Do the Next Right Thing: Surviving Life's Crises by Frank O'Dea, Co-Founder of the Second Cup Coffee chain is a powerful book about how to overcome adversity and defeat.
I interviewed Frank for my Journey To Success Radio show.
Frank O'Dea is no stranger to overcoming crisis. He was a victim of abuse as a teenager and at twenty-four, a homeless alcoholic. But he was able to turn his life around and become a successful businessman while creating a family. Now he's sharing the lessons he's learned, offering guidelines that anyone can follow to help him or her through crises.
Most people believe that a crisis descends suddenly and unexpectedly. In fact, they tend to build right in front of our eyes. But the emotional impact makes taking even the smallest step difficult, when a big leap is often needed. Here are proven techniques for dealing with any crisis, which O'Dea argues is just another term for change. Understanding that a crisis need not affect your happiness, that it is not necessarily a change for the worse, makes us already better equipped to handle it. The crisis is a curve in the road, not a dead end.
Best known as a founder of The Second Cup, Frank also was involved in founding a number of other successful international businesses and not-for-profits. These include Proshred Security, War Child Canada, Street Kids International and the Canadian Landmine Foundation.
He has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada and two Canadian universities have awarded him honorary degrees.
Mr. O’Dea’s most recent projects include developing sustainably affordable housing in Brazil.
Second Cup is a chain of 350 stores. They invented the premium coffee retail industry, paving the way for Tim Horton's, Starbucks, and all the other coffee chains. Nobody had done that before them.
Be sure to purchaseDo the Next Right Thing: Surviving Life's Crises