196: Adversity to Advantage: 3 Epic Stories of Transforming Life’s Obstacles into Opportunity

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Every person deals with significant adversity in life. No one is exempt. The question becomes how do you use adversity to your advantage? Authors Tim Chhim, Tom Cunningham, and Taylor Tagg answer this question with three different and thought-provoking perspectives on how to turn life’s obstacles into opportunity.

Tim’s harrowing journey from firing squad to freedom leaves you breathless and excited about achieving your dreams no matter the cost. Tom’s path through physical pain gives new meaning to the resiliency of the human spirit and inspires you to redefine the role adversity plays in your life. Taylor’s tales of overcoming defeat and fear give you reason to move forward regardless of the circumstances and motivate you to victory utilizing the four questions that turn adversity into advantage every time.

Timothy Chhim is a motivational speaker and owner of an Allstate Insurance Agency in Nanuet, New York, USA. He was born in a rural village in Cambodia and from a young age dreamed of freedom and a better life. When the communist Khmer Rouge, under the leadership of Pol Pot, seized power in 1975, Timothy was among thousands who were forced to leave the capital city of Phnom Penh. He was singled out as an educated citizen as well as a Republic official, having served as a police officer, and was sent to the jungle to be killed. He managed to escape, after many failed attempts, and survived to reach the safety of Thailand and later the USA.

Tom Cunningham is a motivational speaker, radio host, and life coach. He was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of five, a disease that affects every joint in his body, causing constant pain and making many day-to-day activities challenging. He has been in the hospital over 40 times for numerous surgeries. In addition, high doses of the steroid prednisone stunted his growth, and he stands 5’1” tall. Despite the pain and challenges that come from living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Tom chooses a positive mental attitude, and answers “Amazing!” to anyone who asks how he is. Tom and his wife, Kim, live in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Taylor Tagg is a published author, professional speaker, and radio show host. He has written three personal growth books, Enrich Your Sunrise, The Path to a Peaceful Heart, and co-wrote Adversity to Advantage. Taylor’s podcast, Journey to Success, showcases people who are passionate about making a difference in the world with transformational businesses and ideas. Taylor’s natural talent lies in coaching people in how to fulfill their emotional and spiritual potential. As a Forgiveness Champion and Emotional Intelligence Expert, Taylor empowers those dealing with significant adversity to aspire to peace using his simple, proven process. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee with his wife Sherri.


To inspire people to visualize their dreams and accomplish them.


These authors are accomplishing this goal by giving their book into the hands of companies and decision-makers within these companies who can affect the lives of the people they employ.



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