Beyond Adversity

Enjoying Life After Adversity

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Heading Somewhere

Photo credit: Natalie Fox

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

Heading somewhere requires much more than throwing clothes in a bag and leaving. The strategy might have worked when we were five years old and somebody else did all the planning for us. The process might have seemed intuitive prior to our adversity. Unfortunately, the old strategy no longer works.

Heading somewhere now requires  a lot of thinking. Even if the destination is known, there are many decisions to make such as:

  • What clothes should I bring?
  • Do I need to bring gifts?
  • Have I arranged transportation?
  • Who will take care of my plants and pets while I am away?
  • Who will pick up my mail and newspapers while I am away?
  • Should I arrange for somebody to stay at the house while I am away?

Planning to go somewhere is not impossible, but it does require some thinking, planning, scheduling, and action. If you are travelling for the first time after your adversity, you might want to ask a relative or friend for a little help.

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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.