From underdog in life to starring in Discovery Channel's Undercover Billionaire, Glenn Stearns is a rags-to-riches story that shows what can be accomplished with unbridled grit and fierce determination.*Avaliable on Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Amazon and more...
"Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Mentor, Reality TV Star, Podcaster, & Author "
Glenn Stearns a titan in the Mortgage and Financial services industry went from being an underdog in life to founding and building the top privately held mortgage company in the US on the heels on the 2007 financial meltdown. He survived cancer(twice), produced and starred in the top rated business show; Discovery Channel’s “Undercover Billionaire,” and recently founded the fastest growing mortgage company in the US. -- Glenn Stearns’ journey isn’t an everyday underdog scenario. Grit is at the center of his story about overcoming adversity, getting scrappy, and beating the odds. Using the survival instincts honed in the streets and surrounded by alcoholism and dysfunction Glenn prevailed by creating a life driven by integrity, which is penned in his debut memoir entitled “InteGRITy, My Slow and Painful Journey to Success”...
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In 2020, Glenn launched his podcast called “Grit Happens” It’s where you will be sure to laugh, learn, and be inspired. They’ve had many celebrities on the show, business moguls, power couples, veterans, and authors from all walks of life with one common thread "grit," and one common goal "to thrive."
Glenn & Mindy Stearns are both quite active and very passionate about mentoring young people. They’ve been honored for their dedication to community service and philanthropy with Starkey Hearing Foundation's "American Couple of the Year Award," Orange County's "Giving Is Living Award,” and the 2014 Athlete's First - Orangewood Children's Foundation's "Golden Heart Award" for their leadership and impact on youth.
Here are a few of the important people in Glenn's life that have endorsed him
"I HAVE SAID that the brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all. Glenn Stearns is one of the brave ones. His remarkable journey tells us that nothing builds integ- rity and character like living through, and surviving, adversity. This spellbinding book proves there is a future where you can rise to the top no matter where you start."
Sir Richard BransonFounder Virgin Group Ltd, Entrepreneur, Astronaut, Adventurer, Visionary
"I'VE BEEN AROUND a lot of winners in my life on and off the field. Glenn is a winner on the field of business and life. Glenn possesses the tenacity and drive of the greatest athletes I’ve ever encountered. He's taken some of the hardest hits life has dealt and always stays in the game. This book will allow you to get to know my buddy Glenn and inspire you to take your life into the end zone."
John ElwayPro Football Hall of Fame, two-time Super Bowl Champion
"GLENN STEARNS is one of my favorite entrepreneurs of all time. InteGRITy is the book that will give you practical advice you can use to become the most successful version of yourself."
Grant CardoneBestselling Author, World’s #1 Sales Trainer, Renowned Speaker
"I CAN'T EMPHASIZE enough how much respect I have for Glenn. He is one of the most humble, kind, intelligent, and driven people I have encountered. Glenn’s stories of over- coming adversity will leave you inspired and entertained. This is how one does success."
Jane SeymourEmmy, Golden Globes, and Order of the British Empire award-winning actress
"GLENN STEARNS understands the contrarian mindset. He knows that the greatest risk is taking no risk at all. This book is full of examples of when Glenn took risks. Some turned out great, and others were lessons learned. I admire Glenn and the way he lives his life. He has incredible instincts, and they have awarded him great success."
Manny KhoshbinReal Estate Mogul, Author of The Contrarian Playbook
"GLENN STEARNS is a real-life Horatio Alger, rags-to-riches story. He has proven that adversity is the springboard to great achievement. Let his story inspire you."
Harvey MackayAuthor of the #1 New York Times bestseller Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive
"GLENN HAS MANAGED to overcome the odds to achieve the success he has today. InteGRITy is a raw look at Glenn’s struggles along the way through grit and perseverance. If I hadn’t heard many of these stories firsthand, I may not have believed them. It’s a story of struggles but also of the rewards of doing the right thing."
Glenn SanfordFounder and CEO of eXp World Holdings
"I HAVE PLAYED many fields and courts throughout my life and career in sports. It takes GRIT to succeed. One person who has overcome the adversity and challenges of business, family, health, and life with his enduring GRIT is my friend Glenn Stearns. This book is an honest play-by-play of how Glenn hit home runs when life threw him a wide array of curveballs and off-speed deliveries. He’s worthy of a Hall of Fame vote from me."
Dave WinfieldMajor League Baseball Hall of Fame, twelve-time MLB All-Star
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"If you haven't yet realized your full potential, feel like you're not worthy of success or think you've not made it, this book is dedicated to you, the underdogs of the world. Remember, it's not how you start, it’s how you finish."
"Oftentimes, especially in business, you need to be chameleon-like- malleable and adaptable enough to your surroundings to survive. If you're not, you'll fall."
"I think successful people all come from some kind of pain. Their drive is fueled by an innate need to prove something. This is what separates the ordinary from the extraordinary"
"Success isn't a line you cross but the journey you take. If that's true, then there is no finish line"
"Making hard decisions that require difficult changes is about learning to respect and honor your future self."
Here is a look at the chapters on the Integrity book
Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain 13
The Art of Getting Lost 29
A Year, a Month, a Week, and a Day 47
Always Give More Than You Take 67
We All Make Mistakes 91
Right Place, Right Time 101
Quitting Isn’t an Option 119
Every Choice You Make Makes You 141
There’s Always Going to Be a Bigger Boat 181
Running into the Fire 199
Breaking Away from the Herd 221
The Art of Forgiveness 235
Don’t Take Abundance for Granted 251
Horatio Alger 263
Getting in Your Own Way 273
You’re Not That Special 289
If You’re Going Through Hell 301
Planting Seeds 313
You Can’t Go Backward in Time 323
Bitter or Better 343
Letting Go of the Past 373
Be Real, Humble, and Kind 383
Here We Go Again 407