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September 17, 2012 - Have you been told that your expectations are too high? Your expectations are what they are because of your aspirations, values, and who you are as a person and a professional. Noone has the right to tell you what your expectations should or shouldn't be, though everyone has the right to question expectations as they relate to what they are trying to achieve.  Setting standards for yourself and what is expected of others in support of you is your right. However, when it impacts others, make sure you are also considering their expectations as well.

Take an MM&I Moment to assess a situation in which you were told that your expectations or aspirations were too high or unrealistic. When someone makes you feel as though you are expecting too much or aspiring beyond what they believe is possible, understand where their opinion is based from first, acknowledge it without necessarily accepting it, and then provide action for you and for them based on your own confidence to continue to move forward. Sometimes helping someone know better how to meet the expectations placed upon them engages them in believing it is possible after all.


Synergized Quote of the Week 

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark" - Michaelangelo


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

If you are seeking to be viewed as the best in what you offer, beyond getting customer testimonials claiming this to be true, you also should be seeking industry and marketplace recognition confirming this to be true as well. To learn more about how to be Award Winning and why it is of value to your business, read Secret # 42 in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets. To order the book, CLICK HERE!


LEARN HOW TO OUT-THINK YOUR COMPETITION SEPT 24TH IN GREENSBORO: I will be presenting a hands-on workshop titled, "Out-Think Your Competition: $ecrets to Explode $ales" in Greensboro, NC, at the Grandover Resort on September 24th for the Institute of Management Consultants' Carolinas Regional Meeting.  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.


GUEST ON "EGG LIVE!" ON SEPT. 21ST: A busy day of sharing on the 21st! I will be a featured guest on Solutionz Media's EGG Live! broadcast where I will be sharing the principles of  my book, "Me, Myself & Inc.: A Synergized World, An Energized Business, Living Your Ultimate Life." I look forward to inspiring EGG members to the power of shifting to Work/Life Synergy to really have a life and business they love! EGG stands for Executive Girlfriends' Group, a virtual community of Executive-level women professionals from around the country. My book is also being featured as a Must-Read pick for the Executive Girlfriends' Book Club. CLICK HERE for the special Book Club pricing through Amazon.


DO YOU HAVE A TAPESTRY OF FRIENDS?  Among the things that make living a treasured experience are our many friendships we enjoy throughout 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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Author, Strategist & Chief Marketeer

SLD Unlimited Marketing/PR, Inc.



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