June 3 brought a real-life blindside when I was diagnosed with cancer…again. This is going to take some grit.
‘Survivor’s’ Sunday Burquest Keeps It Real In Touching Essay About Her Battle With Two Separate Cancers
Written by Shelby Black on survivornet Sunday Burquest has proven to be a formidable opponent on reality competition show Survivor, but now she’s facing the ultimate challenge — a double cancer battle. In a remarkable example of resilience, she is...
By Sunday Burquest and Steve Helling August 06, 2020 10:48 AM Survivor can mimic real life situations, and in my case is true. As a contestant, I was blindsided by the game. But June 3 brought a real-life blindside when I was diagnosed with cancer. To...
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“Your setback is a set-up for a comeback!”
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In Sunday’s newest book, “Grit Girl Power to Survive Inspired by Grace” she takes a heartfelt look at her journey to discovering her grit. Her down-to-earth approach draws the reader in as she shares her story with vulnerability and a little bit of humor.
Sunday Burquest is a breast cancer survivor, a competitor on the reality TV show Survivor and a woman that went without a bathroom for 35 days, she is the ultimate grit girl. Sunday empowers women to discover what it means for them to be a grit girl too, a woman who’s got GUTS is RESILIENT, INFLUENTIAL and TOUGH.
She provides practical tools for women to make a mental shift from being the woman who feels she is in the back seat of life to the one who is a driving force for good, taking a deep dive into what it means to be a Grit Girl.
A G.R.I.T. Girl:
- has GUTS to bravely face her fears.
- is RESILIENT and refuses to give up.
- is INFLUENTIAL and inspires others.
- is TOUGH
Setbacks are nothing new to Sunday. From losing both her father and father-in-law to cancer to the near-death experience of her husband, she’s learned to survive. A breast cancer survivor who became a contestant on Survivor, Sunday shares how she got through her darkest moments including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and even depression.
Using her personal experiences, Sunday takes you through her journey sharing the keys she utilized to survive her setbacks. Exploring these concepts in a relatable and authentic way, she leaves you both laughing and crying.
- Your setback is only one scene in your story.
- Your setback is a mindset.
- Your setback is a setup for your comeback.
Your setback is only one scene in your story, it’s not your entire story.
NAVIGATING GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES
If you are a working professional there’s no doubt you’ve experienced a clash with someone considered to be of a different generation. Have you ever rolled your eyes when a stereotypical millennial mentions their third-grade participation trophy? Shaken your head when a person considered gen-x in age starts a sentence with, “when I was your age”? Most of us can probably relate. While navigating generational differences can be difficult at times, changing mindsets from ‘us versus them’ to ‘us and them’ is key to creating a cohesive work environment. Sunday utilizes three basic communication methods:
Using real-life scenarios from her time on Survivor, Sunday provides examples (including video footage from the show) that clearly demonstrate the differences in generations and how to apply the listen, learn and lean approach.