March 30, 2022

The journey leading to 59 Prime is not unique or epic.  With each passing second, hundreds more venture further down their own paths to face uncertainty, adversity and obstacles far more daunting than mine.  Rather than take the many life lessons I’ve learned into eternity or simply continue to share them sporadically and judiciously.  I am now, just one of millions, who felt compelled to share personal messages of faith, challenges, hope and triumph on a broader stage.  Not for praise, profit or fame, but to demonstrably validate some of the basic principles of perseverance, inspiration and contemplation.

Sharing delicate pieces of one’s life requires a certain degree of humility, transparency and vulnerability. Humility, in the realization that some of the events, pain and consequences endured are self-inflicted. Transparency, because it publicly sheds a bright light on some of the deepest, darkest days in our lives. Vulnerability, because it reveals some very personal aspects of yourself to an unknown, skeptical and indifferent audience.  Subconsciously, we have chosen to believe the risk-reward scenario is skewed towards inspiration and human evolution.  Consequently, these editorial endeavors are rarely taken lightly, it requires a little courage and a lot of faith, the stakes are just too high. 

Understandably the decision to scribe one’s journey is daunting.  In fact, for every individual testimony, there are thousands of battles that will never be known or shared. So be careful, be kind and be aware. You never know what people are going through, but chances are, they are. They are most likely, one of billions quietly struggling to find some inner peace, strength or a ray of hope.

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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