Akbar Releases Everyone Can Be A Ninja


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AKBAR believes, "Everyone Can Be A Ninja". The high-energy, embullient host of the 5x Emmy-nominated competition series "American Ninja Warrior" (ANW) and former NFL player is proof positive. Born one of seven children to Nigerian immigrant parents, Akbar grew up on the hardscrabble streets of South Central LA. Refusing to settle with his given circumstances, Akbar got to work - earning his way to the top of not one, but two of the world's most competitive fields. In his debut book EVERYONE CAN BE A NINJA: Find Your Inner Warrior and Achieve Your Dreams (Gallery Books; a division of Simon & Schuster, May 7, 2019), Akbar outlines, through his own stories and parallels to top athletes, Ninjas and influential individuals, HOW to reach your goals and offers a game plan to overcome any obstacle. The latter includes how to: . Overcome obstacles both big and small. . Embrace being the underdog using it to positively change your circumstance . Trust the Process while seeking your God given purpose Akbar's Credos: . Purpose defeats fear. . Dreams are where you want to go, vision is why you want to get there. . Look up, stand up, and don't ever give up. . Fulfillment can only come when our life is aligned with our purpose. . We never reach our purpose; we live it. Praise for "Everyone Can Be A Ninja": "Akbar's enormous heart and honesty shine through on every page of this book. He not only reminds us that anything is possible with hard work and a positive attitude - he goes one step further to show how it's done. This is a book to inspire the warrior inside all of us." - Michael J. Fox "Fans will enjoy finding that Gbajabiamila's enthusiasm and witty storytelling work well on the page, and everyone will be moved by how he shares the limelight with contestants who tell their inspiring tales and by his axiom, 'Impossible is just an opinion, and opinions mean nothing."

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