Obstacles are all around us. When you have a way to navigate through these obstacles, life becomes a tad bit more manageable. In this week’s episode Mike and Tim share their stories of how their motto, “Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome” has helped their life and how it can help yours too!
Everyone has obstacles, but the world of special needs seems to have more than their fair share of obstacles. Long phone calls with insurance companies, countless doctor’s appointments and hours and hours in waiting rooms, wheelchair problems, accessible vehicle trouble, the list goes on and on. These obstacles can lead to frustration and overwhelm. You may ask yourself, “Why me? Why us?” When you start focusing on the bad, you are setup to lose. However, when you are armed with a mantra, it tends to make these situations a little bit easier. Our mantra is “Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome”. Whatever is in your way ““ take a step back and use your creativity and perseverance to get through whatever is in your way. That really is what this motto is all about. We know that we do not have all the answers, but we feel that we can help, and by sharing our stories we know that anyone who applies this mantra, can improve their life. The more you do it, the better you get. Create games in waiting rooms, see how pleasant you can be talking to an insurance company (we know that sometimes you do have to let loose though!), and use your smile as a weapon.
In this week’s episode you will learn:
How Tim’s English Teacher at Loyola Academy introduced him to this philosophy.
How a trip to the movies (Star Wars Episode #2 Attack of the Clones) gave them their first opportunity to deploy this mantra.
How Mike’s back surgery lead him to have an interesting conversation with a doctor (believe us, you have NO IDEA where this one is going)
Why threatening a lawsuit tends to yield amazing results.