January 30, 2012 - How trusting are you in others to help accomplish what you are trying to achieve? Do you have a network of support and inspiration you can turn to for valued perspective, reinforcing insight or re-directive guidance when needed? People who succeed know that they cannot do it solo. They understand the momentum that can be built and the empowerment that comes from having Circles of Influence, Trust, and Support, especially when roadblocks or challenges come into play.
Take an MM&I Moment to confirm you list of those you would consider a part of your inner Circles of Trust, Influence and Support. Do you have work or business colleagues you can call upon who could provide insight due to having gone through similar situations? Are friends sources of feedback and encouragement because they know what you are trying to achieve personally and professionally? Do you have advisers who can offer perspective and guidance? Who have you come to know who could make introductions for you or connect you in some way to help? Who can you count on to support you in tasks at home and at work when you start to feel overloaded or overwhelmed? Not only will identifying these people give you a clear idea of all who are there for you who can assist, it will also confirm just how much more rewarding it is once you have succeeded because you have so many to share in the celebration.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean." - Ryunosuke Satora
Savvy Secret Tip of the Week
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SPEAKING TO MECKLENBURG SURVEYORS ON FEB 6: I will be helping area members of the Mecklenburg Surveyors Association earn CEU credits with my presentation on Monday, February 6th, at the Dillworth Neighborhood Grille in Charlotte, NC. I have offered programs to a variety of industries for purposes of gaining required CEU credits. If your group is seeking programming with CEU value, contact me to determine a topic focus perfect for your trade group's needs.
IS YOUR BRANDING CREATING PREFERENCE, & NOT JUST DISTINCTION: Are you only scratching the surface when it comes to branding your business? Do you know the four aspects of branding and are you effectively using them in your business strategy? Are you also leveraging the power of the operational side of branding? If you aren't sure or answered "no" to any of these questions, then read my just published article in Enterprising Women Magazine. If you subscribe, CLICK HERE and go to page 49. If you are not a subscriber, CLICK HERE.
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. 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.