True Colors

“Friends show their true colors in times of need; and not in times of happiness.”

-Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann


st2 (1)When my injury first I became surrounded by strangers, relatives, and came out of the woodworks offering unlimited support saying, “If there is anything I can do for you, please, let me know.”  Talk is cheap, and if you do not want to help a suffering human being, but you do not want to look like a cold piece of work, offering your assistance, “Anytime,” is a good way to go about it.    If someone really wants to help you they would take initiative and put in work, when it is all said and done, actions speak louder than words.  Additionally, if the circumstantial  indicators suggest distress, and if somebody wanted to help, they would do so in the time of need.  For example, $80,000 was spent in my first year of recovery alone and my biological father never helped with a single cent towards my therapy yet he was always there to to reassure me that, “If there is anything you ever need, let me know.”  It is a peculiar feeling to be left for dead in adverse circumstances however, if there is a silver lining, it is that true colors are forced to expose.  For example, people who claim to have your back get tested, new relationships will be made, and when your back is against the wall, you get to see your own true colors and what you are really made of.



motivationMonica Luis once mentioned, “It is during the worst times of your life that you will get to see the true colors of the people who say they care for you.”  Life is like a sports arena because there are people who are going to be against you, people who are on your team and trying to help you, and then there are always cheerleaders on the sidelines cheering you on and saying how much they care for you.  Cheerleaders will tell you how much they care, cheer you on and support you when the game of life is going strong however, when the game is over, the cheerleaders disappear.   The players, in the game of life, do less cheering and more doing, making strategic and passionate moves to win.    With that said, times are good filters to separate the real from the fake and expose the true colors of others.  Randy Gonzalez said, “Sometimes it’s not the people who change, it’s the mask that falls off.”  Adversity exposes the true colors of individuals in your social circle to shine bright.


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nolan mcdonnellJoseph Campbell said, “Having responded to his own call, and continuing to follow courageously as the consequences unfold, our hero finds all the forces of the unconscious at his side. Mother Nature herself supports the mighty task.”  Once you commit to your journey, you will receive assistance from forces within the world of adventure, including the manifestation of new relationships.  New journey’s require new assets, assistance, and ambition and new relationships will be revealed to make the life you want to become a possibility.  For example, when I had to go to a walking facility to learn how to walk, which costed $5,000 and I was broke, people I never knew came out of nowhere and asked if they could make me a GoFundMe.  With that said, the intended funding goal was surpassed, mostly by strangers, and I completed the treatments at the gait training facility.  Campbell continues to say, “When the hero is ready, the mentor appears.”  When you are ready to confront your challenges new relationships will be made to assist and advise you through your experience.  True colors of both people who are close to you and strangers will be revealed in adverse circumstances however, and most importantly, misfortune brings out the true colors in yourself.


nolan mcdonnellDwane “The Rock” Johnson was a week away from being evicted, had only seven dollars in in his pocket, and he recalled the scenario by saying, “When your back is against the wall the only way out is the work you put in.”  Times of tension, chaos, and uncertainty will expose your true colors not only to others but, to yourself as well.  Instead of being unhappy with the way things are you always have the option to work hard and change it.  Furthermore, if no viable opportunities are present, the freedom to create new possibilities for yourself.  With said, when you help yourself in adverse circumstances your true colors will shine bright, and that is magnetic.  James Arthur said, “Everyone loves a comeback story, and everyone loves the underdog as well.”  When you help yourself in adverse circumstances your true colors will glow and people will become attracted to whatever you are going through.

Nolan McDonnell of motivation, not by regurgitating motivational quotes, abstractries of motivation, or by dropping an ostentatious motivational phrases on you.  Instead, Coach Nolan takes the stance of putting in work and let your results speak volumes.  While it is wonderful that life coaches, wellness coaches, and anybody else who spews out motivational quotes, these motivational phrases are not enough to make a permanent positive impact on other people’s lives.  If you seek motivational quotes, theories of motivation, and motivational phrases, that is great.  However, if you are seeking motivational quotes, theory’s of motivation, and an inspirational life coach who is dedicated to delivering you real results is optimal.  With that said, NOLAN MCDONNELL delivers beyond what the typical life or wellness coach provides by yielding results that exceed your expectations.  Motivation is crucial for any success in life and sometimes you need motivation to make that first step.


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