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How’s it going today.
I have a ton of things to do today even though
Lots of people always tell me how I have
to slow down a little—which is true
but I can’t do it this week.
I am speaking this week on being
a bipolar supporter, I have a big meeting
for another business of mine, I am being
interviewed this week, I am interviewing
1 or 2 doctors about bipolar disorder
and several other things.
How do I do it all? Well I have systems
and stuff. I also have very good people.
I actually have another 7 new projects
that have just started involving upwards
of15 people. So it does get a little confusing.
I was thinking about how I have this
certain attitude when it comes to this
organization—it’s a can do attitude no
When I first started, I was told by many people
there is NO way that this would work.
-You aren’t a doctor
-You aren’t a therapist
-You aren’t a writer
-People with bipolar disorder don’t make good
-Your mom will never be under control
-Your customers will be crazy
On and on and on.
But I proved them all wrong.
I noticed today.
I actually that many people with
bipolar disorder have this big problem.
Before I tell you, let me ask you something…
How’s your attitude today?
Is it DYS?
Is it DIS?
What about NON?
I’m talking about DYSfunctional…
Your attitude reflects how you
feel about yourself. If you feel inside
that you are DYSfunctional, you are
going to be DYSfunctional.
If you feel inside that you are
DISabled, then you are going to
If you feel inside that you are
NONfunctional, then you are
going to be NONfunctional.
IT”S ALL IN YOUR ATTITUDE!
I had someone tell me this
Her husband was 39 years
old when he had a major
stroke. It was serious, but he
could have recovered.
However, he became very
depressed, and spent most of
his time in bed.
When his wife got him to go to
The support group for stroke
victims, SHE got depressed,
because she saw 80-year-old
stroke SURVIVORS who were
worse off than her husband
and yet were acting younger
They didn’t seem to act like
stroke victims at all! In fact,
her husband’s behavior
almost embarrassed her, as
he sat in his chair, feeling
sorry for himself.
He considered himself
DISabled, and felt like he
would never be a productive
member of society again.
Unfortunately, he remained
that way, eventually developing
diabetes and dying an early
Now, I’m not saying that a
negative attitude had anything
to do with that man’s death;
however, I have seen much
sicker men live longer lives
with much more serious
illnesses and have heard their
doctors say it was because they
were taking care of themselves
and because they had a POSITIVE
“CAN DO” ATTITUDE!
In my courses/systems, I have
whole chapters on thinking
positive, being a more positive
person, using affirmations, etc.:
SUPPORTING AN ADULT WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
What about DYSfunctional?
This is DISabled’s twin sister. Do
you feel as if you can’t function like
you used to? Or have you been in an
accident? Or had one years ago?
Do you have a mental illness? Many
times people with a mental illness
or disorder (like bipolar disorder) are
Yet we have proven here (at
BipolarCentral) over and over again
that that is just NOT the case! I have
ten people working for me who have
bipolar disorder or other mental
illnesses that are GREAT workers!
Very smart people! Creative
people who think outside the box
and amaze me with their ability
to do their jobs and more! I wish
I had more people like them!
Now , these people could sit at home
and feel sorry for themselves, and
believe the medical records that say
they are DYSfunctional, but they
don’t! They work hard for me, and
they are some of the most
FUNCTIONAL people I know!
In fact, I have seen some functional
people who could take a lesson or two
from these supposedly DYSfunctional
people who work for me!
I left NONfunctional for last, because
this is the real enemy of the
CAN-DO ATTITUDE, which was the
real point of this email today.
I believe everyone should have a
If you have a NONfunctional attitude,
you believe you can’t do anything.
You sit around feeling sorry for
yourself, you probably blame other
people a lot, you probably have a lot
of old built-up resentments, etc.
Compare a NONfunctional person
to someone with a CAN-DO
ATTITUDE! Can’t you just FEEL the
excitement and energy coming from
the person with the CAN-DO
ATTITUDE? And don’t you just want to
avoid the NONfunctional person?
Because that’s what happens. No one
want s to be around someone who
feels sorry for themselves all the time.
But everyone wants to be around
someone who has a CAN-DO
ATTITUDE – it’s catchy! Then YOU
start believing YOU can do anything
And THAT’s the right attitude to have.
Try having a CAN-DO ATTITUDE today,
and tell me about it tomorrow – let me
know how people change around you!
Hey, I have to run to run. I have to read
4 books by the end of today. I hurt my back
so it’s been a painful last few days.
Catch you tomorrow.
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