Refuse to Lose

Adell J. Harris

You cannot hide from negative experiences in life. But you can control how these moments affect you and turn them into a source of energy.

In Refuse to Lose, Adell J. Harris offers a clear, step-by-step method for making adversity your advantage. Drawing on her own experiences with abuse and loss, as well as those of others who have overcome pain to achieve fulfillment, she shows you how to transform the impact of your past and create a future of unlimited potential through:

  • Acknowledging hardship you’ve faced
  • Accepting your pain
  • Rewriting your story
  • Modeling the right behaviors
  • Practicing empathy and gratitude
  • Finding cause and purpose
  • Sharing your story

With this book, you will learn to embrace everything that happens to you and make the most of it. Pain won’t drag you down. It will raise you up.

Adell J. Harris

Adell J. Harris is the founder of Refuse to Lose LLC. Through speaking engagements, one-on-one coaching, and motivational Internet content, she delivers a message of personal empowerment and provides inspiring and practical guidance on making adversity one’s advantage. As a motivational speaker, she has worked with youth groups, college athletic teams, wellness conferences, and other audiences. Adell is a member of the Les Brown Maximum Achievement Team and the Proctor Gallagher Institute. Before starting Refuse to Lose, she had a successful fourteen-year career as an NCAA Division I and II women’s basketball coach. Adell is a 2002 graduate of Wake Forest University where she was a member of the Women’s Basketball team and received her bachelor’s degree in sociology.

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