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Tiger Woods, Nike Close to Massive New Endorsement Deal – Second Chances?

In his column in CNN’s Bleacher Report, columnist Jesse Reed reported (June 3, 2013), that Tiger Woods was about to sign a new mega-million dollar deal with his long-time sponsor Nike. The deal should be inked by mid-June.

Tiger Woods“Right now, Woods is a phoenix rising from the ashes,” said Reed, “and Nike wants to take full advantage of its most prestigious star.”

Most of America, if not the entire golf playing world, is familiar with the downfall of Tiger Woods. On November 27, 2009, it was reported that Woods was involved in an accident when his SUV rammed into a fire hydrant.

It would become the least of his problems.

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Second Chances – Gaining through Adversity

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Sir Winston Churchill

Second ChancesAdversity is one of those words that when we hear it or it comes our way our inclination is to run and hide from it. It feels frightening and uncomfortable. Then there are those who choose adversity either as an outcome to wrong ethical or moral choices or as a means to an end.

Adversity can be a gift, full of hidden jewels or it can be a dreaded part of life that leaves us feeling depleted, depressed and discouraged. How we perceive, receive and respond to adversity depends on nature (our innate personality), nurture (our primary caretakers influence) and autonomous choice (adulthood).

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