59 Prime’s roots were nurtured from some harsh and humble life events. Random thoughts from multiple periods of isolation and reflection evolved into an inspirational and poignant memoir filled with abstract thoughts and life lessons I believed were worth sharing.

I didn’t want someone to read 59 Prime and feel it was written to depict a fictional character, come across as academic research, a condescending lecture, or a hypothetical presentation. Instead, I wanted the messages and lessons shared within to be authentic, in my own words, and for it to resonate with readers like a real-life, conversational testimony.  From an editorial standpoint, it is not a grammatically, laconically, or exceptional literary body of work. Still, I remain proud of the path I chose and the unique way my story was brought to life, or should I say to the world?

I wrote it hoping the reader would feel like they were having a personal conversation with me, sitting across the table, casually talking together as I shared random tidbits of My Roots, Path, Travels, Headwinds, Thoughts, and Hopes. The same way I have been sharing my story with so many during the past year.  Informally, reflectively, optimistically, and graciously.

Authenticity requires vulnerability because there are many personal components entwined in life’s journey.  Once I got my head around the fact that the messages and learnings were far more important than my ego and insecurities, everything seamlessly fell into place, and 59 Prime: A Journey of Faith, Challenges, Hope, and Triumphs organically evolved into something worthy of publication.

It is by no means of the stature of a novel or a dissertation, but there is a lot of life and love condensed within its 126  pages. There is no value in not sharing what I have learned, experienced, and concluded. It is my story, my truth, so I do not feel the need to defend it.  I believe it would be selfish to hold on to these precious nuggets of wisdom and carry them to the end of my road. Sharing is caring.  I sincerely hope there is something, at least one thing, in 59 Prime for every reader.  That is my only wish.

About the Author Michael K. Francis

Michael is a C-Suite Business and Human Resources Executive with more than 30 years of professional experience in the public sector with four Fortune 500 companies, and as a Management Consultant. In 2020, he founded BEAM Executive Advisors, LLC to provide consultative services to clients based on collaborative relationships, trust, and integrity.

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