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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.

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Several weeks ago I signed up for a virtual study group which discusses a good book I'd read about a year ago. Since I wanted to re-visit that book, I was excited about the group. There are weekly live calls, a private discussion forum, and assigned "study buddies" to connect with in between phone classes.


Imagine my surprise when I realized three weeks into this experience that I was doing nothing but going through the motions.  I didn't, as one friend puts it, "have any skin in the game." As a result, I wasn't experiencing any particular forward movement.


Once I got over my chagrin, I started thinking: How many of us entrepreneurs fall prey to the trap of appearing to be thoroughly invested in our business success when, in reality, we're simply playing at it?   (Joe DePalma describes this is the difference between being "in" the game/activity/business and being "into" it. Those business owners who are really into what they do are the ones who are far more likely to succeed at it.) 


So...If you have a sneaking suspicion that you're also just going through the motions, apply these tools to shift you into full-blown, committed action. 

Tip of the Week
Take the damn pebble out of your shoe.

Whether you're talking about a physical race or the day-to-day challenge of growing your business, there's no way you can go full bore if there's something that keeps tripping you up or making you stumble.  It doesn't even have to be a huge, mountainous issue, like losing your single biggest client; it could be a small business pebble, like struggling to format an ezine so it looks pretty.

Figure out what prevents you from hitting your full stride and dump it, delegate/outsource it, or just do it. The results will be well worth the effort.
A Really Good Resource

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What's ironic about this week's resource is that it's the subject of the study group I mentioned earlier.

The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level is about taking all elements of your life to new, more fulfilling levels.  Gay Hendricks talks about his years of experience in addressing Upper Limit Problems - his own and his clients'. He provides solid tools for re-setting the emotional thermostat that prevents most of us from living a life of joy and exhiliration, despite the inevitable bumps in the road that we encounter.

(By the way, having realized I was only playing at being involved in this study group, I've now caught up to the rest of the people who were truly into the growth process - and it feels better already.)
How's This for Success?   
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It's not always easy to make the choice to play hard; sometimes going home seems preferable. But entrepreneurs who succeed know that sometimes "playing hard" is simply a matter of staying in the game despite fatigue.  Just ask Robin Kirscher.


A number of years ago, Robin was laid off from her corporate job.  Although that was naturally an emotional and financial blow, the severance package she received allowed her to take time to evaluate what was next for her, and it also gave her the flexibility to care for her ailing mother.  


Instead of curling up in a ball due to her lack of employment and the stress of her mother's illness, Robin simply stayed the course. She took life one day at a time, focused on what was important, and eventually started a new and thoroughly rewarding career with Mary Kay.  Despite a variety of challenging obstacles, she found a way to Step Into Big.  

Out and About  

Wednesday, August 15, 2012: breakout-session facilitator at Minnesota Women in Networking's Get Back to Business Summer Symposium in St. Paul, 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 Stepping Into Big
hamster on her wheel by Heindraus
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What happens when you truly are into your business development activities, yet still fail to see the results you want? When you're busy all the time but not feeling confident that you're busy with the right activities?

Maybe I can help.  My specialty is providing a flexibly structured process that enables you to identify the right actions to take, in the right order, in the right way, resulting in your being able to act with clarity and confidence.  If that sounds like something that could keep your head from exploding, 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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