June 20, 2011 - Has a recent opportunity not turned out exactly as you had hoped? Has the excitement in pursuing it diminished and has disappointment set in because it didn't manifest as you thought that it would or hasn't occurred in the timeframe you had expected? If this has happened, try to shift from disappointment and feeling discouraged to learning and evolving based on what you know now and what can still be possible with some slight shifts in focus.
Take an MM&I Moment to remind yourself why the opportunity would have been so wonderful had it materialized. Get back to the real purpose behind what you were striving to see happen. As the saying goes, "when one door closes another door opens" as long as you are open to seeing the options. Instead of getting caught up in what didn't happen, focus on what you could still make it happen. If the outcome behind that opportunity is still worth pursuing, it is simply a matter of defining and making another way to get there by seeking out other opportunities and ways for you to get there.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize." - Thich Nhat Hanh
Savvy Secret Tip of the Week
Have you identified who may influence or be an initiator in your ideal target market customer deciding to buy your product or service? Does your product or service have one person who is the decision maker, but another person actually does the purchasing? If you are not sure, then this may be part of the reason why you are not closing as many sales or getting the proper attention of your ideal market. Be sure you fully understand everyone who will be pivotal to your offerings being used and purchased. Then you can better speak to and appeal to everyone concerned in your marketing and communications.
VISIT TO TECHNOLÓGICO DE MONTERREY MBA STUDENTS: It was my pleasure to drop in on the Entrepreneurship class in Monterrey, Mexico, this past weekend to discuss building a prosperous life and business through synergy and the growth secrets shared in my two books. I particularly enjoyed the discussion around the differing trends in Mexico compared to the United States as well as trends that universally affect each country.
DOES TIME GET AWAY FROM YOU? Take a look at how you can eliminate or redirect time-wasting activities to be more productive. This is the topic of my June Me, Myself & Inc. column. CLICK HERE to read it now on page 21 in the Lake Norman edition. CLICK HERE and go to page 31 to read it in the Hickory edition.