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Plan to take action now!01/18/13
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To Get Off The Hamster Wheel!
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Just being in motion will never get you to your Big. To do that, you need to be sure you're doing the right things, in the right order, for the right reasons.

Enter the Take Action Now System (tm). 

This seven-step system clarifies the activities that are mission-critical to your success. It then walks you through a process for creating step-by-step action plans to implement those key activities.

The result? You get off the hamster wheel of motion-without-progress and get on a more direct route to more clients and more money.

Forget about being busy; start getting focused by downloading your no-charge PDF version of the Take Action Now System (tm) today.
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Six days after closing on our new house, my office furniture is in place and I've put away about half of the stuff that goes in drawers and cabinets.   


While this feels terrific, that doesn't mean there aren't some challenges remaining:

  • this office is much smaller than my old one, so I have the chance to be very creative about how and where I store things
  • there's just one phone jack for my modem, and it's hidden behind the door
  • my Internet won't go live until next Monday
  • my new smartphone and I are not yet on speaking terms

Although I'm really tired of making do (I haven't had what I'd consider an efficient work set-up for over a month) I find the hassles are both manageable and acceptable. They're all a result of boldly making a move - emotional as well as physical - and committing to making everything work.


When you're in the midst of the craziness that often accompanies a step into big, use the following tools to keep forging ahead. 

Tip of the Week
Be willing to let go of who you are to become who you might be.

For me, this paraphrase of an observation by philosopher Lao Tzu is powerful, energizing, and scary, all at the same time.

We've identified ourselves by certain behaviors, characteristics, and accomplishments, and it can be hard to let go of that identification to step into something new and even more wonderful.

What have you let go of lately? What have you gained by doing so?
A Really Good Resource

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When you're committed to entrepreneurial success, you know that you have to be very strategic about how you spend your precious time. There are so  many tasks that need doing to run a business - you need to clearly determine which ones you have to do and which can be farmed out.

Of course, if you're one of those radical entrepreneurs who also insist on having a personal life, you need to be equally judicious about what activities you allow to suck up your free time. In either event, you certainly don't want to waste time finding a service provider, only to be disappointed in their work.

One way to avoid this is to work with providers who have already demonstrated their skill and professionalism, and a great way to do that is to check out Angie's List. This online resource includes reviews from real consumers of a wide variety of services. While many people think of using Angie's List to help select a provider of home-maintenance services, you can also find reviews of business service providers.

If you're ready to streamline the process of finding resources to handle those important-but-non-critical tasks for you, this could be just what you're looking for.
How's This for Success?   
home of  many a successful entrepreneur


What do you do when your current business is okay, but you're ready for great? You make a plan and implement it, step by step. That's just what Terri Rea did late last year.


Terri has been a successful direct marketer for many years; in fact, until recently she enjoyed representing product lines from two different (non-competing) companies.  However, she decided that it was time to narrow her focus and work with just one company, Nerium International.    


In order to make her transition as seamless as possible, Terri created a plan for herself, addressing issues like handing off clients from the company she stepped away from; increasing her client base in Nerium; building a team of other success-minded entrepreneurs; and so forth.


The result?  Terri is beginning 2013 with clarity, confidence, and high energy - key ingredients for success. 

Thanks to my friend Flickr.


Here are this week's heroes who graciously allowed me to use their images, posted in the Creative Commons area of Flickr, in this issue of Stepping Into Big
hamster on her wheel by Heindraus
light bulb by aloshbennett
The Bottom Line

You may remember a commercial from longer ago than I care to mention, in which a stressed young woman snaps, "Please, I'd rather do it myself!"

Are you in that same mode of wanting to do it all? If so, what is that costing you in terms of lost productivity and increased stress?

If one of the things you're trying to figure out all on your own is what your highest-payoff activities are and how to implement them, maybe I can help.  My specialty is creating simple-to-apply action plans that enable you to forge ahead with clarity and confidence.  If that sounds like something that could keep your head from exploding, call or e-mail me to set up a let's-see-what-we-see, get-acquainted call. 

Wishing you joy on your journey into Big...

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