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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-5255-5148-2
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 162 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-5255-5147-5
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 162 pages
  • Keywords
    • Paralympics,
    • Olympics,
    • Sled Hockey,
    • Self-Improvement,
    • Sports & Recreation,
    • Autobiography,
    • Disabled Community

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Lessons Learned
My Journey to the Podium
by Josh Pauls

Life constantly changes the shots it throws at us. Do you know what to do when life’s on a breakaway to your open net? Or, do you know how to face a major roadblock in your career? Furthermore, are you looking for gold medal-winning strategies to help you get the edge in your field? Lessons Learned: My Journey to the Podium is the real-life story of three-time gold medal winning Paralympian Josh Pauls on his adventure to achieving his dreams. This inspirational book takes readers through Josh’s life, from having his legs amputated at ten months old to becoming the youngest team captain of the US Sled Hockey Team. In Lessons Learned: My Journey to the Podium, you will learn: • inspiration and strategies on how to reach the top of your field through unique stories and humor, • valuable lessons you can apply to your everyday life and overcome the challenges you face, • what it is like to be behind the scenes at some of the world’s greatest sporting events, • the real reason why Josh Pauls can honestly say, “I can guarantee if I had come out with fully functional legs, I wouldn’t have had the great life I have now.” A story of triumph over challenges, Lessons Learned: My Journey to the Podium demonstrates that success can be measured not only by the end goal, but also on the journey it took to get there. Success isn't something that happens overnight. Josh Pauls shows how hard work, determination, and persistence can positively affect one's life. "My biggest asset is the positive attitude I carry along with me wherever I go." —Josh Pauls

"Josh exceptionally delivers the unparalleled story of his rise to the top. A captivating account of perseverance, determination, and a will to succeed." —Steve Cash, Three-Time Paralympic Gold Medalist, US National Sled Team Goalie "Josh writes just like he plays hockey - strategic, humble, and with a style that drives to the goal and has a lasting impact on his readers just like he's had on his teammates." —Taylor Lipsett, Two-Time Paralympic Gold Medalist "Josh has a remarkable story to share. His writing style and uplifting message inspires people to focus on the important things and do more with their lives" —Jim Smith, President, USA Hockey "Spuds offers an honest and heart warming view of the highs and lows of life as a Paralympic athlete and what it takes to win gold. He is as real in the book as he is in the locker room" —Rico Roman, Two-Time Paralympic Gold Medalist

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Josh Pauls is one of only three athletes in the world to have three Paralympic gold medals in sled hockey. Josh has been named Best Defenseman in both the World Championships and the Pan Pacific Games, and was the youngest team captain in US National Sled Hockey Team history. Starting on the National Team at age fifteen, Josh Pauls learned to interact with his much older teammates and had to acknowledge he was the least experienced one on the team. Since then, Josh has become the player the team relies on to play a lot, score points, and lead the team as captain. Josh Pauls’ unique perspective results from the variety of roles he has held in the sport of sled hockey and gives him the ability to relate his experiences with humor and wisdom as a motivational speaker to large and diverse audiences on a range of topics from leadership to being a team player. Josh Pauls currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri with his girlfriend, Katie.


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