We made it! The world didn’t end a week ago like many people told us it would. But you still have a chronic illness (or several of them), and it’s very likely 2012 had a lot suffering and struggling in it. So what I would like you to do for the new year is to take a hard look at doing whatever you need to do to much better, happier, and fulfilling life, with a lot less struggling, in spite of the fact that you’re living with a chronic illness.
I was a well-paid software engineer for over 25 years. But I didn’t find it satisfying, so I decided to change careers. For several reasons that I don’t have room to go into here, I became a life coach. And because I had learned to live well with a chronic illness (Crohn’s disease) and saw that there were (and still are) many people who haven’t learned how to do that, I decided to coach them. I don’t make as much money as I did when I was an engineer, but I am very grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to help people who were struggling and suffering turn their lives around in spite of their illnesses.
And if this post helps more people with chronic illnesses turn their lives around in 2013, I will be even more grateful.
If you are one of those people who will turn their lives around in 2013—and I hope you are, reading this post is a good way to start doing that. You can also read the other blog posts I’ve written over the past three years and get suggestions and ideas to help you from them. And if you are ready to take a big step to make your life a LOT better in 2013, I highly recommend that you sign up for a no-cost How to Have a Better Life than You Ever Thought Possible coaching session with me. I will give you personalized suggestions to help you with your biggest challenges, whatever they are.
Happy New Year!
Tom Robinson, who has Crohn’s disease himself, helps people with chronic illnesses feel a whole lot better, and live lives with much more joy and fulfillment