Dr. Keith Ablow’s Blog

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 and Dr. Keith’s Pain-2-Power Podcast.

Leadership Empowerment

PAIN-2-POWER AND PLANNING

Everyone plans.  We envision the future.  Most of us would agree that envisioning it, in fact, is part of making it happen.  That may sound like New Age thinking, but it really isn’t.  No company takes shape without it first being an idea in someone’s mind.  No career is embarked upon without first deciding to […]

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Being “Into YourSELF” Isn’t Bad, at All

When someone is criticized as being “into himself” or “into herself” that’s usually a way of accusing that person of being narcissistic and lacking concern for others.  While that might be true in the cliché usage of the words, I think there’s a better way to frame them—especially when yourself is written as yourSELF—the way […]

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Are you living through adversity right now?

The Pain-2-Power Jury Stays Out A Long Time Are you living through adversity right now?  Maybe you find yourself facing a business reversal or struggling through a divorce or being treated for an illness.  Maybe your reputation has taken a hit or a treasured friend has let you down or abandoned you.  I want you […]

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Start Your Engines on StartEngine.com

I am a little bit late to some things, but when I find something that makes sense, I like to share it—especially if it can make people more powerful.  And I found something:  StartEngine.com.  StartEngine.com is a portal that offers anyone over 18 the opportunity to invest as little as $500 in private companies.  It, […]

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CANCEL THE CANCEL CULTURE

Canceling people taps into the most primitive and destructive of human impulses—dark, destructive, murderous psychological forces that, unleashed, have been manifested before in historical horrors like burning witches in Salem and burning Jews in the Holocaust (not to equate the scope of the two, at all). And while “canceling” human beings may not stop their […]

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Everything is a Test

Life is a constant improvement process.  None of us is finished with that process or ever will be.  If you choose to embrace the idea, you can see every one of your challenges as a test—of strength, of resourcefulness, of resilience. Seen this way, personal and professional hurdles and setbacks are opportunities to build, never […]

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A Surgeon’s View of Trouble

Whether running a business, writing a novel or creating anything else, a surgical perspective is sometimes the one that makes the most sense. Surgeons aren’t timid people.  They know a few things: Restoring a body to health can require very bold and decisive action to get rid of its toxic parts. Having to go back […]

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NEVER STOP

Sometimes, it’s as simple as embracing a mantra and then walking the walk.  NEVER STOP is a good one.  What I mean is that, after vetting a treasured goal of yours, you can resolve to never give up on it and never give in to those oppose it. NEVER STOP is the antidote to despair. […]

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You Can Become More Powerful Than Ever

You can be more powerful than ever.  These are more than pretty words.  They’re the truth.  How can I be so sure?  For one thing, if you’re still reading this, you’re not convinced it is impossible to become stronger than you have ever been.  Were you, you wouldn’t have even gotten past the title.  You […]

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Five Keys to Giving the Best Speech of Your Life

There are plenty of resources that provide advice on delivering a speech or presentation and which focus on organizing the material, providing visuals, selecting a topic and being a commanding presence. My advice is more ambitious: What keys make a speech (even one you deliver online) something that changes people, in meaningful ways, within the […]

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