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Two ways to respond to set backs

We were made for the struggle. Exposure to struggles, setbacks, and adversities can steel us to function better than expected with future challenges. Helen Keller, no stranger to adversity, wisely said “A happy life consists not in the absence, but

Posted in adaptation, Attitude, Behavior, Change, Core Abilities, courage, crisis, Hope, Mental Wellness, mind set, perseverance, Persistent Adaptation, resilience, stress, success

I’m saying goodbye

If you’re reading this it means my time on earth is done. I’m finished, kaput. There’s no more I can do anymore, for good or for ill. My existence lasted a mere 365 days. Let me tell you it went

Posted in Attitude, Change, Mental Wellness, perseverance, resilience, self-reflection, the present

Stop being dead and live again

  The man stood on the bridge intent on killing himself. His life was in tatters. His business owed a debt it couldn’t repay and was tanking fast. He had just blown up at his family. He was in an

Posted in adaptation, Change, courage, depression, Depth, despair, Friendship, Future, Hope, love, Meaning, Mental Wellness, Religion, resilience, self-reflection, Speaking, spirituality, Story, success, the present, tough times

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Jeff Vankooten is a speaker and author focusing on the power of resilience to effectively engage the challenges of change. He helps leaders, businesses, and organizations develop the skills necessary to thrive in an increasingly unpredictable business environment.
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