UNSTUCK - A story about gaining perspective, creating traction, and pursuing your passion
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Untwist the question mark from your life to start living authentically

UNSTUCK offers a path forward for those who are "stuck"—despite the comfort, security, and what should feel like success. Do you feel disengaged from a life that looks good on paper? Do you feel like there must be something more? This is your guide to getting unstuck, breaking free of your comfortable cocoon, and discovering what you are meant to be. Through the story of George Johnson, a man in a position much like yourself, you'll learn how to shed the boredom, emptiness, and confusion so you can get on with your life. Whether you need a complete overhaul or just a jumpstart, you'll find the advice you need to start making it happen.

More than just a story, this book shifts your perspective to help you realistically plan a transition from the ordinary present to the extraordinary future; emotional support coupled with practical guidance helps you find your path, identify your destination, and begin your journey.

  • Re-think your purpose in life and discover your calling
  • Rediscover the truth about yourself and who you really want to be
  • Follow a clear formula for moving forward with authenticity
  • Break out of your comfort zone and feel fully alive

The fact that you've succeeded doesn't mean that you can never change; your dedication, commitment, and skills got you this far—imagine what they could do with a healthy dose of passion! You Unstuck re-acquaints you with your authentic self, helps you uncover your passion, and guides you toward your next big thing.


DAN WEBSTER is a lifelong student, practitioner and pioneer in the area of leadership and life development. He founded Authentic Leadership, Inc, in 1995 with the vision to train and inspire leaders to live authentic lives of great impact. Dan has also been a distinguished visiting scholar in the Values-Driven Leadership PhD/D.B.A. program at Benedictine University outside Chicago. Learn more about Dan at www.danwebster.com.

RANDY GRAVITT is an author, speaker, and life coach who spends his time encouraging leaders. In 2014, Randy founded INTEGREAT Leadership, a company whose mission is to grow a generation of integrity-based leaders. His work includes training high performance teams for Chick-fil-A, Inc. and serving as one of the leadership coaches for the Pittsburgh Pirates Organization. Learn more about Randy's work at www.randygravitt.com.


Foreword by Jon Gordon ix

Introduction xi

The Fable 1

The STOP Sign 3

Confession 7

Back at the Bank 11

Losing Heart 15

The Phone Call 23

Warning Sign 33

Alive, but Not Living 39

Perspective 47

ER 61

Daisies 67

Gone Missing 73

Everyone Needs Traction 79

Relief 89

Reflection 95

It’s in the Doing 101

Action 107

Renewal 113

Welcome Back 123

Six Months Later 135

Application Guide: Applying the Traction

Formula and the Six-Phase

Model to Your Life 139

Suggestions for Those Who Lead Others 206

Acknowledgments 217

About the Authors 219

Stay In Touch 221

Index 223