It’s a beautiful day. The sun is out, you had an incredible weekend with your family, and you are feeling grand.
You’re meeting your husband for dinner when you see him across the street.
You walk into the crosswalk when a car turning into your direction doesn’t stop.
The car runs over you not once, not twice, but three times.
At that moment, your life flashes before you and you’re pretty sure you’re going to die.
This was the nightmare that Naseem experienced in 2018.
Pre-accident, Naseem was living an incredible life. She was happily married, had 3 incredible kids, and had a very successful career in tech.
What’s amazing about Naseem’s story is how she picked up the pieces and built her life back.
Check out our conversation where she talks about:
-Letting go of “no help needed Naseem”
-Using the Japanese philosophy of Kintsugi to embrace her cracks without being a victim
-How the accident helped her be more vulnerable
-The importance of celebrating micro wins
-How the energy we give off profoundly impacts people around us
As you go on Naseem’s journey, I’d encourage you to think deeply about 3 questions:
-What would be your regrets if you were involved in a tragic accident tomorrow? What can you do today to turn those regrets into peace of mind?
-How can you open yourself up and create deeper connections by sharing your story?
-How are you celebrating the moments where you were able to put yourself back together after being broken?
There are so many nuggets of wisdom in our conversation. After you listen, please go pick up Naseem’s book ”The Unexpected Benefits of Being Run Over” available on Amazon: https://a.co/d/hIHQ4XB
I’m hopeful that these stories of rock bottom and redemption are helping you through challenges in your life. Personally, they are helping me on my journey to being a better person.
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As I get deeper on this journey, it is becoming clearer by the day that Time to Sing Your Song is a platform for ordinary people to share their stories of how they overcame gnarly obstacles to live a life that they only dreamed about. What’s crazy is the variety of stories that are coming to me. If you have a story or know someone who does, reach out to me. Easiest way is to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can send a direct message on social media – Mike Kearney on LinkedIn and mkearney33 on Twitter.
Music credit: The Last Ones by Jahzzar