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April 23, 2012 -  How are you allowing your sense of responsibility to empower you? Could it also be holding you back? Being accountable for your own actions is being responsible and will also earn the respect and support of others. However, if your sense of responsibility includes being held accountable for others' actions without holding them accountable, then you are taking their power to support away and jeopardizing your ability to fulfill your responsibilities as well.

Take an MM&I Moment to note any areas in your life, work or business that are not progressing as you desire them to progress. Then note what has fallen through the cracks and why ... who in addition to you was responsible and how ... what was expected and when. If any of this is unclear to you, then it may very well be unclear to the others involved as well. Gather your support team together and set clear expectations, responsibilities, standards of communication and critical success factors in working together. You may be surprised with how things begin moving satisfactorily forward once everyone is working more effectively together and holding each other accountable for what needs to be done.


Synergized Quote of the Week 

"Every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; and every possession a duty." - John D. Rockefeller, Jr.


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

How have you amazed your customers lately? How have you demonstrated you provide capability or products that the customer believes they cannot get the same anywhere else? How have you given your customers a sense of empowerment or made their life or work easier because of what you did for them? How have you made your customers thrilled and excited to be doing business with you? It is one thing to profess these things and the "Real Thing" to actually do it. You know you are accomplishing this when you get unsolicited feedback from your customers. When they are letting you know how much they value you in response to your company simply doing what it stated it would do, you are proving you are "the real thing."  Best of all, they are sharing their delight with everyone else because of how you blew them away with what you did. To learn more about taking your customer relations to an engaging level, read Secrets #18 (Personal Touch) and #21 (The WOW Factor) in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets. To order the book, CLICK HERE!


PRESENTING LEAN MARKETING STRATEGIES ON APRIL 26TH IN HICKORY: I will be in Hickory, NC, April 26th presenting Lean Marketing Strategies to business owners in conjunction with Catawba Community College's Small Business Center. Workshop takes place from 9 a.m. - noon. For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.


INTRODUCING NEW COLUMN, BIZGROWTH 5.0, IN BUSINESS TODAY:  My new column in Business Today debuted this month!  I am excited to introduce its new name and format to the marketplace.  CLICK HERE to read its first installment online introducing my CRISP Principle: POWER of Five® for operational success in a business. What about Savvy Business Owner? It is currently being considered for national syndication, so stay tuned!

LOOKING FOR BIG PAYOFF THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA? Then you don't want to miss Infopreneur extraordinaire, Gail Martin's FREE tele-training call 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. EST on April 26th entitled "30 Days to Social Media Success: Four Simple Steps to Facebook Fans, Fame & Fortune,."  Gail was featured in Secret #46, Income Streams, in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets. She knows her stuff and is helping others know too!  She will share the connect-the-dots approach you MUST take to reach the people who need your knowledge and capabilities and can PAY you for your expertise and offerings! CLICK HERE to sign up!


PRESENTING FROM eBUZZ to ePROFITS ON MAY 22ND IN LINCOLNTON: I am back in Lincolnton, NC, on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. to present "From eBuzz to eProfits: Using the Power of the Internet to Grow Your Business" for the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and the Gaston College Small Business Center. More details about the program will be posted soon. To register and learn more, CLICK HERE.


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