Tripping into the Light

by Charlie Collins

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/1/2014

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781452591490
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781452591476
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781452591483

About the Book

Diagnosed with a rare eye disorder in the third grade, Charlie’s self-esteem began to unravel by the thread. He wouldn’t have a future as a detective like his hero, Magnum P.I. He would never soar in a jet fighter like he dreamed. He would never drive a race car and see the checkered flag wave. College was out of the question, because he just wasn’t smart enough. At least that’s what the teachers told him.

Only a God who was unusually cruel would shatter the dreams of a little boy by creating him defective. It was the only explanation that made any sense, and it was a crushing blow. If God didn’t care about him, why should he care about himself? And so began Charlie’s freefall into a world of negative self-talk and ultimately addiction. A self-destructive plummet that would see him cheat death twice as he marched to the precipice of suicide.

Raw and brutally honest, Tripping into the Light is a tale of soaring triumphs and heartbreaking defeat. It illustrates the power of true love and the undying spirit of hope. It is about one man’s willingness to try just one more time, when it seemed all was lost. Through Charlie’s eyes, we see that all things are possible if we are willing to roll up our sleeves and do the work.

About the Author

Charlie Collins is the Founder and CEO of both Vision Dynamics and CCI (Charlie Collins International). He is a well-respected Transformational Professional Speaker, Certified Professional Success Coach, and author who inspires people to live with clear vision. Legally blind since age 13, Charlie struggled with accepting his vision loss and understands the pitfalls of low self-esteem. His “Tripping Into The Light” seminars, based upon real life challenges, offer participants a sense of hope by teaching how to create clear, attainable visions of success. Charlie lives in Connecticut with his wife and two daughters. In his spare time he loves to play the guitar, ride his mountain bike and go on hikes, but most of all he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. For more information, visit: