When Life Hands You Lemons

At 18 years old, Bob Cox was a young, promising hockey player. He worked hard, practiced often and had dreams of one day playing hockey professionally.

Then one day while riding his motorcycle, he lost control and took a nasty spill. During the accident, his left arm was severed from his body just below the shoulder.

When Bob awoke in the hospital, the doctors told him that the damage was too extensive and that reattachment was not an option. At 18, all of his past dreams for his future were shattered.

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Grateful to be alive, Bob remembered that EVERYTHING—even an unexpected and painful experience—IS AN OPPORTUNITY. With a constructive mindset, Bob committed to learning how to live with only one arm. Though he knew that the ice was no longer a viable field of play, despite pain and setbacks, he still had a passion for athletics. So he took up golf.

In time, Bob developed his very own, very powerful golf swing. Today he’s regarded as a top player, competing professionally and helping amateurs and pros alike perfect their game. He also helps organize events for the Special Olympics, helping young people achieve their own “impossible” dreams.

Had Bob never lost his arm, he wouldn’t have discovered the unique opportunities that now shape his life. His “misfortune” became the path to inspiring others to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles and step into their greatness.

How will YOU make lemonade from life’s lemons TODAY?

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As a coach, author, speaker, singer, artist, consultant, radio host, Reiki Master and EFT/tapping practitioner, I share hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. What's love got to do with minimizing stress and getting unstuck? Everything! My book, "Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life!" (Hay House/Balboa Press 2013) shares my story and the stories of 10 of my clients along with my signature Discovery Framework. During my 30 years as an organization transformation consultant, I served as a senior partner in four of the world's largest, most prestigious global professional services firms. In 2005, I took a five-year sabbatical to find healing and peace because non-stop work had taken its toll. My recovery from burnout, including a sustained 80-pound weight loss and freedom from 10 years of debilitating depression, led to finding my purpose guiding others on their journeys. Through healing and self-exploration, I discovered that loving yourself unconditionally is the key to transforming your personal life, your work and the world. With attention and intention, I learned to live in alignment with love through a wealth of energy-shifting tools and techniques that help me reduce stress, anxiety and overwhelm by releasing limiting beliefs, emotions and habits. My books, blog, radio show and signature coaching programs help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. To learn more about my work in the world, visit djwlifecoach.com. Subscribe to my blog at tiny.cc/djwblog. Listen to my radio show at tiny.cc/djwradio. View my author video and book trailer at tiny.cc/djwauthorvideo and tiny.cc/djwbooktrailer. Access 40+ tapping resources at tiny.cc/djwtaps. Send email to deborah@djwlifecoach.com. For fun, I love singing, reading, sewing, knitting and movies. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my husband, Wilson, and the three coaching cats who manage my life—SiddhaLee, Mortimer and Maisy Jane.
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