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How’s it going.
Today I have something really simple
to tell you. Short and simple. I have
to make it quick. I have to volunteer
tonight. Hand out candy and go to a
party so I have lots to do today.
With that said, yesterday I was at two
business meetings and I thought of
something with bipolar disorder.
The second meeting was great but
the first one got way off track
and it’s what made me think of
this key bipolar success secret.
I thought of it when a person was
on the “hot seat” in our meeting.
That means that a business owner
sits on a chair facing the group
of us and tells his 3 biggest problems
in his/her business and we brainstorm
So this guy was on the hot seat and
guess what? He could not come up with
his three problems. He basically
just kept saying, “business hasn’t
been well.” He complained about high
gas prices, the war, and a bad economy.
He never said specifically what problems
he was having.
It was really annoying actually because
he wound up wasting a lot of time.
After I heard this, I thought
of how so many people wind up complaining
about bipolar disorder but never clearly
identify what are the exact problems
they have and never focus on solutions.
When I was first helping my mom,
I made a complete list of exactly what
problems I was having. Here is an excerpt
from my notes:
-Figure out what she has
-Find a doctor to help
-Figure out how to help her prevent it
-Help her be able to handle it
-Help her get out of de.bt
and there were many other things
but you get the idea.
NOTE-I put “it” because at the time
I really didn’t know or understand
what my mom had. This is before
I had done a ton of research.
When you get my courses/systems:
SUPPORTING AN ADULT WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
one thing that runs through it is the fact that you
have to be proactive and also you have
focus on solving problems not just complaining.
Many people just complain about bipolar
disorder and never come up with any solutions.
This is one of the biggest reasons that people
who do well with bipolar disorder don’t go to
or avoid support group meetings. Keep in mind
that I volunteer at three and have been for over
three years but I have noticed that many people
will not go because it turns into what one person
has said is a “complaint fest.”
I have to agree. It frustrates me that some
people just like to talk and complain and not
focus on solutions like the business owner
that I encountered yesterday.
I am sure there are many people on this list
that use to complain and then focused on finding
solutions and defining the exact problems they
had. These people wind up beating bipolar
and controlling it instead of it control them.
I am sure that you know people who always complain.
And if you offer them suggestions, they kind of
get mad. They just want to complain and never
want to fix the problem. I find it so true with
bipolar disorder. People love to complain
about it. They love to assume that whatever
the problems are, one is doomed and there
are no solutions. There are always solutions
to every “bipolar” problem. I have had
the most difficult problems and found
With that said, I have to take off. Write me
some stories based on this email if you could.
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different programs I’ve put together… each one is designed
to help you with a different area of bipolar disorder whether
you have it or you are supporting someone with it.
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