Adversity Is Your Greatest Ally - How To Use Life Challenges as Stepping Stones To Live The Life Of Your Dreams.

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20th Century (multiple decades)

Michael Taylor

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Adversity Is Your Greatest Ally tells the extraordinary story of one mans journey from the inner city projects to being a high school dropout who overcame the odds to become a successful manager for a multi-million dollar company. At the age of 23 he was living the American Dream and by the age of 29 the dream turned into a nightmare as he experienced divorce, bankruptcy, foreclosure, depression and being homeless for two years living out of a car. After several years he was able to rebuild his life and now he teaches others how to overcome adversity and live the life of their dreams.



Short Summary

The story chronicles a young boy who dreams of becoming an entrepreneur and defies the odds to live his dream while overcoming personal tragedy, racism and seemingly insurmountable obstacles in his life.


The story begins in the inner city projects of Corpus Christi Texas and travels around 3 major cities in Texas. Corpus Christi, Austin and Houston.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Rags to Riches

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Sexual Abuse, Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Michael Taylor

Age: 58

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Heroic, Selfless, Underdog, Adventurous, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Faithful, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Decisive, Leader, Perseverance, Aspiring, Badass, Engaging, Honorable, Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Geneva

Age: 81

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Decisive, Faithful, Leader, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Beautiful, Confident

Additional Character Details

Name: Walter

Age: 90

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Leader, Masculine, Religious, Aspiring, Decisive, Engaging, Faithful, Honorable, Confident, Empathetic, Strong Moral Code, Uneducated

Additional Character Details

Name: Henry

Age: 65

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Seductive, Villainous, Criminal, Desperate, Insecure, Manipulative, Secretive

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available



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