In 1981 David Gershon and Gail Straub founded Empowerment Institute to explore the question: how do you empower people to grow and realize their full potential? They wanted to shift from focusing on fixing problems and healing the past, to focusing on what we want for our lives, our organizations, our communities, and our world—and how to achieve it. Enabling people to envision and realize their dreams was the approach they called “empowerment.” The term “empowerment” was new in the vernacular of transformation, as was their approach. This transformative social innovation soon began attracting attention.
6. If you don’t use it then lose it. Take some of those old books to the used book dealer, sell them on eBay or give them away to friends. (A book exchange) My mother used to have a bunch of books in a room. For a long time I thought she just moved them around. I found out later she was sharing them with friends and her friends were sharing with her. Take those old clothes and drop them off at the goodwill store. If you have been on a diet by using the infomation above then instead of an abundance of weight, you now have an abundance of clothes.