Some of you reading this may have lives that don’t feel very stable. If the slightest thing shakes, everything around you will begin to topple like dominoes. For others, those symbolic tiles already lie in chaos at your feet. And still others of you are not really sure of your foundation. If any of this describes your reality, this book is for you. I’m writing this book to tell you my story; but also, I hope to help you with yours. Learn from my experiences. Use my mistakes. Embrace my lessons. Reframe your own story.
True growth and genuine joy are often found – at least initially – outside one’s comfort zone. Jumping into the parade is about following that something inside that wants to come into existence. It is up to each of us to create our own experience, our day, and our life. It’s up to us to discover the joy that awaits us in life, but we don’t have to undertake this task alone. Help is always there.
Jumping Into the Parade is about breaking out of the normal pattern so that each of us can live differently on a daily basis. Living differently and living successfully requires an honest approach and being willing to do the work to complete the process. With this book as a guide, a new success can be yours.
Living in a Joy-Based Reality
Choosing to stop believing in lies and half-truths, eliminating the word “depressed” from one’s vocabulary and, more importantly, from one’s daily reality is not an easy task. But, by adopting a new reality based on joy, one can move from victim to victor. Each of us has the power to reframe our lives, and turn adversity into opportunities.
All of us have life experiences that contribute to our effectiveness in reaching and helping others, because all of us relate to messages differently. We can hear a message several times from different people and never “get it” until we finally hear it from that one person who shares it from just the right perspective that connects to our own experiences. The light bulb goes on, and we finally internalize the message.