Bound by My Choices: How a death nearly broke me but the Navy saved me

Bound by My Choices: How a death nearly broke me but the Navy saved me

by Keshawn A. Spence


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"This is an incredibly inspirational story of one young man’s struggle over huge odds. As a motivational psychologist, I highly recommend this book." —Tom Reilly, author of Hope in The Shadows of War.

Young Keshawn’s parents were absent and almost non-existent, but he never let that diminish his dreams, or his tenacity to succeed. Bound by My Choices is an illustrated revelation of his personal stories of trials and tribulations, failed parenting, and ultimate success and redemption. It is filled with experiences and lessons that molded a young adolescent boy to become a Senior Chief in the United States Navy, and graduate college with two degrees. This book will prove that no matter what situation you are born into, you can change the course of your life. It will motivate you to seize the opportunity and not make excuses for the position you were born into. This book will appeal to anyone who aspires to overcome adversity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633936171
Publisher: Koehler Books
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Keshawn Antonio Spence is a Senior Chief in the United States Navy and a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy. He attended Saint Leo University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree with a concentration in Human Resources Administration. After growing up without a stable household and absent parents, he was able to embark on a successful Navy career and rise to the rank of Senior Chief while helping enlisted Sailors and Officers succeed in mission accomplishment and achieving their personal and professional goals. He and his wife have 3 children.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Chapter 1

In the Beginning 7

Chapter 2

Dad's Family 13

Chapter 3

Growing up fast 17

Chapter 4

A Fatherless and Motherless Child 21

Chapter 5

My Siblings 32

Chapter 6

Memories from the Country 37

Chapter 7

School Days 42

Chapter 8

A Fathers Struggle: The Story of Francis 47

Chapter 9

My Mothers Story 54

Chapter 10

Relationships 58

Chapter 11

The Road to Success 61

Chapter 12

Boot Camp 65

Chapter 13

Road Less Traveled 70

Acknowledgements 77

About The Author 78

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