Adversity, and one suggestion to fix it.

Tuesday 4th July 2017

Adversity is never far away

We will all face adversity at some point in our lives. How we choose to respond to it will have a major affect on our happiness, and the happiness of the people who surround us.

Compared  to the tragedies that many people face mine is a trivial example, although at the time it was the last thing I needed. I was due to go on stage in a few minutes to give a presentation to an influential audience. Many of whom had travelled from all parts of the world to be at this conference.

I have been in this situation many times before and enjoy the challenge of presenting new ideas to large groups. However I suddenly felt ill and the stage in front of me was the last place that I wanted to be. The clock was ticking and I had think fast.

Should I cancel at the last minute, or could I figure out how to draw upon hidden resources to get me through the next hour? This short  video explains how I stumbled across an unconventional idea, and is followed by the whole presentation. You will be the judge as to whether this unconventional approach worked or not.