Hi – My name is Marlene Chism and I’m the author of the Stop Your Drama blog. I work with professionals who want to clean up the drama in their work life and personal lives. Drama is the leak in the boat, the rock you get stuck on, the fog that adds to your confusion. Drama is what happens in the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
The drama is a part of life, but YOUR drama (your reaction and how you deal with the situation) can be the point of difference in getting to your island and enjoying the boat ride in the process. There are various types of drama. There’s the life purpose drama, the drama of confusion, relationship drama and so on. On your way to your island, drama happens and triggers a response from you, which often makes matters worse! I could go on and on about the island analogy but you get the idea. You are either paddling toward your island or you aren’t. You are either in alignment with your purpose or you aren’t.
I’ll bet you are wondering where the “Drama” title came from. About ten years ago when I was in the “life purpose” drama, I attended a workshop where I learned about the Karpman Drama Triangle.
I discovered the dysfunctional patterns that keep people from having rewarding relationships and it really changed my life. From this learning I realized that I was meant to use this tool to help others build rewarding relationships. After all, if you don’t have happiness and relationships you aren’t really successful are you?
Since that time I’ve been sharing this work of Dr Karpman’s in corporate America and in my coaching with professionals and business clients.
Before I started my career I used to think that interpersonal problems were only for those who were unsuccessful or uneducated. Boy was I wrong. Some of the most successful people in business have some of the most dysfunctional family, spousal, or workplace relationships.
The point is, everyone has drama. This blog is a place to discuss your drama and get practical advice to help you reclaim your life so that you can create a life of purpose.