One. Lee D. Beck counted the first wave and waited for the second, knowing that he’d have a chance of surviving if he could hold his breath, maintain his composure, and count to six, the number of waves in a typical set. The leash of his surfboard, wedged in coral, was holding him captive underwater. If he freed himself before the waves broke, they would send him tumbling into the reef behind him. The waves kept coming. Lee kept counting.
It wasn’t the first time Lee found himself in a fight for survival, and it wouldn’t be the last. But not all of life’s challenges are extreme, and the lessons taught are just as valuable. In Thirteen Waves, Lee shares autobiographical stories that provide insightful guidance and timeless advice. It’s the curation of experience and wisdom from a single father for his three sons, designed to inspire thoughtful decision-making in a changing world. Whether you’re an executive struggling in your career, or a student learning to navigate life, you’ll benefit from this journey that offers you and your family time to reflect, opportunities to discuss, and courage to face any challenge with grace and determination.