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How’s it going?
Hope you are doing well.
I have an important bipolar disorder
Before I tell you, someone asked about my mom,
her computer and if she has learned computers better.
Actually, my mom’s computer is better and
she is learning her computer much better.
She actually picked up a few books on
MS Vista and computers for beginners
and now is moving along nicely.
Thanks for asking.
What a day it was for me yesterday.
First my big interview was cancelled in New York
because of the big snow storm that eventually
turned into an ice storm.
I actually fell down because I walked outside
and didn’t even know the walk way was covered
in pure ice.
Then I found out yesterday that someone on
my list, one of the 100,000+ took my first
and last name, address, and phone number
and signed me up to like 25 different “things.”
Things like medical tests, stuff to buy and
a whole bunch of stuff.
It’s a total mess. I spent so much
time on the phone sorting it out.
I am currently trying to figure out who
did it. It’s super annoying and the person
is going to get into a whole lot of trouble
for doing it.
Then I heard about how there is this really
bad flu going around. Lots of people have it
including many of my friends and several people
that work for me–so it’s kind of killed
productivity in some areas.
Anyway, one thing that also happen to me
yesterday is something that reminds
me an important bipolar lesson.
I have a bunch of people that work for
me. More than 20 make up the entire organization
that helps people cope and deal with bipolar
More than 70% of the people who make up the
organization have one more mental illness.
Some have 3 or 5 disorders and they do fantastic.
When I first hire individuals, the one thing
I did was to sit back and see what they do, how
they do it and if they do it when they said
they were going to do it.
The amazing thing was, contrary to what all
the “experts” told me, I found that these individuals
with disorders, far exceeded my expectations and
in many cases did things so great, so amazing,
so intelligently, so much better than me, we were
able to get projects and tasks done super fast.
Over time, I wound up having more and more great people.
People who have one or more mental illness or none
There have been a few people that no longer work
for me that had a mental illness that were not
stable and didn’t do what they said.
There are been far more people that did NOT have
any known mental illness that didn’t do anything
close to what they said they were going to do.
Several of my friends have asked, “Are you shocked
that some of the worst people you hired were those
that didn’t have a mental illness and talked up
a big game and wound up not being an asset at all?”
My friends also ask me how I know if the people
I hire that do have a mental illness are telling
the truth about if their on medications and
stable. I said that is easy.
A person can tell you:
-They are serious about taking care of their
-They are stable
-They are committed to going to the doctor
-They follow a bipolar stability equation
It’s easy to talk about these things.
BUT, it much more difficult to put them
So I always go on what people DO not
what they say. Anyone can say “stuff”
but doing it is way more difficult.
This is why I have a policy of sitting
back and watching. Monitoring. Seeing
what people do not just say they are going
Now you can take this entire concept
and apply it to, two critical “variables”
of success with bipolar disorder–the
doctor and the therapist.
In my courses/systems below:
SUPPORTING AN ADULT WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
I have an extensive system of not quickly
and easily sorting through hundreds of doctors
and therapist that can help a person with
bipolar disorder–but I have a system of
getting the doctors and therapist that are
highly qualified to contact you.
So no longer do you have to look around
online or in the phone book trying to
figure out who can help and who is good,
you can use my system.
But, even with my system, you still have
to watch the actions of the doctor and
What do you I mean?
A doctor or therapist can say:
-They really want to help
-They will always be around for emergencies
-They keep up with natural/complementary treatments
that work with medication for bipolar disorder.
-They keep up to date on bipolar medications
and their side effects
-They really care and want to help
It’s much easier to say what I just wrote above
but it’s more difficult to practice it.
Many bipolar supporters and bipolar survivors
forget to watch the actions of the doctor and
therapist and see if they match what they
initially said to “get the business.”
If you find there is a mismatch between what
was said, promised, and what is suppose to
be, you need to move on to someone else.
Many people who are dealing with bipolar
disorder–both bipolar supporters and
survivors put up with doctors and/or therapists
that simply are terrible and don’t do
what they say they are going to do.
-Don’t return calls
-Are too busy to help
-Don’t seem to care
-Don’t keep up with latest advances with bipolar disorder
-Only seem to care about money
-Rush people in and out like some kind of car factory
-Refuse to work with bipolar supporters and simply
say they can’t because of privacy laws–which is a lie
99% of the time.
-Lose important stuff like medical releases and patient
The lesson that I was reminded yesterday with someone
who works for me that was suppose to be really good
and hasn’t even come close to doing what was said
to me was going to be done is that you have to
watch people’s actions instead of just go along
with their words.
I am sure many people know exactly what I am
talking about, especially when it comes to
If you have a story, please share it. I
actually am taking off to go the gym.
Catch you tomorrow.
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