From Broken to Brave is the story of the many turning points in my life, both good and bad; and the valuable lessons I learned from each one. My life has not been particularly extraordinary, and at the tender age of 42, I can appreciate that it’s not been that long either. I’m also acutely aware that there are people in this world who have had a far worse time in life than I have, but I have had more than my fair share of tough times and bad experiences.
From the pain of a close friend’s suicide, the loss of identity and the humiliation of mental and physical abuse; to the courage to start a new life, the fear of repeating past mistakes, and the tribulations of starting a new business.
But this book is not a “woe is me” story. With the benefit of hindsight, I’ve been able to glean the powerful and profound lessons that these and many other experiences have taught me about life, as well as running a business. I want to share some of these experiences in the hope that the lessons I have learned will somehow help you.
My wish is that you may find answers to some of the questions that you are facing in your own life. Or perhaps you will find the strength and resolve to cope with similar situations that I have overcome. Maybe you will simply find solace in knowing that you’re not alone; that someone has walked in your shoes before you and not only survived, but thrived.
I have written this book as a beacon of hope to show that no obstacle is permanent, no heartbreak unrecoverable, and nothing is ever broken forever.