I "celebrated" the day by working from my home office and then attended a business workshop at night. I finished it up with a late dinner and catching up with my wife before we went to bed.
On a professional level, the divorce is the best thing that happened to me because it actually formed the foundation of my company. In essence, I wouldn't be doing professionally what I do today, without the heartbreak of so many years ago.
After the divorce, I set out to become a relationship expert. I was determined to know all of the ins and outs of relationships; of why they work and what causes them to fail, so that I wouldn't repeat the same mistakes again. Eventually my focus turned outwards. I had learned so much about relationships that I wanted to help other people in their relationships.
My career also started to include more training and development and I discovered that I loved coaching, motivating and equipping people for success. Eventually I decided to blend my two passions so that I could help people achieve success through improving the quality of their relationships.
In time, I decided to start my own training company with a focus on providing relationship-driven solutions and that is how The Relationship Difference came about. I love what I am able to do and look forward to helping people as part of my everyday life!
If you would have told me in the spring of 2004 that I'd be happy about my divorce, I would not have believed it. Yet here I am in 2012, thankful that God made something good come out of something not so good. Yes life changes...and that's often a GREAT thing, isn't it?
Now it's your turn! How has your life changed in ways that seemed bad at the time but now is a positive?