Resilience

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 31 May 2017

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Lisa Lisson shares her pair, happiness, hope, and loss with us, in a very touching account of life before and after a tragedy. This book shows the strength that is possible when all seems lost.
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Lisa and Pat met in high school and eventually got married.  They had four children, both had successful careers and they had a nice life.  Twelve years ago Lisa woke up to find Pat unconscious on their bedroom floor.  He'd had a massive heart attack (in his late thirties) and ended up in a coma.  Lisa hoped for a miracle that he would wake up but eventually had to give up (and respect his wishes) when the doctors said there was no hope.  She was finally ready to let him go and he passed away two years after he'd had his heart attack.  In the meantime, Lisa had their four children to take care of plus her career was on the rise at FedEx Canada (she is currently president).

This book is the story of her life with and after Pat.  Plus it's full of lessons she has learned and taught others about getting and maintaining the job and/or career you want and being an effective leader.  Lisa sounds extremely organized and detailed-oriented ... for example, she keeps a list of the goals she wants to accomplish, in addition to master lists of things she has to take care of (one for work and another for her kids and house).

I found Lisa's story tragic but inspiring and it was an interesting book to read.  With all that was going on with dealing with her husband being in a coma and having to make the decision to let him go, she still had a family to take care of and a job to do.  Along the way, she learned some important life lessons.  Before I came across this book, I hadn't heard of her but now I wish her well.
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