The Book: What's Within You

Your Roadmap to Living Life With No Barriers

100% of book proceeds go directly to No Barriers

“What’s Within You Is Stronger Than What’s In Your Way.” No one believes this more than David Shurna and Tom Lillig, cofounders of No Barriers USA. In 2003, they launched this award-winning nonprofit with the mission to help people reach their fullest potential, no matter the obstacles they face. Now, in What’s Within You, they use the proven No Barriers framework to teach you step-by-step how to break through your own challenges and live a driven, purposeful life. This narrative guide will introduce you to world-famous barrier breakers like fellow cofounder Erik Weihenmayer, the only blind person to summit Mt. Everest, and Mandy Harvey, the deaf jazz vocalist whose America’s Got Talent performances captured the hearts of half a billion people.

Despite the barriers—both big and small—that each of us face, we can learn how to push past them, reconnect with our purpose, and unleash the best in ourselves and others.

Meet the Authors


Tom Lillig

Tom Lillig has helped oversee No Barriers growth as a leading organization for unleashing human potential. A gifted storyteller who connects at the heart level, Tom has crafted groundbreaking campaigns for numerous global companies and organizations.  Tom runs the Chicago office of Stone Ward, a creative agency dedicated to building good. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife, Cindy, and their three children, Coleman, Valentino and Matia.

David Shurna

David Shurna has been the Executive Director, Co-Founder, visionary, and chief growth architect of No Barriers USA for the past decade. Building both organizational and corporate partnerships, Dave has guided No Barriers to historic levels of both impact and revenue. An innovative entrepreneur and seasoned educator, Dave has spent more than twenty years in the nonprofit sector. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Gina, and their two children, Clara and James.


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100% of book proceeds go directly to No Barriers.