TED* Works! Newsletter

David Emerald and Donna Zajonc, PCCThe TED* Works!™ is a short free weekly newsletter delivered via email. The newsletter features insights for putting the principles of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) into daily practice, both personally and professionally. By realizing we can be “at choice,” we can change our response to life experiences and reconnect with our ability to create positive results in our lives.


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TED* Works! Archives: Published every Friday

Going to the Balcony (PDF)
The Drama of Over-Achieving (PDF)
Gratitude – No Matter What (PDF)
I am Not Enough (PDF)
Ask a Better Question (PDF)
The Power of Non-Attachment (PDF)
The Value of the Valleys (PDF)
Challenging Team Drama (PDF)
The Curse of Self Awareness (PDF)
The Origins of Drama (PDF)
Progress Over Perfection (PDF)
Fresh Start (PDF)

Top Three Posts of 2014 (PDF)
No Darkness, No Light (PDF)
Problems are Like Glue (PDF)
Creator as Competitor (PDF)
“No” is a Complete Sentence (PDF)
An Appreciation Practice to Help You Through the Holidays (PDF)
What IS a Creator? (PDF)
Locus of Control (PDF)
TED* is Not Another Hammer (PDF)
Strength from Struggle (PDF)
You Are Not the Voice Inside Your Head (PDF)
Rescuer as Counselor (PDF)
Striving for Comfort Causes Discomfort (PDF)
You Don’t Have to Attend Every Drama You Are Invited To (PDF)
The Zen of Current Reality (PDF)
Learning to Stop – A Rollerblading Lesson (PDF)
Craving or Passion? (PDF)
Why Your Reactive Ego Wants Center Stage (PDF)
Setting the Tone at the Top (PDF)
Go Against Yourself (PDF)
What is Your Intention? (PDF)
Exaggerated Sense of Responsibility (PDF)
Letting Go of The Way It’s Gotta Be (PDF)
The Sign Read: Free Beer Tomorrow (PDF)
Freedom from Limiting Thoughts (PDF)
People Pleasing is Self-Centered (PDF)
How We Turned “Oh No” into “Yes!” (PDF)
Attachments or Nonattachment? (PDF)
Let Go or Be Dragged (PDF)
Adopt a Beginner’s Mindset (PDF)
Making Friends With Your Drama Role (PDF)
When Protecting Becomes Persecuting (PDF)
Repair, Repair, Repair (PDF)
Responding to Requests That Aren’t Being Made (PDF)
Holding Dynamic Tension (PDF)
Ask First, Tell Second (PDF)
Thriving in Community (PDF)
Suffering So Close to Home (PDF)
Waiting for a Rescuer That Never Shows Up (PDF)
Is Drama Addicting? (PDF)
The Power of the PAUSE (PDF)
3 Differences Between Goals and Intentions (PDF)
Do You Resist Asking for Help? (PDF)
The False Self (PDF)
A Slip Up, Not a Give Up (PDF)
TED* Daily Affirmation (PDF)
When Victim Thinking is a Gift (PDF)
Do-Overs (PDF)
Why New Years Resolutions Often Fail (PDF)

Be a Spontaneous Creator (PDF)
Freedom From Expectations (PDF)
What Everybody Wants (PDF)
Fantasizing About the Future (PDF)
Disrupting Holiday Drama (PDF)
Gratitude is a Choice (PDF)
Victim of Procrastinating (PDF)
It’s the Soft Stuff that’s Hard (PDF)
When Our Hot Buttons Get Triggered (PDF)
Create Your “Stop-Doing” List (PDF)
Creating in Times of Darkness (PDF)
Behind Every Complaint Lies a Commitment (PDF)
What’s Your Default Drama Role (PDF)
The Kinship of Victimhood (PDF)
Working Without Resistance (PDF)
What Do You Listen For? (PDF)
Telling the Truth (PDF)
Creating a Dream by Harnessing Dynamic Tension (PDF)
Focus on Outcomes Rather Than Goals (PDF)
Start Where You Are (PDF)
Is Wanting a Craving or a Calling? (PDF)
Always, Always Ask This First (PDF)
The Pain of Wanting (PDF)
No Stress-Passing (PDF)
A Coach Chooses “Presence” (PDF)
Shifting from Rescuer to Coach (PDF)
Rescuer as Crusader (PDF)
Rescuer as Protector (PDF)
Rescuer as Pleaser (PDF)
The Downside of Rescuing (PDF)
The Challenger as Truth Teller (PDF)
You Don’t Have to Have it all Figured Out (PDF)
dentify Your Reactive Triggers and Strategies (PDF)
Letting Go of Perfectionism (PDF)
Seeing the Other as a Creator (PDF)
Our Natural Negativity Bias Keeps Drama Alive (PDF)
The Gift of Forgiveness (PDF)
Mr. Bunny to the Rescue! (PDF)
Going to the Balcony (PDF)
Being Right Can Persecute Others (PDF)
Stop Comparing Yourself (PDF)
Selective Attention (PDF)
The Drama of Desire (PDF)
Hit the Pause Button (PDF)
Express Appreciation (PDF)
Go Against Yourself (PDF)
Constructive Conflict: The Challenger’s Contribution (PDF)
When Feeling Happy Causes Distress (PDF)
CoWorkers: Problems or Creators (PDF)
Emergence and Creating (PDF)
Focus on Outcomes, Not Goals (PDF)

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