161:The Formula for Continual Expansion into Your Own Greatness with Sherry Stirling Fernandez the Author of “Life Mastery: Personal Progression Toward an Infinite Potential”

The Formula for Continual Expansion into Your Own Greatness with Sherry Stirling Fernandez the Author of “Life Mastery: Personal Progression Toward an Infinite Potential”

Sherry talks to Brad about growing up in difficult home life and having many adversities to face in her young adult years. To overcome the circumstances she threw herself into a program of study and.

This eventually led her to have success in her marriage and her business life and to develop her process which she calls the progression towards Infinite potential And achieving life mastery

Her process contains eight points of development for people wanting to make progress towards their potential. One of the more important points with the implementation of a task sheet included places to physically make checkmarks to indicate the achievement of certain daily tasks which would lead to self-improvement.

This is an important episode for the person seeking a pragmatic and practical process to implement to achieve self-improvement and life mastery.

The Beyond Adversity Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller is published weekly to help people to navigate adverse life events and to achieve a life of peace prosperity and purpose. self-improvement.




160: How To Enjoy Doing Business During a Pandemic with Mark Asquith, CEO of Rebel Base Media

In Episode 160 of the Beyond Adversity Podcast Mark Asquith talks with Dr Brad Miller about the nature of running a business during the challenges of the pandemic.  j

After working in various positions in technology in his native England for several years Mark started his first podcast based on his love comics in 2013. Before long he was launching his company Rebel Based Media and creating the products Podcast Websites and captivate.fm hosting.

When the covid pandemic shut down the world Mark had to make adjustments in his business as did virtually every business in the world. Mark talks to Dr. Brad about the most important factor in adjusting himself as CEO and the whole of business – attitude.

It all comes down to enjoying what you do in your business even in spite of extraordinary circumstances; like the pandemic.

Mark makes the point that you got to realize that there’s no point doing that if you don’t enjoy it. Indeed, there is absolutely no point in doing anything at all if you don’t enjoy it. If you don’t enjoy your business you’re not going to give it your best, you’re not going to become the expert in it, you are not going to give it everything, you’re not going to be happy to stay up working late or to get up working early, you’re not going to want to do any of that. So if you’re doing something for any other reason than enjoyment, then you’re not going to stick to it you’re wasting your time. Mark says if you’re going to become a business person, make sure you build a business that you enjoy working in. So then when you start to work on it, it can serve you and give you back what you’ve put into it.

Episode 160 is a healthy reminder to the business person facing any adversity that you chose to enjoy your work or not so you might as well chose to enjoy your business.

The Beyond Adversity Podcast is published weekly by Dr. Brad Miller and is aimed at helping aspirational professionals crush adverse life events (depression, divorce, debt, disease, death) and emerge to a life of peace, prosperity, and purpose.





159. The Power of a P.L.A.N. in The Face of Adversity with Michael K. Jackson

Michael K. Jackson presents The Power of a P.L.A.N. in the Face of Adversity to Dr. Brad Miller on Episode 159 of the Beyond Adversity Podcast.

Michael K. Jackson is a Caribbean American inspirational keynote speaker, Master Trainer, author, and emotional resilience & well-being strategist. As Founder and CEO of Michael K. Jackson International, Michael leverages over two decades of business, ministry, and government leadership experience to advance his mission to inspire, empower, and equip purpose-driven leaders around the world to bounce back from setbacks and “build back stronger” from stress and adversity.

In Episode 159 Michael shares with Dr. Brad the emotional story of losing his father to a devastating hurricane that struck his native US Virgin Islands in 2017.  In the aftermath of the tragedy, Michael organized hurricane disaster relief efforts through his church which included leading mission teams and raising money, and procuring supplies. He came to realize that he had formulated a process to face and overcome adversity even in disastrous circumstances.

His experiences and background lead Michael to develop his signature message, “Build Back Stronger: The Power of a P.L.A.N. in the Face of Adversity.” He talks to Dr. Brad about his 4-step plan to “hurricane-proof” your life when you face adversity.

The conversation focused on emotional resilience and well-being. Succeeding with faith, vision, purpose, and perseverance and defeating fear, anxiety, and doubt.

Michael emphasized the four main points of his P.L.A.N. to build back stronger with Dr. Brad:

  • P-Prayer and Meditation
  • L-Lean In to Listen to Life Lessons
  • A-Act Accordingly
  • N-Notate Your Mind State (relating to journaling)

Michael is the co-author of the Amazon Best Seller, “Speaking My Truth: 50 Real-Life Stories that Inspire, Empower, Heal and Transform.”

Michael emphasized to Dr. Brad that people make a choice when it comes to facing adversity in their life, they can either see adversity as the enemy or adversity as their advisor.

In Episode 159 of the Beyond, Adversity Podcast Michael K. Jackson gives a great blueprint for the person who chooses to see adversity as an advisor.

The Beyond Adversity Podcast is published weekly by Dr. Brad Miller to help people navigate adverse life events and emerge to a life of peace, prosperity, and purpose.






158. How to Use a Framework to Optimize Decision Making with the Author of “Choose Better” Dr. Timothy Yen

Do you ever feel like your best is not enough? Or that you know you’re not living the way you want to live but do not know how to change? Or simply feel too many negative feelings that it is hard to focus on anything else? If you said yes to any of these questions, there is hope because you do not have to live this way anymore!

Knowledge is power. People cannot act upon what they do not know. How does someone obtain knowledge of the outside world? You can read, watch informational media, or ask a friend. How about learning more about yourself and living well? You can definitely figure it out on your own through trial and error which may take 1, 5, or 10 years OR you can receive guidance by gaining more clarity and skills which can save you a great deal of time, energy, and potential heartache. If you are seeking answers to your life challenges and want it done in a supportive, non-judgmental, and professional way, then counseling with me may be the answer!

I believe in counseling as a collaborative process. That means you already have many strengths and life experiences that are vital to answering some of your life questions. My role is to highlight those strengths, uncover certain thoughts or behavioral patterns that are either working for or against you and find ways to live a life aligned with what is most important to you. My theoretical orientation is primarily family systems theory and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) which means I take the whole context of a person into account and believe it is crucial to managing one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I also incorporate other theories and skills (e.g., Positive Psychology, Psychodynamic, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), etc.) for more integrated and holistic treatment.

Lastly, my personal faith and graduate education in therapy included biblical studies from a Christian worldview. As a result, even though I see clients of all faiths or no faith backgrounds, one of my areas of expertise is Christian member care. When integrating faith, I take a client-centered approach and honor the client’s lead in spiritual emphasis. Often, clients pursue to live a kingdom-centered life while grappling with emotional and relational challenges.


157. What To Do When You Don’t Feel Like a Human with the author of “Blue Sky Morning” and “The Too Tall Giraffe” Christine Maier

Author Christian Maier is on a mission to help people gain clarity on how to turn their obstacles into opportunities and understand their beauty, purpose, and power.


She does this through the power of guiding people to clarify and tell their personal story transforming perceived weaknesses into strengths.

In Episode 157 of The Beyond Adversity Podcast Christine talks to Dr. Brad Miller about her own story of overcoming adversity to achieve success as an author and public speaker.

Christine was born with a cleft lip and palate and had over 25 surgeries; her first at four months old. Christine not only looked different growing up, but she also struggled with her speech, and too often, missed school for surgeries and treatments. A learning disability added to her challenges and her small size made her a last-round pick in the elementary school kickball draft.

Tired of hearing stories about what people can’t achieve, Christine is now passionate about guiding you through changing your thinking and turning obstacles into opportunities.

With twenty years of experience in the NYPD Christine has seen some of the best and worst of life and achieved the following milestones:

  • Patrol in Manhattan
  • 9/11 rescue worker
  • Instructor at the Police Academy
  • Recipient of the Eliot H. Lumbard Scholarship
  • Promoted to Sergeant in 2007
  • Member of the planning team and speaker at the National
Homeland Security Conference
  • Manager of 35 amazing individuals coordinating emergency

Christine earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the Pennsylvania State University and her Master’s Degree from the University at Albany.

She enjoys exploring her passion for travel, history, photography, reading, and creating community.

Christine has turned to write fiction, speaking, and coaching to respond to the question found posted in social media “why people sometimes do not feel human.”

Her book “Blue Sky Morning” addresses the life of a woman whose idyllic life was suddenly devastated by an automobile crash and her road to recovery. Her children’s book “The Too Tall Giraffe” helps children to discover that their strength resides in their differences.

Christine has a flair for finding adventure and the ability to ignore those who tell her how to live life, Christine is living a life without limits. You might find her at a movie premiere, cage diving in South Africa, visiting the Great Pyramids in Egypt, or climbing volcanoes in the Galapagos Islands.

She indeed is driven To Turn Obstacles Into Opportunities!

Dr. Brad Miller’s interview with Christine Maire on Episode 157 of The Beyond Adversity Podcast is a must-listen for the person looking for practical tools and a story guide to help you tell your personal transformational story.

The Mission of The Beyond Adversity Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller is to help people navigate personal adversity and achieve a life of peace, prosperity, and purpose. The Podcast is published weekly by Dr. Brad Miller at www.DrBradMiller.com