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Plan to take action now!01/25/13
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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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Our unpacking is going well. We're actually down to 8 boxes on the main level (vinyl albums) and 5 on the upper level (clothes).


Also going well is navigating this new city.  We've had at least a general clue where we are and how to get where we're going for over a week now - woohoo! This is despite the evil city planners who created street names like "7th Street Southeast" and "7th Avenue Southeast" - and then made sure those two streets intersect each other.  See?  Evil.


One reason things are going so well is that Joseph and I are both thinking and speaking in terms of "experiments" and "adventures."   


When one of us puts an item away, we tell the other, "Let's experiment with this location and see if it works out."  That viewpoint helps us stay flexible and de-fuses potential arguments before they even begin.  


Similarly, when we have to go to a section of town we've never before visited, we'll check in with each other: "Are you up for an adventure?"  This keeps the driver from feeling stupid if s/he gets lost and keeps the passenger from getting frustrated.


It comes down to how we choose to view these situations and why we make those particular choices.  Rather than choosing to view our experiences through a lens that practically guarantees an argument ("I'm right/you're wrong"), we've chosen a lens that allows each of us to air our opinions and feel that they're being respected.


While these specific situations apply to our personal lives, I see many opportunities for all entrepreneurs to make stress-relieving choices in work settings, as well.  If you suspect that you're making less-than-ideal choices, see how the following tools can help you operate from a world view that moves you forward rather than keeps you stuck. 

Tip of the Week
In every moment, consciously choose who you are and how you show up in the world.

This wonderful comment comes from davidji, lead instructor at the Chopra Center for Well-being in California. It allows you to tap the enormous personal power you have inside you, and it will go a long way to creating the outcomes you want. 

Experiment next week with seeing yourself as confident, talented, prosperous, and powerful. And when you're delighted with the person you see, don't be shy; email me the success story of how you saw the "new you"! 
A Really Good Resource

light bulb
For a poignant  yet really fun examination of the result of personal choices, treat yourself to a viewing of the animated film, Up.

It tells of the delightful journey of Carl, who starts out as a grumpy old man who is basically waiting to die. Through a series of choices, he regains his will to live, rediscovers the joy in living, and makes an enormous difference in the life of a young boy.

When you need an endorphin-raising break from work, this is the movie to see. Just be careful not to drink anything while you're watching; otherwise you risk laughing so hard that your drink comes out your nose.  Trust me on this one.
How's This for Success?   


When you're a highly creative person with a passion for photography, the environment, and helping people, what do you do?  You create a new company that allows you to address all your interests, and you call it MoodLab.  That's just what a friend of mine did. 


As a fine-art photographer with a background in education and health care, creates images (using environmentally friendly materials) that are used by both individuals and organizations to create healing environments and facilitate difficult transitions.  


If you ever wonder whether you can combine interests and experiences that don't seem to "fit together", just go to's website to see what can be done when you choose to courageously honor your vision. 

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

With a whole world of choices out there, you - like all entrepreneurs - face an ongoing double challenge.  Not only do you need to decide what activities to focus on; you also need to figure out how to implement those choices. 
If your head is constantly spinning from facing all those options, maybe I can help.  My specialty is leading you through a flexibly structured process that results in you being able to choose and act 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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