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How’s it going?
I hope you had a great day yesterday.
I think I really shook a few people up
yesterday about my email and looking
for a magic solution to every problem
with bipolar disorder–the fact that
one does not exist. From the responses
I got, I think I really have pushed people
into the right way of thinking of bipolar
With that said, a number of people emailed
me about what do I mean about having plans
for handling Bipolar episodes.
I wanted to address this today in my daily
email–a plan for bipolar disorder.
Basically I have a plan for virtually every
situation that I can think of that could happen
with my mom and bipolar disorder.
It might sound like a huge gigantic task
but it’s really not.
Basically what I did is look back in
the past at my mom’s bipolar disorder
episodes. Then I made a list of the problems
and what happened and went wrong.
Then I brainstormed other things that could
happen. Then I began to sit and make plans
to address each situation.
After three years now, I have a complete
list of solutions to virtually all the
problems. It also helps that I have 8 people
who work for me with bipolar disorder and
I have tens of thousands of people on my mailing
Virtually every concept that I have is included
in my main courses/systems below:
SUPPORTING AN ADULT WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
The bottom line is, with bipolar disorder
you have to plan. You have to stay on top of
things. You have to think about what happen
in the past. You have to think about what could
happen in the future.
You have to look at patterns and make
Then you have to be solution oriented and
make a plan.
You know, most people in life just don’t have
any plans. It’s kind of strange. I constantly have
a plan for everything. I guess that’s just the
way I am. I have a workout plan, eating plan,
bipolar plan, business plan, volunteer plan, writing
plan, etc., hiking plan, etc.
There’s a quote by Napoleon Hill. It says,
“people don’t plan to fail, they
fail to plan.”
It’s amazing to me, how with bipolar disorder,
how little effort people put into planning.
They put more effort into complaining about
bipolar disorder then they do planning.
I have found, the key with bipolar is planning.
I know I keep repeating myself but I want to get
the point across loud and clear.
If you know of someone who is a successful bipolar
supporter besides me, or someone who successfully
manages bipolar disorder, ask him/her if having a
plan was one of the major keys. I am very positive
the person will say yes.
There are people that came to me more than 2 years
ago. They were a wreck. Constantly worried about
what was coming around the corner. Now when I talk
to these people they are relaxed and not worried.
Bipolar disorder is still in their lives but they
have a plan and having a plan cuts down on anxiety,
Ask yourself this question: “On a scale of 1
to 10, with 10 meaning you have the greatest plans
ever and 1 meaning you have no plan for anything
at all, how do you rate yourself?”
If you are less than a 7, what are you going to
do to get to a 10? And if you have been less than
a 7 for a long time, please understand that
whatever you have been doing is not really working
and you need to change direction.
Well I have to take off, catch you tomorrow.
P.S. Don’t forget to take a look through the
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.
You can see them all and get the details by visiting:
PIP’S. Check out my F.ree blog with copies of emails
that I have sent in the past and lots of great
information for you:
P.P.P.S Check out my F.ree podcast. Hear me give
mini seminars designed to teach you information
you can’t learn anywhere else.