Life Changes – Have you noticed every once in a while life kind of gives you a smack on the side of the head. Sometimes it’s enough to stun you for a week or even a month. Sometimes it’s just a step back for a few hours. Robert Clancy, author of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Soul offers advise on how to handle situations that you have no control over.
Life is going great. Business is the best it’s ever been. New clients come to you as if by magic. You’re not worrying about money. Your kids are fantastic, with super grades. Maybe the kids are on tract to be accepted by an Ivy League school. Your relationship with your soul mate is amazing and so is the sex.
Then it hits! One of your best friends commits suicide! Your biggest client files for bankruptcy owing you three hundred thousand dollars. Your amazing teenager is arrested for drug use. You life has literally changed on a dime.
How you react in these life changes depends a lot on how you prepare for them. You don’t have to be paranoid about this. That would take the joy out of life. Joy and happiness (and love) are what life is really all about. How you handle the little and big changes, the unexpected, on your life’s roadmap is how you recover.
Hiding in bed for weeks or jumping deeper into work shows what kind of person you really are.
air date 5/21/16