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To Get Off The Hamster Wheel!
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Just being in motion will never get you to your Big. To do that, you need to be sure you're doing the right things, in the right order, for the right reasons.

Enter the Take Action Now System (tm). 

This seven-step system clarifies the activities that are mission-critical to your success. It then walks you through a process for creating step-by-step action plans to implement those key activities.

The result? You get off the hamster wheel of motion-without-progress and get on a more direct route to more clients and more money.

Forget about being busy; start getting focused by downloading your no-charge PDF version of the Take Action Now System (tm) today.
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For those of us in the United States who have reached "a certain age", the Lone Ranger made a great hero - the masked man who would come riding in on his gorgeous horse, take care of the bad guys, then ride off into the sunset, declaring "My work here is done."


Unfortunately, trying to be a Lone Ranger in business today is a really lousy way for an entrepreneur to run a business.  There's no way we can be good at everything that needs doing to grow a business, but we're often seduced into trying to do it all ourselves.


It's smarter by far to take advantage of the expertise represented by all those other would-be Lone Ranger entrepreneurs who are good at things we're lousy at.  From designing websites to keeping offices clean to providing an essential objective viewpoint, there are people out there who can propel us into Big far more quickly than we could get there on our own.  Read on for some great springboards to your Big.

Tip of the Week
Be consistent in your branding so it's easy for people to remember you.
BizzyWeb does a great job of this. All their marketing relates back to their name and value proposition ("Generate buzz without getting stung").  At expos they give away Bit O' Honey candy; they provide small jars of honey in welcome baskets that go to new businesses in town; they have yellow company shirts with their bee logo on them; even the QR code that leads prospects to their website looks like their bee mascot.
A Really Good Resource

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If you haven't yet become part of a Mastermind group, I really encourage you to explore this powerful tool for business and personal growth.

While there are different formats for such groups (read about some different approaches here), any good Mastermind will provide brainstorming, resources, support, and accountability for you.

I'm excited to announce that I've added facilitation of Mastermind groups to my service offerings.  Having a professional facilitator manage the group frees up your time and brainpower for focusing on the key business issues you and your fellow members want to address. 

If you'd like to learn more, please call or e-mail me. We'll explore whether this is a good fit with your current plans to Step Into Big.
How's This for Success?   

Thirty years ago, Lori Spiess from OffiCenters saw an unmet need and addressed it.  Today, she heads one of the premier business-office centers in Minneapolis/St. Paul. 


OffiCenters provides virtual, shared, and dedicated office space to professionals who want a prestigious business address without equally prestigious (i.e., huge) rent payments.  Not only are the facilities top notch, but Lori has assembled a team that propels her company and her clients to success.  Every OffiCenter employee is clear on the company's mission, dedicated to knowing clients and clearly understanding their needs, and naturally supportive of both clients and her fellow team members.  They're so focused on being of service that they have, not just clients, but raving fans.

Out and About   


Thursday, May 31, 2012 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Step Out of the Office and Step Into Big. A business-development day at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, MN. 


Thursday, October 11, 2012: featured speaker at Career Directors International's 12th annual Global Career Empowerment Summit in San Diego, CA.

Thanks to my friend Flickr.


Here are this week's heroes who graciously allowed me to use their images, posted in the Creative Commons area of Flickr, in this issue of Networking Nuggets
hamster on her wheel by Heindraus
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Are you tired of trying to go it alone?  Are you up to your adenoids in good ideas that gather dust because you can't figure out how to take action on them?  Maybe I can help.  Call or e-mail me to set up a let's-see-what-we-see, get-acquainted call.

Wishing you joy on your journey into Big...

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