An Example of a Fantastic Life – Lance Abrims

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We can talk about living a fantastic 4th quarter.
But how much better would it be if we could hear from someone who already is? Good news. That’s what this episode is about.

But let me warn you, it’s not a journey of daisies and unicorns. My guest, Lance, has really gone through the ringer to get where he is today.

In fact, at about 10:50 into the recording, he shared some very deep experiences. So deep that he asked that we remove that section from the podcast (which I complied with).

Lance’s story is a part of the podcast because it’s a story of hope. No matter what you’ve been through, you too can design and live a fantastic 4th quarter.

Lance has been on the leading edge of the battle against depression and suicide for more than 40 years. His personal traumas and tragedies, both as a teen civilian and as a U.S. military member, provide Lance with the experience, insight, recovery, and megaphone to tell his story in a way that is saving lives. Over the last two decades as a veteran services counsellor, he has discovered how both he, our military heroes, and everyone else can rise out of the depths of sadness and suicide risk when one shares their personal story.

Lance is a U.S. Navy military veteran and holds a Master’s Degree in Education (Student Services emphasis) from Old Dominion University. For 20 years, Lance has served as the Director of Veteran Today, a military veterans’ service organization, and counseled scores of men and women struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other service-related issues. He is a Certified Peer Support Counselor and Conflict Mediation Specialist. He is also the author of four books, including “Creating the Life You Want.”

An accomplished speaker, Lance has made over 1,000 public presentations since 2005. His deeply personal experience with his topics maintains an authenticity in delivery that is deeply felt by the audience.

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