Consider an unexpected source of enlightenment: HUMOR.
Through his books and his presentations, Klein shows people worldwide how to deal with everything from traffic jams to tragedies.
Allen got into this unique line of work after his wife died of a rare liver disease at the age of 34. He saw how humor helped her, and those around her, cope. He also saw how humor helped him get through that loss. After her death, left his business, went back to school and got a Master’s Degree in Human Development, after writing a thesis on the therapeutic value of humor. He now teaches others, around the world, how to access humor in trying times, and get a new perspective on their situation to deal with everything from traffic jams to tragedies.
Gem of Wisdom:
“Lighten up and let go. ”
One Small Step:
Surrounding yourself with personal things that remind you to lighten up. Photos of family and friends that make you smile, a feather that reminding you to take things lightly and toys that connect you to the child in you.
“When my wife was in the hospital, I realized that there wasn’t a lot of laughter, maybe five or ten seconds, but it helped us rise above the situation, gave us a new perspective and helped us get through what we were going through.
“What’s the positive in the negative situation you’re facing. I bet you can come up with 10 things.”
“When we listen to our gut it will tell us our purpose and what we’re supposed to do in life.”
“What is your intention? How do you wake up in the morning? If you have no intention for your day or your life you flounder.”
“I totally believe the world is perfect. Sometimes it doesn’t seem that way. Time and again I see it is. I didn’t want my wife to die, but if she didn’t I wouldn’t be doing this work.”
“I believe in the power of words. The words we feed ourselves and the words we surround ourselves with are so powerful.”
Tell Me More… Resources:
To learn more about Allen’s work on his website: http://www.AllenKlein.com
Allen Klein’s Books:
Listen to our conversation with Allen at http://bit.ly/0516Klein