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February 8, 2007

News & Opinion: Excerpt from My Reality Check Bounced!

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 8:43 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

For twentysomethings entering the work force, more than a few lessons can be hard-hitting. In the following excerpt from Chapter 7 of My Reality Check Bounced!, Jason Ryan Dorsey shows how to turn difficult past experiences into power and energy for the future. 


 


THE SHADOW YOU CAN’T OUTRUN

 



Lindsay was able to overcome an unimaginable trauma in her past by choosing to face it head on. By doing this, by confronting her demons, she was able to resume her life already in progress. Too many of us allow our past to deflate our courage, creativity, and spirit, when we have the choice to use what we’ve been through—and survived—to set us free. 


 
 


Hidden within your past experiences are vivid examples of your character, choices, abilities, and attitude. You have memories of double-dares you still can’t believe you accepted. You have memories of achievements that built your con


About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.