August 8, 2011 - Have you taken stock lately in the mementos you have at work and in your home and what they mean to you? Or do they just blur into the background because of the busy life you lead? Do you have pictures of family and friends? Are there inspirational sayings and plaques? Are there specific books? Are there trinkets, works of art, artifacts or collectibles from trips you have taken or places you have been? These have all accumulated because they meant something to you. Allow them to re-engage you in your life.
Take an MM&I Moment to simply enjoy and reflect on these fabulous reminders of what you love, have enjoyed and appreciate about your life. Take a few minutes and stroll through your home or get up from your desk and revisit these items as if you were seeing them for the first time. Remember the stories, the experiences or the inspiration behind them. Allow them to reignite your joy, your passion, your excitement and your gratitude. Then experience the amazing feeling that washes over you as you do this and the smile and the pleasure you will have from the inside out simply from remembering.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward." - Margaret Fairless Barber
Savvy Secret Tip of the Week
Does your company offer an incentives program for generating referrals from customers? You shouldn't have to create incentives to get customers to refer your business. Excellence in service and product delivery and distinctiveness in your offerings should be wowing your customers to the point that they are inspired and thrilled to share their experience with others. Growth companies know that a rewarding customers for referrals is the smarter and better way to show both appreciation and have impact. (Secret #16, 50 Marketing Secrets)
HEADING TO HICKORY ON AUGUST 16TH: I am going to be speaking at the Catawba Chamber of Commerce to the Jaycees of Hickory and Hickory Young Professionals on Tuesday, August 16th. The lunch and learn will occur from 11:30 - 1 p.m. My presentation is entitled "The POWER of Strategic Involvements: Making a Difference for Long Lasting Impact." For more information or to register, CLICK HERE.