Frank O'Dea is no stranger to overcoming crisis. He was a victim
of abuse as a teenager and at twenty-four, a homeless alcoholic.
But he was able to turn his life around and become a successful
businessman while creating a family. Now he's sharing the lessons
he's learned, offering guidelines that anyone can follow to help
him or her through crises.
Most people believe that a crisis
descends suddenly and unexpectedly. In fact, they tend to build
right in front of our eyes. But the emotional impact makes taking
even the smallest step difficult, when a big leap is often needed.
Here are proven techniques for dealing with any crisis, which O'Dea
argues is just another term for change. Understanding that a crisis
need not affect your happiness, that it is not necessarily a change
for the worse, makes us already better equipped to handle it. The
crisis is a curve in the road, not a dead end.