Most people, besides Chuck Norris, face adversity at some point in their lives. I have been thinking a lot about this in recent months. Along with not writing lately, I figured I would jot down a few thoughts. This post is not a spectacular take on something in the marketing world, but I hope you can relate. I started this blog with an open mind and find that posts come at me during the strangest moments!

Adversity may come in the form of a weight loss challenge, unemployment, or a difficult task at work. Whatever it may be, how you overcome adversity matters more than any form it can take on. I strongly believe that you are given tests to see what you can handle.Everything happens for a reason. God doesn’t give you anything you can’t overcome.

In the workplace, stay true to yourself and work hard. Overcome adversity through confidence in your abilities and believe in yourself.

If you’re struggling outside of the office, surround yourself with the people who love and support you. For me, it is the people in and out of the office that help me keep truckin’.

(Me with 2 of my best friends)

Above all, find strength within yourself. When things get tough, don’t give up on yourself. Stay strong and fight. Be your best self and show others your best self. This is more important than ever in times like these.
Hurricanes Oil Spills Corruption.

I hope you find this inspiring in your time of need. Unless you’re Chuck Norris of course. He doesn’t take advice. He just gives it.

Get at me! @teganzimmerman


  1. Tegan,

    So glad to see you’re writing again!

    This is so true about overcoming adversity. I’ve been having a rather rough couple of weeks lately and its so easy to lock myself up in my room and sulk. Luckily there are people who love and support me to pull me out of my funk, but in the end I agree that everything happens for a reason, we just aren’t always meant to know what that reason is right away.

    Cheers to keepin’ on truckin. I know I am!



  2. Thanks, Gloria! I appreciate your comment and I’m happy to hear that you can relate.

    Keep on truckin’! You can always call me if you need to chat. Hope to see you soon!


  3. Tegan,

    Great message here. Especially the “God doesn’t give you anything you can’t overcome” statement. Very true!
    Adversity builds character… I know it has helped make me a better and stronger person.

    Thanks for the great post. Love the look of the site.


  4. Jason,

    I love that message as well. I always think about it when I’m really struggling.

    Thanks for your comment. I’m glad you got something from this post!

    All the best,

  5. Tegan-Good message here for everyone. Too often we stop when we reach adversity, but it’s those that keep going who are rewarded in the end. It’s confidence which a lot of people lack, including myself at times. If we just believe in ourselves we can accomplish whatever we set out to do.

    Like the new redesign!


  6. Ryan,

    I absolutely love this:

    “It’s confidence which a lot of people lack, including myself at times. If we just believe in ourselves we can accomplish whatever we set out to do.”

    I agree completely.

    Thanks for reading!


  7. This is a great post Tegan, one I feel everyone can relate to. Everyone goes through their level of adversity, especially in today’s time of economic uncertainty. What is great, as you said, is the fact we have people there we can lean on. I know without my friends and family, the rough times I’ve had recently would have been so much worse than they were.

    But the one thing I do think is that it goes back to people being afraid to fail. They will do anything to make something happen, no matter how hard it may be, because they don’t want the label of a failure.

    Keep up the great work and like everyone else, I love the new design!

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