There are times in life when you may face grief and loss of extreme proportions. You may even “hit bottom.” However dark it gets for you, this man’s story will give you hope and remind you that recovery is always possible.
While last week’s podcast was on finding true happiness, this week’s podcast is support for the times when life is HARD!
Grief, loss and challenge are inevitable. Whether you face these in your career, finances, relationships or health (or sometimes all at once), they can be disorienting and even devastating.
As a man you’ve likely been taught to keep it together and not show “signs of weakness,” so it can make life even more painful and isolating.
Vidal Cisneros Jr., has overcome incredible challenges in his life. He is here to remind you that recovery is always possible and that even the darkest moments hold seeds of light!
Now an author and contributor to the well-known book Chicken Soup for the Soul, as well as a speaker and digital strategist, Vidal has one of the most inspiring mindsets I’ve ever found in a human being!
In this conversation we discussed:
- What becomes possible when you stop basing your choices in fear
- How to overcome the victim mindset, even in the most challenging situations
- The realization that the bottom does NOT have to be the end, even when it seems like it
- The importance of a support network and people who believe in you
- Vidal’s willingness to choose gratitude in the midst of betrayal, divorce, pain, jail, etc.
Whether you’ve faced dark moments in your past, are facing them now, or realize they are an inevitable part of life and yet to come, this episode will give you hope for staying connected to the deeper meaning and inspiration life has to offer.
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Vidal Cisneros Jr. is an author, speaker, and a digital growth strategist. He is best known for igniting the mess into a message with his inspirational book talks and media interviews as he shares his quest for deeper purpose and serving a greater calling in the midst of marital turmoil and financial setbacks.
In 2009, leaving a well paying road construction career, Vidal found himself facing insurmountable adversity. In September of 2009, Vidal awakened in a jail cell having hit rock bottom. As he soul-searched for a reason to thrive, he discovered a greater purpose.
Spending half a year incarcerated cemented his continued pursuit for his new life purpose quest. In less than eighteen months Vidal had gone through marital betrayal, separation, alcoholism, a high-speed chase, incarceration, foreclosure, job loss, bankruptcy; to recovering from alcohol abuse, working for two fortune 500 companies, and meeting the person that would give him hope to love again.
Vidal has conducted book talks at multiple Barnes and Noble bookseller locations, interviewed on top-ranked shows and is the host of a podcast called “Thriving Beyond” that has been featured on entrepreneur.