Adversity – Advantage or Disadvantage?

Adversity – Advantage or Disadvantage?

by Michael Feeley December 1, 2020


Adversity seems to be part of life.

It’s a hardship that you live with and try to get through so you can feel good.

The desire to overcome trouble is the advantage you have and it’s a positive choice to make.

You can stay a victim of bad luck and misfortune or you can be resilient and creative. Working to get out and find a solution for a better way to live.

Adversity can make you stronger as you try to conquer a difficult situation. It’s a choice not to give in. A decision and commitment to change adversity into good fortune.

Adversity can be seen as an opportunity and can make you a better person. You can be fearless and challenge adversity
which is truly your greatest advantage.

If you play with the word adversity you hear and see ‘AD’ as in advertise. To inform and promote.
Also addition – the positive (+) decision to add something to your life.
‘Versity’ is a collection of different things. It is part of versatility which means having several different skills and
the ability to adapt.

Do you see the possibilities in adversity? It’s a creative choice to turn things around and find goodness in adversity…
to ‘add-versity’ to your life.

How can you see adversity as an advantage not a disadvantage?


Thanks – Michael

Please give this to your tribes and to promote good fortune all around.
And see how this fits you – Victim or Hero – Which Are You?


Michael has twenty years experience matching people with positions that allows them to reach their potential. Having worked with corporate decision makers, Michael has expertise in understanding organizational needs in multiple industries. He understands, experientially and intuitively, what gets people hired and what doesn’t. With a big heart and intellect to match, Michael Feeley is an authority on bringing the best out of business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs… he has such amazing energy, not to mention a terrific business background.

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…as a trainer I watched Michael Feeley become a masterful coach, being adept at many coaching skills… he is supportive, motivational, action-oriented, open minded, authentic, confident and compassionate… such a delight to work with… fun, high-energy, intuitive, spontaneous!… I have observed him to be very inspirational, empowering, and encouraging clients to go to greater depths in their lives. He is a true ambassador of the profession… Michael has heart and soul along with the ability to deliver!

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Vice President iPEC – Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching

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Host of Studio Time Podcast


Michael Feeley walks the walk and talks the talk. He is honest, authentic and incredibly generous in spirit. Michael’s deep commitment to service means his clients get his full attention and will benefit from his coaching skills, experience and wisdom.

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