From the outside looking in, John Bielinski had it all—combat action as a United States Marine, professional success, a terrific family. He ran marathons, completed an Ironman, won countless martial arts battles.
And yet, haunted by the demons of anger, ego, and alcohol, he came to a devastating reckoning that began in a jail cell, threatened his fragile marriage, and jeopardized his career as a respected physician assistant and national medical lecturer.
Compelling and relatable, Before the Calm traces Bielinski’s journey downward to that fateful night and through the anguishing months and years that followed, until he emerged with genuine faith and sense of purpose. With the wry, self-aware humility that has made him one of the most popular lecturers in his field, Bielinski shows how our lowest points can become a trapdoor to success. Today, Bielinski is an accomplished international lecturer and founder-owner of one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States.
By turns moving and maddening, Bielinski’s story reveals the power of love, forgiveness, and faith as he struggles to rebuild his life while launching a new business. Before the Calm invites us into his darkest moments where he wanted to blame anyone but himself, and shows us how honesty and vulnerability can help transform our lives.
For anyone wrestling with personal demons, Before the Calm shows a way forward to clarity, purpose, and hope.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Fight or Flight 3
Chapter 2: Flashpoint 23
Chapter 3: Against the Wind 41
Chapter 4: Operation Inner Storm 61
Chapter 5: Awakening the Giant 81
Chapter 6: Dream Change 99
Chapter 7: Drinking from a Fire Hose 115
Chapter 8: Before the Fall 139
Chapter 9: Mission: Control 161
Chapter 10: Storm Clouds 179
Chapter 11: Falling from Flight 195
Chapter 12: Revelations 215
Chapter 13: Atonement 243
Chapter 14: Fork in the Road 261
About the Author 279