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Pursuing Your Destiny: How to Overcome Adversity and Achieve Your Dreams
by Michelle D Rosado  Michelle Rosado and Randy Rosado 

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Publisher:  Aviva Publishing ISBN-10:  9781935586395 Type: 


Copyright:  Sept 11, 2011

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Pursuing Your Destiny
Pursuing Your Destiny - How to Overcome Adversity and Achieve Your Dreams

Pursuing Your Destiny is a book recounting the touching true story about Michelle Rosado's escape from the World Trade Center. Together, with her husband and co-author Randy, they share the experiences of their chance meeting that brought these two beautiful souls together to create one life that they share.

Pursuing Your Destiny is the touching true story about Michelle Rosado's heroic escape from the World Trade Center into the life that she never dreamed she could have. Together, with her husband Randy, they share the experiences of their chance meeting that brought these two beautiful souls together to create one life that they share.

With alternating points of view, Randy and Michelle tell the stories of their lives, from aggressive and heartbreaking childhood problems to tragic events of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Then from meeting one another and falling in love to their struggles together to become successful entrepreneurs in business, ranging from operating a pizzeria to selling real estate and mortgages. Through it all, Randy and Michelle learn valuable life lessons they share with their readers, including how to check their own egos, how to treat people with understanding, and the knowledge that there are higher powers in the universe watching over them.

The Rosados have inspired thousands of people with their captivating speeches, and now they hope to reach millions more through these pages. Their story will make readers see their own lives from a new perspective, realizing how to overcome any adversities they face to find themselves and their true destinies

"No. I need to get in touch with my Mom and my brother and I..." I stared at my cell phone. 'Weird,' I thought. It had suddenly lost its connection.

From some nightmare out of Hell another airplane roared into sight overhead. Horror and disbelief filled me as I watched it smash into Tower 2. The tower burst into flames. The street side erupted into full scale bedlam. Humans turned into maniacs, thrashing through the streets in mass hysteria. I was thrown into a steel barricade and as Andrew helped me up a scene that is still embedded in my mind began to unfold.

As flames shot from Tower 2 it began to rain. Shattered glass, burning steel, cement, fiberglass, pulverized sheet rock, useless papers, office equipment and … people; fellow humans leaping to their deaths in the only act they could think of to escape.

Not strangers, but friends and co-workers, young and old. One by one they came.

My body, mind and soul shut down. I was dead but alive, seeing but blinded.
My voice sounded as if it was coming from outside of me when I asked Andrew, "Where do we go?"

He glanced toward the water, "South Street Seaport. It's the only place that is safe for now."

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Review: Pursuing Your Destiny: How to Overcome Adversity and Achieve Your Dreams
August 18, 2011

Pursuing Your Destiny:
How to Overcome Adversity and Achieve Your Dreams

Michelle Rosado – Randy Rosado
Aviva Publishing (2011)
ISBN: 978-1-935586-39-5

9/11 Survivor and Her Soulmate Tell Dramatic Story of Overcoming Obstacles to Success

From the moment “Pursuing Your Destiny” opens, the reader feels like he is watching a vivid movie, beginning with the dramatic events of 9/11 that Michelle Rosado experienced. Michelle was in Tower Two when the first plane hit Tower One, and so her dramatic journey on that historic and terrifying day began, a day that had been prophesied for her, that she had even had a vision about, never knowing quite what it meant until then.

Like a good movie flashback, following the dramatic opening of “Pursuing Your Destiny,” the reader is then carried back into Michelle’s past as a child of divorce and her visit to a sage who foresaw her escaping from death. Michelle’s future husband Randy also tells his story of growing up in New York, his anger issues and the many fights he got into as a young man, and eventually how he became an entrepreneur. Destined to become soul mates, Randy and Michelle would come together as a result of the 9/11 events and soon share a life together.

“Pursuing Your Destiny” has drama, excitement, conflict, and romance—and best of all, it is a true story of two lives that overcame all odds. Nor is the attack on the World Trade Center the end of the story. Randy and Michelle describe their lives together, alternating their points of view in the book, to describe their marriage and their lives as business partners. From working together in the corporate world to founding their own business, from retail stores in Palm Beach to operating a pizzeria with a shady business partner who wants to be on a Reality TV show, Randy and Michelle dig deep into their souls to find the strength to stay true to their marriage and to themselves. This book is not about the horrible terrorist attacks so much as it is about how to build a life, a business, and a relationship.

Written partly to commemorate the ten year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Rosados long planned to write a book because they felt they had a message about survival and finding your purpose in life that they wanted to share with their readers. “Pursuing Your Destiny” is that message—it offers a powerful example of how very ordinary people can grow from their experiences to become extraordinary human beings.

For more information about Michelle and Randy Rosado and “Pursuing Your Destiny,” visit

— Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D. and author of the award-winning Narrow Lives

Review by Patrick Snow, Best-selling author of
"What a masterpiece Randy and Michelle Rosado have written. Every now and then you read something that changes your life and gives you a new outlook on life. This is one of those life changing books that everyone should read. When you take in the chapter on what Michelle went through on 9/11, it almost makes you feel as if you too are on the sidewalk running from the horror. This book is a journey of two people, who come together in times of adversity. A story of love, faith, vision, change, and a new beginning. Not only is it a story of Randy and Michelle, it is also a success road map for you, the reader.

If you are at a crossroad in your life trying to determine which direction to turn, then Pursuing Your Destiny is a must read. It will show you how to look adversity square in the eye, and thrive when all else in life seems to be crumbling around you. This book shows you how to see past your adversity and pursue your dreams. Yes, it will be difficult as Randy and Michelle discuss, but it will be well worth everything you can imagine to pursue your destiny and achieve your dreams.

I can't wait until this book is in print. I am sure I will not be able to put in down until every last page is read. Read Pursuing Your Destiny today and learn how to make the most of your most challenging adversities. Randy and Michelle met due to the horrific events of 9/11. What opportunities and people are you due to meet once you overcome your current adversities? Read this book and learn to determine your future!"

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