October 31, 2011 - Is your past haunting you in some way that is holding you back from what you could be accomplishing today? Is there a mistake you regret making that you are having a hard time getting past? Is there something you wish you would or could have handled differently believing it would have resulted in a more desirable outcome? Getting caught up in what was or could have been is exactly what may be keeping you from making significant strides in what you want to be doing.
Take an MM&I Moment to reflect on what is bothering you in a different way or from a different perspective. What opportunities have presented themselves that would not have occurred? What did you learn that has you better prepared to cope or overcome a similar challenge in the future? If this was a friend or family member, and not you, what would you recommend to help make the shift in thinking? By stepping outside of your frustration and viewing things from a more enlightened perspective, you may be able to finally move forward and leave the past behind for good.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret." - Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Savvy Secret Tip of the Week
Have you scanned the news lately specifically to see if there is anything that could be of value to share with your customers, prospects, or vendors? Send an article or some tips of interest. Pass along some information or a resource that could be of value. Congratulate them for an accomplishment or development. Include as a nugget of information in your next newsletter. Staying in touch can take on many forms and when you add that personal touch, it brings a sense of genuineness that is received with not only appreciation but a feeling of being appreciated. Learn more about keeping in touch with a personal touch in Secrets #17 and #18 of 50 Marketing Secrets of Growth Companies in Down Economic Times. Get the book today! To order, CLICK HERE!
OCTOBER'S SAVVY BUSINESS OWNER COLUMN FOCUSED ON CUSTOMER RETENTION: If you haven't read my Savvy Business Owner column in Business Today yet, then you may be missing some important tips on serving your customers better. CLICK HERE to read the column entitled "How Informed Are Your Customers, Really?" to assess how well you are doing.
OCTOBER'S ME, MYSELF & INC. COLUMN HELPS YOU CONQUER FEARS: The perfect read this Halloween day, check out my column entitled, "Is Fearful Thinking Holding You Back?" in the October issue of Sophie Women's Magazine. CLICK HERE to read the article on Page 31.
COVER STORY IN BUSINESS LEADER MAGAZINE: I am excited to be the cover story in the Charlotte edition of Business Leader Charlotte's Movers & Shakers issue. Learn how I help current and future executives and entrepreneurs build energized careers, businesses and lives by helping them strategically shift from a work/life balance mindset to work/life synergy. To read the online version, CLICK HERE. To read the full article from the hard copy version with photos and sidebars, CLICK HERE.
SPEAKING ABOUT THE "YOU-NIQUE" SIDE OF BRANDING AT BUSINESS SORORITY NOV 4TH: I will be the guest speaker at the Charlotte chapter of Business Sorority on Friday, Nov 4th, where my topic will be "The You-nique Side of Branding." The lunch meeting takes place at Hickory Tavern on Harris Boulevard. For more details and to register for the luncheon, CLICK HERE.
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Yours in synergistic thinking,
Author, Strategist & Chief Marketeer
SLD Unlimited Marketing/PR, Inc.