“Trying to Keep Moving Forward” is the real life success story of Al Bailey, who made it from troubled foster child to Social Services board member and charity CEO. When his loving mother gave him up into foster care as a young child, Al was passed from home to home, making bad choices along the way, and even ending up homeless. Despite the toughest of beginnings, Al managed to turn his life around, working his way up to Executive Director of his own non-profit organization. But even here the road did not run smooth, as one bad decision cost Al more than he had ever bargained for. After a period of introspection, he serves the community again as a motivational consultant. In his first book, “Trying to keep moving forward”, Al Bailey shows that as long as you keep on trying, your dreams really can come true. So easily he could have taken the wrong path, ended up dead, in prison for a long period of time or even totally dependent on the public systems, but today Al makes the choice every day to move forward on the inspirational journey to success, and wants to share his success and failures with others.
Al Bailey has written a story that is geared specifically to his own life, yet it’s amazing how his themes and perspectives are applicable to any of us – I’ll venture to all of us. Who of us hasn’t felt rejection, self doubt, and made bad personal choices? Some of us are still battling these feelings and suffering the effects of those bad choices. This author has not only survived, he’s prevailed! His story of adversity is powerful – his story of conquering his adversity is inspiring and motivating. You will identify – regardless of your background or who you are!