Manage episode 285811063 series 2872972
In this week’s episode, we learn the story of Greg Provance. Greg battled and overcame alcohol and drug addiction. His addiction took a toll on his life and career. He lost the lead role in the smash-hit Broadway musical Rent because of his addiction. He sought help, overcame his addiction, and has been sober for 19 years. He is a successful restaurant owner and consultant and lives in San Diego with his wife and children.
Key Takeaways The first step in dealing with addiction is admitting you have a problem. The second step is asking for help. In order to move on from addiction, you need to accept the truth of what you have lost from addiction and not blame those losses on something else. Being honest with yourself leads to a life with more profound joy.
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On August 14, 1981, Rod broke his neck while making a tackle that left him paralyzed from the neck down. In a split second, he went from athlete to quadriplegic. Get Back Up is the story of Rod's life journey and provides a detailed account of what it’s like to be handicapped, how to overcome it and how to thrive. The book gives you a look into trying legal cases through the eyes of a handicapped lawyer. The book’s purpose is to hopefully motivate you to not allow life’s sometimes devastating twists and turns ruin your quest for a great life. If your life is perfect and you have never suffered a tragedy, this book may not be for you. For the rest of us who have hit a bump or two on the road of life and are still trying to make it happen, this is your book.