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Marlene Chism

Corporate Motivational Speaker and Author

Marlene Chism is the founder of www.stopyourdrama.com and the author of Success is a Given.

After working for over 20 years on the factory floors of Kraft Foods, Marlene re-invented her life to become a professional speaker, author, and corporate trainer.

Currently Marlene speaks nationally at association and corporate events. Marlene specializes in "Stopping the Office Drama" so that teamwork and productivity can thrive. Marlene publishes a bi-monthly ezine entitled "The Drama Stops Here" for people who want less stress and more success.

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Financial Frenzy Drama Got You Worried?

Are you sick and tired of the wall-street-financial-frenzy-bailout DRAMA? It’s easy to let negative news suck you into a whirlwind of fear and frenzy. It’s easy to forget that your number one job in the face of an apparent crisis is to take care of yourself.

You can’t take care of yourself or make good decisions when you panic, think irrationally or let your energy drain with useless chatter about how bad things are. These four action steps help you reclaim your power.

1. Master your mindset
2. Master your inner dialogue
3. Become a creator
4. Focus

Master your mindset
Get control of your mind instead of letting it control you. Excessive exposure to the daily news is unnecessary, as is obsessive conversations about the current situation. Think about how much productivity and wasted time is due to fear and projection about future doom and gloom.

1. Set a time to catch the news, and then go about your life. Go to www.goodnewsnetwork.org to get daily good news.
2. Refuse to get into mind games about future problems.
3. Become an observer instead of a participant.
4. Practice deep breathing, exercise and other positive outlets.

Master your inner dialogue
Everyone has an inner dialogue. Scientists say we think about 60,000 thoughts per day and over 85-90 percent of them are either repetitive or negative. Probably most of us are experiencing a background noise that sounds something like this...

  • I might lose my job
  • What if I can’t retire when I want
  • Our government is corrupt
  • They better get something done

    And so on it goes. None of these thoughts are constructive. A good way to start gaining power is to master your communication. The best advice is to create a mantra so that you can rewire your brain. Here are some good ones.

  • This too shall pass
  • Nothing lasts forever, not even problems

    Completely eliminate statements such as “that’s not fair” or “this always happens to me.” Instead, face what is and make wise decisions. When someone else starts a conversation that triggers your fear, you can get drawn into the addiction or you can simply say, “the drama stops here,” and you can refuse to spiral down.


    For the other 2 Action Steps, click here.

    Tags: Marlene Chism Money Sen$e New Attitudes

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