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February 28, 2011 - Do you have a white-knuckled grip on life right now? Has everyday stress got you bracing yourself for what is coming next? If this is the case, even in only one area of your life, then you are reacting to the present versus creating your future. If your thoughts and actions are more about anticipating the worst, then your intentions and focus is on stopping things from happening versus making things happen.

Take an MM&I Moment to take a deep breath and look at things in a different way. Instead of gripping on tight to a low expectation or undesirable outcome, write down what you would truly like to result.  Then list three things you can do to make whatever it is be more to your liking and make those things happen, no matter how small they may seem to be right now. When you begin shifting from what you can't control to what you can take charge of, you will be amazed at how that white-knuckled grip will change to embracing life with gusto and enjoying it in all its glory.



Synergized Quote of the Week

"Keep your mind off the things you don't want by keeping it focused on the things you do want." - W. Clement Stone


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

How are you showing your talents as a leader outside of your business? Taking on a leadership role in your industry, marketplace, or community is a good way to show that your company appreciates those it serves or who serve you. It is also a smart strategic initiative for positioning you or other key people in your company, elevating the credibility and preference of your company over others in the marketplace. CLICK HERE to read my February Savvy Business Owner column on the value of leadership roles outside of your business.


ATTENTION GRABBERS, CUSTOMER KEEPERS - MARCH 1: I will be in Salisbury on March 1st, for Rowan Cabarrus Small Business Center at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. for a course entitled "Attention Grabbers, Customer Keepers." For more details on the Rowan Cabarrus SBC class series, CLICK HERE.

WOMEN'S SUCCESS SUMMIT ON MARCH 3: I will be among the women featured on a panel to discuss success and overcoming challenges at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on March 3rd. Other panelists include Sandra Yancey, founder of eWomenNetwork, Kim Jacobs, TV show host, and two women entrepreneurs featured in my two books. Frances Queen of Queen Associates, Inc. was a success story in Chapter 17  in Me, Myself & Inc.  Sharon Summers of CCS Document & Cartridge Innovations was featured in Secret # 5 of 50 Marketing Secrets. Join me and these amazing women I admire. CLICK HERE to read more about the program and register.

THE GREEN LIFE WITH METRO GREENSCAPE MARCH 4: Those of you in the Charlotte NC area with kids should plan on stopping by the Southern Home & Garden Show Friday evening to enjoy the fun play area Metro GreenScape (featured in Secret #46)has created in conjunction with WSOC-FM 103.7 and the Charlie & Debbie Show. Play in the dirt, plant flowers, and officially launch into spring. CLICK HERE for more info. Want to know another very cool thing that Metro GreenScape is doing? Actual customers are helping man their exhibit at the Spring Show. They cannot wait to share and show off their fabulous landscaping and outdoor living spaces and experiences with visitors. Stop by and be inspired.

MODERATOR FOR FAST-GROWTH PANEL IN BOCA ROTAN MARCH 11: I am heading to the Boca Resort for the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Event & Conference March 9 -11. I will be moderating a panel of fast-growth businesses as we share the secrets and challenges to growing a business in these times. A special thanks to sponsor MarketSource, which will be presenting a case study presentation of Mega-Growth Strategies immediately following my panel discussion featuring mega-growth expert, John Canington.

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