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January 9, 2012 - Is there something you have attempted that now that you have experienced it, you would have approached in a different way?  Because of failing the first time, are you hesitant to attempt again even though you are newly enlightened? Never allow something that didn't go exactly as planned deter you from realizing your dreams and continuing to pursue opportunities that could make your dreams a reality. Part of the glory of achievement is embracing the journey along the way.


Take an MM&I Moment to write down how you would now approach it differently based on what you have learned. Then write down what you expect the outcome to be. Then take the first step, then the next, and the next to make it become your reality, learning every step of the way.


Synergized Quote of the Week

"The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way." - Robert Kiyosaki


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

When someone calls into your company inquiring about your services, is there a formal way to capture information about the prospect before they are handed off to a salesperson or you? Sometimes an inquiry can be effectively qualified by the receptionist or whoever answers the phone, also giving you or your sales team valuable information to respond impressively. What are key questions anyone can ask that are important to know in order to qualify the opportunity to serve? What information is critical to determine if this is a good prospect? These questions can also help your referral network outside of your customer base. Determine them and then share them with anyone who may connect with a prospect interested in your business. Learn more about initiatives such as this in Secret #12, Systemized Marketing, in 50 Marketing Secrets of Growth Companies in Down Economic Times. Get the book today! To order, CLICK HERE!



COULD YOU BE GETTING IN YOUR OWN WAY?  As you launch into this exciting new year, how are you going to open up even more opportunities for yourself and your business? Could it be that part of opening doors is getting out of your own way? Read my January Savvy Business Owner column to identify ways you may be blocking opportunities or your ability to pursue opportunities by CLICKING HERE. 



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 this coming 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 ( 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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