My staff saw the World Trade Center Towers collapse, said Kumi Kimball, CEO of Craig Taylor, a fashion design house in New York City. After the attack our staff were very upset and not much work was getting done. We went to Ground Zero and volunteered in that first week, but then we had to get back to production. But there were some problems I hadnt foreseen.
Fashion has always been my life I loved coming to work each day, said Cat Llano, a young staff member at Craig Taylor, But after the attack I felt nothing was worthwhile. I sat at my desk feeling scared and depressed, not wanting to do anything.
There are five ways a human being reacts to a source of danger, says author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard in the best selling self-help book, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. You can attack back, flee, avoid it, neglect it or succumb to the danger.
As much as we are determined to rise to this challenge and fight back, many people have found it almost impossible. If we succumb to the danger, allow the apathy and fear to rule our lives, we lose our optimism and our ability to be productive. When we react this way the economy suffers and this threatens the survival of our country.
If we have the will to meet the challenge and fight back, why do we still find we are feeling stressed? Dianetics explains what causes the dark and unknown fears you cant control.
The most important data about your life may not be memory, writes Hubbard, but recorded past moments of painboth physical and emotionaland unconsciousness, with threatened survival.
I used the principles of Dianetics to help my staff get back on track, said Kimball. Just a few Dianetics sessions and Cat was fine again.
I found the reason I was feeling so stuck and could not get back to normal, explained Cat. It was amazing to me. I was able to snap right out of the depression and grief and feel like my old self again.
Our production has not dropped since Sept. 11th, said Kimball. As CEO I use these principles all the time to keep my staff happy, healthy and productive.
The fight at home is a vital one. If we remain in fear we wont create a strong economy.
Dianetics may well be the secret weapon we need to win this war.