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An all-out inspirational rollercoaster which will make you reconsider life, its brevity, and its purpose.
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A BOOK GUARANTEED TO CHANGE LIVES

100% of Future Profits go to College Fund for Daughter of Travis "Achilles" Williams.

Motivational Fitness Icon Travis “Achilles” Williams was killed in a tragic accident in March 2015. He was filming a fitness video on the railroad tracks, when an unexpectedly-wide train car went unnoticed and struck him. He died doing what he loved - trying to help others.

The book, Achilles: A Meditation on Purpose & Inspirational Living, strives to spread the legacy of Achilles, while helping his surviving daughter, Azarria – 100% of future profits will go into a college trust fund for her.

 WHY PLEDGE?

  • Powerful Story – Achilles’ journey was remarkably inspirational, leaving home at the age of 15, overcoming all odds to attain incredible success. He started a premier fitness company, founded a charity, and helped raise a daughter. The book chronicles the journey in vivid detail and includes from quotes from Achilles you don't want to miss.
  • Extraordinary Legacy - Achilles' legacy is staggering - his impact on me was so great that I decided to donate all profits to his daughter. I've worked unpaid for over 1000 hours because I truly believe this book can make an impact, both on Azarria and on anyone who reads it.
  • Impact a Life – All future profits from the book will go to a trust fund for Achilles' daughter, Azarria.  A pledge directly impacts her life.
  • Reserve First Edition - These books ship in November, months prior to the final product being released on the market.
  • Chance to be Part of Something Huge – This project really has the chance to take off. We can’t do it without help, though. 

BOOK DETAILS:  

The book chronicles the life and rise of Travis "Achilles" Williams, who overcame all odds to build a motivational fitness empire, before tragically being struck by a train last year. Though his time was limited, his feats were not. He co-founded Team Fitness, a premier personal-training brand in the Southeast; he helped found a charity, The A-to-Z Project, and helped multitudes struggling worldwide; and he helped raise a daughter, Azarria, passing on his adventurous spirit, teaching her how to live with purpose. 

His quotes and photographs helped him gain international fame, and continue to inspire thousands across the globe today. This book is a celebration of his legacy. A reflection on how life is supposed to be lived, it is a compilation of Achilles’ works, accented with exclusive interviews of his closest friends, celebrating a life of passion, adventure, and purpose. 

110 Pages, Full-Color, 8.5"x8.5".

Achilles' YouTube Channel  

Achilles' Charity, the A to Z Project

CALL TO ACTION:

  • Submit a pledge! Want to make a HUGE impact on Azarria? Go with the 'Azarria's Angels' or 'Champ' Package. 
  • Share this page! Copy the link above and post on Facebook. Adding a personal note or tagging some friends will make the greatest impact. 
  • Rep your reward! Go to the Reward Badge page and share whichever photo corresponds to your reward. For a HUGE impact, make it your profile picture for the duration of the campaign.

HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS:  

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Risks and challenges

There are really no risks. The book's design is in it's final stages and will be finalized by early October. At that point, a bulk order will be placed for the books and distribution will begin. Although we cannot guarantee that books will ship in November, we can guarantee that we will be doing our best to make that happen.

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