Author Archives: empoweringallpeople

How to Convert Adversity into Success

The story of Christine Ryan, whose life was transformed from running away from home at age 14 to being a successful entrepreneur  provides a model of converting adversity to success. You can look at her story by clicking the link … Continue reading

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Empowering the Marginalized

  If you or I are not at the margins, for example, being homeless, a refugee, on a poverty line or in prison – it is most likely that our connections to agents of our empowerment prevented that. How we … Continue reading

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The Arts and Empowerment

  Use of our creativity and hands are two of the most powerful tools of Empowerment. See how the power of art is being used to reach vulnerable youths on the streets.        Websites: http://www.growingbalanced.com       … Continue reading

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Pathways to Financial Independence through Productivity

Financial Independence does not come just by having a job. Many jobs are low skilled or unskilled and thus millions of persons end up being “disposable” depending on the market or the “whims and fancies” of employers. Copeland Johnson featured … Continue reading

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Steps to Export Productivity

Production for export is a pillar of any national community. Here is the story of a relatively “small” Jamaican farmer who has produced well. How did he do it? He persevered natural disasters. Fought blockages by bureaucracy. Did his own … Continue reading

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Spirituality Empowers Too

Alienation from family, suicidal depression, rape, sexual confusion, epilepsy and constant insecurity, are more than anyone could ask for. For Jodiann, spirituality was the source of her empowerment and overcoming. We all need to find a center and a Higher … Continue reading

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How to Empower Others, Despite Hardships

See the vision of what empowering others can mean. Have a sense of purpose. Fight to overcome fear and other negative effects of one’s challenges and adversities. Use your own talents and creative expertise (e.g. art, music, drama, practical skills) … Continue reading

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