January 31, 2011 - Do you sometimes find yourself wishing life was a bit easier than it is right now? Do you wish that work and opportunities would flow better? Are you disappointed by something that has not happened that you thought would by now? Are you worrying? Are you wishing certain situations didn't exist? Instead of fretting about them or wishing them away, use your valuable mind space to create ways to overcome and minimize frustration's power over you. Continuing to dwell on what you think has gone wrong only pushes you further away from making headway towards where you want to be going.
Take an MM&I Moment to write down one simple thing you can do to take action to make your life easier, to make opportunities and work flow better, to get closer to making happen what you want to make happen. Still stuck? Then get some ideas from close friends, family members, colleagues or a professional advisor. So often it is our perception and not the reality that is truly holding us back. Make it your priority to make your perception and reality one of great satisfaction and progress.
Synergize Quote of the Week
"When everything seems to be going wrong, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." - Henry Ford
Savvy Secret Tip of the Week
Are you involved in a particular organization or group to help promote your business, and are feeling as though it is not reaping what you had hoped? Chances are you aren't strategically involved. If you have not rolled your sleeves up to help make a difference for the group with your company's resources or your time and talent, then you are expecting return without giving anything of value. Take a step back to do what growth companies do. Take a look at how you can voluntarily benefit the group while also gaining exposure of value that will strategically position your company to your ideal customer.
A MARKETING SECRETS DISCUSSION WITH BIG COUNCIL ON FEB 11TH: 50 Marketing Secrets is the featured book at BIG Council's Big Ideas Exchange on February 11th. I will be facilitating discussion around the most missed secrets at this month's BIG Ideas Exchange at Good Mortgage on South Boulevard in Charlotte from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Is BIG Council right for your business? CLICK HERE to learn more about its mission and focus. Are you a member of BIG? CLICK HERE and take the Quick Quiz to prepare for the session discussion.
SUCCESS STORIES CONTINUE TO THRIVE: It is not a surprise at all to me to see that companies featured in my books continue to thrive and I love it when they are also continuing to be an inspiration to others, giving back their time, talent and resources. SPARK Publications' founder Fabi Preslar is a featured speaker at eWomenNetwork Greater Charlotte on February 3rd and is celebrating the release of her first book this month. CLICK HERE to learn more about the program on the 3rd. College Hunks Hauling Junk not only made the 2010 Inc 5000 list again and is among the fastest growing franchises in the country, but also partners with Goodwill across the country with donation events. CLICK HERE to read their latest blog posts. And speaking of supporting Goodwill, Do Your Part success example helped raise funds for the Goodwill Job Training Program with over 15 truckloads of e-waste collected Saturday and Sunday in Charlotte, Hickory and Gastonia, NC. CLICK HERE to learn more about their e-waste events and how you can get involved. Congrats to these companies that do their part to help and be a resource to others in big, meaningful ways.