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Overcoming Adversity


Featuring Michelle Yozzo Drake

Could YOU jump off a building and rappel down the side? Michelle Yozzo Drake has! She shares that inspirational story and how she uses the power she felt after this trial to overcome any obstacle life throws her way.

Overcoming Adversity and Fear

When I was in college I was in a situation where I had to confront a fear. It was a fear of heights, and I had to rappel off the side of a building!  But after an hour of antics trying to get out of it with the instructor, I finally did it and when I stood at the bottom and looked up at this ten story building, I felt so powerful. I felt like I could accomplish anything!

I frame everything that I have to do, everything that scares me, with this event. If I'm asked to go and speak at a convention in front of thousands of people, I work through my fear by reminding myself: I jumped off a building. Any other fear or obstacle just can't even compare.

By facing your fear and overcoming it, you will empower yourself and succeed in so many other ways. 


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“Strong reasons make strong actions.” – William Shakespeare