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October 1, 2012 - What is your happiness worth?  Does it come with a price or do you covet it as priceless? Those who consider their happiness priceless allow and embrace happiness as a part of their core being as opposed to it being a condition or goal to be achieved.  Are you caught in a "I'll be happier or happy when ..." mentality? If you believe something is necessary to make you happy, then you have placed a costly price on your ability to truly embrace happiness for all that it is and could be right now.

Take an MM&I Moment to reflect on what makes you happy right now. What brings you joy without anything else being required? Then consider the pressure you have placed on yourself to be happy based on some occurrence or expectation. Determine how you can shift from the focus being on happiness to it being on striving toward your accomplishment, allowing the joy of the journey towards the end result to bring you happiness now. 


Synergized Quote of the Week 

"The secret to happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy." - J. Donald Walters


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

How strategically are you choosing the organizations you and your business get involved in? Too often, businesses or individuals get involved in a multitude of ways without real thought to how it ties into the business' strategy and goals as it relates to the involvement. There are three key reasons to choose a group and four levels of involvement, with one providing the highest return on investment both in time and money spent, when done strategically and intentionally. To learn more, read Secret # 31, Purposeful Affiliation, in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets. To order the book, CLICK HERE!


ARE YOU PROPERLY PROTECTING YOUR UNIQUENESS?  Differentiation is critical to becoming preferred in business, but if you aren't taking the proper steps to protect what makes you unique, then you could find competitors quickly adapting and leveraging against you. To find out options for protecting your uniqueness, read my September BizGrowth 5.0 column in Business Today by CLICKING HERE.

LEARN HOW TO UNCOVER HIDDEN PROFITABILITY IN YOUR BUSINESS OCT 11TH: I will be back in Lincolnton presenting "Profit Mining: Uncovering Hidden Profitability in Your Business" at the Gaston College Lincolnton Campus co-hosted by the college's Small Business Center and Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $15. Time is 2 - 5 p.m. To register, CLICK HERE for more information, or contact Shirley Smith at 704.735.3096.


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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