December 5, 2011 - Are you going above and beyond in your work and what you deliver only to feel as though no-one seems to be noticing? Are you feeling as though people are expecting more for less and it isn't as gratifying to give when no-one seems to recognize the effort and attention being paid to doing an exceptional job? Never let others' lack of recognition keep you from doing what you believe is the right way to be in how you approach doing things. Always focus on what it means to you and for others regardless of how others may or may not be responding at the time. Keep in mind that in times of stress or challenge, it is easy for people to take for granted or not realize what is happening that is actually making things easier or more convenient because their focus is on what is not going smoothly or conveniently. Don't take their lack of acknowledgement or appreciation personally. Simple realize that everyone is in a different place and space.
Take an MM&I Moment to list examples of how you have gone above and beyond and why you did it. Note why it was important to you and the way you do business, handle a project or conduct your work. Aside from being acknowledged, what else did creating this added value mean to you and why you felt it was important to complete the project or conduct yourself in this manner? If you can look at whatever you have done with pride for a job well done, then you can hold your head up high and take that same energy to the next project and the next project or task at hand. Striving for excellence isn't about recognition. It is about making whatever comes next even better than it was before.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition." - Abraham Lincoln
Savvy Secret Tip of the Week
In an effort to promote the offerings of your business, are you involved in organizations or strategically involved? Have you defined a strategy to confirm why a particular group is of value to your business and its growth? Can you document results and mutually beneficial gain in being involved for both you and the group or organization? Did you determine the level and reason for your involvement or did you simply say "yes" to a request for getting involved? As you consider your plans for next year, you should learn more about what growth companies know when determining Strategic Involvements in Secrets #31 -37 in 50 Marketing Secrets of Growth Companies in Down Economic Times. Get the book today! To order, CLICK HERE!
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.