Defy The Immediate

The latest work by author and speaker T.R. Shaw Jr.

Defy the Immediate is an energizing and inspiring look at life lessons … the role perseverance plays in determining failure and success, seen through the lens of a military and professional career.  

As a college journalist, T.R. Shaw saw opportunity as a U.S. Navy public affairs officer while President Ronald Reagan was building a 600-ship Navy. Challenged to “stay afloat” among peers with more talent, aptitude and experience, the journey became brutally competitive. He eventually left active duty and became a citizen-sailor.



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“T.R. Shaw has captured many familiar stories of college life, including the challenges and struggles in finding success. Life has a way of rewarding those who persevere and work hard. It’s not always easy, but it is immensely rewarding. This I know to be true.”


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About the Author

T. R. Shaw Jr. has had a passion for the written word his entire life. He is a lifelong journalist, author, former U.S. Navy public affairs officer, fourth-generation funeral director and active community leader.