Change is inevitable!

Change is inevitable!

Sonogram of my 1st Grandchild!
My daughter and son-in-law surprised me with this news. They do NOT want to know the gender, which I like. This surprise bundle should arrive early July! Now that’s what I call CHANGE!

Published in: Uncategorized on January 30, 2014 at 8:06 pm  Leave a Comment  
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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!

Published in: on March 18, 2013 at 11:53 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Did you lose your self confidence today….again?

Image What fun it was wearing Loretta Larouches Cape of confidence!   Make an effort to see this dynamic motivational speaker who specializes in STRESS management…with a smirk and a smile! All 5 ft. of here rev’s up so much energy, that each comment is applicable and appropriate to your life!

But the fact remains, it is up to you to manage your stress levels…no matter what it is. Only you can control your responses to stress….because it your mind processing those thoughts. But we allow ourselves to be our own worst enemy, and we can talk ourselves out of it! Loretta always says that everyday we should give ourselves a “TaDa”…literally giving yourself a ‘pat on the back!” And if you can’t do it, ask the person next to you, as long you return the favor.

Celebrate your day of life every day. You never know how brief it may be….

And if that seems to trite….pick up the book “God Never Blinks“….and you truly will realize how beautiful life is and in particular….your life!

Published in: Uncategorized on March 20, 2012 at 11:23 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Clint Eastwood was in a great movie (like always)…but this one was called “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly”….
and it sure seems that way when you are an entrepreneur.
The good part of being self employed is that you have a sense of freedom…or not? Are you tied down to always looking for new revenues of income or new clients?
The bad part is that you are frequently on your own, making decisions about whether or not this is worth all the work.
I have learned many, many lessons from doing this…and I share this with you and my clients.
It is truly a journey, and it is good, bad and ugly….sometimes!
Alex Mandossian is a name you should seek out. He is the king of webinars…and loves the fact that he walks 50 feet from his bedroom to his office, shuts the door, and goes to work on generating income for others thru the wisdom of Webinars. It has made him very, very rich!

I’ve discovered you really have to make it a niche market and a targeted market of who you are going to go after. And you have to be relentless about this. And that is the ugly part about it!
How hungry are you?
Listen to what Tom Antion has to say and Alex Mandossian and apply what they teach and you’ll be part of the “good” and less of the “bad and the ugly.”
I’ve got too much scar tissue to prove it!

Laugh, love and live….for tomorrow it may SNOW….AGAIN!

When I left Wisconsin….I left my “snow days” behind. Or so I thought. Living here on the Jersey Shore makes the midwest look like a balmy paradise!
We are on to snowstorm number 5. And it just keeps coming down. Oh and of course the snowblower has died.
That would be too convenient for it to work, when we have had the most snow in years!

But it sure is pretty outside, as long as you don’t drive in it. My rear wheel drive Lexus is a nice ride….but not in snow.

Sometimes life is like that. You have all the right equipment. You are basically prepared….or so you thought. And then “WHAM”…the LETS MAKE A DEAL DOOR OF LIFE…swings wide open and leaves you lying flat on the ground.
That is what has happened in the past 6 days.
My neighbor dies after being sick for 5 weeks. My friends premature baby dies after 2 weeks of living. My very close friend has been given a very poor prognosis with his kidney & spinal cancer….and finally today…the Veternarian advised us that our cat has limited time. She said that time would tell within a few days whether “humane euthanasia” might be the next thing to do for our little 10 yr. old Kitty.
No matter where I turn…the unique brevity of life is becoming more apparent.
Truly, celebrate yours everyday. Make it special. Call your friends. Do something special for yourself everyday.
Feel good about what you do at work and at home…seriously. Most of us just glean over our day; deal with “stuff” as it happens.
And we simply go on.
Enjoy your next good belly laugh. Or at least seek out something that is funny, that will make you laugh. Release your serotonin (just a little bit more every day). Serotonin is that “James Brown” chemical that makes you think….”I feel good….dah da dah da dah da dah” (put some music in there)
Don’t just go thru the motions of your day….enjoy the simple things.
Because your’e worth it!

EileenStrong.com

Published in: on February 26, 2010 at 1:45 am  Leave a Comment  
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The sadness of death…….

Yes, I know it is inevitable, but when you lose someone that you knew or loved or at least liked a lot….the finality of the end of life is simply empty.
A family member, a friend or a pet can simply drain you of all emotions.
I lost my Mom when she was only 55, and I had just turned 23. This was way too young for both of us.
I now have lived much longer than the time that I ever knew her.
Reading of the death of Patrick Swayze, and the murder of the Yale Medical student, the death of a high school friend and the death of my sister in laws sister….has brought the brevity of life into a very clear focus.
I wish you to cherish today, or this evening. Enjoy your friends, your loves, your pets, your family and more important enjoy the quality of your life.The beauty of laughter is soooo cool. Make an effort to smile more….it sounds trite, but damn it is so true. Laugh and love your life starting now. Seriously, you may only have a few moments left. You are worth it, you are worth it….you truly are worth it. Celebrate and love who you are!
Eileen

Published in: on September 16, 2009 at 3:01 am  Comments (1)  
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How frustrating is Tax Day in your life?

April 15th will be here and gone within a blink of the eye.
Either you will have waited till the big day in fear or have already filed an extension.
But the inevitable….is just that.
Do you wait for your return…to live off for the next few months. This economy is messing with all of us and we are hurting. Is your money what you will live off of the next month or two?
How do you feel instead of the government sending monies to all the bankrupt companies…..how about sending a $10,000 check to every citizen in America. We could then spend it and truly generate the country by bringing it back to life!
Seriously, think about it.
When America comes back out of recession #12 since the great depression….it will be the smaller stores of our country that will take the longest to bounce back.
Suzie Orman, says that we will have financial highs and lows for the next 6 years. Also she now says that we should no longer pay off our credit cards….but to STASH OUR CASH!”

Americans are being sent mixed signals.
Watching your 401 continue to falter.
But whatever cash you do have, spend it and restumulate this hurting economy.
Even America is being blamed for the worlds recession.
We are like the “leader of the pack” with a bullseye on our side.
C’mon guys…..give us a break.
This greed on Wall Street and in the hallways of these major banks, was the catalyst.
Give us time and we will be back…and we will be stronger.
Oh and yes there will BE another recession after this one.
Because life goes on…….
Carpe Diem guys……
Pay your taxes, or wait for your refund….but keep the attitude that keeps you going. This is your gig.
Turn off the TV, the NPR or the Wall Street Journal.
Sit on the porch, talk to a neighbor and enjoy the day. It’s yours. There are no refunds on this day. It is just yours. Make it right for you!