“In each day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.” – Les Brown

In the hopes of helping people understand they’re not alone in their struggle, I want to offer my own personal “secrets.”

Too many of us are walking around with a smile on our faces, when in actuality, we feel the opposite inside. What makes it worse, is we feel alone in this daily torture — we see everyone else smiling, thinking they have it all under control.

Together, let’s shine a light on the truth we ALL have faced, or are still facing, helping eliminate the illusion that “everything’s perfect.”

Personal transparency

Here are a few secrets I’ve carried, but have only shared with an intimate group of people.

• 8 years ago, I planned my suicide.
• Only until the last 5 yrs, have I felt worthy of “success.”
• In that same time span, I’ve finally felt anyone would care about the lessons I want to share.
• My entire life, I’ve felt like a fraud, walking with a smile, talking big, but behind closed doors, living small.
• While I smiled wide, I feared everyone would figure out it was fake.
• I was a good athlete, but a horrible leader and model for character and integrity.

This list could stretch infinitely, but now it’s your turn. I challenge YOU to help someone who feels alone in their pain.

Someone (even just one person) feels like no one is going through the same frustrations, and can’t understand.


What’s 1 thing, 2 things, 20 things that you’ve fought through, or currently fighting through, that may resonate with someone who’s in need of being understood? Together, let’s make our intention to impact one life today.


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