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Thank You for Not Believing in Me

2014-1016 Marie Forleo 2014During the past few years, I have written several posts about overcoming the “I can’t” mentality that frequently affects survivors of adversity and the people with whom they interact. I have also written posts about what to do when other people tell you that “you can’t” achieve something. When I saw the following video, in which Marie Forleo explains how she turned a negative “escalator moment” into a positive situation, I knew I had to share the video. Caution: there are a few words in the following video some viewers may find objectionable or inappropriate for young listeners.

I have been following Marie for more than two years. Even though her posts are not specifically about overcoming the challenges of brain injury, ataxia, seizures, strokes, aphasia, autism or disability, the information Marie shares in the following video is definitely pertinent to our challenges.

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Click here to view another Beyond Injury post.

Thanks to Marie Forleo and her crew for creating the video; YouTube for hosting the video; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture, video, and text I used in this post.

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.

2 Responses to “Thank You for Not Believing in Me”

  • Steven says:

    I had an escalator moment recently. I was trying out wheelchairs it was a manual chair with manual wheels that changed to power if they were turned on The salesman (also a wheelchair user) said ‘you can’t push it up the ramp.’ So I did.

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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.