Cross The Line

Encourage your faculty and staff to commit and go beyond mediocrity in everything they do.

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What is Cross The Line?

Written by the bestselling author of 212° the extra degree®, Lead Simply™, and Smile & Move® (Sam Parker), Cross The Line is a book and message that's encouraging thousands of educators, schools, and students to make a commitment to better results.

It begins with the premise: "With everything, there's a line. On one side of the line is a greater chance to make good things happen (better results, better relationships, more opportunities). On the other side, there's less of a chance. And with each line, you have a choice. You want to cross the line or you don't. You want that better chance at making good things happen (meaningful things) or you settle with the lesser chance. Your choice."

Inside, the book outlines the 3 common challenges to Crossing The Line (the obstacles, the people, the work) and the 4 ways to overcome those challenges (choose to commit, work hard, focus, be resilient).

Use it as a tool to inspire your faculty, staff, and/ or students or make it something personal and enjoy the book on your own (a 20-minute read at most).

It's time to Cross The Line. Are you ready?

Scroll down to learn more about the book, inspiring video, and different meeting packages (great tools to help principals, superintendents, and school leaders introduce and discuss the message with their faculty, staff, and/ or students).

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Cross The Line

by Sam Parker

  • Paperback
  • 4 x 6 inches (easily fits in a pocket)
  • 20-minute read
  • 65 pages

$10.95 each
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What's in the Cross The Line book?

It's about making the choice to commit to whatever you do and to do it well – a quick and approachable message that everyone will easily read and embrace.

This short and quick 20-minute read delivers...

  • The Cross The Line concept
  • The 3 common challenges to Crossing The Line
  • Motivating quotes and the 4 points to Crossing The Line
  • 13 short essays reinforcing the 4 points to Crossing The Line
  • A 'Time to Think' section with questions to help you reflect on how to Cross The Line
  • Several blank 'Thoughts' pages to write down any personal notes you'd like to keep track of
  • The perfect handout to encourage consistent commitment, effort, focus, and resilience

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The Cross The Line Video

Written and narrated by Sam Parker.

  • 4 Minute DVD
  • 16:9 aspect ratio


  • A Leader's Guide to help you introduce the video
  • A copy of the Cross The Line book

$295.00 each

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About the Cross The Line video

It's a wonderful way to encourage your team to commit to a project, initiative, or goal. It works well on its own as an inspiring introduction to a meaningful discussion, or it can add value to any other theme or topics you might be addressing.

Written and narrated by Sam Parker (author of Cross The Line), this video is a thoughtful, high-resolution production that runs just over 4 minutes. It includes a Leader's Guide written by Sam on how to introduce the video to a group. If you deepen the experience with the Cross The Line Video Discussion Package, you'll get an expanded and detailed Leader's Guide that can help you introduce and discuss the material in a much bigger way (compare all meeting package options).

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Ways to use Cross The Line®

Cross The Line® is a fresh and easily embraceable message that's helped thousands of schools and organizations inspire and encourage stronger commitment, effort, focus, and resilience as they approach their goals, projects, and everything they do.

And the message sticks.

It's simple enough to kick-off or support an upcoming school year, semester, or event and deep enough to stand on its own as a theme or team-building message. You might even find it helpful as an on-boarding tool or as a first-read for new faculty and staff, setting a tone for stronger commitment, effort, focus, and resilience ("We Cross The Line in everything we do here ... in a good way.").

Introduce. Discuss. Remind. Encourage.

This is how you help everyone be more engaged, motivated, and responsible to their work and the people around them (their colleagues, their students). Sharing the Cross The Line message can help by giving you a new way to illustrate what's important (commitment, work ethic, focus, and resilience).

You might start by handing out the book (a quick 20-minute read ... which means people will really read it) and then discussing it as a group. Then keep the message alive by handing out and/ or posting the fun reinforcement items (banners, posters, reminder cards, t-shirts, wristbands, etc.). You can even use the items to recognize those people who Cross The Line in a big way.

If you'd like to go deeper with it, maybe one of our meeting packages would be the best fit for you. These include the inspiring video and/ or a PowerPoint® formatted presentation with a Leader's Guide (written by Sam, the author of Cross The Line) to help you deliver and discuss the material.

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  • Cross The Line Books
  • Cross The Line Pocket Cards
  • Be Resilient Pocket Cards
  • Cross The Line 5" x 7" Prints
  • Cross The Line Gel Pens
  • Cross The Line Note Cards
  • Cross The Line Post-it Notes
  • Cross The Line 18" x 24" Posters
  • Good Things Poster 18" x 24" (Black)
  • Declaration Poster 18" x 24" (Red)
  • Cross The Line Wristbands Tooltip
  • Cross The Line Stickers
  • Cross The Line 3' x 6' Banner

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