My challenge, being paralyzed from the chest down, is just a bit more visible then some other forms of adversity.
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New York (PRWEB) May 13, 2008
In an interview broadcast on May 5 by Philadelphia’s CBS television affiliate, The CW Philly 57, motivational speaker and peak performance coach Bill Cawley told viewers the techniques and strategies that he used to achieve success and happiness despite an abrupt and life-changing accident 15 years ago. In 1982, Cawley sustained a spinal cord injury when a dive from a dock on the New Jersey shore went tragically wrong. Soon after the accident, doctors told Cawley (then only 24 years old) that it was time to “scale back his dreams” as he would be dependent upon others for the rest of his life.
Not only did this well-intended advice from his doctors cause Bill Cawley to become more determined than ever to find the business success and personal happiness he sought as a young man just out of college, but it launched Cawley on an unexpected path that has resulted in numerous speeches before audiences at corporations, rehabilitation centers, and to countless groups and organizations across the U.S.. This path has also led him to a career coaching individuals on how they too can achieve professional success as well as their personal dreams. “We all encounter adversity,” says Cawley. “My challenge, being paralyzed from the chest down, is just a bit more visible then some other forms of adversity.” This is only one part of the motivational message Cawley shares with groups and individuals when he speaks with them about goal-setting and achieving victories of their own.
Earlier this week, Bill Cawley shared his philosophy and strategies with Natasha Brown, news anchor for The CW Philly 57 and host of “Speak Up,” the CBS station’s weekly public affairs program. (To see the interview, click on THIS LINK.) In this interview, Cawley told viewers how they can tap into inner strength and determination of their own, and how a shift in perspective can truly be empowering. Surprisingly, Cawley says that he has no regrets about the events of that life-changing day back in 1982. “If I hadn’t had my accident,” Cawley says, “my life would have been different, but there’s no guarantee it would have been better. Who knows? Driving home from that fun weekend with friends at the Jersey shore, my jeep might have been hit by a truck and I might have been killed. We don’t know what ‘might have been,’ we only know what is – and it’s the job of each one of us to turn our life into an extraordinary and fulfilling life!”
Bill Cawley shares inspiring and motivational messages like this in his speeches and one-on-one coaching with individual clients, and also through his new website http://www.BillCawleySpeaks.com. After a successful business career as a top-level executive with two Fortune 500 firms, Cawley now focuses on helping others by sharing his insights and advice, and by managing a non-profit foundation created to help disabled individuals. Bill Cawley and his wife are the proud parents of three children, and live in Wilmington, Delaware.
To contact Bill directly to discuss speaking appearances, business and life coaching, to seek advice on a difficult situation or share your own story with Bill, you can email him at bill @ billcawleyspeaks.com.
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