Bad news is always hard. I want to begin with acknowledging this because it is true. To pretend it's not is just insulting. But, with that said, what comes after the bad news is a choice. It becomes a choice of perspective and attitude.
It was bad news when I knew I had to break up with my mortgage company - it was a relationship where I could give everything (which I did), but would never get anything in return....all giving never equals a healthy partnership! Sometimes you have to just cut your losses and move on.
It was bad news when I lost my job.
It was bad news when I had to sell my car that got 40 mpg and just drive my Bronco at 8 mpg.
It was bad news when I had to say good bye to my mom not knowing if I'll ever make it back to California.
Bad news always sucks in the beginning.
But, after that, bad news can become something different. It can become a challenge, a growth opportunity, or if you are really creative, an adventure.
It's what I have tried to do with my life every day since - because I can't change the events of my past, only the perspective of my future.
Below is my favorite video so far summing all this up. I've had so many experiences, learned so much, grown, expanded, shrunk, and changed and that is never bad news. My goal is to transform not only my own adversity, but also to hopefully inspire you to transform your own. Who knows what the future holds, but my motto is these days, traveling the Freedom Road (since freedom means everything to me) one adventure at a time. I hope you will join me and share your own stories along the way!
Welcome to my Journey!
I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!