Know, Grow and Show Your GRIT!

Self-Discovery Made Simple

Non-Fiction - Self Help
166 Pages
Reviewed on 04/24/2022
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Author Biography

For as long as she can remember, Haze Schepmyer has been encouraging people to consider the unique strengths they reliably bring to difficult situations. She became an official Gritty Guru in 2019 after losing the best job ever and then deciding to create the best job ever!

For Haze, the best job EVER is one in which she gets to facilitate conversations that help people to know, grow and show their GRIT (i.e., one’s default setting when navigating obstacles and challenges).

Haze has honed her GRIT in various settings over the last three decades and those experiences informed her unique approach to self-exploration and self-discovery. She is crystal clear on her intentions to see you thrive on the other side of obstacles as soon as you tap into the mountain of resources already residing within you.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Asher Syed for Readers' Favorite

Know, Grow and Show Your GRIT! Self-Discovery Made Simple by Haze Schepmyer is a self-help guide founded on the author's own GRIT Growth Guide and personal development programs. Schepmyer's GRIT is displayed for ease of reference as a compass with each direction assigned a letter [G, R, I, T] and, unlike many other self-help growth guides, the words that flesh out the acronym are filled in by the individual themselves. This is the first time I have ever read a book where a reader is tasked with this, but it makes absolute sense. From here, Schepmyer breaks the entry by phase: one, Know Your GRIT; two, Grow Your GRIT; and three, Show Your GRIT. Following this, readers are prompted with anecdotes, stories, and additional resources to help reaffirm the course...and stay on it.

I love a good guide on growth but have grown accustomed to many of them recycling some version of the same idea. I mean, how many times can someone reinvent the wheel? Enter Know, Grow and Show Your GRIT! by Haze Schepmyer! What a fantastic guide! I was most moved by reading the story of a not-yet-forty healthcare worker whose GRIT compass included Grace, Resilience, Initiate, and Thought. Her father's mental health issues and suicide attempts are just so incredibly courageous to share, and the way she pieces together her life and, ultimately, creates a new one of her own with her husband is beautiful and authentic and inspiring. It is remarkable how her GRIT compass and what the reasoning behind her words mean to her. After reading her story, I actually wrote down an affirmation from the quote her father loved: “…I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.” Very highly recommended.

Foluso Falaye

With her GRIT Growth Guide, Haze Schepmyer is on a mission to help people discover "the opportunities that often come with challenges." Her book, Know, Grow and Show Your GRIT!, contains questions and thoughts that function as tools for candid self-reflection and reaching within to discover the bountiful resources that exist internally. The book starts with a guide and process that nudges readers to know, grow, and show their GRIT and proceeds to reveal the stories of 16 individuals who practiced this process. Prepare to be inspired by the interesting and diverse characters in Know, Grow and Show Your GRIT!—whether it's the professor and institute director who built her tenacity and gregariousness by playing women's football or the first-generation Canadian who finds she gets the most joy through giving.

The deeply introspective and carefully selected questions in Know, Grow and Show Your GRIT! helped me realize that I had more strength and resilience than I realized. In fact, I felt much more energized knowing that a great source of power exists within me. The book's unique feature is that it reveals the level of ease encountered and the exact values that different individuals discovered on their journey of self-discovery. This process of revealing others' internal and specific struggles is quite encouraging and uplifting. Know, Grow and Show Your GRIT! is a sort of supportive community with friends who make you feel like you're not alone, with their captivating and enlightening stories. I love what Haze Schepmyer is doing with her GRIT Growth Guide, and I believe it contains a mightily efficient, ground-breaking formula for making the world better, one individual at a time.

Edith Wairimu

Know, Grow and Show Your GRIT! Self-Discovery Made Simple by Haze Schepmyer is a resourceful workbook with a practical framework that is helpful through the self-discovery journey. It allows for conversations that assist people to know, grow, and show their GRIT. The book defines GRIT as “one’s default setting when navigating obstacles and challenges.” Hence, different people have different compositions of their GRIT compasses based on how they navigate challenges. The workbook includes a GRIT Growth Guide that helps one identify and outline the resources they utilize when handling obstacles. It also encourages one to identify the values that are most important to them. Reflection questions are included to help one know and grow their GRIT. The work also includes contributions from sixteen participants about how they live based on their GRIT compasses.

I loved that Know, Grow and Show Your GRIT! is tailored to each person’s unique journey of self-discovery. The GRIT compass is a fun, eye-opening exercise that helped me identify the qualities and resources which I draw upon when facing challenges. I also got the opportunity to think deeper about who I am and what I value the most. I also found the reflection questions straightforward and enlightening. I loved the diverse contributions included from each participant. Learning about the obstacles they have faced and the resources they employ to navigate different types of issues was inspiring and empowering. Know, Grow and Show Your GRIT! by Haze Schepmyer is a powerful, easy tool to handle obstacles. It considers different individuals’ strengths and their unique self-discovery journeys. I highly recommended it.

K.C. Finn

Know, Grow and Show your GRIT! Self-Discovery Made Simple is a work of non-fiction in the self-help and motivational subgenres. It is suitable for the general reading audience and was written by Haze Schepmyer. The book is aimed at people seeking to understand where their strengths lie and how to utilize them fully. By encouraging introspection about the things that define you and give you strength, then sharing the journeys of a diverse set of people on their paths, the book aims to give readers the tools they need to find their unique strengths and learn how to play these to achieve their goals.

This book represents an excellent approach to self-help by showcasing the skills a person needs to look within themselves and define the talents they already have. Rather than learning new tricks, Haze Schepmyer pushes the reader to fully appreciate and utilize the arsenal of resources they’ve already cultivated during their lifetime. It’s a sound tactic and one that is sure to yield results in the reader as they learn to face the hurdles life puts in front of them as their authentic selves and define their terms for success. I particularly enjoyed the case studies of a varied range of people who have fought to achieve their goals using this method. Each one was inspirational in its own right, but as readers peruse the stories, there are sure to be one or two that particularly resonate. Know, Grow and Show your GRIT! is a must-have for people who don’t believe that they already have the tools they need for success and are ready to be proven wrong.

Pikasho Deka

Know, Grow and Show Your GRIT! is a self-help motivational guidebook meant to help readers on their journey to self-discovery. After losing her job in the largest Children's Treatment Centre in Ontario, Canada, Haze Schepmyer decided to start her own consulting firm and registered the Gritty Guru Company in July 2019. By using the GRIT Growth Guide, readers gain tools to navigate obstacles around their path to success. There are sixteen different individuals who recount their own unique stories about how they utilized the GRIT model as a helpful tool for a myriad of different contexts and phases of their lives. Their relatable experiences offer fresh perspectives and inspire you to plunge into your own gritty adventure with renewed hope and motivation.

If you're finding yourself overwhelmed or struggling to bear the burden of your personal or professional endeavors, author Haze Schepmyer's GRIT workbook gives you the chance to consider past experiences that clearly support your ability to approach challenges in the future. As far as self-help guidebooks go, Know, Grow and Show Your GRIT! is one of the most accessible motivational books I've ever read. Haze Schepmyer simplifies the road to self-discovery and provides readers with easily applicable solutions and approaches necessary to lead a successful and fulfilling life. Each chapter is meticulously crafted and is well-researched. Haze's keen eye for detail makes the narrative smooth to read and grasp the concepts explored. Know, Grow and Show Your GRIT! is a helpful book for anyone looking for a bit of inspiration in their lives.