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How’s it going? I sure did eat a TON on
Thanksgiving. I mean a ton. So much
that I feel like I don’t need to eat for a
I actually went to another Thanksgiving
yesterday. I have another big meal
tonight but I am probably going
to have very little.
The one I went to yesterday was with a friend
that had around 20 people.
One of the guys there was really interesting.
He was Greek and almost 70 years old.
He had a very interesting lesson that
we can use for Bipolar Disorder.
I sat next to him and he told me a whole
lot of things of what it was like to only
have a 6th grade education and come to
America and earn a living.
Today he is a successful business person
that owns several restaurants.
I was fascinated how someone who was
not formerly trained could learn how
to run a super successful restaurant
one. Actually not one but more than one.
I started to ask him “the secrets.”
Before would told me, he asked me what
I did and I told him about the bipolar
organization but I didn’t
think he knew what bipolar was.
He spoke with a heavy accent so I wasn’t
sure if I was really making sense to him.
He was one of the few people that really
didn’t say “hey I know what bipolar
EVERYONE else that was there did. It was
amazing. Actually one girl their had
He asked what it was. I tried
to explain calling it a “mental illness.”
He sort of got it.
I asked him if he was ever online.
He said, “no.”
He never uses a computer or the internet
so he doesn’t know about all this stuff.
So we got to talking about how he
learned how to run his restaurant businesses
and he told me.
He basically learned from a mentor
or other Greek people that taught
him and then he told me the key to
his success. Continued learning
from “hands on experience.”
He said he made many mistakes in
the beginning but he said, “I always
sat down and thought ‘what did
I learn?’ when a mistake was made”.
He told me how people spend
years learning about the restaurant
business. He said many never go
into the business because they
are “getting ready.”
He said he wasn’t against “book smarts”
but “experience beats studying in
I told him how I teach people dealing
with a mental illness from practical
and real world experience.
I was telling how with bipolar
disorder the reason why people can
ask me the strangest most difficult
questions and I generally have an answer.
He asked “why?” I said because I have
practical experience either with my mom,
someone I was coaching or someone who
works for me with bipolar disorder.
He said to me, “very good.” That’s “very
smart.” He went on to say “text books
don’t work people do.”
It’s kind of funny. He had all these
He provided a super great lesson for bipolar
I got to thinking about why my material
is the way it is.
Meaning, my material is based on real
world experience and things people are
If you look at the courses/systems below:
SUPPORTING AN ADULT WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
You will notice that ANYTHING that
is said or recommended comes from
experience or from people who are dealing
with a certain issue.
When I first got started, I noticed that
so many of the books that I read where
based on theory and written by people
who didn’t have bipolar disorder
OR never ever supported someone with
There was only ONE book at the
time that was good and fully of practical
experience. I am actually working to
interview this doctor through a new
coaching program that I am setting up
and get it so he will answer questions.
Anyway, for some reason I totally related to
this guy on what it takes to be successful
whether you are a bipolar supporter or
Being mentored by someone who has been
there AND practical experience as he
AND he said over and over that you
will make mistakes but you have to
learn from them.
This is the same with bipolar disorder.
It’s amazing to me how many people don’t
learn from mistakes or past bipolar
Remember I always talk about the PEA.
What’s a PEA? Scroll down for the answer..
PEA is post episode analysis.
Anytime you have a bipolar episode, you
simply make sure that you sit down and try
to figure out what caused the episode.
Generally you overlap you or your loved
one’s bipolar stability equation that
I talk about my courses/systems.
You figure out what went wrong. People
love to believe stability with bipolar
disorder is like a lottery.
Well I have to take off and head over
to the gym.
Catch you tomorrow.
Oh, one more thing. I am going to be sending
out a message about my new coaching
program Monday afternoon. I am only
taking 20 people in this program. It’s
personal one on one coaching with me.
I have gotten many people for years
asking about me coaching them but I never
had a systematic program.
I have been coaching both bipolar supporters
and bipolar survivors for years now but with
no structured program. I do a lot locally
with people that I have met over the years
but many people want over the phone coaching.
Now I will have a program that allows a certain
number of one on one calls and also questions
via email. This of course will all be for NON
medical and NON legal coaching because I am
NOT a doctor, lawyer, therapist or other
kind of professional.
I can coach on a ton of other things. I will
have a website that describes it all Monday
Actually I have been coaching someone on
starting a simple business because she
has bipolar disorder and needs to increase
her income. Together we came up with her
teaching older people how to setup their
technology like ipods. She thought it
I told her people would pay for this
service. There’s no question about it.
I actually did the marketing material for
her as well since I am good at marketing :).
I am really excited because she has several
clients and she will easily be able to make $400
a month following my marketing plan.
She is going to do some classes I coached her
on so she should get up to her goal of an
e.xtra $800 a month.
I really enjoy coaching in this area and
many other areas related to bipolar disorder
like finding a doctor, dealing with the
episodes, making plans with money, etc.
Okay well make sure you check your email
at 5:00pm EST on this Monday.
Well I have to run. Catch you later.
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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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