Beyond Adversity

Enjoying Life After Adversity

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Stay Hungry Stay Foolish

I spent a few hours conducting research for this post, a few hours writing this post, and a few days considering titles for this post. One contender for the title was “Beyond the Turtleneck” which is the title of the following video. However, the title did not have any obvious connection to enjoying life after brain injury. I also considered “Connecting the Dots” because the phrase is mentioned in the video and I really like the title. I decided not to use that title because most of the posts in this blog offer readers an opportunity to connect the dots. I settled on “Stay Hungry Stay Foolish” because it connects the video to the theme of this blog — overcoming adversity.

I believe that being fired from a job you love is similar to what happens after brain injury — you are either paralyzed by the trauma or you learn how to soar again. The video shows us that it is possible to overcome adversity.


What are your passions? What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? What are your obligations? How do you pursue something that is important to you? Are there any environmental factors (things that are out of your control) that are preventing you from attaining something that is important to you? How do you handle obstacles? Is there a better way to achieve success?


Source: Matthew Pearce, Matt’s Macintosh, YouTube

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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.