Beyond Adversity

Enjoying Life After Adversity

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Searching for Direction

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You searched for meaning and purpose after adversity. You found what you wanted to find. Your purpose is clear, at least for the moment, but before you set a goal to achieve your purpose, you must determine the direction most likely to help your focus on your purpose. For example, after considerable thought, you determined “helping others” is your purpose. There are probably an infinite number of ways you can help others. Finding direction is about selecting the most fulfilling and impactful option. You may choose to be a teacher, teacher’s assistant, museum docent, builder of homes for the homeless, serve meals at a soup kitchen, donate to philanthropic organizations, or any of countless other options.

It may be possible to move in several directions, but when you begin, choose just one direction.

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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.