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[EPISODE] My Last Bad Day
Join Noreen Sumpter as she mashes it up with Michael O’Brien, author of Shift and My Last Bad Day.
Noreen will be mashing it up with him as he shares the emotional and physical recovery from a near-death accident on the morning of July 11, 2001. Michael was hit head-on by an SUV that crossed into his lane, traveling 40 miles per hour.
Join Noreen as she goes with Michael on this journey into the darkness of his recovery.
Who was Michael before the accident? Who has he become after this incident? Family is most important to him. Discover Michael’s perspective about life, love, work and living.
Tune in to learn more!
Noreen starts off the show recapping her Christmas holiday, a time she said was really fun but is great to be back on her show and daily routine. She then introduces special guest and author Michael O’Brien to the show. Born in Rochester, NY, Michael is a family man that loves his wife and children and is a huge fan of Wegmans. He talks about the accident that changed everything forever and how he was able to overcome this obstacle and reshape every aspect of his life.
Noreen and Michael talk about how his recovery shifted his view on life. Michael has made it his point to spend the rest of his life doing things that make him happy rather than finding happiness by working on things people told him to do. He recalls the tough times of his recovery, from his days being in different hospitals across the country to getting back on his feet and regaining full independence.
Michael and Noreen continue to discuss his journey to recovery. Michael speaks on a specific moment during rehab that changed his entire focus on this difficult part of his life. Then, the two talk about the meaning of forgiveness and the difference it can make in everyone’s lives, especially those who were hurt by others. Plus, how Michael finally left his career in the corporate world to become a motivator and some important advice for people that struggle after having similar injury experiences.
When asked if he loves his current job, Michael said that he wouldn’t have it any other way and speaks on how people should change the way they view careers. The one thing that Michael left people with is the advice to pause, breathe, and reflect. This piece of advice could be understood in many ways, but it basically means to think about what’s going on around you, be grateful for everything in your life (including the small things), and think about what makes you happy on a daily basis.