August 22, 2011 - Do find yourself wishing others would read your mind and simply anticipate your needs so that you don't have to be continuously bothered by certain things? Do you get frustrated by having to tell certain things over and over again? Do you feel like you are answering the same questions over and over again? When frustration like this occurs, it is time to take a step back and see things from everyone else's perspective. This means digging deep to understand why this repetitive or unanticipated behavior is happening in the first place.
Take an MM&I Moment to list all the things that have you frustrated in this way? What is it you wish people could anticipate? What is it that you wish you didn't have to explain over and over again? What is it you feel as though is not getting through in one way or another? Then consider this. Is there a process you could develop to alleviate the situation? Do you need to take some time to better explain or document what you want so others can understand and then know what to do without your assistance every time? Is there a system you can devise that can better alert you and others to anticipate and proactively handle situations? Whatever it is, there are options to get you out of your funk and frustration and back on track to what you really want to be doing.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools." - Confucius
Savvy Secret Tip of the Week
Feeling stuck in a rut for new ideas in your business? Then you might want to consider forming or becoming a part of a mastermind group. These groups typically involve non-competing company representatives seeking to confidentially discuss and gain perspective on their business issues. Comprised ideally of no more than 10-12 individuals, from CEO to specialized disciplines, these groups are a gold mine of ideas, insights and perspective. The best one meet monthly, include expert guest advisors, and meet monthly with accountability measures for each business. (Learn more in Secret #35, 50 Marketing Secrets)
HAVE YOU PROFIT-SIZED YOUR EXPENSES? It may seem an oxymoron to "profit-size" your expenses, but many businesses find hidden cash flow through taking a closer look at expenses. CLICK HERE to read my August column in Business Today in Part III of a series on "Is there hidden cash flow in your business."
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Yours in synergistic thinking,
Author, Strategist & Chief Marketeer
SLD Unlimited Marketing/PR, Inc.