There’s a Resource Action AND You’re Affected

Are you kidding me?

I laughed at him?  You can’t be serious.  I’m having a lot of success in the position that I’ve only held for 4 months.

This doesn’t make any sense.  “I’m sorry, but this is what I’ve been told.  This isn’t what I thought my job would be”.

This is a conversation that nobody ever wants to have.  It sucks.  It’s stupid.  It sucks.


The decision has been made.  Fighting is futile.  All that’s left now is to see how I respond to it.

In life, we all have Events every day.  Some are big (like losing your job) and some are small (like forgetting to take out the trash on garbage day).  What matters more than the Event is your Response.  The Event plus your Response will determine your Outcome.

E + R = O

This isn’t something that I’ve thought up.  It’s a real thing called “The R Factor”.  Look it up at

Urban Meyer has implemented it on his Buckeye Football Team.  It’s something that’s being implemented into our community’s school system.  It’s changing the way we approach learning, living and loving.  It’s even had a positive effect on my marriage.

In addition to that, it helped me on October 28th at 10:30 when my manager called me into his office.  It allowed me to Pause, Get My Mind Right and Respond with Above the Line Behavior.

This is why I’m excited for this new chapter in my life as more of my energy flows to my writing and speaking career.   Please pray for my success in this new adventure as I strive to help others to Overcome Adversity.


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About Brian

Hello, I'm Brian Wagner. I'm the father of three and the husband of one. Before I was any of that I was the youngest of ten that grew up on a tomato farm in Northwest Ohio. Life wasn't always easy. Some think that I was spoiled growing up as the baby. Well I'm still the baby and I'm still growing up. Maybe those two things are related. When I was ten years old I started to have have severe headaches and eventually blacked out. It took the doctors quite some time but they eventually decided that I would have to have a shunt put in that drains fluid from my brain to my abdomen. This put an end to my aspirations to be a great football player. Since then, I've had brain surgery, been in a coma (a few times) and have been left with limited use of my eyes. When the issue of March 2011 took place, I decided that I needed to do something about it. It's my mission to help people overcome adversity, just like I have, and have HOPE for the future. My kids need to know my story, but so does the world. I hope you enjoy my website Here is where I will serve my tribe. Please pull up a chair and feel free to join us.

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