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Change is happening at such an increased rate that it is difficult to predict what the future holds.  The “rules” are in constant flux and many of the old ways of planning out a life, or business, are no longer applicable. We often cling to them, the “old” comfort zones- and find they are no longer comfortable!  We may question ideas that just a few years ago seemed sensible.. and sometimes find ourselves “stuck”, unable to take action, and unhappy.

It’s time to embrace change and release-let go of processes and plans that no longer serve us. Sometimes the life we planned no longer fits as we evolve and change.

If you or someone you care about needs help figuring this out, creating focus and setting new goals and someone to brainstorm with and to be an advocate, you can contact me for a 30 minute FREE coaching consultation: eileen@balanceandpower.com , 516 623 4353.

Find out about my expertise: http://www.balanceandpower.com


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Yes and yes! Absolutely, especially if you’ve opened this, which means you’re motivated.  However, more than motivation is necessary to be successful.  Commitment is needed.. Groups are forming now in Baldwin, Long Island that will address these issues and more.  I’m also facilitating several local venues this week http://www.balanceandpower.com/events.php. I coach individuals on the phone or face to face in Baldwin.  If you’re looking for teleseminars stay tuned!

Here are some tried and true strategies to be more focused and fearless:

  • Take time to review priorities daily, keeping “the big picture” in mind.
  • Take time to relax and have fun daily.
  • Take time to exercise several times a week.
  • Take time to meditate and/or practice moving meditation such as yoga.
  • Take time to discuss and brainstorm ideas; perhaps journal.
  • Take time to get enough sleep and to eat properly.
  • Learn and practice EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques, tapping)

Inner strength and being centered are keys to life and business success

If  you have excess stress challenges, are “in transition”, experiencing work-life  time challenges, caregiver or intergenerational family issues, having communication difficulties, or simply want an advocate to bounce things around with and be accountable to, you may contact me for a thirty minute complimentary phone consult: 516 623 4353 or eileen@balanceandpower.com.

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Inspirational Power Quotes
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Albert Einstein
Imagination creates endless possibilities… Imagination + creativity +intuition + knowledge = success.
Taking Action
“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rogers
Yes, I agree. Movement is instrumental to progress and being “run over”.
Perseverance- Or?
“It’s always too early to quit.” Norman Vincent Peale
OK- I think we all agree that before “quitting”, explore all options. And, to be aware of “the tipping point”. Sometimes, it’s indicated “to quit”. Before quitting, if it’s a project or action you are passionate about, brainstorm with a coach!
“Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” Dr. Wayne Dyer
Yes, discernment comes with maturity and experience. Meditate before choosing…


An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. -Henry David Thoreau

Oh yes… and when your energy is down, or the weather isn’t cooperating, a quiet time and stretch-breathwork is a great way to start the day!

“Bearing and nurturing,
Creating but not owning,
Giving without demanding,
Controlling without authority,
This is love.”
Tao Te Ching, Chapter 10
This is love of a person, family and a formula for successful relationship and team building within any context.

Love never claims, it ever gives; love never suffers, never resents; never revenges itself. Where there is love there is life; hatred leads to destruction.”
Mahatma Ghandi
We strive to be/do this.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
…and love will come. Be open and accepting; it will find you.

You yourself, as much as anybody in the universe, deserve your love and affection.” The Buddha
Self love must come first and more will follow.


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I always try out new EFT http://www.balanceandpower.com/eft.php techniques on myself first even if they don’t seem to apply to me, and the idea of targeting procrastination certainly didn’t seem to apply. Although ending procrastination with EFT was an intriguing idea, I was sure that I was the last person in the world who needed to address this problem. I remembered how some relatives of mine are chronically annoyed with my tendency to do things immediately as they come up. “Do you always have to do everything “yesterday”? What’s the hurry? Can’t it wait?”.
So, when I sat down and wrote out a huge list of To-Do’s that related to the four major projects I was working on at the time (all with pressing deadlines!) I found the list itself to be revealing. Did I really have that much to do in so little time and in so many different areas of my life?
To test out my new EFT strategy, I systematically applied it to each item on my list. However, it wasn’t until the following day that I saw the effects. What happened then was eye opening.
My first realization was that I had, in fact, been fooling myself all along. I had been a secret (hidden to myself) “procrastinator” on a number of levels and in certain areas, and this had been causing me uneasiness, annoyance at myself, and some needless inefficiency, although by ordinary standards I am not inefficient.
• When I looked over the topics of things I had to get done I felt so different about doing them that it was hard to believe that this was possible.
• I was doing them, one after the other.
• It was no big deal to do them.
• I didn’t feel sorry for myself for having to “do the impossible”.
• There was no self-pity (and I hadn’t even realized I’d had any self-pity before!)
• My carefully constructed rationale for not doing these things was gone. It had vanished.
• I couldn’t believe this was “me” acting this way. Something basic had changed.
A few readings-over of my list of EFT Choices over the subsequent days, and some time spent tapping on them, and this change consolidated and became permanent.
Then I began to apply this method to my clients and the same thing happened with them. Their procrastination simply melted away, even if it had been a persistent habit. The new EFT method simply transformed the way these people viewed themselves in relation to getting things done that needed to be done.
In short, this unorthodox and surprising approach worked. Since then I’ve taught this gentle method for getting rid of procrastination to a large number of clients, with life transformative results. Do you want to have your life change as you see things become easy to do that never were before Easy… Transforming… This new approach can dissolve your tendency to procrastinate.

I’m coaching entrepreneurs who are finding new opportunities in this new marketplace and also people who yearn to be entrepreneurs and need a sounding board, encouragement, brainstorming opportunities, clear vision and a boost in confidence in order to move forward.

Eileen Lichtenstein, President Balance & Power℠, Inc.

Call me at (516) 623-4353 or email to eileen@balanceandpower.com for a complimentary consultation to find out how you can turn lemons into lemonade.

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