This book has been a special project in the making. Along the journey, many people have been tremendously supportive advocates. Special gratitude goes out to my greatest team who make all of this possible, my family: Ami, J. Isaac, and Kennedy Rose.
I would also like to acknowledge my team of Kimberly Raasch and Dusty Meehan, whose commitment to greatness every day helps me continue to fight and impact the thousands of lives we touch each year. And to Lisa Lukies, my esteemed editor, whose eagle eye on the manuscript and contribution helped to make this book the best it could be.
Additionally, the opportunity to inspire and empower others through my writing would not be possible without the stories or impact made by Dr. Jason Selk, Jon Gordon, John O’Leary, Scott Underwood, Joey Davenport, Shep Hyken, Tom Dankenbring, Todd Basler, Dr. Edward M. Johnson Jr., Bob Gassoff, Dr. Martha Skinner, John Doty, Mark Daly, Andy Kaiser, Josh Qualy, Brian Cohen, Jeff Rose, Eddie Caldwell, Josh Goodman, Heath Beam, Paul Foster, Ben Beshear, Laura Pierz, Michael Amann, Michael Kennedy Jr., and my father, Burt Newman, along with countless other family and friends who inspire me to keep fighting.
To my late mother, Janet Fishman Newman, who continues to inspire me every day to be the best I can be. You taught me life’s greatest lesson, to cherish every day—because it is not how long you live, but how you choose to live your life!