Author Archive for: Al Bernstein
Dr. Al Bernstein is a psychologist, business consultant and speaker. His international bestsellers Dinosaur Brains and Emotional Vampires have helped people all over the world to deal more effectively with difficult people and situations in their lives. His newest book, Am I the Only Sane One Working Here?, describes 101 solutions to keep your job from driving you crazy.
Dr. Al lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Luahna. He has two grown children and a brand new granddaughter. When he’s not working, you’ll find him at Yoga class, a Rotary meeting or hiking with his dog and camera.
For more information, please visit albernstein.com.
Entries by Al Bernstein
For thirty-five years as a psychologist, business consultant and writer, I have tried to help clients and readers keep the difficult people at work and at home from driving them crazy. To that end, I can offer one inspirational piece of advice: In difficult situations, before you do or say anything, stop and ask yourself, “What do I want to happen?” The reason this simple advice works magic has to do with the structure of your brain. At times, that same structure also makes this advice surprisingly hard to follow. Here’s why: Human consciousness is a messy pile of thoughts,… Read more.
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Fear is a very real emotion that can render us powerless. It can make us choose what we believe will keep us safe, even when the opposite is true. It can make us believe that we can't do it, we are wrong, the cost is too high, the path ahead too difficult. But every time you choose fear, you lose sight of your highest aspirations and fall prey to being controlled by your history instead of rising to the future you desire and deserve. In Debbie Ford's course Overcoming Fear, you'll learn 14 key lessons to help you overcome fear by uncovering it, understanding it, and ultimately embracing it by finding its gifts. Plus, each lesson's guided meditation will help you directly access your inner wisdom, resulting in tangible action steps to help you take the steps to living a courageous life.