I just listened to Aimee Mullins\’ TED-MD talk. She talked about adversity as a necessity for development and happiness, not something to avoid. As a double amputee, Aimee could wither and complain. She instead chooses to grow and give. The obstetrician who delivered Aimee followed her course in life, marveling at how she contradicted the predictions that he gave her to parents that she would never walk and all the rest. Upon teaching at Hahnemann University Hospital and watching Aimiee\’s story over the years, her doctor said he explained Aimee\’s success to his students as the X Factor.
My now husband Scott, my best friend Erica and I have known each other since 10th grade. They used to joke about my slow response on jokes as the X Factor.
It\’s been years since I thought about that phrase, but upon hearing Aimee say it, it struck me and reminded me of the other inexplicable connections that keep happening.
I keep talking to people about paradigm shifts in all facets of my life and I am not kidding, but those words have appeared in the three key aspects of my life, almost simultaneously. Within the last two weeks, a person connected to each of these key things has talked about the approach being undertaken as a \”paradigm shift\”:
- The Lava, NY Porter\’s 72-acre farm that is now ours and the new model of work/life
- Gut-brain wellness MLM founder\’s circle opportunity
- Sustainable business park consulting client using a 3-legged stool for solid waste management as the new model
- MKMME using paradigm shift in the Trust webinar (thank you FabD!)
This work is my X Factor. I absolutely cannot wait to see the rest of what I imagine develop. So much has happened to date (11 months later and going strong!).