Lessons Learned: An Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Life

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Lessons Learned will have you Laughing. Crying. Shouting. By most standards, Brian Scott Sherman is an ordinary man, who's had experiences like most of us-some comical, idiotic, breathtaking, and joyous. When he began sharing his stories, colleagues and friends suggested he put them in a book. So he wrote Lessons Learned. Often called the "real life Clark Griswold," Sherman's experiences will touch your heart and inspire you to live each moment, love your family and friends, and follow adventure where it might take you, at least some of the time. From having a man die in his arms, to several near misses with death, to the gut-wrenching pain of leaving his family behind to serve his country, divorce, infidelity by a spouse, a troubled pregnancy, and the tragic accident that took his brother's life, Sherman has lived a lifetime in a few decades. His mother has won millions in the lottery, he has created a pop culture icon, and gotten involved with marketing James Dean's tomb and more. Each story is followed by lessons he's learned from to encourage and inspire you. Experience the life and adventures of Brian Scott Sherman.

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I'm not famous. Most of you have never heard of me. I'm just an
ordinary guy doing his best to make the most of the moments I
have. In that way, we probably have a lot in common, and Lessons
Learned is filled with stories of daily living, often humorous,
sometimes faced with tragedy, and others with personal stupidity--I
don't whitewash myself here. There's a reason friends and family call
me "the real life Clark Griswold," and you'll understand it by the end of
this book.
I like to be honest for lots of reasons, but mostly because I'm
human and my kids know it, so why hide the truth? Besides, they've
heard these stories a million times. I've told them because I want them
to learn from them and thought maybe you might, too. I cover a broad
spectrum of my fifty years here. If I leave anything out, it's probably to
protect my family because, while I signed up for this honest, raw reveal
of my life, my family and friends didn't. As you'll see, family and friends
are really important to me, so I'd like to keep them around and not
estrange them from me, if I can.
Who is Brian Scott Sherman, you may ask? Well, the short version
is that I am a husband, father, son, brother, friend, retired Air Force
veteran, and speaker from the Midwest (Suburb of Chicago). I've lived
in Illinois, Indiana, Montana, and Korea. I have spent quality time in
thirty-nine states and traveled most of the world. I have four great kids
and three wonderful grandchildren. I was married to two different, but
wonderful women. I believe in God, value fatherhood and family, and
service to country and community, love Blackhawks hockey and Da
Bears. I'm a bit of a daredevil some might say, certainly impulsive. But
that comes from the passion I have for life, living, and the people
around me.
I like having fun with every breath, you see, and I like to enjoy the
places and people I'm with. Sometimes, that can result in some hairy
situations. Other times, the hairy situations find me all on their own.
From surviving a head-first car crash into a utility post at seventy-five
miles per hour and wearing no seat belt, to traveling to my honeymoon
on a KC-135 Stratotanker that almost crashed, to almost having my head
blown off with a tracer bullet by my father-in-law, from bathroom
misadventures in the Caribbean to drinking antifreeze instead of Diet
Coke--I've had some crazy adventures. Some will be beyond the
ordinary for most. Others will hit close to home. But I've often been
asked to tell these tales and talk about what I learned from them, and
that's what this book is all about. After all, what's the point of going
through challenges if you come out the other side the same, having
learned nothing? Some people may try to live that way, I suppose, but
not me.
There've been lessons in every one of these stories for me, lessons
that have changed me and made me who I am today. And while, I may
not be perfect, I do feel I have a little bit of everything, like the Keith
Urban song says, and that's as close to perfect as I need.
So I hope you enjoy Lessons Learned, the stories of my life, and I
hope it inspires you to live each day as a student in the classroom of
life, learning from every challenge, every experience, and becoming a
better you. If my book inspires that in anyone, then it's all worth it.
 
"The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego, the second half is going
inward and letting go of it."
― C.G. Jung
 
Brian Scott Sherman
Belleville, Illinois, 2015

About the Author:

Brian’s stellar career in the United States Air Force spanned over twenty-three years culminating in the elite status of Senior Data Systems Analyst. His milestones include Class Speaker at the United States Air Force Leadership School where he also earned Distinguished Graduate. Brian also graduated in the top ten percent of his class while attending the United States Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Academy. His essay work has been recognized by Time, Newsweek, Life, U.S. News & World Report and Reader’s Digest magazines. He attended the Community College of the Air Force and Ball State University. Since his retirement from the USAF, he has been employed by Camber Corporation where he currently leads a highly specialized DOD computer network security team. Through his travels, Brian has gained a rare understanding of peoples and cultures around the world. Brian happily shares his life with his wife Tiffany and is a very proud father of four.

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