What do you do when your back is against the wall and you want to throw in the towel?

In a perfect world – did that ever exist? – when problems arise, we would just smile, say ‘God I know you have this covered’ and peacefully move forward. Almost like a burp, your problem would leave as quickly as it appeared. Well . . . we DO NOT LIVE in a perfect world.

Recently, my back was against the wall and there seemed to be no solution in sight. While it wasn’t the hardest thing I have experienced, it certainly felt like it at the time. So what did I do? Pray? Fast? Call a friend? All of these are great options, but I didn’t have the strength for any of them. I did what simply came naturally. As Alesha Brown The Joy Guru, it’s probably not what you expect.

I cried.

Motivational Speaker, Empowerment Coach and Child Abuse Survivor – and any other accolades you can add to my life – I balled in the fetal position on my recliner and cried. I felt like a failure, nothing could comfort me, there were no answers in sight and my physical, emotional and mental strength were depleted. All I could do is cry and hold onto to the measure of faith I can muster. And here is why I am even sharing this transparent moment with you.

This too shall soon pass.

Yes, that is a cliché, but it is often the reminder we need in the darkest periods of our lives. I also want to point out something key that I said earlier. This was not the HARDEST THING I had ever experienced! Even if it was, during the darkest periods of our lives, we forget that we have a built endurance in our past. Every challenge, every struggle and every “defeat” has demonstrated our RESILLENCE!

We are stronger than anything that comes our way. Coupled with God’s strength, we are a force to be reckoned with, even when we feel abandoned, worthless and ready to quit.

P.S.: Here’s the real ‘secret’ that you are ignoring during these times. At the exact moment you are ready to quit and abandon EVERYTHING, there are multiple people watching you and saying: “I admire him/her and would love to do what he/she is doing”.

Tell me again how much of a failure or how worthless you are? Get up, dry your tears and let’s go kick butt! We all have work to do. (Click on the pic below for my FREE gift to help you get started!)

Alesha Brown, The Joy Guru
Publisher|Best Selling Author|Transformational Speaker
CEO, Alesha Brown LLC     

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Alesha Brown, The Joy Guru

Alesha Brown, The Joy Guru, is the CEO of Fruition Publishing Concierge Services, where she offers author consultation, writing coaching and publishing services to help people share their story with the masses. As a childhood abuse survivor, she is on a mission to reverse the damage of abuse by encouraging survivors to write and publish their stories in order to pay it forward and create a circle of healing. Alesha is an Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Authors Consultant, and Transformational Speaker who encourages audiences by igniting the fire within and helping them take center stage. With comprehensive, simple techniques and words of inspiration, Alesha helps the old and young alike, grab ahold of their dreams while identifying the roots of their unhappiness and those things that hold them back. A humorist and gifted speaker, Alesha Brown delivers entertaining, engaging presentations with thought-provoking exercises and vivid illustrations to connect with an audience.

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