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January 2, 2012 - Are you focused on what you are going to change in the year ahead or what you are going to progress and take to the next level? If you are focused only on what you want to change then you are missing the golden opportunity in making what is already working go to even greater heights. If you are focused only on what you feel you need to change about yourself, then you are missing the chance to evolve and grow in ways you couldn't imagine.


Take an MM&I Moment to list what you would like to see evolve and continue to move forward beyond where it is right now. List what you like and appreciate about yourself and how you would like to explore and achieve more with these aspects of yourself. By focusing on what is going right and what is already moving forward, even in the smallest of ways, you are giving energy and attention to what can help you leap forward and take you to greater heights of satisfaction and achievement.


Synergized Quote of the Week

 "Keep reaching higher and you will continue moving higher." - Ralph Marston


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

How are you building a referral network outside of your customer base to assure opportunities keep flowing into your business? If you are only relying on customer referrals then you are not taking advantage of what growth companies do to keep business flowing through the door. Your greatest compliment is to receive referrals from a multitude of sources when someone asks who is the best source of  a service or product like yours. When you receive multiple referrals, the chances that that prospect will become a customer sky rockets to 95%. Now do you see the value of building a strong referral network? To learn more about the power in building a strong referral relations program, check out Secrets #22 - #25 in 50 Marketing Secrets of Growth Companies in Down Economic Times. Get the book today! To order, CLICK HERE!



TAKE A LUNCH BREAK ON FRIDAY, THE 6TH, FOR CAROLINA BUSINESS EDGE: I am the featured guest on Sandler Media's radio broadcast of Carolina Business Edge this coming Friday at noon. To listen in, CLICK HERE to bookmark the site for the broadcast.

JOIN ME AT MAGGIANO'S FOR "GAINING AND RETAINING CUSTOMERS" PANEL ON THE 11TH: I will be among the panelists sharing tips and answering questions on Gaining and Retaining Customers at the Charlotte Chamber's Survive & Thrive Breakfast series of programs being held at Maggiano's Little Italy in Southpark on Wednesday, January 11th from 7:30 - 9 a.m. For more details and to register, CLICK HERE.


CHECK OUT CHIEF MARKETEER BLOG / FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: I am excited to announce the debut of the Chief Marketeer blog ( In addition, you can now follow me, Chief Marketeer, on Twitter at The blog and twitter will be kicking into high gear after the first of the year.


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Yours in synergistic thinking,





Author, Strategist & Chief Marketeer

SLD Unlimited Marketing/PR, Inc.



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