Keith’s blog is a collection of powerful insights to help you achieve emotional wellness and personal empowerment. To complement and expand on these insights check out the Pain-2-Power YouTube channel.

Personal Empowerment

Can You “Imagine” Your Way to Future Success?

The short answer to “Can You Imagine Your Way to Future Success?” is that you can.  But keep reading.  Let’s think about how to do it and why it works. As I have written many times before, each of us is a story.  Our narratives began with our births (if not before).  The chapters that […]

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Most Relationships Can Be Fixed

Most relationships can be fixed.  That sounds like a bold statement, right?  Well, having worked to strengthen or resurrect well over 5,000 personal and professional relationships during the past 25 years, I promise you it is true. Every relationship is a co-authored story.  That includes marriages, friendships, business partnerships and employer-employee relationships.  The tricky part […]

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A WAY TO GIVE NEGATIVE FEEDBACK THAT ACTUALLY GETS HEARD

So many people have had negative experiences with negative feedback (sometimes, very early in life) that they are ready to react defensively—even when the feedback is well-meaning and constructive.  We are all human.  We all have egos.  And all of our egos have been bruised, at one time or another, when someone was not constructive, […]

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Pain-2-Power: A Lost and Found Department for . . . True Potential

I’ve decided Pain-2-Power is a little like a lost and found department for . . . well . . . people and the best of their potential.  It is part of the human condition that our gifts are often difficult to deploy once we live through childhood, adolescence, teenage years and, then, into adulthood.  Psychologically […]

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EXERCISES TO MAINTAIN AUTONOMY IN THESE ANTI-FREEDOM DAYS

It isn’t difficult to see the evidence around us that freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of assembly are under assault in America today.  Our freedom to pursue happiness is, as well.  It is no longer enough to assume that living in this country or learning in this country (as a high school […]

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What Good is Being Asked of Me?

If there is a single question that can power your personal and professional success and also right the ship of life amidst stormy seas, it may be this:  What good is being asked of me? The question is powerful, first and foremost, because it reflects a core belief in the existence of something far “bigger” […]

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The Future Defines the Past

One of the concepts I hope you’ll keep in mind as you strive to evolve into the most powerful version of yourSELF and to make the most significant contributions to this world that you can is that the future defines the past.  What I mean by this is that the way you regard today’s trials […]

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Sometimes, You Just Have to Decide

Werner Heisenberg was a German theoretical physicist and one of the principal pioneers of quantum mechanics—the field that focuses on the ways that subatomic particles (like electrons) move and interact.  His most famous work is called The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle which asserted that it is not possible to simultaneously measure the position and the velocity […]

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Is the “Bad” Stuff Really Raw Material for the Best Stuff?

Things go wrong.  Our lives run into roadblocks.  Our relationships become painful.  Businesses we start or work for meet with resistance.  Is it rational or is it irrational to believe that every painful page of the story is prelude to powerful pages down the road?  Here’s the answer:  It is rational if you truly believe […]

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AAAccountability

A great deal is made about accountability in the world of coaching, especially of executives.  That’s appropriate; delivering as planned and promised is a critical part of achieving milestones in any venture.  Following through on commitments sets the tone for any organization—whether it be a small business, a large corporation, one’s family, one’s community or […]

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