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September 3, 2012 - Have you made an investment of time, money or your trust that did not turn out as you had hoped? Are you now questioning your own judgment or your own ability to achieve what you had set out to accomplish? Your time, money and even your trust is never wasted if it was invested with the best of intentions and possibilities in mind. Too often, we allow our disappointment to cloud the real value of an outcome when it is not as we had desired or hoped.

Take an MM&I Moment and note what you had hoped would be the result of your investment. Then note anything positive that did come out of the experience. What did you gain in learning or more awareness?  What did you gain in insight? What do you now know that you did not know before? What will you now do differently?  The key to getting your highest return on any investment is being able to weigh the result and measure its true value in multi-faceted ways, one of the most valuable is the knowledge gained. Then no effort is wasted and every effort is valuable.


Synergized Quote of the Week 

"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

The easier you are to do business with, the more appealing you are to do business with.  What systems do you have in place to make responding to your customers or prospects easy and almost effortless? What policies or standards do you have in place that makes it easier for a customer to transact business with you and do more business with you? Too often, businesses get in their own way in truly being of service and preference to a customer. Ongoing communications to reinforce your value and the ways you make doing business with you easier is just one practice growth companies understand well. To learn more about ways you can make your business more appealing and preferred, read my book, 50 Marketing Secrets. To order the book, CLICK HERE!


WANT TO KNOW HOW TO OUT-THINK YOUR COMPETITION? I will be presenting a hands-on workshop titled, "Out-Think Your Competition: $ecrets to Explode $ales" in Lincolnton, NC, at Gaston College campus location on September 13th for the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and in Greensboro, NC, at the Grandover Resort on September 24th for the Institute of Management Consultants' Carolinas Regional Meeting. To learn more and register for the September 13th event, CLICK HERE. To register for the September 24th event, CLICK HERE.


LISTEN TO "UNCOMMON GIVING" ON SEPT. 21ST: I am a featured guest on the Uncommon Giving Radio Show on the Rock the World Network along with Steve Canton of iCore Networks and Greg Rankich of Xtreme Consulting, where the topic is "The Link Between Giving and Profitability."  Xtreme Consulting and iCore were featured in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets, because of their "Giving DNA" while still realizing triple digit growth and being named among Inc.'s 500. CLICK HERE to learn more about the show, as well as these uncommonly exceptional companies.


DO YOU HAVE A TAPESTRY OF FRIENDS?  Among the things that make living a treasured experience are our many friendships we enjoy thoughout our lives. I celebrate friendships my column in the September issue of Sophie Woman's Magazine now out on stands. CLICK HERE to read it online. Go to page 27. 


CRISP PRINCIPLE® BRANDING INSIGHTS: Is your company effectively leveraging both the marketing and operational aspects of branding essential to building true value in your company? CLICK HERE to download this Operational Branding Checklist (PDF) to see what you are and are not doing. Need help branding or taking your current brand to the next level? Give me a call at 704.483.2941 to arrange a consultation. 


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Yours in synergistic thinking,




Author, Strategist & Chief Marketeer

SLD Unlimited Marketing/PR, Inc.



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