• A Life is

    Not Important Excep in the

    Impact is has on Other Lives

    -Jackie Robinson


“In this book Tom takes your through his powerful journey from Ironman to cancer survivor.  He demonstrates how the Ironman mindset that helped him train and execute possibly the world’s most difficult, non-stop event is the same super human mindset that he would bring to the battle of his life.  It is a story of incredible achievement, perseverance and testimony to the depths of the human spirt. Mindset is everything and this story will inspire you to apply the principles to your everyday life.”

– Alexander Tunley (Ret.), Chief U.S. Navy SEAL

On his birthday in February 2015, Tom heard these dreaded words from his doctor, “YOU HAVE CANCER.” The diagnosis sent him into a tailspin. Having lost a friend to cancer the year before, he was ready to quit, to not even try to fight the disease. Why is that important? At that time, Tom had completed nine IRONMAN competitions. He is not a quitter, yet this bad news overwhelmed him.

What changed? Loved ones and friends gave Tom ways and reasons to live. One of those reasons was to be around to walk his daughter down the aisle.

The first step in his battle was to hold on to his winning mindset, to decide to live and inspire others no matter what their life challenges.  After his cancer surgery, he completed two more IRONMAN competitions, including the World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. He tells the story of seemingly race-stopping challenges and self-doubt during the competitions and how he persevered.

Book Reviews


Kelvin A. Moses


Hearing a diagnosis of cancer can be terrifying and isolating. Tom has sage advice for methods of managing the minefield of surviving the diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship of cancer using a positive mindset


United States Congressman

I encourage those seeking comfort in a difficult time to read about Tom’s journey so that they can find strength in his story.

Oliver Sartor

M.D. C.E

The challenges of cancer almost always touch men by surprise and for men to take control of the situation and learn how to persevere is one of the most important issue that can occur in a patient’s journey.


Chairman and CEO, FranklinCovey

The Winning Mindset That Saved My Life is a deeply inspiring, insightful, must read for all of us who face challenges as we journey through life!

Mitchell Sokoloff

M.D., F.A.C.S.

Having the right mindset holds the key to overcoming many of life’s challenges. In The Winning Mindset that Saved My Life Tom Hulsey uses his battle with cancer as an illustration of how developing the right


Frm. President & CEO, Dallas Stars

The Winning Mindset That Saved My Life is a compelling portrait of one man’s successful battle with what scares all of us…a cancer diagnosis. Tom’s journey is poignant, vivid, and told from the heart



As a prostate cancer survivor, I can say every word in Tom Hulsey’s book can be leaned on to help you in your fight. Reading Tom’s book can help you set your sights on that goal.


CEO, ZERO Cancer

Tom’s prostate cancer journey from diagnosis to Kona Ironman Triathlete to no quit advocacy leader inspires and paints a pathway to survive and thrive past life’s most daunting challenges.


Hockey Mom & Teacher

This book allows readers to follow Tom’s journey and challenges as he faced (and defeated!) cancer, as well as to examine their own lives through personal reflection. It is a story of challenge, adversity…encouragement and victory


CEO, Peak Performance Solutions

I admire Tom’s candor and leveraging his story to “make a difference!” You will find his message inspirational no matter where you are in life, facing a challenge or setting new goals.


CEO, Principle Logistics Group

Tom passionately attacks the need for a cure – he now is getting Prostate Cancer on the radar of our government and insurance companies, while continuing to provide hope to those fighting.


M.D., Ph.D.

Prostate Cancer is a prevalent malignancy that touches the lives of many men. Though effective treatments are available, many of them can be associated with temporary and sometimes permanent morbidities.

Book Dedication

This book is dedicated to the memory of my Urologist and confidant, Michael Gruber.  Dr. Gruber died unexpectedly March 3, 2018.


This book is dedicated to the memory of my friend, Bill Rollings. Bill lost his battle with prostate cancer May 13, 2013.

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