Beyond Adversity

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Changing Careers

“I hate my job,” she said, “I really hate my job. I am ready to quit today.”

Today was not the first time I heard those words, but this time there was a noticeable change in her voice and body language. Rather than offering unsolicited advice, I asked my friend if she wanted to hear my comments. She was open to listening, so I began by asking four questions:

  1. Is it your supervisor or the job you don’t like?
  2. Is it the industry or the company you don’t like?
  3. What would you like to do?
  4. What is preventing you from making the necessary change?

According to her answers, she no longer enjoyed working in the real estate industry and wanted to be a spiritual counselor. Her major concerns include a reduction in salary and benefits as well as her lack of experience as a spiritual counselor.

What would you recommend to her?

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Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.