Greg Everett's background spans an unusual array of professional and personal experiences, from working on an ambulance, to authoring a dozen books, to coaching the sport of weightlifting at the world championship level. He's competed in sports ranging from weightlifting to bicycle trials to tactical shooting, trained and participated in many more from Brazilian jiu jitsu to boxing to rock climbing, and has been backpacking through the Sierra Nevada and Cascades for almost thirty years. His book, Olympic Weightlifting, is the world's best selling on the subject, his instructional content across multiple media is used by athletes and coaches around the world, and he wrote, shot, directed, produced and edited the first documentary film on the sport of weightlifting in the US, American Weightlifting.
"Tough should be essential reading in every class, every grade and for every person that aspires to be better. As a marathoner, Ironman triathlete, road runner, swimmer and 24-year Navy SEAL, this book hits every aspect of mental toughness that I used to accomplish all the hard challenges that I faced over the years. Truly a remarkable book!" -D. McBurnett, Navy SEAL (ret), author of Uncommon Grit "I spent 20+ years evaluating students during some of the military's toughest selection courses. I know what determination and toughness is. I also know failure. I wish I had this book to reference for those who lost focus and faltered. Tough is the most in-depth and comprehensive book on mental toughness I've seen. From the boardroom to the backcountry, Tough has something to offer everyone." -John Barklow, US Navy (ret) "Powerful self-reflection with an emphasis on integrated personal development. An important read for anyone looking to sharpen their most vital tool ... the mind." -Mark Divine, SEAL Commander (ret), founder of SEALFIT and NYT best selling author of Unbeatable Mind and The Way of the SEAL "An inspiring and enlightening read for anyone looking to understand what being tough truly means...and why it matters." -Emily Fletcher, best selling author of Stress Less, Accomplish More "Greg has done a terrific job of taking the intangible attribute of toughness and given us a concrete, actionable, step-by-step process for understanding it and adopting it into our own lives. I am recommending this book to all of my athletes." -Ben Bergeron, elite CrossFit coach, best selling author of Chasing Excellence "This energizing real-talk guide... transforms the lofty ideal of toughness into a tangible, easy-to-grasp goal...[Everett's] direct voice and strong, common-sense approach will likely propel sympathetic readers into action... Readers hungry for inspiration and straight talk about toughness will find much to savor. Sports aficionados and self-help fans will find plenty of motivation and advice in this guide to acquiring true toughness."-Publishers Weekly