August 2021

August 2021

Strategies for Success Newsletter August 2021 Issue 188


Published by Emily Huling Selling Strategies
Copyright 2021 Emily Huling. All rights reserved.


In this August 2021 issue:

  1. Thoughts from the Office
  2. Have you read….?
  3. Josmo’s Cafe
  4. Stay Energized

Note: Many readers did not receive our July newsletter. Heightened cyber security caused many servers to reject the message. With in-person business happening again, I provided an 8-point refresher course on proper table manners and discussed Ralph Waldo Emerson’s strategies in developing resilience during trying times. A delicious Peach Bundt Cake was our recipe of the month. Enjoy!


  1. Thoughts from the Office

A consulting and speaking colleague of mine, Lisa Copeland, RDH, CSP, CVP, president of Communicate with Influence, discusses the importance of emotional safety with her dental practice clients. Reading her newsletter, I realized her principles apply to all businesses. Lisa has given me permission to share her six pillars of emotional safety with you.

What is emotional safety in the workplace? It is creating space that allows for courageous conversations and enforces a unified work environment where innovation thrives.

Lisa identifies six actions and behaviors for teams to practice in all coworker interactions.

  1. Applaud individualism. Recognize and reward people for their unique superpowers.
  2. Promote diversity and inclusion. Exclusion of any kind can manifest into an unhealthy and unsafe emotional environment.
  3. Positive coaching. Recognizing and reinforcing positive behaviors support more positive behaviors.
  4. Build trust. Trust begins with cultivating relationships that increase slowly over time. Support and appreciate each other.
  5. Practice empathy. Take time to recognize what team members need, particularly when stress comes into play.
  6. Maintain alignment in business practices. Involve the team in updating processes and protocols to promote engagement and improve performance and accountability.
Moral of the story. Employees treat clients the same way they perceive they are being treated. It is imperative for businesses to provide an emotionally safe environment for the health of individuals and the organization.


  1. Have you read….?

What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry.

Oprah and Dr. Perry have created a meaningful, insightful, and compassionate book explaining how our life experiences from birth combined with scientific brain development manifest our behaviors and reactions in all parts of our life. The book is constructed in an easy-to-follow conversational format which is how Oprah best communicates and unearths information.

This book is for everyone who wants to understand himself/herself better, not just those who are seeking relief from replayed trauma. As the book states early on, “So many phenomena of everyday life are directly linked to this process of the brain making sense of the world by creating associations and making memories. This is why asking “What happened to you?” is so important in understanding what is going on with you now.”


  1. Josmo’s Café

Summertime and the grillin’ is easy…. Grilled Potato Packets  are easy and delicious. Get creative with a variety of seasonings and ingredients. Mushrooms on the Grill were a previous posted recipe. Still great!

Josmo’s Kitchen Tip – Chopping onions brings me to tears! This tip works! Place a wet paper towel next to the cutting board while you are chopping. The theory is that the acid the onion releases is attracted to the wet paper towel, not your eyes and nose. Whatever the reason, I hope it works as well for you as it does for me.

Looking for more great recipes? We have over 100 recipes on our Josmo’s Café page on the website.


  1. Stay Energized

Our Energizer Minute for August is Living in Abundance.

I’ve been catching up on Hidden Brain podcasts recently. I always learn something new. This NPR show is hosted by Shankar Vedantam. The June 28, 2021, 52-minute episode (rebroadcast from February 2020) is titled The Influence You Have. Powerful and relevant information to feel less stressed about selling yourself and your ideas.


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