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March 5, 2012 - Have you experienced an unexpected challenge that has caught you off guard? Has something changed at work or in your life that was not expected and yet is now your current reality? How are you embracing this challenge? Are you viewing it from a victim's mindset or a victor's mindset? Are you assessing your options on the defensive or offensive? Instead of allowing this challenge to make you feel defeated and depleted, allow it to give you strength and resolve instead.  The key to overcoming any challenge is to focus first on what you can control and can do, no matter how little it feels like you may be doing at the time. If you only focus on what is out of your control, you will continue to be stuck in the whirlwind of the challenge instead of lifting yourself above and beyond it.

Take an MM&I Moment to list any actions you can take to make this challenge less daunting, less oppressive and more manageable. List all of your options, even those that seem out of the realm of possibility, and then choose first to explore the ones that you can take real action on now. Determine what you need to know or do in order to take the next step. Then prioritize and begin your journey over this mountain until you can look back upon it as nothing more than a bump on the road.


Synergized Quote of the Week 

"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

Is your Internet presence optimized with a Google map and sitemap.xml? Google maps come up first on search engines because Google understands why people search and for what types of information. Make sure your business has been registered with its location and key information on Google Maps. Submitting your website to Sitemap.xml is worth your time investment if your web developer hasn't already done this. Doing this will officially register your site with the top search engines once you have completed the process. Submit to Google and Bing and then Yahoo and MSN will be covered as well.  The result will be a higher position in search engines once the registration is complete and acknowledged. Want to know how to leverage the Internet more effectively in your business? Then check out Secrets #26 through #30 in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets, which focus on effectively leveraging your lnternet Presence. To order the book, CLICK HERE!


MAKE A WISH COME TRUE THROUGH MARCH! GreenCastle Publishing has extended its commitment to donate $5 per book purchase to the Make A Wish Foundation in partnership with Send Out Cards (mentioned in Secret #18, The Personal Touch). The fundraising effort has now been extended through March 31st. If you buy both the Me, Myself & Inc. and 50 Marketing Secrets books, $10 will be donated. Help make wishes come true for terminally ill children by placing your order today! To order, CLICK HERE! And chances are, reading the insights and how-to's in the books will help YOU make your wishes come true too!

SPEAKING AT THE ENTERPRISING WOMEN GLOBAL CONFERENCE IN FLORIDA: I will be speaking on two difference topic areas at the annual Enterprising Women Awards Conference being held March 12 -13 in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, FL. The panels take place on Monday, March 12th. In the morning, I will be among four panelists sharing insights at the Office Depot headquarters on "Branding." In the late afternoon, I will be co-presenting on "So, You Want to Write a Book" at the Ritz Carlton in Ft. Lauderdale. The Enterprising Women conference and awards program now spans the globe in recognizing women and their enterprises experiencing impressive growth and achievement. In addition to winner from the United States and Canada, winners are being recognized with businesses based in India, China, South Africa, Scotland, Ireland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.


JOIN ME AT THE WOMEN WITH KNOW HOW IMPACT CONFERENCE IN CHARLOTTE: I will be a featured speaker at the WWKH Impact Conference taking place at the Duke Mansion on March 20th. My presentation entitled "Dream Wide Awake" will help you shift from day dreaming to dream doing by helping you identify and overcome the fearful or wishful thinking mindsets that could be holding you back. I will also be signing books all day at the conference with $3 of each book sale going to the WWKH Foundation. For more information or to register, CLICK HERE!


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SLD Unlimited Marketing/PR, Inc.


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