Below is an excerpt from my newest book, Extraordinary Results for Life: Discover Your Path to be UN-ordinary
It is a book that I hope will touch the lives of anyone who reads it. It is a book about change and how to transform your life from the ordinary to the extraordinary.
So much has changed since I first started writing this book toward the tail end of 2019. A world-wide pandemic basically shut down life as we knew it and created a new normal of quarantining, shortages, and isolation.
At the same time, I uprooted my life and moved to a more rural community two hours from everyone and everything I knew for the past
seventeen years of my life.
I stopped the roller coaster ride I was on and took a year and a half away from relationships and dating. For the first time in my life, I was alone for an extended length of time. I was away from my family for a year and a half, longer than I had ever experienced in my entire life. Prior to the pandemic, I had never gone longer than five months between visits and never missed consecutive holidays.
It was a time of extreme isolation and extreme growth. I am not the same person who started writing this book nearly two years ago, and this is not the book I intended to write. Sometimes what we set out to do isn’t what results from our intentions or our actions.
The world is slowly coming back to life. It is a time of reorder as we find ourselves attempting to navigate this new normal. It will require strength, hope, and an unshakable belief that we are evolving into something new, something better, and a better version of ourselves as a race.
It is easy to get pulled down into the muck of politics, negativity, mudslinging, and hatred that seems to be running rampant in our world. This is magnified by the various forms of media that want to divide and split us into fractions so they can sell more ads.
Abraham Lincoln said, “A nation divided against itself cannot stand.”
You must first know what you stand for before you can take a stand for yourself. You can allow fear, hatred, and self-centeredness to be the rock upon which you stand. You can make yourself right and others wrong as you stand in groups of like-minded people, making enemies of anyone with whom you disagree, and we will fall as a nation!
The other choice is to go outside of the self-limiting beliefs we have about ourselves and each other. We can choose to include and seek out our similarities rather than our diﬀerences. We can understand that we are not many races, but one race—the human race. In doing so, we can create a world that is extraordinary!
All the Best!