Book Review: Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim Grover


Relentless by Tim Grover can be summed up in one word: instincts. Grover is an athlete/trainer who has taken skilled and talented athletes and pushed them beyond the levels they could imagine. Grover strengthened their bodies and increased their mental tenacity for dominance.

Grover encourages his clients to follow their instincts and be fearless, courageous, and unstoppable—always believing in their limitless possibilities. He tells us that instincts guide them to make the right decisions at the right time, resulting in victory.

Grover’s insights and leadership have helped Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Dwayne Wade. These NBA players, coached by Grover, reconnected with their instincts and became triumphant again and again. He trained them to unblock their hunger and drive to win and this propelled them to be excellent players winning multiple championships.

As an athletic trainer, he says anyone can connect to their instincts and achieve mastery of their life.

Read Relentless when you are ready to trust your gut, let your instincts be your guide, and go beyond the possibilities to achieve the seemingly impossible and countless victories.

Tim S. Grover, CEO of Attack Athletics, travels the world speaking, consulting, and training the best athletes to be even better. He also offers his principles of mental toughness and dominance to coaches and business leaders.

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Diane Williams is the author of “Angels in Action.” Also, she is a Freelance Writer and Speaker.


Take Your Power…Overcome Adversity

Are you in the market for reading some life-changing books on Overcoming Adversity?

Three of the best books I read this year and would like to encourage you to read are:

  1. The Phoenix: Rising From The Ashes, author Dian Griffin Jackson, opens the curtains at her windows, and she opens her front and back doors to her home and invites you inside to witness her Victory with domestic violence.
  1. 4 Wedding and a Funeral: Resilience in a Time of Grief, is a love story of a woman who had it all for many years: the career, the husband, the child, the close relationships with friends and relatives…and one day the script flipped. Author Jill Smolowe sat listening to her husband’s oncologist giving him a diagnosis of cancer with a gruesome prognosis: incurable. Her love story intensified as she found VICTORY in her new life as her husband’s caregiver.
  1. Not A Game: The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen Iverson, author Kent Babb, outlines basketball superstar Allen Iverson, rise to VICTORY, and depicts his fall in the NBA. However, through it all Babb describes Iverson becoming acquainted with himself as the “person,” on his journey towards self-awareness.

Please, share with us some of your best books or your personal stories on Overcoming Adversity.



Forgiveness Defeats Hate

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”–Mahatma Gandhi


My husband was chronically allergic to responsibility, coming into our lives when we were thriving, then abandoning us when we needed him the most. I wanted desperately to believe he could change, and so did my girls, but after a while, we accepted the fact that he would always be allergic to responsibility and that was who he was.

I still remember the time when my daughter, Jasmine, searched the house and looked out the window in vain for a sign of her daddy or his car. All she found was empty space, in the house and inside his car, parked in the carport—her dad was gone.

A while later, he stepped into our house, eager to reconcile, again. I knew little of the hidden fury Jazzy was harboring for her father. She was angry at him for abandoning us, for leaving her young hands to carry the burden of adulthood, and for never considering how it might make his children feel when he left.

Before I knew it, she was charging at him with a knife, chanting “I hate you! I hate you!”

Thankfully, no one was hurt, but I was greatly disturbed at what I had seen. I spoke to Jazzy gently about what happened.

“Jazzy, do you really hate your father?” I asked.

“I’m going to hate him until he decides to make amends to me,” she answered.

I confessed to her that I couldn’t say I knew exactly how she felt, but I did know this: Hate is the emotion that taints the spirit, destroys the body and robs the mind; all your power lands in the hands of the person you hate.

I told Jazzy that hate was like a boomerang. You think you’re throwing it at a person, but it comes right back and hits you instead. It makes you destroy yourself from the inside out. It steals your joy and it never benefits you.

I concluded my story, telling Jazzy, “Forgiveness is the key to alleviate hate and the key to you producing a life of abundance.”

Hate is a strong emotion, but forgiveness is stronger—forgiveness defeats hate.

Conquer…What is blocking your desires?

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You are moving in life, but you’re not going anywhere. What is blocking your movement? You’ve been saying that you want to increase your income, yet it remains the same. You want to lose weight, yet you see no change. You want to increase the quality of your relationships, yet it is as stagnant as ever. What is blocking you?

Challenges come to us all. Some are bigger than others. Some you can handle quickly and simply and others require a major lifestyle change of the mind, body and spirit. Conquering life’s challenges revitalizes the lifeless and surges victory into the hands of the victim.

Winning these battles can present the hopeless dreamers with beautiful visions of the future, calm the joyless refugees, comfort the loveless romantics, smile upon the faithless wishers, guide the aimless wanderers, awaken the dreamless ponders, and add flavor and color to the very ordinary life you don’t want.

We are here not to live easy lives, but to know the joy that comes with being a conqueror of challenges. I have seen my fair share of challenges, and I’m eager to start a fire in people’s hearts and encourage their awesome power of overcoming life’s obstacles.

I believe my gift of discernment, along with the coaching experience that I gained through 12 years of social work, qualifies me for the daunting task of daring people to address their challenges, live life fearlessly, and experience a life that’s balanced and fulfilled.

I invite you to  share you proven  solutions to your challenges.