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The Resilience Shield

By: Dr Dan Pronk, Ben Pronk, Tim Curtis
Narrated by: Ben Pronk, Dr Dan Pronk, Tim Curtis
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Publisher's Summary

Life is hard. Rocketing rates of physical and mental health issues are testimony to the immense pressures of our complex world. So how do we become tough and adaptable to face life's challenges?

The Resilience Shield provides that defence. In their groundbreaking guide to overcoming adversity, Australian SAS veterans Dr Dan Pronk, Ben Pronk DSC and Tim Curtis take you behind the scenes of special operations missions, into the boardrooms of leading companies and through the depths of contemporary research in order to demystify and define resilience. Through lessons learned in and out of uniform, they've come to understand the critical components of resilience and how it can be developed in anyone - including you.

The Resilience Shield explores the hard-won resilience secrets of elite soldiers and the latest thinking on mental and physical wellbeing. This book will equip you with an arsenal of practical tools for you to start making immediate improvements in your life that are attainable and sustainable.

Let's build your shield!

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©2021 Dan Pronk, Ben Pronk and Tim Curtis (P)2021 Macmillan Australia Audio

Critic Reviews

"Informative and enlightening...compelling lessons and advice." (The Hon Julie Bishop)

"A powerful text that will benefit any reader." (Dr Richard Harris SC, OAM, hero of the Thai cave rescue)

"A blend of raw experience and impeccable science...a brilliant guidebook for our times." (Hugh Mackay AO)

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Great book strongly recommend

I found this book very helpful. I like the way it shows the connect between resilience, success and happiness and how they are all made up from a balance life. This book has made me focus on otherwise neglected areas. The book is also full of stories of the authors own experiences in the Australian SAS that make it hard to put down.

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Great book!

I really enjoyed this book - the accounts, and raw honesty of the authors. At a practical level the resilience theories make very good sense. This book has helped provide a scientific structure and breakdown of resilience that the average person can modify their lifestyle towards positive results.

For anyone vaguely psychologically minded who is looking to improve their life, I would strongly recommend this to them.

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Masterpiece

After listening to The Resilience Shield twice I have only truly positive things to say about it. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in personal and professional development. It's a very well written and easy to follow book which is hard to put down once you get started. The positive influence this book has had on my own way of thinking has been invaluable. There are some great stories, quotes and advice from a myriad of experiences shared between the authors.

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Great book

This is such an awesome read, it has great advice and very interesting stories to help you build your resilience shield !

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A must read

Great book by the boys to share key learnings of a life time, should be a text book

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Amazing, insightful and very practical

I will end up listening to this one twice. Very well presented information and very practically applicable.

We should be brilliant at the basics.. but what are the basics? And why do they work? And how do they work together?

Thanks for a great listen!

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Will share a lot

I resisted yet another SAS resilience story, but this was something different. Well articulated, broad perspective not limited to combat, brilliant model I will be sharing with others as a chaplain.

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Excellent personal development book

This book should be mandatory reading for everyone. If it was I'm sure our world would be a better place. Narrated by the authors who all performed superbly. I love this book.

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Book of the year

What an incredibly practical and well written resource. This has changed my life, and will need another read to fully grasp the value in these pages.

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A refreshing, meaningful resilience handbook

A very enjoyable, rewarding read, and so authentic hearing it in the authors’ own voices.

The book draws together a large number of threads from scientific and philosophical literature into a cohesive message. The theory is thoughtfully reflected in real-world stories - many the authors’ own.

I see myself referring back to this book and it’s self-contained chapters for refreshers, or for inspiration I missed the first time around. There’s plenty to absorb in this work.

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