there doesn't seem any way out?
  • Are you stressed and burned out, as you try to juggle all your responsibilities, commitments, and demands on your time?
  • Do you have big dreams and goals but you're frustrated trying to make progress to reach them?

This book is for you!

Olympian and international best-selling author Esmie Lawrence has been where you are: stressed out, afraid, overwhelmed, and unhappy with her life. In this powerful book, she shares her life experiences and how, by embracing her challenges, she turned her life around and created a proven process to help others do the same. If she can do it, you can too!

About the author

Esmie Lawrence is a Canadian Olympian, an international best-selling author, blogger, speaker, and the mother of three children. She is the host of Sprinting to Success podcast, which is focused on helping professional women overcome life’s challenges and stressors. As a success coach, Esmie helps her clients to start a journey of transformation from overwhelm and burn out to creating a happier and more successful life. Learn more at https://esmielawrence.com/.

©2019 Esmie Lawrence (P)2020 Esmie Lawrence

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Inspiring Stories

If you're struggling to move ahead in life. This book is filled with inspiring stories of examples of overcoming challenging times and teaching you how to do the same. The life lessons in this book helped to decrease stress, move past my fears, and embrace the challenges by changing my perspective. Being happy a choice and we can all be so, even in the most challenging times.

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A truly inspiring work

Most motivational autobiographies lose their impact once you realize they were written by (or ghostwritten for) someone who was born with a silver spoon in their mouth. Esmie, however, is not someone who has was born under such a lucky star, and this her own personal work, which I appreciate. Things were rough from the start for her. Just like many of us, she has had to claw her way up to get to where she now is, but she has actually succeeded in reaching a high level of success not many do. It's not just a candid autobiography, though, this also a thoughtfully crafted manual on how anyone, no matter where they began or where are in life, can harness their innate power, find happiness, and achieve fulfillment in their own way.

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Must listen

There are alot of emotions in this audiobook, and the narrator does a great job of letting us know it. There's an interesting story that can be a movie. This is an inspirational audiobook that aims to help us overcome stress, smash our worries, embrace challenges, improve our self-discipline and decrease busyness. I highly recommend it to anyone who feels like their life is on the wrong path and is ready to face their challenges.

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Must listen!

Proud of this Black Canadian Olympian! Esmie Lawrence is an example for other young people who have dreams they want to achieve. Read her book and listen to the podcast to glean nuggets of life lessons from this hardworking woman. Thank you Esmie for showing us what persistence looks like! Bravo!

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Real and honest

I really appreciate how Esmie shares her own experiences and how we can use the same process she used to eliminate stress and burnout.

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Helpful and Relevant!

The book "How to Embrace Challenges Step Into Your Power" written by an international best-selling author Esmie Lawrence has been stressed out and unhappy with her life. In the book, she shares her life experiences on how she embraced her challenges and turned her life around.

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Great Motivational Piece

If you are looking for some inspiration, then you have found the right book! The author uses her own personal story to elaborate on how to embrace challenges and overcome them. My personal favorite is how she gives you simple tactics to overcome your own challenges. This is a must read for anyone who thinks they can't overcome their current situation!

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Marvelous knowledge, narration and writing!

The author is extremely talented at writing and sharing her story. I would buy this book for that fact alone. Second, the narration is super on point which makes the complete experience mesmerizing. However, the most important part is the knowledge enclosed, and that is well above the industry standard. I will refer all my friends to this book because this book has been pivotal on my journey to freedom.

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Super Motivational!!

If you are stuck and not sure how to overcome and push on forward, this is the BOOK for you. It's super packed with the author's story of how she was able to face the challenges and step into her own power. The story was highly relatable to me and it's one book I will revisit at least once per month to stay on track

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Loved the Book!

I love how she gave her personal life examples to help others come into their own and embrace doing new things to change their life. Very inspiring!

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  • 09-27-20

A story of overcoming hardship

This isn't your typical "just work harder" type book. Esmie Lawrence shares the difficulties and struggles which got her to where she is in life today. It adds an approachable and personal element and really helps the book shine in a competitive genre.

The book is fantastically written and maintains a consistent narrative throughout, the narrator was perfect for the book and I felt as if Esmie herself was reading to me.

Life is chaotic right now, and I think we're all feeling somewhat overwhelmed, but if you're looking to not only get through these coming months, but thrive in them, this is the book for you.

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  • Chandler Kitching
  • 08-28-20

Marvelous knowledge, narration and writing!

The author is extremely talented at writing and sharing her story. I would buy this book for that fact alone. Second, the narration is super on point which makes the complete experience mesmerizing. However, the most important part is the knowledge enclosed, and that is well above the industry standard. I will refer all my friends to this book because this book has been pivotal on my journey to freedom.

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  • Brian S
  • 08-26-20

Wonderful, inspiring listen

Lawrence’s story is a great one, and it makes for the foundations of a wonderful audiobook. As a former Olympian, she knows what it takes to succeed. Sadly, she also knows what it’s like to struggle and endure extreme hardship.

This audiobook chronicles all of those struggles in an approachable way, while at the same time, giving others the tools and inspiration needed to overcome similar struggles and succeed, themselves. It’s a wonderful listen, and I’d recommend it to just about anyone!

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  • T. Huang
  • 08-25-20

Embrace your challenges to live authentically

I appreciate the author Esmie Lawrence's courage to share her stories and her vulnerabilities. The wisdom she gained from life experiences and overcoming challenges are commendable. The two chapters that I find most relevant to me currently were the chapters that talk about stress management and decrease busyness. It reminds me of a book I'm currently reading--Essentialism by Greg Mckeown. With the current fast-paced lifestyle, it is so easy to get lost in the busyness of the world. The chapter was a good reminder for me to reflect what or who are the most important people to me. The book covers a few other useful advice, such as forgiving others and being disciplined. Given that Esmie is a former Olympian, her advice on being disciplined holds a solid ground.

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  • SisB
  • 08-24-20

Interesting story!

In the book "How to Embrace Challenges Step Into Your Power" the author shares her story in a relatable way that is easy to follow of how the she went through challenges that were overwhelming , but managed to juggle all responsibilities, commitments, and demands and able to still make her g dreams and goals realistic.

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  • Mark
  • 08-22-20

Incredible story

Such a amazing story with plenty of ups & downs. To have achieved so much and proceed to share is inspirational.

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  • YA
  • 08-22-20

inspirational

loved the book. this is the first book I think that I listened to all in one sitting! make sure you have some tissues handy especially for the first chapter. This book has some very good ideas and strategies for making changes in your life. Very inspirational Indeed.

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  • Lina F.
  • 08-22-20

Powerful and inspiring

Really inspirational book that motivates you to overcome challenges in life and give you a new perspective on how to live the life we desire. I really enjoyed reading the story, especially coming from a past Olympian, truly powerful.