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10 Effective Ways To Save Your Business Energy

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10 Effective Ways To Save Your Business Energy

Your business can use different ways to save money on your monthly expenses and energy. Josco Energy’s NJ Conference will provide many ways to implement energy-saving into your business. Here are some of the best ways your business can use to save money on energy:

1. Use Energy Saving Light bulbs

Use greener lightbulbs to reduce your energy consumption and save money. Unlike the standard lamps, energy-saving light bulbs can reduce your energy usage by 80%. You will not have to replace them regularly, so they can lower your maintenance cost.

2. Installing Motion Sensitive Lighting

Your employees may leave lights on when they are not using them. Install motion-sensitive lights to turn off your lights automatically when nobody is using the room. Open window blinds during the summer months to take advantage of the natural light during the day. This can lower your business energy expenses.

3. Do Not Rush to Turn On Air Conditioning

You may not want to use your air conditioner during the spring and autumn months. If the temperature is 21°C, you can turn off the heating. You do not really need air conditioning until the temperature is over 23-24°C.

4. Maximize the Efficiency of Your Air Conditioner

If you must use your air conditioner, close your windows and windows to help your air conditioner stay efficient. You can turn off your air conditioner during the night.

5. Invest in Microgeneration

You can produce your own energy to reduce your bills and cut down the carbon footprint of your business. Install solar panels since they use sunlight to generate electricity and they can work on any building.

6. Turn Off Computers at Night

If you turn off one monitor when you are not using it and over the weekends, it can save your business on electric bills.

7. Boil Water When You Really Need It

Your employees will boil water to use to make tea during tea break. Therefore, you need to check the water that your workers boil. If they can only boil just enough water to make tea, they can save your business a lot of money in electric bills every year.

8. Upgrade Your Technology

Do not use old and outdated models of fridges, computers, and boilers since they are not energy efficient. Upgrade to energy-efficient models to save you money.

9. Hang Energy Saving Posters

Hang energy-saving posters to remind your workers to save energy. You can get a poster on the website of British Gas.

10. Energy Audit

Conducting an energy audit can help you know your business’s energy consumption. Therefore, you will find out the processes using the most energy and know the areas where you can make savings.

Three Problems of Power—Problem Three: Distance and Dehumanization

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Three Problems of Power—Problem Three: Distance and Dehumanization

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This blog is provided by Margaret Heffernan, author of the book, “Uncharted: How to Map the Future Together.”  Margaret’s interview is also part of the International Leadership Association Interview Series.   It is a companion to her interview on Innovating Leadership, Co-creating Our Future titled “Uncharted: How to Map the Future Together” that aired on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021. The past two weeks have featured the first two problems.  Problem one was Pleasing and problem two was Silence and Blindness.  This is the final week of the series.

 

Problem Three: Distance and Dehumanization

When CEO of Lehman Brothers, Richard Fuld was driven from his home to a heliport, then helicoptered into Manhattan, driven in another limo to the bank’s offices where a private elevator sent him up to his office. This ornate commute ensconced him in a physical bubble that no weak signals or accidental encounters could penetrate. This physical manifestation of power may look like luxury but it comes at a cost. The bubble of power seals off bad news, inconvenient detail, hostile opinion and messy reality, leaving leaders free to inhale the rarefied air of pure abstraction. Like the cave dwellers of Plato’s parable, the powerful risk mistaking shadows for reality.  Power inserts distance between those who have it and those who do not. It determines whether you fly in the peaceful isolation of a private jet or the middle row in economy, next to the mother who needs help with her restless child. Power lets you, like the Google founders, arrive at meetings via paraglider, not stuck in San Francisco traffic.

The physical distance experienced by the powerful is amplified by the psychological distance of hierarchies. Frances Miliken, who helped to pioneer the research into organizational silence, also studied how those in power communicate differently from those without it. Her language analysis showed a more common use of abstractions and a tendency to over-optimism. Experimentation showed that people given power demonstrate more stereotyped thinking. Further from the action, reinforced by a sense of their own capability, the combination of power, optimism and abstraction made them more confident of their own judgement. The more cut off from others, the more certain they were of their decisions about people and detail they did not know.

That it is a problem is obvious in catastrophes like the COVID pandemic and Hurricane Katrina or, in the UK, the fire at Grenfell Tower. In each case (and there are many more) big decisions are made by confident, optimistic people who think largely in abstraction. Some even regard this as an asset, as when one executive recently suggested to me that it would be better for layoffs to be decided by leaders too far from the action to know the people impacted by their decisions. Distance, dehumanization were seen as assets.

This is the third problem of power. Its status and rewards erode judgement. This isn’t wholly inevitable; a few leaders I’ve known have had the humility and tenacity to fight it, to reach into, rather than over, the crowd. But it is phenomenally difficult to disbelieve the worship of the crowd. If the world chooses to throw all these goodies my way, it must be because I’m worth it — mustn’t it?

I retain a visceral memory of this from the 1990s. Running tech companies, I saw many of my friends and colleagues get rich fast. They went from pretty humdrum individuals in January to exhilarated millionaires by June. And most of them believed the money.

It confirmed that they were special. They’d always thought that might be true, but here was proof. The rare few just put the money away and carried on before. When I asked them, saying they’d been lucky. They didn’t believe the money, seeing it instead as a market fluke. But most got sucked into a reaffirming circle: more money, more power, more confidence, greater distance from the crowd.

They make — and we make — the same mistake: an attribution error. It’s logical, but not necessarily true, that the success of an organization owes something to its figurehead. But how much? Did GE flourish because of Jack Welch or has it failed because of his legacy? Did Apple succeed after Steve Jobs’s return because of his unique magic, or did his hapless competitors’ lame innovation play a role? In the statistically implausible 41 quarters out of 42 that Microsoft met or beat its market forecast, was that the genius of Bill Gates or of his accounting team? If Johnson & Johnson is so well run, how did its role in the opioid scandal occur? If Fred Goodwin was, as celebrated by a Harvard Business School case study, the “master of acquisition,” why did the Bank have to be rescued by the U.K. government?

You can’t run the experiment. It’s impossible to cut the company in half and run half with one leader and half with another. So it is beguilingly simple to attribute success to the powerful individual at the top. And it is supremely difficult for most people, at the height of their power, to see how much their success owes to circumstance, the talents of others, the weakness of competition and to sheer luck. Easier to believe the money. Easier to believe the power.

Such attribution errors flourish in part because we feed them. Believing that a company or a country succeeds or fails because of one mighty person is simple and alleviates our anxiety. It turns a complex world into a simple narrative: we have only to change the person to change the story. Context, apparently, counts for nothing.

The problems of power are damaging not only for those with power — but for the rest of us too. The more we believe in the leadership myths, the more we absolve ourselves of responsibility and action: just wait for Superman or Superwoman to turn up, and everything will be fine. The costly investment in leadership training (said to be over $300 billion) is a sign not of its effectiveness but our urgent desire to simplify and to believe. Critics argue most of this money has no effect. The reality may be worse than that: worshipping leaders may exacerbate the problem it pretends to fix. As long as we believe in leaders, we need not examine our own failure to act on our values and insight.

Of course, all three problems of power feed each other. Failure to learn to think for oneself makes us more credulous of leadership, and it can paralyze those given power. Absence of conflict and debate perpetuates the problem. And if we make it to the top, years of passivity and conventional wisdom make it likely we will believe in our own celebration. This risks making us more aggressive; it can also make leaders justifiably afraid.

I’ve always been wary of the concept of leadership. In part, this was a language problem: when translated, the words duce and fuhrer had unpleasant connotations. We used to talk about bosses or managers but in the late 1970s, that started to change. This is also the period when American economic inequality began to increase markedly. Since then, the clamor for leadership has grown louder as inequality has become more pronounced. The expectation that a sole individual can, singlehandedly, alter complex realities has inflamed faith and guaranteed disappointment.

It’s time for a reset.

To become a more innovative leader, you can begin by taking our free leadership assessments and then enrolling in our online leadership development program.

Check out the companion interview and past episodes of Innovating Leadership, Co-creating Our Future, via iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, Amazon Music and iHeartRADIO. Stay up-to-date on new shows airing by following the Innovative Leadership Institute LinkedIn.

 

About the Author

Margaret Heffernan is the author of the best-selling UNCHARTED: How to Map the Future Together, nominated for a Financial Times Best Business Book award. She is a Professor of Practice at the University of Bath, Lead Faculty for the Forward Institute’s Responsible Leadership Programme and, through Merryck & Co., mentors CEOs and senior executives of major global organizations. She is the author of six books and her TED talks have been seen by over twelve million people.

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Three Problems of Power

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This blog is provided by Margaret Heffernan, author of the book, “Uncharted: How to Map the Future Together.”  It is a companion to her interview on Innovating Leadership, Co-creating Our Future titled “Uncharted: How to Map the Future Together” that aired on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021.

The language says it all. ‘Working your way up’, ‘climbing the ladder’ are ways of describing successful careers: emerging from the dank basement to the wide bright vistas atop a hierarchy. Like Beethoven’s prisoners in Fidelio, the journey is from dark to light, from confinement to freedom: “up here alone is light.”

This narrative is so alluring that many who follow it fail to see its pitfalls. The climb changes what you do, what you can see and who you are. So compelling is the story that it’s easy to see such evolution as all positive. It isn’t.

Problem 1. Pleasing

Take Tom, a smart, keen engineer who joined a big energy firm and did well. He never had to apply for promotions, his excellent work ensured that he was chosen. With each bigger project, his skills expanded and he became more knowledgeable, more experienced and better connected. So his career acquired momentum as more people chose him for more projects that attracted more attention and their success more accolades. It was a great ride.

Until right at the top of a public company, he encountered a problem that was novel, at least to him. One of his ExCo colleagues was breaching the firm’s ethical guidelines. Worse still, everyone knew. This bothered Tom, he shrugged it off because it wasn’t, officially, his problem. But it continued to nag at him to the degree that he decided his only option was to leave.

This highly skilled, seasoned, connected, powerful man confronted a problem he didn’t know how to solve. Why was he capable of addressing all kinds of hugely complex issues — but not this one? The answer lay in his ascent.

Sure, he’d developed expertise and networks. But most of all what he had learned was how to please his bosses. Given clear expectations and processes, Tom was superb at understanding and doing exactly what was expected of him. That’s how he got to the top; it’s how most people get to the top. He was, he said, always ‘chosen’; he had never had to take the initiative. But now he was at the top, he was stuck. He had power, but nothing in his career had taught him how to use it.

The problem with pleasing is that it asks the wrong question: not ‘what is the best thing to do here?’ but ‘what does someone else want me to do?’ The first question asks that you think, as Hannah Arendt said, without bannisters. The second question is all bannisters, constraints and entanglements; it impedes thinking. So it’s a chastening thought that the pursuit of success specifically disables independence of mind.

The attraction of bannisters, of course, is that they show you where to go; you are relieved of the burden of decision. So they offer certainty, guarantees that become addictive. Over time, that certainty becomes the necessary quality of a good decision: one destined to succeed. But in an age of uncertainty, the need becomes incapacitating. There are too many unknowns, too much ambiguity. When the route is not clear, when you have to take decisions before all the data is in, the creativity to imagine options becomes fundamental. But a lifetime of pleasing erodes that capability.

At Stanford, the psychologist Philip Zimbardo used to run a class he called ‘deviant for a day’. It’s alarming, he told me, how profoundly we are driven to please those around us. So he required that each of the students do something, for just one day, that contradicted the expectations of the people around them. Some were slovenly, others punctual or late, a few went silent. It’s important, he explained, that individuals find within themselves the capacity to stand outside the expectations and norms of others, if they’re going to be able to think for themselves.

Hierarchies are natural and what makes them so powerful is that nobody needs to define or explain the exchange of power for independence. It’s inferred and self-perpetuated; pecking orders are ubiquitous. But hierarchies conceal a trap: the idea that power will give you freedom. It too often does just the opposite: stripping away the capacity to think freely, make choices and take action.

Next:

Problem Two: Silence and Blindness

Problem Three: Distance and Dehumanization

To become a more innovative leader, you can begin by taking our free leadership assessments and then enrolling in our online leadership development program.

Check out the companion interview and past episodes of Innovating Leadership, Co-creating Our Future, via iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, Amazon Music and iHeartRADIO. Stay up-to-date on new shows airing by following the Innovative Leadership Institute LinkedIn.

 

About the Author

Margaret Heffernan is the author of the best-selling UNCHARTED: How to Map the Future Together, nominated for a Financial Times Best Business Book award. She is a Professor of Practice at the University of Bath, Lead Faculty for the Forward Institute’s Responsible Leadership Programme and, through Merryck & Co., mentors CEOs and senior executives of major global organizations. She is the author of six books and her TED talks have been seen by over twelve million people.

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May Power Blessings

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MIRACLE MOMENT®

“A person of power embraces challenges in complete gratitude. No matter the situation life may bring, discontent is never justified, rather all is experienced as an opportunity and a privilege to adventure and grow.”James Ray,Author and Speaker 


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Happy May! Can you believe we are in week seven of sheltering-at-home. I’m sure everyone is now a gourmet cook, expert cleaner, garden aficionado, Zoomer, and a bit stir crazy. Just how many shows can be binged watched a night?

As for me, I’m great although concerned about keeping Be the Star You Are!® alive after almost 21 years because of lack of donations. The government isn’t helping nonprofits that are all volunteer, like Be the Star You Are!®, even though we have normal business expenses to run our outreach programs. When I founded BTSYA in 1998, I chose to not take a salary and not employ staff so that all donations would totally benefit the programs and people we serve. Who knew that we’d be penalized for being frugal and sustainably sensible?

 

There is a silver lining! We were thrilled to be notified that we won a $500 grant from the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Gilbert Fund for our work. Roger Gilbert was a former insurance company CEO who believed in the work of non-profits. THANK YOU Gilbert Fund and NIA for believing in our work.

Green Air LogoWe also want to recognize Nicholas Donzelli and Green Air for their generous contributions to Be the Star You Are!®. This is the time to “go green”. Contact Green Air for all your energy solutions. I did, and I recommend them 100%. https://www.gogreenair.net Nick’s son, Isaiah was a teen reporter on Express Yourself! Radio and is now a thriving musician. Make sure to listen to his recent  interview with a couple of his original songs at https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/119379/play-and-music We are hoping that Isaiah will write a new musical intro for our Express Yourself!™ show.

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Here in California we are on lockdown until at least May 31. You’ll find me in the garden or in my barnyard. For a bit of nature inspiration, check out Wild and Free: Press Pass: https://blog.voiceamerica.com/2020/04/30/wild-and-free/ .

Our hearts go out to all the graduates who will not get to “walk” in a ceremony or celebrate all the fun rituals of graduation. Chin up! There will be more awards and traditions for you in the near future. Use this special time for all those projects and ideas that you always said you wanted to instigate but had no time. YOU HAVE TIME NOW! I’m sure you are busy being at home, so I will sign off. Just wanted to say hello.

Find the blessings in the challenges. There is your power. Discover moments of joy. “This, too, shall pass.”

Stay positive. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay home. Wear a hazmat suit, if you have one! Find the humor in every moment. It will boost your immune system.

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MOMENTS OF JOY

by Karen Kitchell

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May we all savor and remember the moments of joy during 2020 so that we can share them with future generations. What I’ve learned during these last few months is when you help others, you are helping yourself. Nothing beats human kindness and compassion to lift your spirits. While self-care is important, other-care can boost your well-being in a big way.

To increase your happiness, consider ideas like these.

  • Arrange for a local restaurant to deliver pizzas to a domestic abuse shelter
  • Send a variety of snacks to a homeless shelter via Amazon
  • Email positive messages to an elderly assisted center
  • Check the list of needs at a local family shelter
  • Send “The Book of Joy” by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu to someone struggling with job loss or isolation
  • Make peanut butter cookies and drop them off on a neighbor’s doorstep
  • Savor the green grass and daffodils like the gift they are from above

While funds are scarce for some of us, others can use their dollars saved from buying less gas or the cups of good coffee that are temporarily out of reach.  If you have a time windfall, use it to increase your happiness. Experience one act of generosity followed by a moment of joy.

Karen Kitchel penned two chapters in the book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World, and is a dedicated volunteer with BTSYA. She serves meals to the homeless and is a volunteer teacher, writer, job coach, and mentor.www.scatteringkindness.com


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WRITER WEDNESDAYS and SUPER SMART SUNDAYS

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Both programs broadcast on the Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel and will be archived on that site as well as iTunes, Stitcher, etc. It’s a giant artistic festival!

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The Power of the Christ Consciousness on the Journey of Transformation

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The Power of the Christ Consciousness on the Journey of Transformation

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The Power of Transformation – Pathway to Enlightenment with Brigitte Boyea and St. Germain is a unique radio show series supervised, guided and directed by St. Germain, Master of Transformation, and channeled by Brigitte Boyea.

Many current world issues will be addressed. Other divine Masters and Angels as representatives of the Seven Sacred Rays will also be introduced throughout this series to offer their wisdom to the audience.

In this seventh episode of their radio show Brigitte and St. Germain will focus on the Power of the Christ Consciousness on the Journey of Transformation at a time where it is so needed to ease the wounds of humanity.

The Christ Consciousness is often depicted as a threefold flame; the flame of love, wisdom and power.

Having experienced representatives and activations of these three rays in previous episodes, St. Germain will now use the transforming powers of the violet flame to bring all of these aspects into one great whole within you. This will further awaken the “Christed Self” inside of your heart to be expressed out into a world that is in such need of love and support during these times of great change.

To complete this process you will be guided on a journey into the heart of the Cosmic Christ to receive an activation that will unify those three rays within you into the ray of universal love and oneness consciousness.

Much has been written about St. Germain, some of it true and some of it a human interpretation to conceptualize the unexplainable.  His intent for creating this radio show series is not only to assist you in the transformation of your own personal life, but also in the transformation of planet Earth through you as a channel and instrument of the Divine Hierarchy Of Light.

His main message is always one of love and empowerment to give you the courage to delve deep into your own inner Self to uncover the beauty of your true divine essence and radiance.
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The Power of Transformation – Pathway to Enlightenment with Brigitte Boyea and St. Germain is broadcast live every Wednesday at 8 pm Eastern Time and 5 pm Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel. Archives of this radio show series are available, too. Please go to www.voiceamerica.com under the 7th Wave Channel option and look us up for more information.

You can also visit Brigitte Boyea’s website at www.lightbridge101.com for more information on her and her services.

Mike Snyder will also add his beautiful channeled music to this radio show again to assist in the downloading and integration of the threefold flame of the Christ Consciousness that is being offered to everyone. For more information on his healing services, recorded music and events offered in the past, please visit his website at www.mikesnydercc.com.

The inspired picture of St. Germain on the VoiceAmerica host page was created by Eva Sullivan. For more information on her and her artwork, please visit her website at www.stardolphin.com.

Conscious Evolution With Barbara Marx Hubbard

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The Legendary Leaders Radio Show is honored today to bring you a fascinating conversation with the well-known futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard. We will hear about Barbara Marx Hubbard’s life, her work and explore ideas from two of her books, ‘Emergence: The Shift From Ego to Essence’ and ‘Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of our Social Potential.’ In this discussion you’ll learn ways to accelerate your own personal growth and evolution by awakening your higher conscious mind and deepening your relationship with your Higher Self. You’ll also discover greater peace and strength today, as you understand the bigger, evolutionary picture of what is going on naturally in our world today and be inspired to find your place in the larger scheme of things with your individual passion and higher calling. Go to http://www.7thwavechannel.com and hear ‘Legendary Leaders: Answering the Higher Calling‘ this Tuesday at 1:00 pm PST, 4:00 pm EST.

Women, Power, Hollywood, and Marilyn Monroe

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The investigation Room is designed to expel fact from fiction, and probably theory from outlandish rumor. Each week if and when one of the guest shares something of use to the investigation, we will share our finding with you.
FACT – Objective and multiple sources confirm and/or there is tangible evidence to back it up.
PROBABLE THEORY – Subjective however most people can understand the line of reasoning.
OUTLANDISH RUMOR – Subjective and is a person’s point of view that no one can substantiate or see as plausible.
THEORY/FACT – We are still working to determine this. __________________________________________________________________________
This week’s guest experts included Marijane Gray, and Leslie Kasperowicz from immortalmarilyn.com.
Marijane Gray is a contributor on www.immortalmarilyn.com.
Marijane Gray:
Marilyn is multi-faceted, every fan who loves her sees a different side of her he/she can identify with
• THEORY: Self-worth is all in how you look and your appearance – Marilyn experienced that as well.
• FACT: Marilyn’s candor was remarkable. She was very open about her fears and insecurities. To be as open as she was about herself in that time and era, it was unheard of and, made her that much more relatable.
• FACT: Misquote: “To all of the girls who think you are fat because you are not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one. It’s society that is ugly”
o Marilyn averaged 120 pounds and wore size 2-4; her clothes were put on modified child mannequins. The term was coined 4 years after her death, a size zero was non-existent during her lifetime.
• THEORY/FACT: Marilyn did not sleep her way to the top. She prided herself on never have being a kept woman. She was propositioned by the head by Columbia Studios, but declined it and was very famously dropped.
o “I’ve always worked hard for the sake of someday becoming a talented actress. I knew I would make it if only I kept at it and worked hard without lowering principles and pride of myself” – Marilyn in 1962
• FACT: She actively took acting, dancing and elocution classes – displayed so much drive and ambition.
• FACT: Marilyn would have absolutely been a humanitarian if she had the chance to live longer. She did charity events for St. Jude’s, Toys for Tots and Muscular Dystrophy – devoted her time to help the underdog.
Marijane describes Marilyn as hopeful

Leslie Kasperowicz is a contributor at www.immortalmarilyn.com
Leslie Kasperowicz:
• FACT: Who she was on screen was not who she actually was in real life, people often mistake her for the image she plays: the dumb blonde.
• THEORY: Marilyn’s power came from being ahead of her time – being willing to be who she was no matter what anyone else thought. She was part of the beginning of the end of Hollywood Studio System which put actors in contracts where they were stuck with a studio.
• FACT AND THEORY: Marilyn fought studios repeatedly to get the respect she deserved. She was underpaid, but what she really wanted was artistic freedom – choose her script, the kind of roles she took and how she appeared on the screen. She didn’t understand her power at the time, it took a lot of strength and courage to speak up about that.
• FACT: Marilyn was one of the first women to start her own production company – with partner Milton Green. 20th Century Fox suspended her immediately after she announced her company.
• THEORY– Did she renegotiate with Fox?
• FACT: She was still in negotiations at the time of her death, she very much wanted to go back to work. Marilyn had met with executives but, nothing was finalized at the time of her death.
• PROBABLE THEORY: There were rumors, but the only evidence was from her lawyer, who stated he had a new contract ready to sign but she passed away before then.
• PROBABLE THEORY: Fox was stringent and demanding in terms of the conditions — wanted her to publicly say she had a mental illness, fire her acting coach and representatives, etc.
• FACT: Huge misconception about Marilyn’s talent: She was always working on herself, constantly developing her craft. Worked with well-known foremost acting coaches of her era, who really believed at her – one even compared her to Marlon Brando.
• FACT: Controversial — Ella Fitzgerald: Marilyn never stepped on anyone to get to where she was, she lifted people up at every turn and was very supportive of women in Hollywood
• One word to describe Marilyn = Courageous

InsideOut Forum Discussion Call: Power, Force & Foolishness: Developing Power That Helps

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InsideOut Forum Discussion Call: Power, Force & Foolishness: Developing Power That Helps

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Share your comments about power, force and foolishness in YOUR life. On our InsideOut Forum Discussion Call this morning, we explored this topic and how most of us have engaged in a preponderance of foolishness and very little real power, as defined by Beth Green. She teaches us that following the guidance of higher consciousness is the only real power. Do you agree? Do you see how much our world is dominated by the force of the ego instead? We’d love to hear your experiences on this topic.

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