I had my first massive seizure at age 19 right after midterm exams. By my third year of university, at 20 , I was having up to 20 seizures a day, that were passed off as anxiety. Regular smaller seizures had already become a part of life that I just dealt with. After university, nothing would stop me from pursuing my dream of dancing and performing. After graduation I worked on cruise ships, living the high life while teaching ballroom dance. When my seizures struck, again, it was easy enough to pass them off as sunstroke and push through my day and responsibilities regardless of how I felt. I also used excessive social drinking and an unhealthy pursuit of financial wealth to ignore the seriousness of my illness.
Like many people I now meet daily, on shore and in business, as an adult I was predominantly driven by the desire to ‘get ahead.’ I pushed myself beyond what was healthy or reasonable in my personal and professional contexts. Even after enduring a life-threatening brain surgery to stop the seizures, and when given a 2-3 year recovery time by my doctors, I ignored them and returned to work within a year. At this time I simultaneously worked in the financial sector and owned and operated my own successful corporate communications company.
I did it all. And I was “Successful” by society’s standards.
Over the years I noticed how my incessant and ever-unfulfilled pursuit of ‘Success’ and ‘Wealth’ led me to neglect my own needs. I constantly sacrificed my own health and well-being to get ahead in the rat race of daily corporate life. I was stuck in a pattern of constantly seeking, while never realizing that simply by stopping to examine the patterns and puzzles at play in my life I could also find the tools to rebuild. With these tools in hand, I rebuilt my life to be filled with greater happiness, health, wealth and success on an entirely new level.
In sharing the tools and strategies that I’ve developed, I hope to continue to inspire others to discover their own Unique Potential™ and create the life they’ve always known they were meant to live!
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