In my new book, ‘Defying the Odds – Your Personal Guide to Victorious Living’, I respond to thousands of requests for personal and career guidance from young professionals all across the globe, many of whom first learnt about my story back in 2016 through a viral post on the popular professional networking site, LinkedIn.
My intention was very simply to use the example of my life and career to highlight the importance of taking extravagant leaps of faith when pursuing certain personal and career goals. Never did I imagine that within a matter of hours, thousands would have responded to that post, ultimately drawing the attention of over one million LinkedIn users worldwide.
As I reflect on the many questions – from hundreds of young professionals all across the globe – answered within this book, I am amazed at how curious, talented and determined our youths are. The challenge is that there aren’t enough committed mentors to answer the myriad of questions that we all have about our personal lives and careers. So when the questions started being directed towards me, I immediately saw an opportunity to impart the lessons that I would have learnt thus far in my life and career. This book captures those lessons in a concise and compelling way.
In chapters 1 and 2 – Part 1 of the book – I take readers on a compelling journey through my early life and career, highlighting the roles of key individuals, institutions and environments that helped to shape my character, and nurture my talents. From my humble beginnings growing up in my tiny Caribbean village, to my induction as a United Nations Project Officer in Nairobi, Kenya back in 2014, I have sought to meticulously weave my way through a series of life-changing experiences that ultimately charted my course.
Chapters 3 through 9 have been divided into three parts, and respond to the hundreds of questions posed to me over the years by young adults and young professionals from all across the globe – most of which follow common themes such as ‘Overcoming Fear’, ‘Financial Freedom’, ‘Following Your Passion’, ‘Finding the Right Field of Study’, and ‘Practical Christian Living’.
I must admit that there are days on which I find myself on the verge of tears with some of the stories and requests for personal and career guidance that I receive, and in light of my familiarity with some of these stories. So in preparing this book, I was compelled to dig deeply into my own experiences to unearth those invaluable lessons and solutions that I found along the way.
I prepared this book with the intention of creating a personal guide for young adults and young professionals currently navigating their way through major life and career decisions, or those simply in search of a more fulfilling life and career. I believe that dreams will be revived, talents unearthed, fears dispelled, and passions ignited within the lives of those willing to avail themselves to these invaluable life-lessons and career tips.
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