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The Only Thing You Have To Fear Is Fear Itself!

Yes that sentence was said by the late, great Franklin D. Roosevelt at his 1st Inaugural speech.

And we WERE a country was living in fear. We had high unemployment, we had social and government and

international problems that SCARED most of us. Sounds familiar to what is going on today!

The play on words of the acronym F.E.A.R. is “False Expectations Appearing Real”

How often have you been afraid, truly afraid? Probably more than what you realize. But that is good. The experience of fear is what we learn from. And it usually was an important lesson. Whether you failed a test and didn’t get the job. Whether you failed yourself…and didn’t achieve what you were hoping to. Or whether you failed your parents, your child or someone in need.

You WILL remember that failure.

Look at how many people have failed and have given up. And now think of how many people have failed and did not give up! Thomas Edison said that “he never failed….he only learned new ways of how not to try it that way…again.”  Even after he went totally deaf, Mr. Edison would BITE as hard as he could into the phonograph, so that he could FEEL the vibration of the music! Michael Jordan said he had failed his team so many times, that he lost over 36 VERY important games and hundreds of regular games…BUT he never gave up.

You never gave up trying to learn how to ride a bike, or swim or ski or learn any new sport. And if you did….it probably haunted you. And probably still does to this day! It takes discipline, attitude and a strong belief in the most important person in your life…YOU!

In my book “Who Stole My Confidence?” 7 Rock  Solid Steps To Take Yours Back!” I discuss in detail how to pick up the pieces after you felt you had “lost them all”, and didn’t know where to go next. Remember you can lose your confidence in yourself and wallow and allow yourself to feel fearful, uncertain and not know what to do next. AND this can happen to you at any stage in life. But you can adapt.You can pick up the pieces… and you can feel more  confident….one step at a time. At my site StrongIncentives.com you can read and discover how hire me as a speaker and trainer to your teams and incredible employees on how to become more “resilient” and less fearful of what can or could go wrong!

I watched my home team Green Bay Packers take a beating on the opening night of this season….but I know  they will learn from their mistakes and apply it to their next game….and ideally WIN.

So should you! Remember the MOST important person in your life is you, and always will be. Everyone has obstacles and we all handle them differently. Think of Helen Keller, and realize nothing can or should stop you, Close your eyes, and your ears and live in her world for 90 seconds, and realize how lucky  you really are!

Interview with confidence!

Remember….the first sale is to yourself!
Believe in what you have to offer to a client or a company that you want to join. And believe it with rock solid confidence.
So many approach an interview with hidden apprehension. Fearful that they will not be accepted or worse yet…..completely rejected, and no follow up is required.

Keep a passion of what you want to achieve. And sell yourself with this passion everyday. Start in the morning and reinforce it during the day.
Image yourself shaking the hand of your client. Seriously DO THAT NOW!
See the contract being signed.
See that phone ringing and think of how that sentence will sound as they accept your idea…your proposal! The power of your mind continues to be the most important sales tool that you can carry with yourself at any point in time.
Research has proven this again and again.
It is written about in “The Secret” and also in “The Power of Positive Thinking”…and even more so in Napoleon Hills “Think and Grow Rich!”
It is all simply waiting to be untapped by you.
Self your skills and talents to YOURSELF first!
Do this EVERYDAY….seriously. Think of how Vince Lombardi took that average football team in Green Bay and took them to 9 championships and 2 Superbowls…all because of the way
he made them believe in themselves.
Start this week off with a positive visualization each morning… and an even more powerful verbal sentence of focus and gratitude.
Remember….as Alan Weiss always says “The first sale is to yourself!”
It’s true!

Eileen Strong

Powerful Results with StrongIncentives

The constant journey of keeping and maintaining your confidence.

How many times have you felt confident about yourself for the existing moment….and then someone tells you “NO” about your idea, or a project you were working on, or a date went wrong and they do not want to see you again…..the list can go on and on. Confidence is a sensitive area for all of us. We always seek the welcoming experience of pleasure (in all forms) and want to avoid pain (of all forms.)
This journey of life takes us thru this roller coaster of emotions on a daily basis….doesn’t it?
Think about the simple things. You see an article of clothing and you like it…till you try it on, and can’t believe how lousy you look in it. The spiral continues down from there…as you look at yourself in that 3 way mirror, being your own worst judge. C’mon….you’ve been there. And you have been there more than once.
As a professional speaker, I am very comfortable in front of audiences. It has always been a natural feeling for me….and I love it to this day. Yet every time I watch myself on video….the criticizing takes place with such force.
Each time I make a slight change, a pause, a sentence or even a story. Always wanting to improve…which is good, but boy can this be tough. Especially when you thought you were doing so well!
I have several speaking engagements coming up, and each one becomes a challenge of how I can make it better.
That also happens when I work with people making their presentation better. They want to be able to feel good about their speech, but have already given themselves a “death sentence” of failure. They think that they cannot make it a great presentation, long before they are even in front of their audience!
Always remember the art of practice.  Your speech, or toast, or leading a meeting in the future, practice it  in front of a mirror or your pet. Just feel comfortable enough so that when it IS your time to “shine” you do so with confidence.
Hey you have heard it before….. the “practice makes perfect”…well it does!
Professional athletes practice for hours on end to keep their game at a highly effective level. So can you.
Making a sales presentation is a matter of words and credibility being present with every move and every sentence….but also remember one important component.
LISTEN.
Combine all of those skills and you will be composed, confident and skilled.
Your sales skills will improve.
Your presentation skills will improve.
Your level of confidence in yourself will improve too.
I genuinely love to help people with these issues. Call today or send me an e-mail to make a positive and confidence change within your life!

Simply go to EileenStrong.com and get a free consultation call. You are worth it!   Eileen@StrongIncentives.com