Friday, January 18, 2019

Welcome to 2019…A Newfound Presence.

My last blog was posted on January 12, 2017.  

I was starting to rethink my future, as my business partner (and daughter) was leaving Real-Time Perspectives to forge her own path forward.  Life got busy and complex. I didn’t even notice how quickly time was passing without sharing any updates on the work I was doing.

I suspect many of you also know that a very different set of circumstances continued to put my attention towards other, more basic needs – the stark reality of a cancer diagnosis in the fall of 2018.

With intricately complex medical interventions, and a subsequent grueling recovery (including 4 surgeries in a 6-month period), it left me, and those who care about me, shaken to the core. Needless to say, writing a blog simply wasn’t top of mind.

The start of 2019 is a time to now celebrate, fully, my being back.   

I am cancer-free and subsequently personally free, once again, to pursue my passion.  On one level, I am the same person, simply re-focused on being fully present with my clients in ways that enable them to discover their own answers to what’s getting in their way, relative to work and career aspirations. 

On another level, I am a different person.  I have walked a path of suffering, surrender, and strength that I couldn’t possibly have imagined before all of this happened.  As a result, I find I am bringing a profound sense of “presence” to my client interactions in ways that touch me, and seem to be touching them, deeply. My intention is to share many of the gifts associated with this newfound presence, to you, in future blogs. 

Starting this month, checkout the updates to my web site:  Be on the lookout for a wide range of blog topics from us in your Facebook or LinkedIn feed, a smattering of leadership lessons, inspirational thoughts for your day, and upcoming events that may be of interest to you or someone you know.  

So, with a new hair style and a renewed sense of purpose, I wish you and those you cherish a joyful and purposeful 2019.  I have every intention of being right there with you! 

Posted by Barbara Rapaport at 1:44 PM

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13 thoughts on “Welcome to 2019…A Newfound Presence.

  1. Lynn

    January 22, 2019

    I can relate!!!💜

  2. Owen O'Brien

    January 22, 2019

    Fantastic, Barbara…an inspiration to us all. Onwards and upwards!!

  3. Emily

    January 22, 2019

    Great to see you back and looking forward to the content and messages you will share from this new, stronger perspective. Thank you for sharing your gifts!

  4. Steve Depolo

    January 22, 2019

    Great message. Glad you are back.

  5. Bonnie Bodenheimer

    January 22, 2019

    Hi Barbara–I know that it has been too many years, without any contact. I am so sorry to hear of your recent struggles and pain. How scary. I am hoping this new secular year will bring you renewed strength and only good health. You, and your family, are in my warmest and most positive thoughts and prayers. I have been a volunteer for the past 10 years with children with cancer, It is never easy, always devastating. And, always a fight. You look amazing. Renewed.

    • Barbara Rapaport

      January 22, 2019

      Thanks Bonnie. I am touched by your thoughts. I hope you and the family are doing well!

  6. Nicole Notario-Risk

    January 22, 2019

    Hello Barbara! I’m so sorry to hear of your health struggles. Our family has been there and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. I’m thrilled to hear of your renewed health and presence and wish you all the best as you begin this vibrant new chapter. All the best!

  7. Nienke Schaap

    January 22, 2019

    Dear Barbara, thank you for sharing your journey. Happy to read you can work again and that you are cancer-free. I often think about you and how much I learned from you personally and as a coach. I wish you a healthy year full of meaning.

  8. Lud

    January 23, 2019

    Hi Barbara. I am very happy that you are back. Looking forward to read your posts, I always remember you with a lot of love, your dedication and care to help learn and develop it is something that I never going to forget. All the best.

  9. Zara Smith

    January 23, 2019

    Welcome back! Can’t wait to read more.

  10. Linda Zizos

    January 23, 2019

    Glad you are on the other side of this, Barbara. Your journey, I imagine, has given you “Real Time Perspective on many things.” Best wishes for great health and happiness in 2019.

  11. Holly

    January 24, 2019

    Authentically and beautiful you…welcome back Barbara!

  12. Barb Fisher

    February 11, 2019

    Proud of your inveterate spirit, overcoming such adversity and facing fear head on when it may have been easier to cave. Love the hairstyle it confirms your fearlessness.

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