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Author encourages readers to discover, cultivate, and use their gifts

Shepard's autobiography, "Fulfilling My Destiny, Step By Step," can assist readers in avoiding one of life's great tragedies - hopes and dreams left unfulfilled.

Author Robert Louis Shepard shares in his memoir, “Fulfilling My Destiny, Step by Step - An Autobiography – (published by The Shepard Institute (TSI), LLC). The details of his life to show that no matter where one's journey began they can find their purpose and their passion for maintaining hope for fulfilling the DESTINY that God has set for them.

Beginning with the town where Shepard was born and moving on to recount his experiences at schools and places of work, “Fulfilling My Destiny, Step by Step” reveals the core values instilled in him by his parents, which became his foundational pillars.

Shepard’s lifetime of rich experiences coupled with remembrance and recovery for renewal of the 'MIND' is presented with historical context. He reflects on how these experiences interlaced with the history of African Americans to shape the man he became. He writes with honesty and conviction and his story ultimately shows readers the possibilities of achieving their dreams with hard work, courage, steadfast faith, a renewing of the mind and liberation of the SOUL with the TRUTH. Knowing that true fulfillment of our destiny is the revelation of Christ in us, our Hope of Glory.

About the Author

Robert Louis Shepard's motto is that "It's more productive to focus on your capabilities than your limitations." He uses his philosophy to help others to focus on their strengths and capabilities. Combining his experiences and his exposure, he became a passionate advocate for inclusion of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the federal government’s multi-billion dollars-a-year research enterprise.

After a 47-year separation from his alto sax, in 2011 he picked back up his sax and is having fun reacquainting himself with how to make music. Shepard lives in Maryland and North Carolina with his wife. “Fulfilling My Destiny, Step by Step” is his first book.

The Shepard Institute (TSI), LLC, provides mentoring services to assist individuals and institutions fulfill what could be described as their mission, their calling, or their destiny. TSI mentoring services are offered to underutilized academic institutions looking to expand their research portfolio, to public and private organizations. Seeking to fulfill their diversity goals by broadening participation to include talent that has been historically underutilized, and to individuals desiring to add value to their personal lives, to the organizations they serve, and ultimately to the global community. TSI is a virtual operation committed to mentoring the next generation of untapped talent to support the nation's workforce needs now and into the future.

For more information visit or call 202.329.7036.

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Company Name: The Shepard Institute
Contact Person: Robert Louis Shepard, PhD
Phone: 202.329.7036
Country: United States

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