How Doing the Things Most Uncomfortable Leads to Success
Scott’s feature Wiley book Strive is available for pre-order. Find out how doing the things most uncomfortable leads to success. Pioneering thought leader Scott Amyx shows anyone striving to succeed, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are, that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but doing the things uncomfortable he calls “strive”.
Drawing on his own powerful story of an impoverished immigrant frequently told that he would mount to nothing, Amyx, now a celebrated venture capitalist and futurist, describes his meteoric rise from obscurity to prominence, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not intellect, opportunities or even network but pursuing personal change that’s uncomfortable. In this book, Scott takes readers into his defining life moments and stories from some of the most unlikely individuals who persevered through change to become outrageously successful. He also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in high performance.
Finally, he shares what he’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from corporate CEOs, unicorn startup entrepreneurs to global policy leaders. Strive shows how you can shape your life and your career, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of delightful surprise.
“The true alchemy of Strive is that it combines, great storytelling, great anecdotes, and some pretty profound insights. No question Scott Amyx’s key takeaway is to get comfortable being uncomfortable… or perhaps find yourself a different journey. Learning to live perpetually outside your comfort zone is perhaps a condition precedent for success — the special sauce for cooking up ideas that will change the world.”
– Craig Hatkoff, Founder of Tribeca Film Festival
“Strive teaches us to embrace discomfort and achieve success in this exponentially changing world.”
– Alex Picazo, Singularity University
“Scott Amyx’s book injects you with a secret sauce that will compel you to be bold and disrupt yourself. His advice about the importance of stretching beyond your comfort zone is perfect. I ought to know since I just spent five years traveling nonstop overland to all 54 African countries.”
– Francis Tapon, Author and Global Nomad, Harvard Business School, Forbes
“Scott Amyx’s Strive ignites in the reader a passion to reevaluate success. Scott intertwines his own story, filled with constant struggle, with similar narratives to teach us how to manifest our dreams by taking risks and embracing change no matter how uncomfortable. Strive is the handbook for anyone who wants to stand up, rise above, and transform his or her life.”
– Richard Shapiro, Founder & President, The Center for Client Retention; Author of The Endangered Customer
“Strive is the perfect book for disrupting traditional systems that need significant improvement. In building our tuition-free boarding high school for the underserved and disengaged youth, we are able to use the actionable steps in Strive to push towards the uncomfortable. This book is serving as a guide for our team to keep pushing for greatness.”
– Jabez LeBret, Chief of Schools, Sisu Academy, Forbes
“Wow! From beginning to end, Scott lays it out there. Strive gives you back your most important commodity, your time. Every chapter is packed with first hand experiences, learnings, and takeaways. I love that it’s a type of book you can open any chapter and be at a lesson or story that will relate to you! Strive is a book you will pass on or buy for others you want to inspire.”
– John Elston, #1 Kindle & Amazon Bestselling Author of The Remote Revolution
“There is huge significance of intentionally getting into the discomfort zone – a change that all begins in the mind – and the only zone where real growth occurs.”
– Dr. Dipesh Patel, Postdoc Bioengineering & Immunology, PhD Biochemistry
UPCOMING SPEAKING APPEARANCES
Future of Technology Summit, Washington, D.C., February 2018
Learning & Technology Conference, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, February 2018
Future of Technology Summit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 2018
World IT Show, Seoul, South Korea, May 2018
Future of Xperience, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, June 2018