Dr. Fern Kazlow

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This is the place where you will find information and gain perspective to live in the No Doubt Zone™.

We’ll look at business, leadership, psychology and personal growth, mind-body health, and how it all works together to help you step into and operate from the No Doubt Zone™.

We’ll be continually providing new and expanded insights and strategies to help you see through the lens of the No Doubt Zone.

The Year of the Power Connection

I just revisited a blog post I wrote 8 years ago, one year after I was severely injured. The years that followed took me on a much different journey than I anticipated when I wrote this post in 2008. While the power of connection became even more evident, I never expected that following my injury there would be 8 surgeries, a house fire, and twists and turns in my life filled with lessons that brought me forward to creating the No Doubt Zone™. I want to share my blog post from December 2008, and invite you to join me in 2017 in the No Doubt Zone.

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What is a Power Connection?

My last blog - The Year of the Power Connection, generated a lot of questions about what exactly is a Power Connection?  How do you create a Power Connection?  What are the benefits of a Power Connection? Let’s start with What is a Power Connection? First, the difference between a connection and a Power Connection is the difference between lighting a dark room with a flashlight or a flood lamp.  A flashlight only allows you to see a glimpse.  What you see as related to the whole is left in question. Turn on a flood lamp and suddenly nooks and alcoves become visible.  Details and patterns come into focus.  You see the overall view and how everything works together to produce the whole.  And opportunities and potential are illuminated everywhere. A Power Connection supports, enables, allows, drives, inspires, creates, and has the power to see beyond.  It’s honest, deep, reciprocal, [...]

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Making Changes In (No) Time

Our beliefs about change itself, affect the speed and nature of the process we’ll experience by Dr. Fern Kazlow Pop Quiz time!  Which of the following do you believe are true? It takes 21 days to break a habit. How long it takes to change depends upon your motivation. You need willpower. Change is painful. The longer you have a problem, the longer it takes to change it. It is harder to change an emotional than a physical problem. It is harder to change a physical than an emotional problem. Fear motivates you to change. The harder you work at changing or overcoming your problem, the more success you’ll have. It takes one month of natural healing for each year you have had a problem. Whether you believe change happens quickly or slowly, frequently or rarely, you usually find out that you are absolutely right! That is: what you believe [...]

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Follow Your Passion and Wealth Will Follow

Pipe Dream or Reality? by Dr. Fern Kazlow It could be either one.  It depends on how well you identify your passion, how what you want to do intersects with the demands and needs of the marketplace, and how well you follow through on creating your dream. Most successful people are clear that having a good mentor has a huge affect on how successful you are and how long it takes you to get there. The right mentor can literally shave years off your learning curve. In The Mentor’s Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships, author Lois J. Zachary offers a vivid context for mentoring: "Ecologists tell us that a tree planted in a clearing of an old forest will grow more successfully than one planted in an open field. The reason, it seems, is that the roots of the forest tree are able to follow the intricate pathways created by former [...]

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Everybody Does the Best They Can – Always

Everyone does the best they can – always! This is probably the most difficult-to-swallow concept I teach in my workshops yet it’s the one that can change your world immediately. This attitude changes the way you experience the world, the way your life feels, even who you are. People who believe that “everyone does the best they can” tend to have an easier, more relaxed life. People who don’t believe it feel more negative, stuck, angry, frustrated and even hopeless. The good news is: even if you don’t believe everyone does their best, adopting this stance, even opening to the possibility that it is true, changes things for the better — immediately. Let's see how this might work for you. Think of something someone has done that upsets you, something you think they “shouldn’t have done”—perhaps your colleague has taken credit for a project you did together, your child cut [...]

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Protecting Your Branding in the Changing Economy

5 Essential Questions You Need to Ask to Evaluate Your Branding in the Changing Economy I was listening to a business channel the other day when one of the pundits made the comment that “a paid mortgage is now the new BMW.”  Interesting how perceptions change!  And interesting all the more since I had just finished a conversation with a client who was worried about how the changing economy was creating conflicts in his branding and what could he do about it. The one constant that your branding should have – no matter what the economy – is that you’re on top of your game.  How do you achieve that?  By not only positioning your branding but backing that positioning with energetic support. Look at the difference in the messages being sent in the examples below: You’re making cut backs because you’re keeping your business ‘lean and mean’ vs. you’re [...]

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