CONFIDENCE… we BEGIN to lose it.

Statistically speaking the average child had lost over 65% of the confidence between 3rd grade and Middle School! The reason for this is peer group pressure the majority of the time.

Obviously what goes on in the home is a contributing factor….but it’s usually the acceptance/rejection cycle that takes place in the hallways, playgrounds and classrooms. Even the school bus can make or break your day.

Usually the “cool” kids would hang out in the back of the bus…so that fewer pranks were caught by the driver, or students.

Several years ago, a book called “Queen Bees & Wanna Bees” made the best seller list. It even was made into the hit movie “Mean Girls” with Lindsay Lohan.

Following that book came “Odd Girl Out” and “Letters From Odd Girl Out.” All of these books addressed the verbal abuse that adolescent girls could do to each other.

Young guys simply “duke” it out in the bathroom or hallways. But girls go for serious, long term emotional damage. They intend to hurt. That is their objective.

You remember someone in your class who was taunted by the “in group” don’t you? Or  were you the one doing the taunting?

There is a great figure of speech that sums it up. “Once words are spoken, a thousand horses cannot pull them away.”

Have you spoken ever with words that were meant to do damage. Most of us have.

Think before you speak the next time.  Think how you would feel if someone said the words to you, that you were going to same to them.

Think about it.

Keepin the Attitude with the Attitude Amazon

Eileen Strong

Published in: on January 16, 2009 at 7:04 pm  Leave a Comment  


As a professional speaker and trainer for my company,Strong Incentives, several attendees have loved the following “prayer.” I thought you would too!

Please enjoy!

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

the courage to change the things I cannot accept,

and the wisdom to hide the bodies of those people I had to kill

today because they pissed me off.

Also help me to be careful of the toes I step on today

as they may be connected to the ass I may have to kiss tomorrow.

Help me to  always give 100% at work……

    12% on Monday

     23% on Tuesday

     40% on Wednesday

      20% on Thursday

        5% on Friday

And, help me to remember…..

When I’m having a really bad day,

and it seems that people are trying to  piss me off,

that it takes 42 muscles to frown and only 4 to

extend my middle finger and tell them to bite me!



Keepin’ the attitude,  the Attitude Amazon

Professional speaker, trainer and coach



Published in: on January 14, 2009 at 10:44 pm  Leave a Comment  

Football frenzy is here! Giants vs the Eagles on January 11th.

This  Sunday will be intense for football since our friends and family are Giants fan, and our daughter Kristin is in love with a “South Jersey” guy…and he is big time into the Philadelphia Eagles

With the New York Giants winning the Super Bowl last year, there will be a lot  of yelling and screaming in  the house. This should be interesting. 

Statistics are showing the New York  Giants to win….but I must say it will be a great game.

Personally being a “born & raised Cheesehead“….straight from Wisconsin: I was pro Green Bay Packers and or watching Brett Farve on the New York Jets. I have read the Farve is invited back, ONLY if he attends ALL practices.

Time will tell whether he will show up or not. 

Looking forward to this Sunday. Have a cold beer with us at our house!

Keepin the Attitude,

“The Attitude Amazon”  Eileen Strong

Published in: on January 10, 2009 at 6:06 pm  Leave a Comment  

Success & Self Employment

The most difficult job you will ever sign up for is self employment. It is also the most rewarding in many ways. I have been in this field by choice for over 20 years. Many of us have chosen this journey. Several authors and books have helped me stayed focus. Author and speaker and business man Brian Tracy has been successfully self employed and speaks and trains on the topic of sales. His book “Eat That Frog” shows people how to stay focus, manage their time and most importantly get the worst things done first. The gist of his book is that when you “eat that frog, and get the WORST task done first” …the rest of the day will flow more productively. 

Think of the advertising campaign that Nike has of  “Just Do It!” That same theme is exactly what Brian Tracy is speaking about. 

Taking one task at a time and completely finishing it before going onto another task, allows you to be more productive. 

As an old advertising campaign used to go…..”Try it, you’ll like it!”

Do just that…and you’ll like and benefit from the results.

“Keepin the attitude…..the Attitude Amazon

Eileen Strong

Published in: on January 7, 2009 at 3:07 pm  Leave a Comment  

2009 will be positive, positive, positive! We can all make it better!

Yup, it came and went by so fast. Holidays were celebrated and so were birthdays in my family. My husbands big day is December 23rd. He calls it 48 hours of decandancy….and we help him with that belief. Decorations are being put away and reality is coming back with speed.
So take a step back and truly count your blessings….and ask for more. Recognizing your blessings and acting upon them, will be the catalyst to more coming your way.
For those of you who have read “The Secret” or who have read (and understood) “The prayer of Jabez“….you understand that blessings are truly there for you. BUT you must recognize them and make the most of them. This in turn will be your responsibility! A headline I saw was “Thank God its Monday, cause I’m kickin butt and taking names. At the National Speakers Association, this is a topic that is focused on as we all look for new business and increased current business.
Always look for blogging tips from the great team at the Blog Squad. They will teach you how to make your blog rock…so that you can roll….in the dough.

Keepin the Attitude!
Your Attitude Amazon
Eileen Strong

Published in: on January 5, 2009 at 2:18 pm  Leave a Comment