Christmas, Holidays, problems and bipolar disorder
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How’s it going?
Hope you are doing well.
Before I get started, I have gotten
a lot of people asking about the
weight loss program for those with
bipolar disorder and whether it’s still
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Okay, I am going to talk about how to handle
problems and bipolar disorder today.
If you are doing well and don’t have problems,
that’s great. I am super happy for you. But,
please bare with me because there are thousands
of people on my list that are struggling
with bipolar disorder whether they are bipolar
supporters or bipolar survivors.
So, if you are doing well, just read this for
Yesterday I sent a daily bipolar disorder
email about a woman who had plumbing problems
and how she dealt with it. It’s a great bipolar
lesson. If you missed it, take a look at my blog
below to read it.
Anyway, right after I sent that email, I couldn’t
I seriously had like 8 problems of my own.
It was amazing. Problem after problem came
Then I looked in my email and saw a few people
that were local to me that were dealing with
bipolar disorder are having huge problems.
One of my friend’s wife has bipolar disorder,
filed for divorce and is destroying him
legally (she got a huge inheritance and now
has hired a team of mean lawyers to make his
life a nightmare.)
Then I checked my voicemail and someone
that’s one of my coaching clients left me
a message that his wife’s doctor has vanished
and his wife is going into a major bipolar
I also have been noticing that people that
had huge problems with bipolar disorder, both
supporters and survivors, in 2005, and
who didn’t have them in 2006 now have them
today. I saw names of people rejoin my mailing
list or get some of my materials that I haven’t
seen in a long time.
Again, so here I was. I had a ton of problems myself
and so did lots of people that I knew who were dealing
with bipolar disorder.
Oh, let me explain what my problems were so
you are clear. They were
all business related NOT related to bipolar
disorder. BUT they were big problems.
I decided to actually pick up the phone and
check on my mom. I was thinking, “Geeze, the
worst thing would be if mom was not doing
well today that would be the worst because
I have all these other issues.”
So I called and she sounded fine and was
actually doing great. I can tell within
a few minutes if she isn’t doing okay
but she sounded okay.
She then told me what time to come over
I was relieved.
This entire time, I was thinking, “well at
least she is doing great, it could be way
worse, she could be in a major bipolar
episode along with all these other issues
I have to deal with. But she wasn’t.”
So I was sitting at my desk thinking, “I can’t
believe it’s Sunday and I have to deal with
all this. It’s not fair.”
Then I caught myself and said, “what a loser
attitude I have.”
Then I was like, “well you’re really tired
because you stayed up late last night, so
it’s okay to have a loser attitude for just
a few minutes. But only a few minutes.”
This is seriously what I was thinking. Some
people ask me if I write is true. It is. But
when I write how I think, I run the risk of people
thinking I am out of my mind because I write
exactly what I think so that others can learn
from it and say, “hey, I think just like that
so I am not crazy.”
Anyway, after a few minutes of complaining
to myself and having a “loser attitude”, I
decided to take action.
I’ll tell you what I did and how it relates
to bipolar disorder in a second.
The first thing I did was get up, get something
to eat. Something light. I actually had a shake.
Like I always do. You can’t fight the good fight
on an empty stomach.
Then I started to think to myself, “Today is going
to turn out fine, I’ve dealt with worse and I can
Then I made a comprehensive list of all the problems
that I was facing and organized them in most important
to least important. I then looked for problems that
didn’t require immediate attention and maybe would
work themselves out.
Then I looked at each one and started to think
of a solution. I also contacted people who
worked for me for help coming up with a solution.
For problems with no immediate solution,
I skipped them and had faith that something
would happen that would fix or work it out.
Then I took action and worked to implement the
Then I called the people that had problems that
were related to bipolar disorder and told them
how I handle problems. I worked with them to
brainstorm solutions. We did.
It took several hours and it wasn’t the most
fun I have had on a Sunday but when it was all
said and done. I resolved most of my problems
and so did everyone who contacted me.
Then I was thinking how many people on my list
have problems today with bipolar disorder and how
many will handle it in the following way:
-think it’s not fair (like I started to in my story
-Not try to think of solutions
-Not take any actions on any potential solutions
-Not ask for help
-Not seek out any information that can help
-Think there is no possible solution
We use to think like that with my mom’s bipolar
disorder. Actually for many most of my life.
But I am here to tell you, you can get through
even the worst of times when dealing with
Remember when it comes to bipolar disorder:
No problems are really unique. Others have
gotten through with the same or far worse problems
There’s always a solution even if there appears
to be no solution apparent.
You can’t just do nothing and believe your
problems will go away
Don’t beat yourself up for making a mistake
that you don’t think you should have made
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You’ll notice that I have solutions to many
of the problems you have for bipolar
disorder. Several people have said to
me, “I can’t believe how well your stuff
Why? Well it’s because I use my own stuff. I had
to use it. Because I am really dealing with
bipolar disorder. My mom really has it.
And when it comes to the material on
bipolar disorder, it’s the result of a ton
of research and putting together solutions
based on how real people deal with real
issues that have bipolar disorder.
I think however the number one most important
thing about dealing with bipolar disorder problems
is your attitude. I remember reading things
in books on success saying that attitude is
so important. I remember thinking that it was
such a lame thing to think. But these days,
I totally believe it.
People with a positive, can do, it can be
fixed, it can be conquered, I can beat bipolar
disorder, wind up handling things and coming
out on top. People who have a horrible attitude
Now that I have so many people on my mailing list
and know so many people who are dealing with
bipolar disorder, I can honestly say this is the
Okay well I have to go. I actually still have
to get one more gift today and I have a bunch
of work to do.
Catch you tomorrow morning on Christmas. Have
a great day and don’t eat too much.
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.
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