Who is Fran Briggs?
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~ By Fran Briggs
I began enhancing my personal energy level three months shy of my 40th
birthday and after 2 years of struggling with clinically-diagnosed
depression. During this same period, I was challenged, immensely by
the debilitating effects of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and being
rendered permanently partially disabled as the result of being
involved in two car accidents in six days (neither of which was I at
fault). I recall an incredible sense of emptiness and a daunting
feeling of being completely overwhelmed; especially when trying to
figure out which pills went with what ills. Unable to return to the
vocation I loved, I received disability payments and simply existed.
Most of my time was spent in bed where I eventually became 48 pounds
"over-fat." When dreams and reasons for living are wiped out by the
greatest, of the least unexpected, most people priorities typically
change. My priorities? Well, they just disappeared. I was defeated
physically, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually and knocking on
"Financially's" door. Making the bed was not a priority; it simply
went unmade. And when it came down to paying the bills, many went
unpaid. One day I was moved enough to actually cultivate the emotion
of being "fed up!" During this awakening, I made the decision to
reclaim complete responsibility for my life. And I did.
37 months post accidents, I was 51 pounds lighter, and at least 52
times brighter. Following my "awakening" I set goals to become an
author, speaker, consultant, educator, and private investigator. I
quickly established myself as a successful personal energy consultant.
I began to promote and practice life-altering strategies for change.
My philosophy is that of a guerilla's - not a guru's. And, my approach
is innovative, strategic, fun, proven and desired-results focused. I
figured, if I overcame all of my physical, spiritual and psychological
ailments, discovered how to run faster; jump higher; throw farther;
look younger, stay up longer - manifest twice as much energy than I
did when I was a "starting" NCAA athlete half my age - anyone else can
do the "undoable," too! Whatever the "undoable," may be. When clients
& friends counter and say, "Maybe it worked for you, Fran, but it
won't necessarily work for me." I simply say: "Look, I have a central
nervous system and so do you; I'm a child of God, and you are too!"
They typically smile then sheepishly roll up their sleeves.
Miracles happen when you audaciously remind one of the Divine.
Paramount to enhancing my personal energy level was to identify,
outline and write down my physical goals. Returning to playing
competitive softball, being the team's starting "short stop" and
winning the league championship were my top three goals. I promised
myself I would return to play softball at a competitive level if it
killed me. It almost did! Playing softball on several teams
simultaneously, is quite challenging - even in the so-called
recreational leagues. It left me limping around with a blue,
pain-alleviating ointment. I had soreness in muscles I never even knew
existed! Nevertheless, by season's end I had accomplished all of my
goals. As I continued following a disciplined program to attain goals
in every area of my life, something just short of magical happened. My
personality sparked with a resurgence of charisma, confidence and
boldness. My muscles grew stronger, my energy increased and the fat
melted off my body. Taking part in an activity not only became easier,
but quite enjoyable. Suddenly, I was living life as I had designed.
Great goals make you stretch. They can take you well beyond anything
you could possibly imagine! The most important part of setting great
goals is not the goals themselves, but the person you become in the
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