What if one day you woke up and everything you knew was destroyed?
I don’t mean a little disrupted, I am talking biblical proportions, Job-like; I called it John-A-Geddon.
That’s what happened to me. 3pm. On a Thursday. Total recall of over a decade of sexual abuse by my parents and their friends that I had suppressed…and the walls came tumbling down.
ALL GONE. Marriage. Career. Health.
When I told a therapist, she burst out crying and said she couldn’t cope with what they had done to me, and I thought…WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT.
So I did what my old boxing coach taught me. I tucked my chin and threw punches. I read everything I could read, talked to anyone who would listen, and went to the gym way too much.
I refused to quit. No one was going to tell me I was a Disorder. I wasn’t going to die broken because of what someone else did to me—forget that. I determined to turn my Post Traumatic Stress into Post Traumatic Strength. The feedback and response from all walks of life has been exciting. Veterans and Police tell me the books have been key in helping get there heads straight. Survivor have said it has giving them permission to go again.
Think Big: No Secret to Success is Volume 1 in a series of books that contain the principles I had to teach myself just to keep my crap together day in and day out. It is not a collection of Pinterest-worthy memes, it is more like personal duct tape for the soul.
For anyone who has been shot at, blown up, screwed over (or in my case, screwed), this book is for us. If Job can go double or nothing, so can we. I believe in our ability to reclaim and live the most fundamentally AWESOMEREST life ever.