November 7, 2011 - Do you feel limited in the directions you could go right now because of your current responsibilities and obligations? Do you feel as if life and work are managing you instead of the other way around and neither is all that enjoyable at the moment? Then perhaps you have lost sight of an important aspect of living a fulfilled life. You do have choices. And it starts with making sure you are continuously replenishing you in ways that reinforce why you are doing all that you are doing.
Take an MM&I Moment to list some of the things that are currently "managing" you and consuming your time. Then next to these items, list what would make whatever it is more enjoyable, less stressful, more productive, less time-consuming, more exciting, less monotonous, more satisfying, less frustrating, more fulfilling, less demanding and more empowering. In every area where you identified ways to make it "less", choose the item where you could even remotely hand it off to someone else immediately. In every area where you identified ways to make it "more", choose one item and take action immediately to bring that joy, fulfillment, excitement, satisfaction, and empowerment back into being.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"When making your choices in life, do not neglect to live." - Samuel Johnson
Savvy Secret Tip of the Week
Do you have a system in place to properly follow up with opportunities so things don't slip through the cracks? Do you have a means of tracking your marketing activity to confirm what is working and what is not? Do you have processes and procedures that allow you to get answers for customers and prospects effectively, to work or communicate more easily, and to operate your business more efficiently? In this age of less is more, systems and processes allow you to do more with less. If anything in your business is performed on a regular basis, then a documented process or procedure should be developed. If anything is requested repeatedly, then a system and procedure should be established. Systems, processes, and procedures not only play an essential role in growth and effectiveness, they also play a pivotal role in a company's overall value as an enterprise. To learn more about systemizing marketing into your operations, check out Secret #12 in50 Marketing Secrets of Growth Companies in Down Economic Times. Get the book today! To order, CLICK HERE!
CHIEF MARKETEER BLOG & TWITTER DEBUTS 11/11/11: I am excited to announce the debut of the Chief Marketeer blog (www.chiefmarketeer.com) this Friday, November 11th. To learn more about my plans and intent for the blog, check it out this week before my first "official" musings begin. In addition, you will be able to follow me, Chief Marketeer, on twitter at www.twitter.com/ChiefMarketeer.
SPEAKING TO MBPW ON NOV 16TH: I will be speaking to the Metropolitan Business Professional Women's group at their luncheon on Nov 16 on the marketing power of "Passion, Purpose and Your Personal Mission." $3 of each book purchase at the event will be donated to the Ruth Moss Easterling Scholarship Foundation. For more information or to register, CLICK HERE.
TO SHARE CONFESSIONS OF A MOMPRENEUR AS KICK-OFF CONFERENCE SPEAKER ON NOV 17TH IN HICKORY: I will be the kick-off speaker at the Women's Leadership conference being held at Rock Barn Spa on Nov 17th sharing "Confessions of a Mompreneur" featuring leadership lessons I have learned as a business owner and a mother. For more information about the conference and to register, CLICK HERE.
SPEAKING ON MY JOURNEY OF INSPIRING NEW THINKING, EMPOWERING POSITIVE CHANGE AT CPSE LUNCHEON 11/17: Yes, it is a busy week for me as I will also be the luncheon keynote at the Carolinas Professional Saleswomen and Entrepreneurs group in Charlotte. I will be sharing my story of how I evolved as a business owner and professional to know my personal and professional missions that are now making a difference every day. For more information or to register, CLICK HERE.
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.
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Yours in synergistic thinking,
Author, Strategist & Chief Marketeer
SLD Unlimited Marketing/PR, Inc.