Decisions That Changed My Life: An Inspiring True-Life Story Decisions That Changed My Life–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. With a doctorate degree in petroleum engineering and a promising career in the oil and gas industry, Excel shares his experiences with raising money to fund his education and to support his family, as well as his inspiring stories of academic success, faith, honesty, and integrity that made him a candidate for the top.