Thursday, September 26, 2013

You’ve Got the Power!

Never give up on yourself.

You are far more powerful than you imagine.

In these stressful and intense times, there are times when I even feel like giving up. Not good as a Chief Energizing Officer. Yikes.

Then I remember this is all temporary. Perhaps it is just time to let go and trust -- this is a friendly universe.

Enjoy the ride! It’s all good. 

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Ready for Some Energizing! 

As your Chief Energizing Officer… 

Think big. You can do it! 

Take one step towards your aspirations, you are on fire! 

You will be prospered. 

You are equipped. 

You are prepared!

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Every Choice Counts 

Your choices define you -- not your DNA, past or environment. This is huge.
We got the power! 

I was going to a campus counselor at Harvard since my depression had been exasperated with the overwhelming fear of competing with the brightest and best. Me? With a failed career and a failed marriage? 

As I was sobbing at the second session, my counselor looked me in the eyes and said, “So Ellen, you are allowing a raging, emotionally abusive alcoholic father to define you. Now that is crazy.” 

Who or what is defining you?  

Who or what is defining the potential and future for your organization? 

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Universe is Friendly

This thought can be a game changer! It was for me as you will read. 

During The Dynamics between Religion and Psychology graduate class, we were discussing Carl Jung’s work. The professor said something that made my brain re-sort. He said foundational to Carl Jung’s work was the thought that the universe was so friendly that you got to do life till you got it right. The universe was so merciful it gave us countless do-overs.  

Before that moment of whoo-hoo, I thought life was to be endured at best, God was mad at me, and no matter what, I was doomed to go South – very South. That simple statement gave me hope. Mistakes are okay. I am not flawed inherently. There are no failures, only learnings. I eventually win! 

Do you think the universe is friendly? Mistakes okay? Always a new beginning? A re-start? 

On an organizational level, is your culture employee-friendly or hellish?  

I truly believe everything eventually works out for good – everything!

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Did you know?

I know I posted recently on this, just seems fear is running wild. Information is power. You have the power!

We are born with only two fears.

In the Evolving Self class at Harvard, a professor indicated there were several research studies concluding that human infants are born with only two fears:

  • Fear of falling. 

  • Fear of loud noises. 

All other fears are man-made and self-imposed. For me, that meant that my fear of failure, my fear of rejection, my fear of success, my fear of being unlovable, my fear of abandonment and countless other fears were made-up. It was time to delve into the fears, the conscious and unconscious beliefs and the causation.

What man-made fears are holding you hostage? Are the fears and obstacles real or a figment of your imagination based on your history?

What fears are holding your organization back from being innovative and soaring past the competition? If real, what is the game plan to turn fear into a force for good?

Realize any fear you are willing to meet head on loses its hold – promise! 


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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Get Energized!

These intense and stressful times have affected everyone I know. As your Chief Energizing Officer, I’ve decided that for now, every 4th blog will simply be energizing. I want to ignite your spirit. Here we go!

Today is going to be your best day ever!

The promotion you wanted is here.

Your smile engages the heart of those who get to see it.

Your mere presence makes people want to be their best selves.

Collaboration is skyrocketing!

Have a great day!


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Thursday, September 5, 2013

People and Change

People change for three reasons. The pain is too great. The pleasure is oh-so-wonderful or they have an epiphany. An epiphany is an a-ha moment that shifts your thinking, your perspective and alters your life. For instance, you think your life is secure and stable, and then you get laid off. You think you are invincible, and then are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.  

What I have found is that the pleasure reason is the most fun! Once upon a time I had health issues that necessitated a change in my eating habits. At first I was resistant and angry, “Why me?” After I started feeling better and off medication, I realized I liked the results, and now eating healthy is a pleasure.  

Which reason tends to drive most of your changes? 

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Elvis and People Smarts

“Everybody comes from the same source. If you hate another human being, you’re hating part of yourself.”  Elvis Presley

God bless Elvis.

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