Doing Better Than Your Best- the practical life experience of a poor African kid who grew up in the City of Aba, Nigeria is for anyone who wants to read and learn about an inspiring TRUE STORY. Excel Ogugbue offers up his dramatic life story as an example of how to beat the odds and live your dreams. His journey from loss and hardship in Nigeria to life in the United States is a gripping story that combines practical, nitty-gritty advice with exhilarating inspiration. This is an engaging story filled with the twists and turns, the drama and disappointments, of real life. When Excel Ogugbue was young, he was determined (like most young people) to become successful. His road to success was plagued by lots of obstacles-the death of his father in a ghastly motor accident at a young age, an early life of dire financial straits... Through all these, Excel's mother convinced him that he could become great and have a better life if he excelled in his academic pursuits. Excel graduated with hors and got a scholarship to further his education in the United States through pure determination in the face of inadequate resources. With a doctorate degree in petroleum engineering and a promising career in the oil and gas industry, Excel shares his Doing Better Than Your Best experiences with raising money to fund his education and to support his family, as well as inspiring stories of faith, honesty and integrity that made him a candidate for the top. Doing Better Than Your Best goes beyond telling an inspiring rags to riches story, it includes detailed advice to help readers transform their life path in the same way, whether they are planning for college or itching to reach the next level in their career.
Excel Ogugbue has mentored and touched the lives of many youths and students. Through academic seminars, junior achievement, teaching in schools, volunteer tutoring and youth programs, Excel has touched many lives by sharing his unique story. Excel holds a B.Eng. (First Class) degree from Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria, an MS degree from University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a PhD degree from the University of Oklahoma, all in Petroleum Engineering. He currently works as a petroleum engineer for a multinational oil and gas company in Houston, Texas. **Visit his Facebook page at https: //www.facebook.com/DBTBbooks