Reality TV doesn't begin to live up to the trials, excitement, and life lessons experienced in real life. Discover in these pages how to dream, set goals, and live a life to see those dreams realized. As an African American, regular person without influential contacts, famous parents, or celebrity connections, how did I accomplish my dreams and goals? What did I learn? And, how can you, the reader, take away some practical wisdom and tips for fulfilling your dreams? This book shares my experiences, stories, and life lessons. You will see some of what others have written about me or us from various sources. You will see how my husband and I learned from our experiences and walked through triumphs and some tragedies. Come, journey with us and discover some nuggets for living fully and successfully. In this remarkable and very personal memoir, Brenda Newberry recites where she came from and the struggles she had on her way to a multitude of achievements topped by her loving family. It is the story of a woman of great faith whose high level of achievement is startling in view of the challenges she encountered.... This inspiring life story is one that should be read and absorbed by all who may have come to believe that opportunity today is limited to those who are born with financial resources and connections. -George Herbert Walker III U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, 2003-2006. "It is important that one not allow others to define them, their possibilities or their trajectory. One can choose to rise above the expectations and flee from those that would make them a victim or even cause them to feel like a victim." -Brenda Newberry Brenda Newberry is the founder of the Newberry Group, Inc. a nationally awarded Cyber Security firm recognized by Deloitte Touche (2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006) and Inc. 500 (2004, 2005, 2006) as a fastest growing private business. Brenda was awarded the 2013 St. Louis Woman of Achievement for Civic Responsibility, the 2012 St. Louis Forum Trailblazer Award, and was inducted into the Small Business Administration Hall of Fame in 2011."