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Ditch the Dead Weight : How My Toughest Choice Became My Greatest Mission - Mike Rolls

Ditch the Dead Weight

How My Toughest Choice Became My Greatest Mission

Paperback Published: 27th June 2018
ISBN: 9781760523947
Number Of Pages: 264

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Often in personal or professional development the sole focus is how to get more of something. Mike turns this idea on its head and asks, what could we potentially get rid of to make our lives lighter, freer and more meaningful? Practical, plain-speaking, humorous and inspiring, Mike is an incredibly engaging narrator and a great role model for people of all ages.

Mike Rolls was a sports-mad teenager when he contracted a deadly disease on a football trip. Overnight he was fighting for his life. When Mike regained consciousness, he had lost his right leg, half his left foot, two fingers and part of his nose, and had extensive internal injuries. His parents were told he had a five per cent chance of survival.

After a painfully slow recovery and eight years of living with a leg that would never heal, Mike made the extraordinarily difficult decision to have his remaining leg amputated. More than just a triumph-over-adversity story, Mike's Ditch the Dead Weight combines personal experience with proven scientific research and a practical methodology for letting go of anything that no longer serves you. An inspirational speaker and ambassador for Interplast Australia and Limbs 4 Life, Mike works as a mentor and counsellor to young people after illness or injury. He also represents Australia as a golfer.

About the Author

Mike Rolls's expertise is in resilience and the drive to move forwards - to never settle for just 'getting by', 'coping' or allowing yourself to be defined by circumstances or your current situation. Combining extensive research with his personal experiences, Mike has developed a practical methodology to simplify your life and liberate yourself from whatever is holding you back or making you unhappy.

Whether your challenge is personal or professional, the P.R.U.N.E. model provides a road map through change so you can make the positive adjustments to fulfil your potential and live your best life. Forget the quick fix, or band-aid solutions and ditch the dead weight for good. Mike is based in Melbourne, Australia. He is a professional speaker, coach and workshop facilitator, delivering resilience programs to a wide range of companies, government organisations and schools.

Awesome Book well worth a Look


I loved this book for its simplicity and ease of understanding. The author talks directly to you from his own experiences. Perhaps one of the hardest things you'll ever do is ditch your dead weight but the most freeing.



Amazing real-life story


So amazed by Mike's story and the magnificent human he has evolved into




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ISBN: 9781760523947
ISBN-10: 1760523941
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 27th June 2018
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3