We often associate stepping outside your comfort zone with big, bold, audacious endeavors. As a professional rock climbing guide and world-record-holding sword swallower, Roderick Russell knows all about living life at the extremes, and how to help others get there.
But he also knows that in actual fact, today’s youth and young adults don’t need to be pushed at all to find their edge – they’re already there.
Between the pressures of navigating school, home and social life, to the ever changing nature of technology and how it impacts those fundamental experiences, more than ever students are having to deal with challenging thoughts. Add to it universal stage-of-life concerns, and it’s easy to understand why a full 85% of students report feeling overwhelmed, while almost 42% of them present with anxiety as their top concern. (Anxiety and Depression Association of America)
What students need is not always encouragement to push harder. Instead, they need to be armed with proven, evidence-based tools and techniques to help them succeed in the face of their existing overwhelming responsibilities. A new way of thinking that turns all those old motivational cliches on their heads and gives them a new way to relate to challenging thoughts, stress and anxiety. Solid and actionable techniques that help them to not only work through their existing challenges, but build self-motivation to take it even further.
Combining stories from an adventurous life, sharing pain from a childhood steeped in trauma, and illustrated with a never-to-be-forgotten demonstration, Roderick Russell provides a fresh and exciting look into how to perform your best while at the edge of your comfort zone – wherever that may be.