10 principles for leading your family to True Resilience, from the bestselling author of Spartan Up and the CEO/founder of Spartan
Joe De Sena has spent his life running toward challenge and discomfort. Why? Because how we react to challenging situations defines us and our families. The only tools we have as humans to survive the many peaks and valleys of a full life are preparedness, health, leadership, and most importantly, resilience. Why do so many parents struggle to finish things we start, delay gratification, and protect our health—and why do our kids continue to struggle in every facet of life? Because we haven’t showed them a path to resilience, and we haven’t fought for it ourselves.
In 10 Rules for Resilience Joe De Sena outlines his 10 principles for leading your family to True Resilience, a term he uses for a body and mind that have been carved out of hard work, challenge, and failure. It takes True Resilience to approach overwhelming situations with calm and confidence, to not get rattled, anxious, or angry, and even to embrace failure, setbacks, and redirections.
Joe D Sena is the CEO and founder of Spartan and the Death Race and the New York Times bestselling author of Spartan Up and Spartan Fit. He lives in Vermont.
Dr. Lara Pence, PsyD, MBA, is a licensed clinical psychologist who has helped hundreds of individuals and their families go from unhealthy and stuck to healthy and resilient. She is the founder of Lighfbox and the official Spartan Mind Doc. She lives in Colorado with her husband and their two children.