Book Feature Overcoming Adversity: Resetting Goals by Nelson J Fowlkes

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Overcoming Adversity: Resetting Goals is a 2018 inspiring guidebook by Nelson J Fowlkes.

Life is always filled with challenges and obstacles. They are the very essence of our existence and help shape our character and personality. Not everyone is created equal, and throughout mankind’s history, we have always battled both external and internal conflicts and trials. How we respond to our environment and those around us determine our success and failure in life. Today, we will look at another extraordinary memoir about one man’s journey in life and how he overcame his adversities and achieved success.

Overcoming Adversity: Resetting Goals by Nelson J Fowlkes

Overcoming Adversity: Resetting Goals is an inspiring book by retired Lt. Col. Nelson J. Fowlkes. It was originally published in 2018 and is available in print and digital format. Part memoir, part self-help guidebook, Overcoming Adversity: Resetting Goals seeks to answer the question that has always haunted us since time immemorial- how do we overcome life’s challenges and trials? In this book, we are reminded that setbacks, rejections, shortcomings, obstacles, and lack of resources are all realities of life. In our existence, we will encounter such challenges at work, in our community, and everyday living, and with different individuals. These encounters and obstacles may bring us pain, self-doubt, anxiety, anger, fear, and even depression.

 “Your challenges maybe frustrating and create anxiety and pain. Pain produces the desire for change that can be alleviated through faith, self-confidence and perseverance.

 Take an inspiring stroll with Nelson Fowlkes to review the appealing dynamic and insightful tactics, employed to achieve his goals and dreams, in spite of ever-changing barriers and setbacks. You will gain insight on how knowledge transformed his life and gave him courage to deal directly with the adversity or pursue alternative pathways.”

Nelson J. Fowlkes draws from his personal experience in writing this magnificent book. Overcoming Adversity highlights the incredible journey from an impoverished and broken childhood to slowly realizing his dreams, struggling to improve himself, and achieving the seemingly impossible. With two-post graduate degrees, two professional certificates, an exemplary military career that spanned two decades, and unimaginable blessings and milestones that came afterward, Nelson J Fowlkes speaks with dignity and with authority in terms of overcoming life’s curveballs and obstacles. 

Nelson J Fowlkes credits his unwavering faith, perseverance, and internal fortitude for overcoming all those setbacks and for what he is blessed with today. Nelson J. Fowlkes’s life and achievements are nothing short of stellar and inspirational, a man with honor, integrity, and commitment to others. His book is not only a story of his journey, but more importantly, a wealth of life lessons, wisdom, and encouragement. Overcoming Adversity: Resetting Goals by Nelson J Fowlkes is a must-read book.

About the Author

Nelson J Fowlkes is an author, health care marketing strategist, and a retired Lieutenant Colonel. He served as a biochemist for the United States Army Medical Service Corp for twenty years. After a stellar military service, Fowlkes embarked on a second career, this time in health care. Nelson J Fowlkes excelled in his new field of endeavor and achieved remarkable success in strategic marketing, planning, and health care administration. He is most known for his development of a Territorial Management System (TSS). It is an innovative approach applying traditional risk management to the health of an employee group which the Library of Congress issued a Certificate of Recognition. Fowlkes also established and managed nine primary clinics in inter-cities of Los Angeles County. As someone who overcame a splintered childhood, adverse social and economic circumstances of inter-city life, it was his dream to acquire knowledge through education and travel. Fowlkes has graduate degrees in biochemistry and public administration and Professional Certificates in Gerontology and Conflict Resolution. He and his wife founded a travel agency called PJ’s Travel Connection, LLC. Together they have three grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Nelson J Fowlkes currently resides in East Bay City, Dublin City, California. 

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