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May 2, 2011 - If you could name five things about yourself that you are grateful are a part of who you are, what would they be?  Why are these aspects of you important to you and what does it mean for not only you, but for others in your life? How are you honoring these aspects of you each and every day?  Realizing satisfaction in your life and work begins with embracing and celebrating who you are in how you live and work. If you are frustrated or feeling unsatisfied with how things are going, then chances are you are not allowing the real you to be fully engaged in what you are doing. 


Take an MM&I Moment to list at least five things that you believe make you the person that you are today. Write why these characteristics or abilities are valued and what they mean to you. Take a look at what is going on in your life or at work and consider how these characteristics are either not being used to their fullest advantage or not being appreciated. Then take some action to shift your current reality into a more satisfying, gratifying and rewarding one.


Synergized Quote of the Week

"Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success ... You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective." - Denis Waitley


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

Award winning companies are viewed as more credible, stable, and worthy of patronizing. High growth companies are more likely to have won multiple awards for the companies, people and offerings. They have made pursuing and winning awards an operational and marketing component of the company's overall positioning strategy. Identify and pursue awards and recognition opportunities that will demonstrate your ability in management, delivery of products and services, customer satisfaction, innovation or a unique differentiating aspect of your company. You will find the process of submitting and pursuing these opportunities will make your business better by the sheer exercise of forcing you to think about and evolve your business to its next level.


"MARKETING $UCCESS $ECRETS TO GROW YOUR PRACTICE" ON MAY 3RD THROUGH JUNE 2ND: The NC Dietetics Association Annual Conference and Expo held in Winston-Salem in April inspired me to offer a special TeleSeminar/Webinar to healthcare and nutrition practitioners interested in using some of the 50 Secrets to explode and grow their practices.  The LIVE presentation of "Marketing $uccess $ecrets to Grow Your Practice" is tomorrow, May 3rd at 10 a.m. EST, but will be replaying for MP3 and audio/video download through June 2nd. So even if the live date is not convenient for you, you can still reap the valuable insights and how-to's that you will be able to put into practice immediately! PLUS, the $69 fee includes a copy of my nationally acclaimed book, 50 Marketing Secrets of Growth Companies in Down Economic Times (shipped free to your door).  CLICK HERE for an overview. CLICK HERE to register NOW!


SPRING INTO SMART SUCCESS MAY 5 AT THE SPEEDWAY CLUB: I am excited to announce the presentations of the entrepreneurial minds behind three success stories in my books, who will be featured speakers at the eWomenNetwork Greater Charlotte's Spring into SMART Success event on Thursday, May 5th from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Club in Concord, NC. From my book, 50 Marketing Secrets, Gail Martin of DreamSpinner Communications (Success Story in Secret #46) will be speaking on Facebook for Business. Sara Seasholtz of Preferred Financial Strategies (Success Story in Secret #50 ) will be speaking on "Do You Know Your Competency Score?" Mary Beth Ballantine of Ballantine Insurance & Financial Services (Success Story in Secret #37) will be speaking on "It's a Business, Not a Beauty Pageant." From my book, Me, Myself & Inc., Debbie Peterson of Money Counts, Inc. (Success Story in Chapter 9) will be speaking on "Who is in Control? You or Your Money?" These dynamic entrepreneurs are just three of eleven speakers in this fast-track day of insight and know-how to catapult your skills to a whole new level of success. Don't waste another minute! CLICK HERE for more information and to register.


CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE AWARD-WINNERS FEATURED IN MY BOOKS! I will have the pleasure of personally presenting awards at the Mecklenburg Times 50 Most Influential Women event on May 6th to Janet Faulk of Carolinas Keller Williams (KW International was featured in Secret #6) and Barbara Green of Sensibly Chic Interior Design (Secret #43).  Also named among this year's 50 Most Influential are Denise Altman of Altman Initiative Group (Secret #36), Sara Seasholtz of Preferred Financial Strategies (Secret #50) and Angela Mastoras Key of Premier Resources, Inc. (Chapter 4 of Me, Myself & Inc.).  Congratulations to these inspiring entrepreneurs who continue to make a difference in powerful ways!

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