• Inspiration Chips

    Arlene with Inspiration ChipsThe Inspiration Chip™ Theory
    for General Audiences

    By Arlene Kaiser, Ed.D.

    When I am privileged to speak for a public or corporate event, one of my signature illustrations is The Inspiration Chip ™ Theory.

    I have been sharing this for almost thirty years and I have given away thousands of Inspiration Chips™. Beyond a doubt, it has stood the test of time!

    Over the years, folks have contacted me when they lose their Inspiration Chip™ and want a replacement. I have seen chips that are worn, cracked, and in colors only available twenty years ago, but still they are considered of tremendous value by their owner.  The value is in how the person connected The Inspiration Chip ™ Theory to his/her own life and put the theory into practice.

    Furthermore, The Inspiration Chip™ Theory is powerful because it is so simple. Yet through my examples, real life stories, as well as the research, each person can gain insight and be validated and inspired. Best of all, each person receives an Inspiration Chip™ at the event as a tangible reminder of all that The Inspiration Chip™ Theory includes.


    The Inspiration Chip™ Theory for General Audiences

    By Arlene Kaiser, Ed.D.

    The Inspiration Chip™ Theory focuses on the research that most people do not receive enough validation or appreciation in their lives. (I often ask this question of my audience of 50 to 2,000 people and never have I seen an audience respond that they get enough validation or appreciation in their lives).

    Imagine that each person carries an invisible clear glass bowl.  Inside the bowl are multicolored chips. Each chip represents something they perceive as positive in their life, such as their accomplishments, a sense of well-being, satisfying relationships, good health, financial stability, and concern for others.

    The opposite is also true. A person may perceive their invisible clear glass bowl as nearly empty of multicolored chips. The reasons may include poor health, grief, financial issues, living a life out of balance, or any of the other difficult circumstances humans face traveling this journey called life. Remember, hundreds of people cross your path carrying a bowl with just a few chips.

    The Inspiration Chip™ Theory is a reminder of the following:

    1. You are of value!  You make a difference in the lives of others.
    2. Take a quick inventory: How is your own bowl of chips?  Remember that you can’t give away something you don’t have.
    3. Take another inventory.  How are you doing at dropping chips into the bowls of others?

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