Dr. Fern Kazlow

Shattering Limitations

Changing What's Possible in the Way We Live, Work, and Age

What is a Power Connection?

My last blog 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, respectful, and adds immeasurably to your life and your ability to accomplish what you want.

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The Year of the Power Connection

Instead of resolutions, each year I focus on creating, expanding or refining a dimension in my life.  My last year’s trauma gave birth to this year’s focus.  For those who don’t know, I began last year with a shattered hip, pelvis, elbow, a damaged rotator cuff, and assorted other injuries.  I fell.  I wasn’t doing anything extraordinary or daring. I was walking through a parking lot and slipped on a speed bump.

Talk about a changed agenda!  Everything that I was doing or had planned – the media blitz, the book, speaking appearances, workshops, projects and partnering – was off the table.  Months in bed, seasons of therapy, and learning to walk again took up most of the space on my priority list.  I felt as if I had been ripped from the life I’d known and how I navigated that life.

Physically, I was totally dependent.  Me.  The “don’t-tell-me-I-can’t-because-I-don’t-understand-the-meaning-of-the-word” woman suddenly couldn’t.  I had to ask for a cup of tea.  Had to ask for help to get out of bed.  Had to ask for help to wash, dress, and even button a shirt.  The most minute movements I had taken for granted – holding a pen, answering a telephone, using a keyboard, combing my hair – became Herculean efforts or weren’t possible.

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