Second Chances - Transforming Adversity into Opportunity

Second Chances - Transforming Adversity into Opportunity

by Chuck Gallagher

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"Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit." This quote by Napoleon Hill carries with it truth that, for many, is learned from the "school of hard knocks." But, YOU don't have to take lessons from that school in order to learn how to Transform Adversity into Opportunity! The book - SECOND CHANCES - carries you on a journey that is transformative, inspirational and opens the door to exploring life changing choices that through determination can create the Opportunity you need to enjoy the Success you desire!

"On the day I took twenty-three steps into federal prison, I did not recognize all the choices that resulted in this consequence. By the time I took twenty-three steps out of prison, my understanding had deepened. Writing this book took perseverance and led me to twenty-three insights about turning negative choices into positive results. I offer my story to remind you, and me, that our prisons are often self-inflicted."

This book, called an "Inspirational self-help masterpiece" was written over the scope of many years and through the experience of many hard lessons learned. I hope that through this book, you too, may uncover the keys to unlock your prison and find a happier life. You have the power to unlock those chains that bind you and turn adversity into opportunity. You have the power of choice.

Each choice we make and each step we take provide the foundation for our future. Every choice has a consequence. Wherever you are right now, regardless of the circumstance, you can turn adversity into opportunity. Join me, through SECOND CHANCES, and let's take the journey together. Now is the time and the power is yours!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012487100
Publisher: Lifepaths Publishing
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 660 KB

About the Author

Chuck Gallagher, business executive, author, and speaker, understands the challenges of business from both a growth and ethics perspective. As a professional speaker, Chuck has been featured in Business Week, New Perspectives, and other print publications as well as served as a guest on CNN, CBS, NPR, and various TV stations.

Gallagher came from humble beginnings, being raised by a single parent in the projects. More recently, however, he has led his region in over $40 million in sales with 125 sales representatives in a public company. Now he is Chief Operating Office in a national private company. Gallagher is a sought-after speaker, as his programs help employees increase their performance and skills while realizing the ramifications of their ethical choices.

At twenty-six, Gallagher became tax partner at a CPA firm and was one of only three CPAs in the country asked to testify before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee on a new employee benefits provision of the tax law. He has authored numerous articles for national publications and has developed several continuing professional education (CPE) seminars, which he has taught with passion and a flair that audiences loved.

In the middle of a rising career, Gallagher lost everything because he made some bad choices. He has since rebuilt his career and is now enjoying the success he once did. With more vulnerability than the average keynoter, Gallagher shares with his audiences his life journey, the consequences of his unethical choices, and how life gives you a second chance when you make the right choices. Second Chances outlines the journey down and the recovery back, demonstrating that you can turn adversity into opportunity and then success.

Having captured the attention of audiences from coast to coast, Chuck is an inspirational motivational speaker with a dynamic choices and ethics message. As a business ethics speaker and sales motivational speaker, Chuck’s business and personal experiences over thirty years provide a powerful framework for presentations, workshops, and consulting. Chuck understands the business and ethical challenges facing organizations today, whether corporate, government, or associations.

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Second Chances - Transforming Adversity into Opportunity 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now this book is a life changer in so many ways and I must thank the author for taking the time to put it all together in such a captivating and relatable way. The demise of many personalities comes from their regrets and not knowing how to use them as stepping stone to a better life. Well, this book has it all as it educate readers on how to consciously grow. I love every page of it and I know many others will too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Second Chances  does exactly what it says, and a lot more. It gives readers the opportunity to have a second chance in life, mainly focusing on using our past mistakes and actions to propel our future in the most positive ways we can imagine. Chuck has used his experiences as living testament to his current successes, ensuring every reader that it is all attainable once they make that conscious effort to grow positively. As positive as Message from the Mountain, the author is in no doubt creating a web of brilliant books mankind can all benefit from. A must read.
richardblake More than 1 year ago
A Guide to the Potential of Life-Changing Consequences "Second Chances: Transcending Adversity into Opportunity" is Chuck Gallagher's story. Chuck's is a story of the consequences of a wrong choice that spiraled out of control over a four year period. The book is Chuck's personal account of "success" turned sour. An unexpected phone call became the turning point that forced Chuck to face reality. Chuck bares his soul as he relaters how a "look in the mirror" revealed his human frailties. This was the time he chose to assume responsibility for his actions, regardless of the "fall-out" of living a life of deception, lies, and illusion. Chuck shares how he also took a look within his heart and how it revealed a glimpse of the "somebody" he actually was and the spiritual potential available by making right choices. He uses many entries from his personal journal, made while incarcerated, to provide insights learned through the process of rediscovering what it means to be "somebody." The book is filled with short meaningful highlighted lessons, truths Chuck learned which are worthy of reflection, mediation, and life assimilation. One of my favorites reads: "By your choices, you are empowered. By your choices, you can break the chains that bind you. By your choices, you can find joy and happiness." Chuck's writing is authentic, inspirational, enriching, and life-changing. His life is an illustration of the opportunity afforded when free will is used to make choices that empower a person to be the spiritual being they were meant to be. His story demonstrates the relationship between personal accountability and finding success as a person and in business. The final chapter considers "Twenty-Three Points to Ponder." Each point represents one of the twenty-three steps leading into the federal prison where Chuck was imprisoned. These truths contain keys to unlocking the "prisons" of personal bondage faced by Chuck's readers. For many years I have been associated with a faith-based prison ministry. I only wish that Chuck's book had been available earlier as an encouragement to the inmates and ex-felons contacted by our organization. "Second Chances: Transcending Adversity into Opportunity" is a remarkable story providing guidelines to help the reader avoid the pitfalls of and the consequences of bad choices and to claim and activate the potential of making right choices for positive life-changing consequences. A complimentary review copy of this book was provided by a representative of the author. As reviewed for Midwest Book Review.