You feel like someone sucker-punched you in the gut. Maybe you didn’t see it coming. Perhaps you did but felt helpless to do anything about it. You can almost taste the dirt in your mouth from falling flat on your face. Maybe it was even your fault. At this point, it doesn’t matter.
I was at a conference in Burbank California. The focus of the conference was on fundraising for your nonprofit. At the time, I was the executive director of a mission I had founded in Bridgeport Connecticut. Russ Reid, one of the top fundraising firms in America, sponsored the conference.
In the midst
On a personal note, my biggest personal battle was not with the alcohol that had ruined my life. In retrospect, that battle was not very difficult. The most dangerous foe I have ever confronted is me. When you finally defeat addiction, that’s when the real battle begins. You discover surprising and painful things about
The result of addiction is eventually self-destruction. The timeline may be different for each person; but for everyone trapped in addiction, the road is painful, wrought with peril, filled with disappointment and hurt. Unless you beat addiction, addiction will beat you.
To change, you must come to a