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It's Time 
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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Playing a big game as a successful entrepreneur is such an interesting, sometimes challenging, mix of being simultaneously and tightly focused on both self and others.  


The self-focus plays in because you are the only person you have complete control over.  The other-focus is naturally essential because it's those "other" people who pay us well to share our unique gifts and special talents.


How do you juggle these two differing perspectives?  I don't always find this easy to do, but I've realized that I get to be gutsy enough to acknowledge what's not working and ask for help to correct it. This involves looking inside to do that objective analysis, then looking outside for necessary input.


As you play with these complementary approaches to stepping into big, see which of the following tools are most helpful to you.

Tip of the Week
Change your results by changing yourself.

Virtually the only thing you have 100% control over in life is your own thoughts, choices, and actions. If you're not getting the results you want, start looking at what you personally can do differently to start creating better outcomes. This is way more effective - and powerful - than looking for external circumstances to blame.
A Really Good Resource

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If you're like me and have a serious love/hate relationship with technology, you'll want to connect with Gary Braley of Technically Speaking.

Even though Gary is madly is love with technology and is fluent in geek-ese, he still understands just how low the lowest common denominator can be. This is is evidenced by the fact that he explains technology in a way that I understand.

His burning desire to connect people and technology is made clear by his company tag line: "Sharing the promise, removing the fear, and easing the pain of technology."
How's This for Success?   

Sometimes when you look inside yourself, you rediscover wonderful things. Michele Tremblay knows all about that.


Although she spent years as a successful floral designer, Michele recently started feeling a need to get back to her roots (so to speak) in more traditional artistic media - paints, pastels, and paper.


Uh, wait a minute.  Paper?


Definitely.  Using high-quality paper and mundane elements like glue and scissors, Michele creates amazing paper flowers, some of them four feet in diameter.  


And simply by following her inspiration and being brave enough to play big, she's creating equally amazing opportunities for herself.  One such opportunity: the chance to win a $5000 prize in an art competition she's entered.  If you want to enjoy some delightful art images AND create good karma for yourself, go to the competition website, "collect" Michele's work, and help her walk away with the big prize.

Out and About

Thursday, April 19th, 2012, 10 - 11 a.m. CDT in the U.S.: my FREE teleseminar called Dream It and Do It: Seven Steps to Your Bigger, Bolder Future. Join me to learn about specific tools you can use to play a bigger game. There's no charge, but you do get to register at
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CDT in the U.S.: Step Out of the Office and Step Into Big is my monthly in-town business-planning retreat. For those of you lucky enough to live in the Twin Cities, this is an amazing way to focus, re-charge, and get days' worth of work done in just hours.
October 11 - 13, 2012: featured speaker at the 12th Annual Career Directors International conference.  Even if you're not officially a professional in the careers industry, there are sessions (including mine!) that provide tools you can apply to your business.  And on top of that, you'll have the opportunity to network in beautiful San Diego with the cream of the careers industry.
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 Stepping Into Big
hamster on her wheel by Heindraus
light bulb by aloshbennett
If you've done the tough work of looking inside to identify areas you need help, maybe I can provide some of it.  Call or e-mail me to set up a free get-acquainted call, so we can figure out how I might be able to move you from the overwhelm of too-many-ideas to the satisfaction of great-ideas-implemented-and-producing-results.

Wishing you a terrific time as you travel your path to Big...

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