Character Creates Opportunity® – Bouncing Back: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Well, I guess we did not win the Powerball lottery last night.  Now what do we do? Well, I guess our plans did not come together like we had hoped.  Now what do we do? Well, I guess our plans to retire after 30 years with the company ended at year 15 with a downsizing exercise.  Now what do we do? Well, I guess our dream of a quiet neighborhood ended when the neighbor’s rowdy grandson inherited the house.  Now what do we do? Well, I guess our plan for “happily ever after” is not looking so good.  Now what do we do? Well, I guess our plans for a care-free retirement ended when the kids moved back in.  Now what do we do? Well, I guess our plans to hand down a great family business ended when the “supercenter” came to town.  Now what do we do? The reality of our day to day lives is that many things don’t come together according to plan.  To pull from the wisdom of Ben Franklin, it is really only death and taxes that we can count on. Resilience is a character trait defined as the ability to bounce back after […]

Transitions: Blending Families

The transition of divorce is hard enough, but with that transition comes another, the transition of blending families. If you are a child of divorced parents or have experienced a death of a parent, this transition is inevitable in your life. Blending families is hard; it stirs up many […]