CREW NoVA August 8, 2017 Summer Book Club "GRIT"

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Summer Book Club "GRIT"
 August 8, 2017
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Space is limited to 35 attendees. Register Online by August 4, 2017  
Members Only
Registration is free
Refreshments will be provided. Surface parking is available.          

Have you ever struggled to reach your goals? In this New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” 

Participants from our Mentorship Program will moderate the book review as they lead our members through a candid and open discussion on what drives us and how we can find our own grit. We'll discuss:

  • Why any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal
  • How grit can be learned, regardless of I.Q. or circumstance
  • How lifelong interest is triggered
  • How much of optimal practice is suffering and how much ecstasy
  • Which is better for your child—a warm embrace or high standards
  • The magic of the Hard Thing Rule

Angela Duckworth, PhD, is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow and professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. An expert in non-I.Q. competencies, she has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs.

Lunch Box Collection
Please help CREW NoVA support the children at Homestretch by bringing new lunch boxes for the upcoming school year. Homestretch provides housing and comprehensive services to help homeless families with children in Virginia to rebuild their lives. The mission of Homestretch is to empower homeless families to attain permanent housing and self-sufficiency by giving them the skills, knowledge, and hope they need to become productive participants in the community. Since 1990 Homestretch has helped over 1,000 families achieve permanent housing and self-sufficiency.  


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Event date: August 8th 2017
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Attendee List: Attendee List(2)