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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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We took our two Goldens, Bailey and Riley, to the vet yesterday.  In addition to the usual check-up, we asked the vet to look at Riley's mouth, since she was apparently having some pain on the right side of her muzzle.  Fortunately, it turned out that an anti-inflammatory and a short course of antibiotics was all that was needed to treat her.


Of course, that assumes that we can actually get the antibiotic down her throat. Normally, I'm very good at this, but I struggled with the first dose.  I didn't want to hurt her by grabbing her sore muzzle, so I was tentative and overly delicate.  The result is that I only got the pill a little way back into her throat before she started gagging and spit it out.    


After two more fruitless attempts, I threw that broken capsule away and decided to stop pussy-footing around.  I carefully but firmly grabbed the front of her muzzle (away from the sore spot), pried her mouth open, and stuffed.  The result?  She swallowed her medicine with no fuss and enjoyed the dog treat she got as a reward.


Unfortunately, I sometimes take a similarly tentative approach to business activities that I find challenging - and that does me as much good as the thrown-away capsule did Riley.  If you find yourself needing a shot in the arm to do the tough stuff, take advantage of the following tools. 

Tip of the Week
If you're going to do something, do it boldly.

The reason I wasted an expensive antibiotic capsule was because I was being too tentative, too fearful to do what I knew needed to be done.  I only got results when I got serious and focused about the task at hand.  Not only did this result in Riley getting the medicine she needed, but it was also easier on both of us when I quickly and calmly did what needed doing.
A Really Good Resource

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The most crucial step in any project is just getting started. That's easier said than done when you're faced with a complex undertaking. Procrastination becomes a real risk when just the thought of trying to figure out how to begin makes you choke.

One way to organize your thoughts is with Coggle.  This is a truly easy-to-use, online mind-mapping tool.  It allows you to create a visual image of the steps you need to take to accomplish your big task, but it doesn't require you to identify those steps in a linear fashion.  You can note important activities as they occur to you, and you can still keep the big picture in mind even as you fill in details.

By the way, thanks to Jeri Hird Dutcher for sharing this resource with me during one of our Mastermind calls.
How's This for Success?   
passionate entrepreneurs


Sometimes a job that starts out great can become a burden if it shifts out of alignment with what's important to you.  Many people in the corporate world have felt choked by their jobs; the courageous ones have taken steps that allowed them to truly step into their personal big. Jennifer Lewis is such a one.

Jennifer worked for Rockwell-Collins for a number of years before feeling that it was time for a change.  She became a certified personal and executive coach and, with some entrepreneurial friends and colleagues, started the Illuminations Healing Arts Center.  Although this was a huge and sometimes scary shift, it enabled Jennifer to align her own purpose and passion and show others how to do the same. 
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

Are you choking at the thought of handling everything that's facing you as a business owner?

Maybe I can help.  My specialty is creating action plans and providing compassionately ruthless accountability for your implementation of those plans.  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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