Empowerment

Think for Yourself

“The first step away from being manipulated, and towards a more autonomous outlook, is to stand back from a set of responses and think.” – Jonathan Glover

Remember the Name

“Calling a person by name makes him/her feel recognized, appreciated, and special. It shows respect and that you are genuinely interested in making a connection. You make them feel remembered!” – Susan C. Young

You Got the Power

“The power you have is to be the best version of yourself you can be, so you can create a better world.” – Ashley Rickards

Risk

“There’s something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk.” – Drew Barrymore

Keep the Peace

“There’s a peace only to be found on the other side of war. If that war should come I will fight it.” – King Arthur

Heart Workout

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” – John Holmes

No Accounting for Accountability

“It all came down to employee engagement. It all came down to recognition. It all came down to leadership, which led to every sailor feeling ownership and accountability for the results. You can ask a team to accomplish a mission but you can’t order excellence.” – Mike Abrashoff

Know Your Enemy

“The biggest enemies of willpower: temptation, self-criticism, and stress. These three skills – self-awareness, self-care, and remembered what matter most – are the foundation for self-control.” – Kelly McGonigal

Empowertarianism

“Be an empowertarian. A person who empowers their own life and that of others.” – Catherine Jane Fisher

You are Winning and You are Strong

“Ignore any loss of nerve. Ignore any loss of self-confidence. Ignore any doubt or confusion. Move on believing in love, in peace, and harmony, and in great accomplishment. Remember joy isn’t a stranger to you. You are winning and you are strong. Love. Love first, love always, love forever.” – Anne Rice