DISCLAIMER!!! This post contains a link to MY ebook, If you can’t GET better, BE better, for which I am PAID. 😉😋
*I walk to podium doing my BEST Michael Jordan, bubble gum chewing impersonation.*
*taps mic, clears throat* Happy Day good people & evil doers! To my #ChronicIllnessCrew, hugs and love. *squints at readers* And my MUTHAFUGGIN #MSfamily, I send kisses and patience. 😗🖤💪🏾
I wrote my first ebook, If you can’t GET better, BE better, because I genuinely felt appreciated for my lifestyle blogs. Nope, I don’t get around on vacations, discounts and a self made lifestyle. I’m much more akin to the introverts and uniquely gifted. My blogs deal with SUCCEEDING multiple sclerosis and chronic illness, not surving. I started this journey of BEING better after my neurologist advised chemotherapy for my advanced diagnosis of MS. I was terrified and felt alone surrounded by family and friends. Blogging about my fears, happiness, trials and tribulations brought a sublime sense of accomplishment. Social media granted me opportunities to communicate with other people afflicted with chronic illnesses and the energy was healing. Folks messaged me, emailed me and a few even called. All had the same report, keep going, keep writing, keep working the process of strengthening myself because they were watching and experiencing it to. Those affirmations were confirmed when I realized how many affirmations I was receiving! At Kroger’s grocery market, older colonizers were complimenting my youthful appearance despite mobility devices. I’m showing houses, former Realtor, and the Asian agent is asking how long I’ve done yoga because she sees it in my build. My high school daughter mentions how cool it is we talk and I’m patient. My elementary school daughters actively try to be more grateful. My middle school son is another story but 3 of 4 ain’t bad. 😉🤣
To understand the growth I’ve just bragged about; let’s play 3 Truths 1 Lie. I play with students because it opens hearts and eyes to reveal unknown similarities and disguised differences. Guess which of the following is a lie about me:
• left three undergraduate colleges under drug/violence suspicions
• in high school, a gun was set on my nose, trigger pulled but gun jammed
• on two occassions, the person next to me was shot
• as an intermediate school teacher, during class, I was arrested for car rim theft
Ready? *drum roll please* Number 3 is the lie; it only happened once. From THAT foolishness, I became a teacher, father, you get it. I’m trying to convey that for 30yrs, I was a HARD core, tough guy that slowed down as a family man. Multiple Sclerosis broke me in 6mo.
It took 2 years, 5 terminations, 4 career changes, 3 failed businesses and a divorce discussion to BE better after doctors said I couldn’t GET better. I am still building myself, reinvention, maybe reincarnation but BEING better is amazingly clear. For the first time in my life, I KNOW my passion; it is helping others. For the first time, I can EXPLAIN my purpose; it is writing, communicating for my tribe (people like me! 🖤). This ebook, or syllabus, is my self analysis into the process I undertook. Summarized into 8 steps, it is my hope that the overview helps others start the journey to BE better.
TO ORDER MY SELF HELP EBOOK:
If you can’t GET better, BE better.: The Syllabus on Changing Your Mindset https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083B5QFF7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_zlrfEb0W150YV