Beyond Adversity

Enjoying Life After Adversity

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Planning for the Future

Planning is not the beginning of the journey, but it is difficult to achieve goals without it. Sometimes, achieving goals requires a series of fairly obvious steps, but sometimes life throws a few obstacles at you, and the next steps are not so obvious. If what you see is a complex path or no path to success, find a mentor, coach, …Continue reading →

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Changing Something

It usually begins with the faint acknowledgement something is not right. Perhaps, you have a goal and realize you cannot achieve the goal based on the direction you are taking, the time you are spending, or a feeling you are having. Maybe somebody who cares about you is suggesting it is time for change. You are simply on the wrong track. Perhaps, you …Continue reading →

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Heading Somewhere

“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 …Continue reading →

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Setting Goals

It is never too early or too late to  talk about, set, or work toward achieving goals. The goals you set today may not be relevant tomorrow. Changing goals is a sign of wisdom not a sign of failure. Definition If your goal is not SMART, you really do not have a goal. SMART goals are: Specific Manageable Achievable Realistic …Continue reading →

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Future Planning

Challenge To remain present while thinking about the future. Scenarios You have no time or energy to plan a better future because you waste too much time . . . Thinking about the past Complaining about the present Solving problems that are no longer relevant To plan for a better future, you may need to give up some of your …Continue reading →

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One Foggy Night

Spiders, snakes, mosquitoes, and bats will be your neighbors. There is a possibility coyotes and bears might visit. Poisonous trees, shrubs with thorns, and brain-eating amoeba seem to be everywhere. I certainly understand why some people prefer to stay home or in a hotel rather than spend a weekend camping in the middle of nowhere. However, April and I enjoyed …Continue reading →

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How Are You Doing?

We are now approximately half way through the calendar year. How many of us set New Year’s resolutions? Have you achieved your resolutions or are on track to complete your resolutions by the end of the calendar year. According to a 2015 report by Statistics Brain, 45% of Americans made New Year’s resolutions last year, but less than half of …Continue reading →

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**** About The Author ****

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.