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.

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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USING PAIN-2-POWER AS PARENTS

THE FIRST STEP:  Describe one or more areas in which you feel you could be more effective as a parent. When it comes to using Pain-2-Power as parents, the First Step is one in which you ask yourself, what is it we you most want to change about your relationship with your child or children?  It isn’t […]

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How to Learn from Past, Imperfect Romantic Relationships

Acknowledging or examining past failures in relationships is daunting for a few reasons.  First, pride gets in the way.  We’d like to believe that we were just unlucky in love, or victims of love gone awry. The truth is, however, that we are always deeply involved in the success or lack of success of relationships. We’re […]

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Martin Luther King Had it Right

Martin Luther King had it right.  So did Gandhi.  Theirs was an almost incredibly painful path to victory, but they were willing to endure any amount of pain to get there.  Peaceful non-cooperation with violence (or tyranny) cannot be defeated when its adherents will endure any amount of suffering to achieve their goals—when those goals […]

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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. –George Addair   You know, it could be that simple.  We humans experience worry, anxiety, embarrassment and self-doubt.  Those very understandable emotions all fall under the broad category of fear. So, what are we really most afraid of?  Well, one of the chief things […]

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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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No Story is Over Until It’s Over

Have you despaired in the midst of a challenge, struggle or conflict?  It’s normal.  We suffer business reversals, trouble in our personal relationships, setbacks politically.  There’s a reason that the word suffer fits so well in the last sentence.  Human beings—yes, you and I are both human—experience pain when we invest in something that seems […]

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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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THE POWER OF WHY

Why, the much-maligned three-letter word, is actually one of the most powerful cognitive tools we have at our disposal. Sure, as kids we’re sometimes shut down for asking Why? too many times, about everything. Little Joey: Why are we going to the store? Dad: We ran out of coffee. Little Joey: Why? Dad: Well, we […]

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