What People With Disabilities Can Teach You About Resilience

What People With Disabilities Can Teach You About Resilience

Can you imagine your life without feet?

Most people would cringe at the thought! Whether it was your feet, an arm, your thumb… it doesn’t matter as much. There is a certain fear that goes with losing one’s ability to function as they normally do today.

At the same time, what always fascinates me is that so many of the “able bodied population” (as we like to call it in the sledge hockey/Paralympic world) always look up to Paralympians and people with disabilities as some of the most inspirational, resilient, and incredible people on this planet.

A manager friend of mine was sharing how inspired he was about one of his employee’s positive attitudes, despite using a wheelchair everyday.

Which led to me asking these three questions…

3 Steps to Finally Get Control of Your Happiness

3 Steps to Finally Get Control of Your Happiness

“I’ve got everything I need and I’m still not happy. What’s wrong with me?”

Have you ever asked yourself that question?

Me too. Which sounds funny coming from a paraplegic 

But it’s true!

I can do a mental inventory of my life at any given moment - dream job as a motivational speaker, Paralympic medal hanging on the wall, I live in a beautiful city, have great friends - and realize that I’ve got it pretty good.

But it’s easy to forget.

Recently a friend reached out to me. He was struggling on the inside, even though he appeared to have it all it looking at his “outside”...

Three Surefire Ways To Stop Hitting Snooze and Power up Productivity

Three Surefire Ways To Stop Hitting Snooze  and Power up Productivity

Did your “get up and go” get up and leave? It happens. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

It’s natural to lose momentum sometimes and fall into a funk. But you don’t have to stay down there.

You can make some intentional choices to get yourself out of that funk and it all starts with setting some routines.

If you want to stop hitting the “snooze button” and start getting the most out of each day