November 21, 2011 - How has appreciation played a role in getting you where you are today? Have you given it much thought or is it something that is taken for granted? It is a well known fact that when others feel valued and appreciated, they care more about whatever they are doing. When others feel appreciated and acknowledged, they will seek ways to do more because they know it will be recognized and supported. If it has been a while since you have let those in your life and work know how much you appreciate them, let them know today, this week, and on an ongoing basis.
Take an MM&I Moment to list all the people who you appreciate being in your life and supporting you in your work. Then let them know one by one. Write a personal note and send it in the mail. Take him or her out to breakfast or lunch. Surprise another with a small token that represents how you feel. Take a moment to do something in return or to help others in need and then dedicate the action to someone who has done the same for you. Then make the act of appreciation a daily occurrence and you will be surprised what else happens as a result.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it." - Ralph Marston
Savvy Secret Tip of the Week
How are you building "share of heart" in your business? Why should customers and those who serve your business care? If you are so focused on transacting business that you are forgetting the interaction part of the equation, you may be losing or not earning share of heart. Building a business that people grow to care about is the secret to growing a business that will be in demand and continue to prosper regardless of economic or competitive circumstances. Part of building share of heart is showing how your business has a heart for what it does for its customers, community, industry and employees, suppliers and resource partners. Take some time to note how you demonstrate share of heart in your messaging, actions and business practices. To learn more, check out Secret #14, Relationships vs. Transactions, in 50 Marketing Secrets of Growth Companies in Down Economic Times. Get the book today! To order, CLICK HERE!
SPEAKING OF APPRECIATION, CHECK OUT THIS MONTH'S ME, MYSELF & INC. COLUMN: My November column in Sophie's Woman Magazine focused on "Everyday Appreciation Opens Doors and Minds." To check out the magazine, CLICK HERE. My column appears on page 31.
SPEAKING ON GROWTH SECRETS IN TAYLORSVILLE ON DEC 8: I will be the guest instructor at CVCC's Small Business Center Alexander Center in Taylorsville on December 8 to provide the lecture and a work session on "Marketing Secrets for Small Business Success" from 9 a.m. until noon. To register or for more information, CLICK HERE. The workshop is free made possible by state and federal grant monies, but preregistration is expected.
CHECK OUT CHIEF MARKETEER BLOG / FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: I am excited to announce the debut of the Chief Marketeer blog (www.chiefmarketeer.com). In addition, you can now follow me, Chief Marketeer, on twitter at www.twitter.com/ChiefMarketeer.
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Yours in synergistic thinking,
Author, Strategist & Chief Marketeer
SLD Unlimited Marketing/PR, Inc.