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May 21, 2012 - Has something happened recently that has made you lose faith in yourself ? Are you beginning to question the direction you are headed or even the passions that you are pursuing?  When disappointment in progress occurs or a particular outcome was not as desired, it is important to pause and look at it from an objective perspective versus from frustration and disenchantment. Why was it disappointing and what were you expecting? Why is it causing you to lose faith in yourself? Is it because you are impatient? Is it because you have high expectations? Is it because you don't like to fail at something? If you are allowing this setback to cause you to lose faith in yourself, you are really questioning your passions, not your abilities.  


Then take an MM&I Moment to re-engage and realign your action with your passion for the strength necessary to move beyond the situation and forward toward your desired future. Are you still passionate about your goals and what you want to do? Do you still believe in what it will mean for you and for others? If yes, then could this unexpected shift in outcome possibly open doors or insights for you in other ways? Could this perceived failure help you learn something that will enable you to shift in a way that could bring about a better result based on this new understanding? It is fine to be disappointed, as long as it helps point you toward ways to avoid having the same disappointment in the future. It is okay to be impatient, as long as you redirect that impatient energy into impassioned action to prove persistence trumps impatience every time. It is good to have high expectations, as long as you remind yourself that with high expectations comes the need for perseverance because you refuse to settle for anything less.

Synergized Quote of the Week 

"Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak." - Thomas Carlyle


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

Are you allowing these economic times to put you in an expense mindset? Do you view anything that you spend money on in your business or life as what it is costing you versus what it could be getting you or achieving for you?  If you are caught in this mindset you are in a survival mode versus a growth mode in your thinking, which will keep you stuck and unable to make the best decisions to move forward. You need to differentiate between what is an investment and what is an expense.  If what you are spending money on will either bring measurable results or enhance what you are doing, it could be a worthwhile investment. Learn more about discerning an investment versus an expense in Secret #9, Investment vs. Expense, in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets. To order the book, CLICK HERE!


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. The program is being held in the Cochrane Science and Technology Building, Room 117. Cost is only $15. To register and learn more, CLICK HERE.


BOOK SIGNING TO BENEFIT SMALL BUSINESS CENTER RESOURCE LIBRARY: Immediately after the eBuzz presentation on the 22nd, I will be staying for a book signing from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Lincolnton Campus of Gaston College (511 South Aspen Street), in the Cochrane Science and Technology Building. A portion of proceeds from each item sold will be donated to the Gaston College Small Business Center Resource Library.



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