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    Entries in personal growth (3)


    Every weakness is a potential strength

    When I look back on my life, I realize I've made some whopper mistakes that are all traceable back to my weaknesses.  As much as I’d like to blah, blah, blah about the value of experience, I’d rather avoid mistakes in the first place.

    How to do, how to do.  Then it hit me…life-changing epiphany.

    Every weakness is a strength. 

    I realized however deep my failures are indicate the height of my possible success. 

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    Warning: Rebels die (but awakeners live)

    Ernest Terry, one of my old Exxon bosses and a savvy corporate player, once said, “The problem with rebels is they either die in the fight or are shoved put aside when it’s over. New regimes need builders and not destroyers.”

    Ernest's wisdom has stayed with me a decade or so later because It's. Absolutely. True.

    As “they” say, change is the only constant in life.  Another truism is change is always stressful, even when it’s welcome, because change always, always requires some form of sacrifice.  The magnitude of stress escalates, though, when change is imposed. 

    If you're like me and are a natural change agent, then how do you handle yourself to avoid the fallout of being a rebel while still being true to your nature?  Let's talk strategies to be welcomed as an awakening change agent.

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    Control versus Creativity – A Continuum

    Have you ever been accused of having control issues?  If you say no (as in never ever), then get ready for my finger to point back at you.  Everyone has some arena in their life where control issues erupt.

    Some of us deal with control power issues more than others like…er….me.

    It took a bunch of awareness and flippity floppitiness of attitude but I’ve moved away from control to embrace influence, a.k.a. empowerment. 

    And yahoo because my personal results with influence are much better than I ever scored with control.  People don't like already know that.  However, they don't mind being influenced just so long as they can make their own decisions.

    My good friend Amanda gave me the secret that I’m going to share with you.  Let’s dish.

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