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VD (Valentine’s Day) Inoculation

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.

Did Valentine’s Day feel like a disease to you? Something to get away from ? What is VD anyway? It is the one day out of the year when greeting cards, jewelry and chocolate stocks go up in value. Why? Because people buy, literally, into the hype about ‘this is the day of love’ nonsense.[...]

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Comfort Zone Relocation

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.

What is it that propels women into zones of great accomplishment from zones of pleasant safe comfort? I call it – comfort zone relocation! Lisa Weber, 46, the daughter of a New Jersey taxi driver who was president of Individual Business for MetLife Inc., one of the world’s largest providers of insurance and financial services[...]

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10 Women Who Influenced Me Most

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.

Behind every woman is a great…woman. Here’s mine. 1. Margaret Thatcher – Britain’s first female prime minister made her first bid for public office only two years after graduating college. Seemingly disenchanted on the future of women in politics, Thatcher once said, “I don’t think there will be a woman prime minister in my lifetime,”[...]

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In his Christmas Eve homily, Pope Benedict XVI hit the influential nail on its head when he said, “Conflict in the world stems from the fact that we are locked into our own interests and our desires. For most people, the things of God are not given priority . . . . And so the[...]

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What’s Soul Got to Do With It?

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.

The secret to influence is soul. We often forget that there’s a divine intelligence, an all-knowing, creative intelligence, that I call the Grand Overall Designer (GOD) that is showing us the way. That still small whisper is like a radio station we can tune into 24 hours a day. What we don’t listen to, we[...]

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New Year’s resolutions fizzle because women do not entertain the benefit of the benefit. What is the benefit of the benefit? And why would that be important to women? Here’s an illustration of what the ‘benefit of the benefit’ is all about. In 2006, a friend of mine, Mike Green, gave a presentation to a[...]

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2010 Is The Year I Will…

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.

. . . Regain my health by making sense of the Soul-Mind-Body- connection. The mind processes what the soul offers. The soul is the message inside each of us that creates our passion and desire for living a life with ease and grace. This is the center of our well-being. The Soul speaks, the mind[...]

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“The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee. And I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.”– John D. Rockefeller For the past one hundred or so years, psychologists have been trying to figure out what motivates us human beings to do[...]

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Dale Carnegie had a major influence on my life. When I was 12 years old my father gave me the copy of his book “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” After moving to a new town and switching to a new school, I think dad thought it would be helpful. It was. Thanks to[...]

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What are the 3 major barriers to influence? Fear, greed, and impatience. What do these 3 barriers have in common? All are emotions. Once you learn (and conquer) the psychological impact of these emotions on having influence you step on the path to being an influence expert. 1. Fear. The most driving emotion in our makeup.[...]

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