Empowerment

Empowerment · August 29, 2020
Many years ago, when my daughter was growing up, we were lucky to have this amazing dog. His name was Albus Dumbledog. He must have come from another world because what made him so special was that he was a talking dog. Yes. I owned a talking dog. We had some amazing conversations. I got to learn so much about dogs. He was also an amazing listener. I would come home from a bad day at work and tell him about all of my problems. When I asked him if it was okay to tell him all my complaints of the...
Empowerment · August 02, 2020
Anyone who has worked in an office setting may have likely had been a part of this particular situation: Everyone is gathered in the big board room. At the head of the table is the President, Vice President, or whomever the company anointed as the decision maker of the day. Detailed presentations are made. Arguments for different options on the proper course of action are put forward. Finally, when this part of the meeting is completed, everyone looks to the front of room with breathless...
Empowerment · July 30, 2020
Join me on this podcast discussing how the Last Surviving Dinosaur was created, and my next venture coming out in the Fall: A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness: The CrankaTsuris Method.
Empowerment · July 19, 2020
Empowerment · July 01, 2020
If you plan on having an effective CrankaTsuris practice, it is important to know your history. It is true what they say. Those who do not learn history tend to repeat it. When it comes to thinking about your CrankaTsuris practice, one history lesson to learn is the story about the Straw that Broke the Camel's Back. Now, there have been many camels who have had someone put a straw on their back. Unfortunately, many of these poor camels suffered the same fate. It broke their backs, and they...
Empowerment · June 25, 2020
Throughout my blog posts, I have laid out various strategies to effective crankiness or what I have coined "the CrankaTsuris Method". Here, I like to lay out the five steps you can employ to lay down the foundation, and begin your own journey to effective crankiness. 1. Rename your "crankiness" as a "CrankaTsuris." The crankiness comes in all different kind of forms. It come from anger. It comes from fear. It comes from frustration. It comes from depression. These are just a few. These are real...
Empowerment · June 14, 2020
People would come to me, and ask me about "effective" versus "ineffective" crankiness, and when I try to explain, some like to argue with me that there is no such thing as "ineffective" crankiness. I am told "You know what? I just want to blow off some steam. And when I blow off a little steam, I feel a whole lot better. There's nothing wrong with that!" Yes. We absolutely all have to blow off some steam. But, steam can still burn. Who are you to be the expert on what is the exact amount of...
Empowerment · March 19, 2020
"Sir? Would you like to have a wake up call?" There is nobody who actually likes getting wake up calls. You would never say that you are sleeping in till Noon, and even though you probably will be awake, you then tell the hotel concierge: "Why don't you give me a ring sometime around dinner time? Or, maybe a bit earlier so I can catch a bit of happy hour. I always look forward to the wake up call because it is the best part of my day." "In fact, the only reason I am staying in your fabulous...
Empowerment · March 01, 2020
In my first book, The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris, our hero, the TyrantoCrankaTsuris got bullied by three mean bigger dinosaurs, and did not fare too well with an alligator. Ultimately, she used her own voice, and with the help of the TyrantoKvetchaTsuris, they both cranked and kvetched happily ever after. Back in those days, there was no computers, and no cyber-bullying. And, when I grew up, we didn't have computers either. But, we were bullied, and we did some bullying of...
Empowerment · November 23, 2019
I spend much of my day answering the same question, both in person, and on the phone: "How is it going?" or "How are you doing?" or "What's going on?" or "How was your weekend?". And, the answers are typically the "non-answer". "Hanging in there!" "Almost Friday!" "My weekend was too short!! I noticed that when I gave the typical "sitting in neutral" response to the question, when I ask the same question in return, I get the exact same response. "Hanging in there too." And, then we part ways....

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