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Naked Determination is a collection of stories about fear

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Gisela Hausmann’s dream was to see the whole world. Determined to make it come true, Gisela worked sixteen hours per day and saved every penny. She traveled close to 100,000 miles on three continents, including to the locations of her favorite books: Doctor Zhivago's Russia, Heinrich Harrer's Tibet, and Genghis Khan's Mongolia.

But her adventures came to an end when she heard that her husband of thirteen years and father of their two young children had died in Austria. Suddenly, she was alone, living in the U.S., where they had immigrated to. Having worked at her husband’s business, she had never even had a job in the United States. And, no, he did not have life insurance.

Though living through depression, in a pivotal moment Gisela recognized that the many wild experiences she had made on her trips also held the keys to recover from this crisis. Without looking for it she found proof, that indeed, we can reach all of our goals, and even have fun while doing it.

Her book is titled, aptly, “Naked Determination, 41 Stories About Overcoming Fear”. It won Bronze at the eLit Awards 2012, in the category of inspirational/motivational. It has been reviewed 43 times at, with an average rating of 4.7 stars.

Gisela Hausmann is the author of nine books, including award-winning "Naked Determination" and "Vienna - Aerial Panorama", which was selected as a gift for President Clinton, when he visited her hometown Vienna.

Gisela Hausmann graduated with a master's degree from the University of Vienna. She now lives with her author’s cat Artemis in Greenville, SC.

“...Few other inspirational titles hold this special combination of linking life-changing events with the mental processes that go into absorbing them and creating a new paradigm for change.
'Naked Determination' isn't your usual collection: on so many levels it's much more personal, specific, and approachable. The chapter-concluding post-it notes on simple lessons learned hit much more powerfully as after words of the author's many encounters in life.”
“Any who want a truly readable, inspirational collection that pairs autobiography with motivation for change will find this a key acquisition.”-- D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

“Gisela Hausmann continues to impress her growing list of readers, including this one. Hausmann has a rare ability to convey even the most complex thoughts with wonderful clarity. I am a huge fan; FIVE STARS all the way. “-- Novelist Jack Engelhard, author of "Indecent Proposal"

Priced at $ 3.95 ebook “Naked Determination, 41 Stories About Overcoming Fear” is available at worldwide, Kobo, Smashwords, iBooks, FlipKart (India), B&, diesel, and Sony ebooks.

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