Second Chances: Transforming Adversity into Opportunity

Take Control of Your Life and Your Happiness by Making Positive Choices

208-page book by Chuck Gallagher

“On the day I took twenty-three steps into federal prison, I did not recognize all the choices that resulted in this consequence.  By the time I took twenty-three steps out of prison, my understanding had deepened.  Writing this book took perseverance and led me to twenty-three insights about turning negative choices into positive results.  I offer my story to remind you, and me, that our prisons are often self-inflicted.”

In the prime of his life, Chuck Gallagher made some bad career choices that landed him behind bars.  In this deeply personal and compelling book, he comes clean about his life-changing experience—and it might just change your life, too.

Although Chuck’s prison was a physical one, some of us unknowingly create our own “prisons” through the negative choices we make.  As you read this personal development book about Chuck’s struggle with choices and consequences, it will shed new light on how your own choices affect your
happiness and success, whether personally or professionally.

Second Chances will inspire you to:

  • Examine the decisions you’ve made and understand how they’ve altered the course of your life.
  • Take control of your own destiny by making choices that produce positive results.
  • Unlock the chains that bind you by turning adversity into opportunity!

What People Are Saying

Dr. Nido QubeinThis touching story of real-life circumstances blends the wisdom of experience with a powerful insight for successful living.

— Dr. Nido Quebin
President, High Point University; Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Co.


Anne BruceSecond Chances guides the reader through Chuck’s personal story of triumph to finding his or her own rare, one-of-a-kind pearl within.  Chuck’s story illustrates how imprisonment of the soul can take place behind bars or outside of them.  It’s a choice we can make and then change the trajectory of life when we make it.

— Anne Bruce
International Speaker and Best-selling Author


Dean LindsayChuck Gallagher’s Second Chances is a life-progressing book with an important message about making the right choices.  Make the right choice and read it.

— Dean Lindsay
Author of The Progress Challenge and Cracking the Networking CODE


Lorri AllenChuck Gallagher is one of those people who, when you meet them in person, you instantly like.  So it comes as a big surprise when you hear his story.  He’s not the stereotype of an ex-con, and perhaps that’s one reason why it’s hard to put this book down.  Chuck has told the ugly part of his poor choices and how he learned his lessons the hard way, so that all of the rest of us can consider each choice we make and avoid life-changing mistakes.  The good news is Chuck learned to make great choices—like sharing his story to inspire others.  This book will make you think, and it could save lives.

— Lorri Allen
Talk Show Host, Mornings with Lorri and Larry


Randy G. PenningtonSecond Chances shows you how to make better first choices. It is one of those rare books that effectively bridges the gap between personal accountability and business success.  Read it.  Heed it.  Apply its lessons.

— Randy G. Pennington
Author of Results Rule! Build a Culture that Blows the Competition Away


Vince PoscenteChuck Gallagher offers his readers a shortcut past the frailties of the human condition.  His narrative comes to life in a substantive and fascinating manner.  Why learn the hard way when Chuck has done it for you?  The first chance you get, read this book and live life to the fullest.

— Vince Poscente
New York Times Best-selling Author of The Age of Speed

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