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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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American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay once wrote the following:


Safe upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand.

Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand!


While this makes for a charming poem, it's a really lousy approach to creating a successful business.  Without a firm foundation, there's no way you can launch yourself into your big goals.  


I'm not saying your business can't ultimately be a thing of beauty, but I am saying that the mundane elements - a feasible business model, a clearly identified yet unmet need, adequate capitalization, and all the rest - need to be in place in order for you to successfully Step Into Big.


As you start or expand your business, use the following as an inspirational launch pad to success.

Tip of the Week
Make sure your marketing consistently tells how your product or service improves your client's life.
It's crucial to remember that no one cares about what you do or how you do it.  The only thing your clients really care about is whether your product or service will save them money, make them money, decrease their stress, increase their confidence...In other words, what sort of desirable results will they get by using your product that they'd struggle to get without you?  That's what we're all willing to pay for.
A Really Good Resource

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Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life, by Dr. Maxwell Maltz, is a classic in the self-improvement field.  It laid the foundation for hundreds of later books that addressed the need to develop a healthy mindset in order to achieve any sort of meaningful professional or personal goals.

Maltz provides compelling evidence that the phrase "It's all in your head" is not an insult, but rather, a simultaneously unnerving and empowering observation.  You owe it to yourself to read this book to learn how you can, by changing the way you think, change the results you get. 
How's This for Success?   


Nothing is accomplished without a clear and compelling vision.  Having a big enough reason why you're working toward a goal enables you to stay focused and committed, no matter how long the road, and to do whatever it takes to build a solid foundation that will allow your vision to endure. Just ask Katie Lindenfelser, Executive Director of Children's Lighthouse of Minnesota.


Katie's goal: to create the first children's hospice in the entire midwestern United States.  She's currently assembling a dream team of experts to help her make her vision a realty. She's spent over two years laying the groundwork for future success by bringing together committed experts in areas ranging from fundraising to land acquisition to strategic partnership and almost everything in between.


Every donor, every board member, every person who spreads the word is another success for Children's Lighthouse of Minnesota.

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
light bulb by aloshbennett
Do you feel like you're building your future success on bedrock?  Or does it feel like sometimes you're trying to find your balance on shifting sands?  Perhaps what's needed is to let go of the cluttering activities that trip you up and keep you from standing solidly and confidently on the path to success.

aybe 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...

Stepping Into Big

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