Gobi Runner: Taking a Personal and Professional Challenge to the Desert

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BPS Books, Oct 10, 2011 - Self-Help - 197 pages
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In the midst of a devastating year for his and most businesses, Stefan Danis searched for a challenge that would get him in physical and mental shape for what lay ahead, inspire others in similar situations, and raise funds for those in his industry who had fallen on even harder times.

With only a vague understanding of what he was getting himself into, he settled on the Gobi March, an unaided 250-kilometer foot race in the Gobi Desert of China.

Now, in this captivating story of mind over matter, he shares how he overcame the challenges he faced -- from extensive training to injuries that nearly kept him from the race to running in blazing heat on stones, sand, through rivers, and even up mountains -- and made it to the finish line, stronger and better equipped for what lay ahead.
 

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Contents

A Crisis at Work
3
19
19
4
21
Training
27
Asking for Help
42
Burdens
54
Gobi Sendoff
63
The Gobi Warmup
69
11
110
29
121
Heavens Gate
122
Cat and Mouse Day Six Rest
139
The Final Push
143
Recovering
147
Reentry
149
Ten Lessons from the Desert
158

The Last Supper
78
The Gobi
87
Elation
89
3
90
Running on Mars
101
Appendices Mentoring and Visualization
173
Running Gear
177
42
179
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About the author (2011)

Stefan Danis is the CEO of Mandrake and NEXCareer. With 25 years of experience in executive recruiting, Stéfan’s accomplishments include leading hundreds of executive searches, recruiting more than twenty-five presidents of marketing agencies, co-leading the growth of one of Canada’s largest search firms and co-founding the Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends. Stefan frequently lectures at universities to help the next generation of professionals prepare for their career and was awarded the Paul Mulvihill Humanitarian award in recognition of his work with charities. Stefan and his wife and two daughters live in Toronto.

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