Build a Mindset to Survive

Build a Mindset to Survive

by Michael Feeley April 1, 2021


WE ALL EXPERIENCE hardships. Some people get through them with greater ease than others because of their attitude and choices. They’re resilient. Their mindset to survive propels them forward. They don’t let suffering run their lives, working through the hard times, even when everything is falling around them, and they can’t seem to get a break.

When you’re in a dark, troubled place, acknowledge it. Face your fears, worries, and enemies and see what happens. When you look right into the face of despair and start to deal with it, you’re on your way to freedom.

Remember — You’re up to it. Your values, world knowledge, character and gratitude will lead and empower you to fight for your life and your happiness.

Here’s a poem by the 13th-century poet and scholar Rumi that I go right to whenever I need help to stabilize myself and feel good.

“This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness, some monetary awareness comes, as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”


Thanks – Michael

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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.

Libby Gill

Business Coach, Brand Strategist & Best Selling Author

…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!

Deborah Van de Grift – CPC, ELI-MP, PCC

Vice President iPEC – Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching

You, my friend, are the Real Deal.

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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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London ON Canada

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