I came up with the title “Overcoming Everything” many years ago and then decided to see if that name, the URL, was available. To my surprise it was, and that told me that probably most people figured it was not possible to overcome everything and that was a pretty ridiculous goal to have. Well, I decided that it was my goal.
I have lived a life that afforded me many great opportunities, successes, and Incredibly happy times. But I also encountered many difficulties, hardships, illnesses, diseases, addictions, losses, failures, financial disasters, and generally a feeling of being completely lost. More than 35 years ago I decided I had better go on a personal journey to change all of this or I would not be alive. That is precisely how it felt to me at that time.
So I began studying anything that I could that offered any help whether it be a personal improvement book, a self-development seminar, a religious study, New Age thought, or anything I could find I that would offer some clarity or relief. Over the years I began finding those keys! It took decades for all of this to make sense to me, and I always had the nagging question of why all of this life had happened to me, and what was I supposed to do with it? When I had that question, I also heard the answer. The answer was I was to take everything that I had learned, whatever knowledge or wisdom I had gained through all those experiences, and share them with the world.
I then began to remember all of the exercises and processes that had helped me. All of the inspirational speeches, stories, and even my personal experiences had brought me proof of how effective and useful all these things had been. Now I had the idea of putting them all together for others so that others need not search as long as I did. All of this led to “Overcoming Everything – a Self-Guide to
Empowerment became the most important word to me, and it became clear to me that’s what I had been attempting to achieve in my life, and when I had an experience of feeling empowered myself, I knew that anyone could do it. There was nothing exceptional about me the caused me to come through all of these things other than I kept going and I was not willing to give up. Now, I know that saying you can overcome everything to most people will sound impossible but you have to understand that I meant overcoming in a completely different way. It doesn’t mean that you forget or not acknowledge the things that have happened in your life, but it does say that you can overcome them if you start to see them differently, and you are determined to use them in a manner that helps you rather than hold you back. Sometimes overcoming might mean that we don’t change something that is in front of us, but we learn how to embrace it and again use it for our good.
The gem that I discovered was that the key to my success and what I was able to accomplish came about because I was able to begin asking different questions of myself. That is truly the crux of “Overcoming Everything”. It was my dream to give people a tool to use, a place to come for inspiration that was always available, and the ability to know that they have the talent to create and be whatever they want. My goal as an empowerment life coach is to help the individual discover what’s been blocking them, see the truth of who they are, find out what they sincerely want to do in their lives, and come to know the purpose that their lives hold for them. I know that I could not find my purpose for many many years, and I could not find any meaning in my life for many many years, but then I did, and that’s why I know everyone else can as well.