Floyd D.A. Miley III


Overcoming life's adversities is an acquired skill that Floyd D.A. Miley, III has mastered. As a youth, he escaped becoming a victim of generational curses to earn a football scholarship to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

In college, he rose above life's and self-imposed challenges to start two years at defensive back for the Volunteers. He commuted two days a week from Nashville to Knoxville to earn his long awaited B.A. degree in Sociology. He received his MBA from Strayer University in 2010.

While pursuing his masters, he lost his management job sending him into a financial crisis. In what should have been one of the darkest moments in his life, Floyd accepted his purpose. As an entrepreneur, author, speaker, or mentor, Floyd has committed more than twenty years to helping others endure and overcome life's challenges. His debut book, Recognize Your Greatness inspires, empowers, and encourages others to overcome obstacles, discover their unique purpose, and operate within their inherent greatness.

Floyd is poised to become one of the most inspiring, entertaining, and engaging speakers in the country. He blends humor, charisma, and keen insight with life experiences to deliver his powerful message.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I started writing at a very early age. When I was in elementary, each summer my mother made me read a novel and write a report. The first book I read was Anne Moody's, Coming of Age in Mississippi. The way she used words to depict the smells, sights, and sufferings she endured her growing up in the rural south fascinated me. When I read Langston Hughes' Mother to Son in the sixth grade, I knew I was going to be a writer.
What's the story behind your latest book?
In 2010, I lost everything that I worked hard to get leaving my life shattered in pieces. One night while packing, I ran across Langston Hughes' poem, A Dream Deferred and it got me to thinking about what happened to my dreams of being an author and motivational speaker. In what should have been one of my darkest moments became the best thing that could have happened to me. I found my passion to chase my dreams and become the person I was meant to become. I want to help others discover their purpose and recognize their greatness.
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Recognize Your Greatness
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,130. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
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What are you going to do with life you have left? Be it a week or 40 years, what are you going to do? You have the right to decide your destiny. If you are tired of living an unfulfilling life of mediocrity, Recognize Your Greatness will help you discover seven principles that inspire you to discover and operate your according to your destiny. The choice is yours.

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