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The Survivor's Club by Ben Sherwood

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BE AFRAID If you panic, you lose time, energy and concentration. Stay focused, highlight your goals, and do whatever it takes to get yourself out of the situation without further harming yourself or the people around you. Depending on the degree of emergency of your situation, you have a certain amount of time to get yourself out of the situation. Always keep this time limit in mind and be realistic with it. Don't Freeze Up In the middle of an emergency, most people find they are unwilling to do anything. Their brain shuts down and their body locks up. In other words, they freeze up. Don't do this. Time is ticking, and it is not forgiving. Even worse, there may be other people depending on you. If you need to, take control. Do not let the situation control you. WANT to survive.... Repeat this to yourself: I want to live. I want to survive.
If you lose the will to live, you will die. The moment you decide your life is not worth your struggle, you have already died.

Fight for your life until the very end if you want any chance of succeeding. Have faith Most survivors say the reason they survived was because of their God. Some owe it to his divine intervention and some say it is because of their belief in Him that they survived. It boosted up their motivation to stay alive. In any case, belief seems to be a key part of surviving. Do What's Necessary A lot of survivors in this book resorted to things they wouldn't do normally in order to live. Cannibalism, dancing for a menacing German general, lifting a truck twenty-five times your weight , etc. If you really want to survive, you do what you must. If you find yourself unwilling, then you have failed yourself. Luck It may sound insane, but you can create your own luck. Be aware of your surrounding, make use of the resources given to you, keep an open mind and never stop fighting. Your situation may not be lucky but your outcome can be. Don't Panic Congratulations!
You are alive! Congrats! You survived the first test!
Now it's time for the second one: recovery. About the Book When one picks up the book, they have many expectations in mind. They expect tips, facts and information that will boost their survival rate. If that is what you demand of this book, then it is not for you.
The truth is that 'The Survivor's Club' is really just an investigation of human instincts, body limitations, factors of luck, the resilience of ordinary people, and the effect of faith and hope. He does this through personal interviews with people who have been tested with the worst situations life can throw at you. About the Author Ben Sherwood (February 12, 1964--)
Harvard Graduate
Journalist, Novelist, Producer
President of ABC News
Author of "The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud", "The Man Who Ate the 747", "Red Mercury", "The Survivor's Club"

Ben Sherwood trained (for investigative purposes) in the US Marine Corps air station, where he underwent extreme tests of capability, strength and skill. He wrote 'The Survivor's Club' to document experiences and answer the questions that have always troubled him. What to Expect Ben Sherwood does an excellent job of exciting his readers with the stories. The book is composed of the stories of dozens of survivors and their remarkable accomplishments. These are just a few:

- Passengers of a plane crash who endured 72 days on a glacier in the Andes mountain
- Woman in Mozambique who escaped a flood by climbing into a tree, where she gave birth to her daughter
-A woman soaked with gasoline and set on fire by her husband
-145 pound grandmother who lifted a 3,450 pound Chevy Impala off her son
-Trisha Meili, the Central Park Jogger, who was beaten, raped and left in a pool of blood
-John McCain , tortured as a POW by Vietcongs for five and a half years Through his research and investigations, Sherwood has devised a series of steps and information to keep in mind if you ever find yourself in a situation like the ones in this book. Questions to Keep in Mind Each second of the day, someone in America faces a crisis, whether it's a car accident, violent crime, serious illness, or financial trouble. Given the inevitability of adversity, we all wonder: Who beats the odds and who surrenders? Why do some people bounce back and others give up? How can I become the kind of person who survives and thrives? What are the tricks of sticking around as long as possible? Let's Begin! genesis The Survivor's Club by
Ben Sherwood The Secrets and Science that Could Save your Life Uh-oh. Something's wrong. A seemingly normal situation has now escalated into a problem beyond your expectations. Time is ticking, heart rate's quickening, life is threatening. Fear is a driving factor. If you aren't afraid of what you are going up against, chances are you didn't need to be in the first place. Fear is healthy. Fear may also be vital. You If a plane crashed in this window right now, who would survive? If Mr. Rodriguez went insane and started shooting us down, who would have the courage to stand up to him? It may not be the strongest guy in here. It could be someone you never expected. People often find strength they never knew they had. Everyday, accidents happen. Today, it just so happened that a cement truck did not flatten you over. The moment we step out of our house, we are in danger, whether we realize it or not. Paranoia is healthy, in a small dose. Be afraid of the world, because the world is not afraid of you. Log on to www.TheSurvivorsClub.org for more information! And now, the information everyone is waiting for... The safest seat on a plane is within five rows of an emergency exit.
The best place to have a heart attack is in a casino, or really just any other busy place because you are more likely to have attention drawn to you and get help faster.
3 Seconds without Spirit and Hope
3 Minutes without air
3 Hours without shelter in extreme conditions
3 Days without water
3 Weeks without food
3 Months without Companionship or Love
Being left-handed is dangerous when you live in a world designed for right-handed people.
16-19 year old healthy males are the most likely to survive. Different Types of Survivors The Fighter, The Believer, The Connector
The Thinker, The Realist Survival Tool Kit

Adaptability, Resilience, Faith, Hope, Purpose, Tenacity, Love, Empathy, Intelligence, Ingenuity, Flow, Instinct "A survival situation brings out the true, underlying personality. Our survival kit is inside us."
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