DEATH …. PULLING THE LIFE OUT…..
My Mission Statement
I want to be a lover of life. To embrace the beauty of my life’s journey, taking risks if it means achieving my goals. Even if the path isn’t straight or lit and I stumble over rocks and bumps which send me crashing to the ground, I promise to never stay down. While there is still sweet breath, marinating my lungs, I’ll rise, retrace my steps, learn the root of my fall, change it, avoid it, conquer it and move on. My heart, I’ll fill it with love- of family, relationships and faith in the Lord. This will help me in my journey. Material wealth is not important to me. I just want the fruits of my labor to yield happiness, not only for me but for everyone that I encounter. I want to be a mentor to the generations after me. Overall, whatever I do . . . I want to leave a legacy of living on purpose with purpose.
This is my LIFE MISSION STATEMENT. It was death that ultimately forced me to start living it. On a stiflingly hot summer evening in August 2005, my cousin, Keisha, drew her last breath. Ironically, she had been celebrating her 28th birthday with friends when her heart stopped beating. We had played together as young children, but time and circumstance had erased all traces of her old self. The once vibrant, loving girl had been transformed by drugs and they had poisoned her heart and broke mine. For the first time I started to realize that life is an hour glass, whose sand will run out. Ironically, her death didn’t thwart me in the grasp of melancholy. Instead, it propelled me into action and I started to really live truthfully and into my mission.
Seven years have passed and the words have manifested themselves in many ways from: me coaching seven-year-old children on the soccer field, to being the director of a non profit, to creating my Life Vision Workshop where I assist others to use Law of Attraction techniques and principles to design their own perfect existence driven by passion. Any pursuit must align with this mission statement whose birth was planted by knowledge that we only have a moment. Live now because your body is a fragile gift. Play with what is inside.
Flo Bradley is a successful entrepreneur and empowerment coach. A native of Massachusetts, she began her career in the financial services arena after graduating with honors from Boston University where she met her husband, Robert Bradly. In Boston, she juggled a traditional 9 to 5 while dancing professionally with various performances companies. This is where she gained a taste of what lay beyond the confines of a cubical as well as where she developed a passion for what nutrition could do for ones body and soul. When her college sweet-heart decided to serve his country as a Marine Corp Fighter Pilot, she left her job to follow her heart and started a life with him.
She has lived by this mission statement ever since and has explored so many passions from developing a operations for a non profit to acting in commercials and on stage.
Today, she sits on the board of the local charity, The Community of Hope, mentoring and scholarship foundation and in January launched her Life Vision Workshop that helps participants explore their gifts and awaken their possibilities.
As a mobile fitness and nutrition coach, she assists clients to make better choices for their health as she knows that the body is the only place where we have to live, and keeping it in optimal health is paramount.
Her work in corporate America as a banking executive for Wachovia has helped her both personally and in the public sector. These skill-sets have enabled her to utilizes her services in two non profits, The Navy Marine Corp Relief Society and Operation Homefront which both have a mission of assisting military personnel and their families who are experiencing financial hardships by providing financial counseling, interest free loans and grants, continuing education and morale support.
Still her best and favorite achievements are her two beautiful children, Avrey-6 and Bryce 2 and the life that she shares with her adoring husband.