If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand – shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. Matthew 5:15-16 (MSG)
Brad McLeod | Recovery Coach
Tell us a little about your website/mission/ministry.
My mission is the help recovering addicts make positive changes in their life thought my recovery coaching program. On my Facebook page, I complete recovery related videos to help others navigate the process.
What is the number one thing on your bucket list? Will you do it?
The number 1 thing WOW……. Watch a Carolina Hurricanes (NHL Team) game back in Raleigh, NC.
I am not sure if I will do it. For that opportunity to ever be provided I will need to work really hard for next coming years.
I have made some choices in my life that have limited my options. ( For a long story short)
If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your younger self?
I have actually been thinking about this over the past several days. Awesome how that kind of stuff works. You may not understand why you are going through all of this right now, but in time you will understand.
If you could change anything about the world we live in now, what would it be and why?
I would provide other opportunities for people to spend less time at work and more time on things they feel are actually important in life.
If you could spend an evening with any fictional character, who would it be? What would you do?
I would have to say YODA from Star Wars.
I would go to Dagobah swamp and ask as many questions as I could!
“Do. Or do not. There is no try.”
“Always pass on what you have learned.”
“[Luke:] I can’t believe it. [Yoda:] That is why you fail.”
I’ve included you because I believe you are bringing much-needed light to this world. Why do you do what you do? What keeps you going every day?
Great Question! I remember the pain I felt when struggling with addiction. The trapped hopeless feelings and not seeing a way out. Looking back it might have helped me to have a mentor or role model that understood what I was going through. For the people who follow me, I try to be that light, that hope that recovery is possible for anyone and everyone. I do not want anyone to feel alone in the recovery process.
What keeps me going? I am not even sure if I know some days. When everything is lined up and things are going according to the plan, which is rare. It is pure desire to show people there is life after addiction. Seeing those who were in the tight grip of, grow and become happy and motivated in life. That is a special process.
Most days it is something inside of me that says I can do more to help those struggling with addiction reach their goals.
Throughout this process I understand it is not about me, it is about WE!