“Think you can…think you can’t…either way you’re right!”

Henry Ford is credited for this sentence….but sadly he never “thought” his only son (Edsel)…could! A lifetime of criticism disbelief in his sons skills, caused long term conflict between father son. Once words are spoken, a thousand horses can’t pull them away. Sadly Henry Fords wisdom was hypocritical in this situation. Edsel Ford never recovered from his fathers actions beliefs.
And yes there is a true “rise and fall” story of the infamous Edsel automobile. Sadly it was a fiasco!

Are you ever thinking or doubting that you can do something? Many of us have….and affects our productivity profitability.
Belief in yourself and your team remains critically important. Giving a co-worker, a family member or a team leader support is a major catalyst .
Look at the picture of this fish. What tenacity!

Everyday your supportive criticism must be interlaced with praise that motivates. For long term positive results, practice this in your professional personal life
You, your family your team members are worth it!

As a professional motivational speaker on Communication Change Management, Strong incentives, delivers this with every productive presentation. Contact EileenStrong.com to find out that the walk that I talk is applicable to you team too!

Do you wish no one could see you whenever you speak?

Do you wish no one could see you whenever you speak?

How often have you felt terrified about speaking in pubic?
According to statistics, it STILL remains the #1 fear that people have.
Most people do not have the self confidence to stand up in front of an audience and speak with credibility and clarity….and have impact on their audience.
But you can….and will.
I have a FREE CD that you can simply download at my website EileenStrong.com and discover how to speak with less stress than ever before.
You know you have a message. You know your story is valid and important
Now share it with people who want to listen to YOU and truly enjoy what you say.
Neural Linguistic Programming is another great technique to help you reduce your fear of speaking.

Practice this sentence “I choose to be in control. Feeling confident when I speak…is ok with me!”
Say this sentence while pressing your thumb to one finger….and say it with meaning!
Continue on with each and every finger…and say it with meaning!
Success will be yours!
Try it! You’ll like your presentations….seriously!

Do you wish no one could see you whenever you speak?

Do you wish no one could see you whenever you speak?

How often have you felt terrified about speaking in pubic?
According to statistics, it STILL remains the #1 fear that people have.
Most people do not have the self confidence to stand up in front of an audience and speak with credibility and clarity….and have impact on their audience.
But you can….and will.
I have a FREE CD that you can simply download at my website EileenStrong.com and discover how to speak with less stress than ever before.
You know you have a message. You know your story is valid and important
Now share it with people who want to listen to YOU and truly enjoy what you say.
Neural Linguistic Programming is another great technique to help you reduce your fear of speaking.

Practice this sentence “I choose to be in control. Feeling confident when I speak…is ok with me!”
Say this sentence while pressing your thumb to one finger….and say it with meaning!
Continue on with each and every finger…and say it with meaning!
Success will be yours!
Try it! You’ll like your presentations….seriously!

The Power of the Red Cross!

Disaster after disaster they continue to help people in need. Our Jersey Shore Red Cross has been very busy still helping us out of the massive damage from Storm Sandy, BUT they got in their trucks 2 nights ago, and headed out to Moore, Oklahoma!

Their objective is to help…without questions.  They take action and follow through.

On June 5th, The Jersey Shore Chapter of the Red Cross and Shore Women’s business group are holding an event to raise additional funding for 5 family’s that have been devastated by “Storm Sandy.” These people have LOST EVERYTHING….and of course we are no longer in the news (which is understandable) but their lives are still in a “holding  pattern.”

Please don’t take your precious life and your surroundings for granted in anyway. Honor and live it to the fullest….yet always find if there is someone else you can help.

Were you “fortunate’ enough to see the footage of the elderly woman in Moore, Oklahoma talk about the shelter she sought in her home along with her dog Bowser? She prayed to God to spare her and her pet….but alas she could not find her precious pet amidst the horrific rubble. While filming the interview, the TV producer took a gasp and said…”THE DOG”…”THE DOG!”….and the camera swooped over to even more rubble….AND there were those  scared eyes of “Bowser!!”

The elderly woman strained to lift a heavy piece of debris, and other people helped…and soon Bowser was standing on all 4′s and free from the wreckage. She then said “I asked God for 2 prayers…and I thought I only got 1…..but he blessed me with 2!!!”

My heart soared with joy as I watched this unfold! As yours would too!

So celebrate your life everyday, because you are worth it! Always feel free to contact me at Eileen Strong anytime for uplifting presentations that make a difference.

And do what Ellen Degeneres says at the end of each show….”Be kind to one another!”

Change is inevitable!

As a homeowner who took a MAJOR hit from “Super Storm Sandy” I know about CHANGE!

We lost over 13 large trees….one that was growing before the Civil War! On the up note, we are going to have a lot of sun on our in ground pool this summer. Each day we are reminded of the damage to your yard by  the huge tractor trailer marks from the wheels of the Bobcat trailers that were needed to take the fallen trees out of your yard. Oh well…..

The fact remains that CHANGE IS INEVITABLE! You have gone thru it yourself everyday since you were a child. And you adapted didn’t you? What changes have you had handle recently?

I have contracts that seem to “change” all the time. One’s that I’ve been counting on….and at last minute…they get changed! I’ve dubbed myself “The Corporate Chameleon” for a reason. Because I’ve had to adapt to change with such consistency…I’ve simply adapted to the reasons that change has happened.

LIving here on the Jersey Shore has been enjoyable and beautiful. But at what price glory?

As a “corporate chameleon” I’ve professionally and personally adapted. And am ready for more. So go ahead, and take a deep breath and get ready for the next change coming your way. Contact me at Eileen Strong for powerful techniques that will help you adapt to change with an easier transition next time it “hits” you…like “Super Storm SandyImage“…and look at it as an opportunity….and you’ll survive! 

I did….and so can you!

The power of YOUR mind! Have you ever known someone who followed the “my way or the highway?” syndrome.

The late Henry Ford said…..”think you can,….think you can’t….either way you are right!
How many times have you felt you COULD do something, then the power of your mind either scared you away or the thought of something going wrong stopped you!
Seriously, how many times have you been your own worst enemy?
Personally and professionally…I just experienced it again yesterday.

One man was truly convinced that his was THE way to do something. And this man is knowledgable on how people can come to a compromise!
Except he couldn’t compromise himself. Talk about an oxymoron.
And as a result….long term damage was done.
Just think of the word compromise and what it all means. Have you ever had to compromise in a professional or personal setting, because someone could NOT compromise?
Now I have to go thru this awkward transition, not feeling comfortable with these upcoming conversations.
Have you ever had that happen to you?

Share your feelings with me. Let me know how you would handle this awkward transition.
The only term I can come up with is “Hypocrite” and the person is not even aware of it!
Seriously…..this is weighing on my “mind”…has it ever weighed on yours?

National Speakers Association is having

National Speakers Association is having another GREAT meeting on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 with Greg Williams, expert negotiator and body language professional!
Mark this on your calendar to learn how to increase your profits with each and every deal that you make!
And also remember Saturday, April 20th…when we are having “Speakers University” where you can accelerate your learning curve by 5 years! Become the speaker you ARE meant to be! Go to our website NSANJ.ORG and find out more information. 5 powerhouse speakers will be there…showing you the techniques you NEEDto grow your business! http://ow.ly/jdOBm

Whose winning your “rat race?”

With all the constant social media, extra responsibilities at work, and less personal time….does it ever seem as if ” the rats” are winning?

Doesn’t it seem as if your 24 hour day keeps getting less less. Staying on top of all your professional and personal responsibilities seems to chisel away at it even more.
So who’s winning your race?
Staying on top of intentionally giving yourself “downtime” is critical. Otherwise you’ll continue to be sucked into that quagmire of taking on more, accomplishing most…..and then running out of time….(your time!”)
Personally, I have two friends that are down to their last several or few months. Depends on how aggressive their cancers continue to dominate their 60 year old body.
Whether you know about Dr. Kubler-Ross and her D.A.B.D.A. acronym….you should read this and understand it. Because this acceptance of end….is applicable not only to life….but to a relationship….a loss of job….loss of a pet….a house, etc.
Here are the steps:
D.enial  A.nger  B.argaining  D.epression  A.cceptance
Each of these stages you have already gone thru…and probably many, many times.
If you lose a job…immediately you go thru…

Denial…”what do you mean you’re letting me go?”
Anger…”.mad that you were the one to get released”
Bargaining….”what can I do to get my job back?”
Depression….”Oh no, oh no, oh no…why me?”
Acceptance….”I guess this is what is going to happen.”

So, who IS winning your rat race?
Even if you win….there will always be another bigger, faster, younger rat…no matter what!”
So pace yourself, enjoy your work, enjoy your life….and look forward to that treadmill continuously going round and round…and round.
In other words…..enjoy the ride!