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We are the only ones who can control our attitude. By focusing on what is strong and enduring and seeing our potential, we can take calculated risks and overcome challenges.

• Optimism is not about sugar coating the truth. Lying gets you into trouble- even with yourself!

• Think of possibilities from different perspectives.

• Stop talking in absolutes. Eliminates the words nothing and never from self talk.

• Set specific goals that are attainable.• When you are feeling down due to personal circumstances, take stock of your strengths.

• Lower the stakes, not the standards: Don’t have your whole life riding on the outcome of one event

• Savor small triumphs, steps leading to the bigger picture.

• Set aside self blame and learn from your mistakes.

• Surround yourself with positive people

• Do not read, watch or listen to the news if you become “too upset”.

• Take a few minutes each day to reflect on your feelings.

• Cultivate generosity and gratitude.Image (155) (1)

SOAR! with Resilience® the Interactive Book for Overcoming Obstacles & Achieving Success”
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“Don’t worry about a thing,

‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
  -Bob Marley

 Growing up and beyond I became disillusioned with this statement, hearing it often from Mom. 

I heard “everything will be alright” when it wasn’t going that way at all and looked like no chance of improving.  Later, as a young mom myself, I decided not to make that a recurring theme in our house, to be “realistic” and explore consequences and results of actions in different ways.  Later, when my daughters were into their teens I explained this lack of “pollyana” philosophy as a direct result of disillusionment from Grandma’s statements.

 Since then, I’ve explored many philosophies/spiritual teachings/ “self-development” theories and am learning more each day. Patience and tolerance often increase as we mature.  I  find myself resonating with the statement that is repeated several times in the movie “The Marigold Hotel:

“Everything will be alright in the end…and trust me, if it’s not all right, it’s not the end.” 

It’s about hope and faith added into the mix.  I understand now that is what Mom and Bob Marley really meant… behind the simplicity of the words.

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The unicorn became the most important imaginary animal of the Middle Ages and Renaissance when it was commonly described as  a symbol of purity and grace. In the encyclopedias its horn was said to have the power to render poisoned water potable and to heal sickness.

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Create an Attitude of Gratitude!

Studies show that expressing gratitude increases positive emotion and decreases depression symptoms.
It’s not possible to be grateful on a consistent basis and to feel depressed.
Does this work for you?

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Yay! After spending several hours (yes, I persevered!) on the website, and several calls to the help desk- you may find my spiral bound interactive book for overcoming obstacles and achieving success  formatted and illustrated by James Rutnam of webtimegraphics.com and motivationalwhisperers.com. Now I’m working on uploading the digital-kindle version.

check it out: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0615341810 .  Dawn Abraham, CEO of motivationalwhisperers.com comments: ” Eileen’s interactive book is both enlightening and motivating.  Eileen truly partners with you as your Peak Performance Success Coach as she takes you step-by-step through her process of achieving success.”
Thanks, Dawn!
Great 4 Father’s Day!

More about the book:

This powerful interactive book will change your life! At last there is a book that interactively takes you through all the components of success. Eileen Lichtenstein waves a wand of magic with this inspirational book & it will leave you spell bound! A must read for anyone struggling to take their personal or professional life to a higher level of success and satisfaction. Eileen has created a book where she is “your” business, life, parenting or transition coach – partner! Eileen takes you through her personal journey of accomplishment while showing how you too can achieve the same peace and balance she has achieved in her own life. Her inspiring book gives you real life examples of how she guides her clients to success through her own experiences and years of training as a successful life and spiritual coach. As if that’s not enough, this amazing book is chock full of inspirational quotes from some of the top self help guru’s of our time. Eileen’s interactive exercises that are sprinkled throughout the book are delightfully easy to follow while guiding you step by step through her process to success. Eileen made sure she left no stone unturned in the area of dealing with stress. She gives you several very effective techniques to deal with stress in your life. What You Will Gain: * Increased Self Confidence * Peace of Mind * Balance * Higher Income Potential * A Feeling of Well Being and Improved Health * A Better Understanding of Your True Capabilities Don’t wait to start turning your ailing business – or life – around. Be proactive: If you’re doing well, SOAR! will propel you to a higher level of success and happiness! Thinking about becoming an entrepreneur? Looking for a career change, a reinvention? And if you are simply feeling overwhelmed with life, “sandwich generation” or parenting issues, this book will help get you get unstuck, be fearless and SOAR!

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SOAR! with Resilience: The Interactive Book for Overcoming  Obstacles & Achieving Success



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Are you prepared to meet the “turnaround”: the coming in of our new economy, with all the additional and new demands it will place on your time and energy?

Are the employees and leadership in your company ready to demonstrate and experience optimal:
• Performance
• Communication
• Creativity
• Stress Levels
• Anger and Conflict Management
• Health and Wellness

We’ve spent over a year in economic limbo- and now is the time to move forward with energy and conviction! Eileen Lichtenstein, CEO Balance & Power, Inc. and her team facilitate trainings, coaching and retreats that foster Significant Positive Change in productivity, health and stress levels with an increase in:
• Assertiveness: Ability to express thoughts and feelings in a confident and non-aggressive manner.
• Optimism: Ability to be positive and hopeful about the future in the face of stress, setbacks or disappointments.
• Motivation: Ability to begin and sustain behaviors to accomplish goals
• Adaptability: Ability to solve problems by being flexible, creative, and translating ideas into action, while working well with others.
• Self-Regulation: Ability to control one’s thoughts and feelings in times of stress and remain calm under pressure.
• Self-Actualization: Ability to live up to potential through the pursuit of challenging goals, setting high personal standards and pursuing tasks outside of one’s comfort zone.
• Self-Acceptance: Ability to recognize and accept both positive and negative aspects of one’s self.

Balance & Power, Inc. http://www.balanceandpower.com offers strategic interventions and preventative programs and coaching to align individual development with organizational competency and business strategy. Eileen Lichtenstein, MS. Ed., EFT-ADV is a Success Coach trained by Corporate Coach University and a Professional Speaker. She is a former biofeedback therapist, fitness trainer and Hofstra University adjunct professor for Health and Physical Education and is currently on staff with CUNY MEC for Leadership and Team Building. Her private practice is in Baldwin, NY where she sees individuals and small groups. On-site and telephone coaching-training may be arranged.

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“When there is no vision,the people perish”
Proverb 19

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We must have something to hold on to.
When times are tough, especially, we need to look forward, see the big picture and be persistant, persevering and sometimes tenacious,; see the glass 1/2 full.
We also must be flexible and “ride with the waves.” Don’tcha think?

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