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The Unbelievable True Stories of Will From the World's Greatest Successes.
The Unbelievable True Stories of Will From the World's Greatest Successes.
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The Will of Heroes

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Stretch Goals!

With days to spare, we have reached our funding goal!

Which means that we will be able to professionally edit, design, and print The Will of Heroes, then ship it to people all over the world!

But the end is never the end. A new challenge awaits....

If we reach $13,000 I will add the Audiobook! If we pass $13,000 I will hit the recording studio and provide the audiobook of The Will of Heroes to anyone at the Apprentice-Level and above!

If we reach $14,000 I will hire a professional voice actor! I'll fully admit that I am a much better writer than I am a speaker. So if we reach $14,000, then you will get to listen to a much more soothing voice read you The Will of Heroes.

In the last 5 days, we went from hopeless, to fully funded. Over the last days, the sky is the limit!

How I Used This Book to Reach the Goal

Just like the heroes I write about, I faced the challenge of my life when it seemed like reaching the goal was hopeless. 

So what better way to prove its value than to share my story?

Click here to see how I used this book to reach the Kickstarter goal!

The Heroes You Will Read About....

 KOBE BRYANT

BASKETBALL SUPERSTAR

When he was 12 years old, Kobe Bryant was so bad at basketball that he was about to give it up forever. But then he made a decision. A decision that would lead him to become one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

His story will teach you how to become great in any field by focusing on what you can control.

Click here to read more about Kobe's story!

 JOE DESENA

SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR/FOUNDER OF THE SPARTAN RACE

After a brutal hip injury, a doctor told Joe DeSena that he would never run again. As a life-long athlete, he refused to accept that fate. So he trained hard and proved that doctor wrong...by running over 25 Ironman triathlons and founding The Spartan Race.

His story will teach you with the right perspective you will achieve anything.

Click here to read more about Joe's story!

 JK ROWLING

AUTHOR OF HARRY POTTER

When JK Rowling was 28, she was a single mother on welfare. She battled with depression, doubts about her writing ability, and her duty to be a good mother to her infant daughter. But she won each battle and wrote the beginning of one of the most beloved tales of all time.

Her story will teach you how to keep going when things are at their worst.

Click here to read more about Rowling's story!

STEVE JOBS

FOUNDER/CEO OF APPLE

When Steve Jobs took over Apple again in 1997, no one believed he would bring it back to its former greatness. And he didn't - he did much more. Under his leadership, Apple became the most valuable company in the world.

His story will teach you how to go from rock-bottom, to the very top.

Click here to read more about Jobs' story!

 ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

BODYBUILDING CHAMPION/MOVIE STAR

Arnold Schwarzenegger grew up as a poor skinny boy in rural Austria. But since he was a child, he dreamed of becoming a bodybuilding champion. Then he relentlessly pursued that dream against almost impossible odds to not only become a champion, but the greatest thing to ever happen to the sport of bodybuilding.

His story will teach you how to turn your dreams into a reality.

Click here to read more about Arnold's story!

 WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

MUSICIAN/COMPOSER

Mozart is often cited as proof of natural talent. But his path is much more complicated than that. It is full of long hours of practice, complete focus, and a will to become the greatest musician in the world.

His story will introduce you to the true path to success.

Click here to read more about Mozart's about story!

 TEMPLE GRANDIN

AUTISM ACTIVIST/AUTHOR

Temple Grandin was dealt a hard hand in life when she was diagnosed with autism. All of her life she had to face adversities that no other child would have to face. But not only did she overcome these adversities, she actually used them to her advantage.

Her story will teach you how to face adversity and use it to your advantage.

Click here to read more about Temple's story!

 VINCE LOMBARDI

LEGENDARY FOOTBALL COACH

Vince Lombardi is arguably the greatest football coach of all time. His first head coaching position was with the worst team in the NFL in the city with the smallest market. And he won so many championships with that team that they renamed the city of Green Bay "Title Town".

His story will teach you what perfection really means and how to truly reach it.

Click here to read more about Lombardi's story!

 DAVID BLAINE

MAGICIAN/ENDURANCE ARTIST

David Blaine discovered the secret to becoming a great magician is in fact not magic at all, but relentless perseverance. He has trained his mind so well that he has accomplished feats of endurance that may never be broken by anyone.

His story will teach you the practices that will strengthen your willpower.

Click here to read more about Blaine's story!

JURE ROBIC

ULTRA ENDURANCE CYCLIST

In the world of cycling, there may never be a man as mentally strong as Jure Robic. He broke nearly every ultra-endurance cycling record by pushing his body and mind to the limit.

His story will show you what limits really are and how you can push past yours.

Click here to read more about Jure's story!

 WARREN BUFFET

INVESTOR/PHILANTHROPIST

In an age of investing that involves computers, complicated models, and questionable ethics, Warren Buffet became the world's richest man through patience and discipline. Rather than chase the "quick buck" he has always taken the long-term path.

His story will show you how to decline short-term rewards for long-term goals.

Click here to read more about Buffet's story!

TIM GROVER

ATHLETIC TRAINER/ENTREPRENEUR

Tim Grover is one of the greatest athletic trainers in the world. He has personally trained Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, and many other star athletes. He gave his athletes an edge by not just worrying about what they did in the gym, but also in the kitchen.

His story will teach you how your diet is a crucial aspect of your willpower.

Your Rewards for Pledging....

**UPDATE** All rewards Professional-Level and above will receive the signed softcover version of the book! This also includes free shipping to anywhere in the world. 

FAN-LEVEL DETAILS

The project won't get anywhere without fans and your help is truly appreciated!

  • Your name added to our Hero images as we constantly thank all of the backers during and after the project on Instagram (6500+ followers)
  • A HUGE Twitter shoutout to the followers of @willpower_ed and @colinrobotson (12800+ followers)
  • Plus all Hero images and tweets posted to all of our fans on Facebook! (1200+ fans)

APPRENTICE-LEVEL DETAILS

Want to read the truly inspirational stories of some of the world's greatest successes? You will get first access to the stories will from each of our heroes! The Ebook will include...

  • The PDF version of the finished copy for view on any device
  • The Kindle, iPad and other tablet versions
  • All of the Fan-Level rewards

*To preview the stories and my writing check out these articles!

PROFESSIONAL-LEVEL DETAILS

Still like the look and feel of the traditional book? You will receive one of the first prints of the book signed by me with a special note thanking you for making The Will of Heroes a possibility!

  • Signed softcover version of "The Will of Heroes"
  • All of the Apprentice-Level rewards (Ebook will arrive before softcover)!

CHAMPION-LEVEL DETAILS

In addition to the book, you will also receive free, 24/7 access to my most popular online training courses!

The classes are 3-6 weeks learning about how willpower works, why it is so important, and how to truly master yours. 

Click here to watch a quick video on the classes!

WISDOM-LEVEL DETAILS

Want to learn absolutely all there is to learn about how willpower works, how to strengthen it, and improve yours to take on any challenge? You will gain full access to ALL of my online training programs! 

Click here to watch a quick video on Master Your Productivity!

Click here to watch a quick video on Creating an Exercise Habit That Lasts!

SPARTAN-LEVEL DETAILS

Want to put your new willpower and exercise habits to good use? In honor of one of our heroes, Joe DeSena, we now have the Spartan-Level!

  • A FREE race entry to any 2016 Spartan Race in the United States* with the ability to choose your starting time and heat! (Up to $200 value)
  • All of the Wisdom-Level rewards!

MASTER-LEVEL DETAILS

Have questions about how you can truly master your willpower in the same way that the Heroes did? I will give you a personal coaching session to help you maximize your willpower and overcome it!

  • A personal coaching session with me at a time of your convenience!
  • All of the Wisdom-Level Rewards!

HERO-LEVEL DETAILS

Heroes are everywhere. The Epilogue to this book can be written by your own inspirational story. If you have a story to tell of overcoming challenges to achieve whatever greatness you have, let me know, and your story will forever in print.

  • Your inspirational story written as the Epilogue of this book
  • All of the Master-Lever rewards!

Why I Chose Kickstarter...

We live in a marvelous time. Today, the only people really necessary in the world of literature are the writer and the reader. The traditional publishing route is simply not necessary for the creation and promotion of a great book.

Having said that, because it is so easy to self-publish, many self-published books are poorly edited, have hundreds of errors, and lack professionalism. 

This will not be the case for The Will of Heroes. 

I have found professional editors to help me complete this book with the same level of quality as a publishing house.

That is why I am turning to Kickstarter to fund the publishing process to ensure the level of quality this book deserves.

The Budget...

Get a Sample!

Still haven't convinced you? Get a sample of The Will of Heroes!

Click here to download your sample of the book.

Risks and challenges

The only risks to this book - especially if you're getting the digital version - come from how long it will take to go through the editing process.

The research is done, the book is written, the facts are checked, and the sources are cited. All that's left is to find everything wrong with it and make those changes.

If you are getting the hard copy of the book, there are the typical risks involved with printing and shipping delays as well.

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    - Strengthen Your Willpower ($29)

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    - Master Your Willpower ($49)
    - Master Your Productivity ($49)
    - Create an Exercise Habit That Lasts ($29)
    - Develop Incredible Focus ($29)
    - Strengthen Your Willpower ($29)

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    1-hour call Skype with me to ask about anything to do with willpower or the heroes in my book + Full access to all of my online training programs!
    - Master Your Willpower ($49)
    - Master Your Productivity ($49)
    - Create an Exercise Habit That Lasts ($29)
    - Develop Incredible Focus ($29)
    - Strengthen Your Willpower ($29)

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    Do you have a story of willpower to tell? I will write your heroic story in the epilogue of the book
    and include the science behind it!
    + 1-hour call with me to ask about anything to do with willpower or the heroes in my book + Full access to all of my online training programs!
    - Master Your Willpower ($49)
    - Master Your Productivity ($49)
    - Create an Exercise Habit That Lasts ($29)
    - Develop Incredible Focus ($29)
    - Strengthen Your Willpower ($29)

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