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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 free, 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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I've always been pretty musical.  Although I'm primarily a vocalist, I love playing hand drums, and I can play some songs on guitar (as long as I don't have to deal with any bar chords).  Lately, I realize I'm also getting some feel for how trombone players operate.


Yes, I've started to play the dreaded "Let's see how far I have to stretch my arms to bring this print into focus" trombone.  While there's a tremendous amount I'm enjoying about my mid-life blooming, having trouble focusing on small print is definitely not fun.


There are ways to handle this challenge, of course; Mr. Bifocals are my friend.  It occurs to me, though, that it's way easier to visually focus on an object than it is to mentally focus on an activity.  With all the demands on our time and attention, what can we do to stay focused on what's important, rather than what's trivial or what's getting in the way of us achieving what we want?


If you find yourself doing the mental equivalent of running into walls because you just can't focus, see which of the following suggestions will help you step forward more confidently.

Tip of the Week
Focus your attention on what it will feel like to create your desired outcome.
Emotions are what drive our actions.  The more you can get into how fabulous you'll feel when you've reached an important goal, the more fuel you'll have for blasting through obstacles on the way to that goal.
In effect, you can "pre-create" an outcome by focusing on what it will feel like.  Since the brain can't distinguish between a vividly imagined experience and one which took place in the physical world, this mental and emotional pre-creation can actually help you marshal the resources you need to create in your physical world.  
Is that cool, or what?
A Really Good Resource

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A tool you'll find helpful in focusing your attention on what you want is Write It Down, Make It Happen: Knowing What You Want And Getting It, by Henriette Anne Klauser.  The author provides tools for dealing with everything from figuring out what it is you want, to moving through fear, to expressing gratitude when your desired outcome shows up.
How's This for Success?   


Barbara Christenson has really got the hang of the concept, "write it down, make it happen".


Barbara is founder of The Speak Well Being Group, a speakers' bureau focused on women's health topics.  She loves matching up groups with just the right speaker to make their meetings successful.


In October of 2011, she strongly declared her intention to consistently generate $10,000 or more in revenues each month.  She started out 2012 with a $10K month and is well on track to doing the same for February.


What I find particularly cool is that Barbara created a triple win: Not only has she hit the ground running to create a six-figure annual income for herself, she helped all her speakers create their big businesses, and she was the catalyst for creating meaningful, fun, important interactions for the meeting participants to whom her speakers presented.

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
light bulb by aloshbennett
As someone who has worn glasses since the age of nine, I know exactly how important it is that things be in focus.  When I'm able to focus on what's important, I feel confident and powerful; if things go out of focus, I feel uncertain, tentative, and frustrated.

Wishing you success in keeping your Big outcomes in clear, powerful focus...

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