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Forgive and Free the Anger

that Holds You Back

Mary Lee Gannon

 Mary Lee Gannon

The Life/Career

Reinvention Coach

From Welfare to CEO of organizations with up to

$26 million in assets

  

Mary Lee Gannon is a Life/Career Reinvention Coach, strategic planning consultant and president of 
StartingOverNow.com - a coaching and consulting firm that helps people reinvent themselves, their organizations and their businesses. 
She is a graduate of the Duquesne University Professional Coaching Program and an alumnus of the 2010 Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital Coaching in Medicine & Leadership Conference. 

 

Mary Lee's personal turnaround came as a stay-at-home mother with four children under seven-years-old who endured a divorce that took she and the children from the country club life to public assistance from where she earned success to support her family.

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Clients are from throughout the US and are individuals in transition because of divorce, career change, empty nest, relocation, or leaders at small to mid-size corporations or non-profits who seek a new direction. What keeps them up at night is not having a vision or strategy to move them forward. They see the future very much like the present +/- 10% and know what that has cost them in growth, income and fulfillment. They are working hard but not smart because there is a lack of vision, goals, accountability or good work/life balance in place to produce exceptional results. So bureaucracy, personal agendas and cynicism have grabbed hold when what they want is rekindled passion to be their best or create the best product or service in their industry at a rate of high performers who are fulfilled by a lifestyle friendly business.

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Mary Lee Ganon is Recognized 

Michelle Wright of WTAE-TV, Mary Lee Gannon and Beth Caldwell of PPW - Women of Integrity Award 

Mary Lee Gannon is awarded the 2012
"Woman of Integrity" award by Pittsburgh
Professional Women on December 1st at Le Mont.  Awardees are women of distinction who have balanced career and civic responsibility, who share their success by mentoring others and
supporting their communities.  Pictured
here with Michelle Wright of WTAE-TV
and Beth Caldwell of PPW.

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Cover to Starting Over Book
Starting Over

Mary Lee's personal turnaround came as a stay-at-home mother, with four children under seven-years-old, who endured a divorce that took she and the children from the country club life to public assistance. From there, within a short time, she worked to the level of CEO, directing three hospital foundations over the last 16 years each with assets of up to $26 million.  

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Anger is a deadly, often silent killer of spirit. It can fester under the surface masquerading around as impatience, frustration, a temper, or immaturity. Anger takes no prisoners and can be devastatingly dangerous. Make no mistake, anger will devour your soul, chew you up and spit out a mere shell of who you could be - who you want to be all the while justifying its existence with blame. You're angry because someone else did something that you don't deserve. You're angry because what happened to you isn't your fault. You're angry because your life never seems fair.

 

How is that line of thinking working for you?

 

While you are in the "Victim" mentality you are completely abandoning responsibility for the outcome of your own destiny. You're laying the consequence of your life in someone else's hands. That's lazy and stupid. You are not stupid. So wise up. Stop lying back and waiting for someone or something outside of yourself to deliver peace and fulfillment to you fileted to perfection on a silver platter. Sit up and be accountable to yourself for what you want. It's the only way you'll get it.

 

You can't break free from the chains of anger to take back control of your own destiny if you don't forgive. It's impossible. Blame stands in the way like a giant fortress. Forgiveness is like opening the damn of blame and allowing the penned up waters of life's inequities to bound forward in a gush of optimism. It's saying, "I'm not waiting for anyone or anything to rescue me. I'm in charge and look out because I'm on it!"

 

You don't forgive to help the other person. You forgive to help yourself.

 

Harboring ill will and resentment is holding on to expectations that were never met - totally counterproductive to moving forward. Let go of the expectations. To do that you must forgive.

 

I am a firm believer in active symbolism as I have seen it work for so many of my clients. Get something that reminds you of the person or situation that you want to forgive and do something that "releases" it. That could be studying a photograph, reminiscing about all the lost time perseverating on anger and then placing it in a new spot. It could mean writing down angry thoughts and then taking the paper outside where you safely light it on fire and watch the smoke escape into the air. Do something that demonstrates that you are ready to move on.

 

Who am I angry with or what am I angry about?

 

 

How has this held me back?

 

 

What would be different if I were not held back?

 

 

Who am I spending time with that reinforces this negative pattern?

 

 

Who could I spend time with that reinforces positive energy?

 

 

What am I going to do to release this anger?

  
      

Get Mary Lee's article The Feeling You're Afriad to Feel is Running Your Life.

  

         

 

Mary Lee gives executive coaching tips in MONEY MAGAZINE.

 

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Mary Lee Gannon is the president of StartingOverNow.com - Transforming People and Organizations with Goals-to-Results. With more than 16 years of experience as a CEO of organizations with up to $26 million in assets, Mary Lee coaches individuals and organizations with a Goals-Accountability-Results system. Read testimonials from her clients.  She is a graduate of The Duquesne University Professional Coaching Program and an alumnus of the 2010 Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital Coaching in Medicine & Leadership Conference. Her personal turnaround came as a stay-at-home mother with four children under seven-years-old who endured a divorce that took she and the children from the country club life to public assistance from where she rose to the level of CEO to support her family.  Areas of Specialty: Strategic Planning / Board Development /  Executive Coaching / Healthcare / Public Relations / Meeting Facilitation / Leadership / Productivity / Life/Career Transition.  Her book "Starting Over - 25 Rules for When You've Bottomed Out" is available in bookstores and from online booksellers.  

  

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