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Plan to take action now!4/19/13
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It's Time 
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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If you've gotten as far as opening this e-mail, the whole concept of spirituality in business probably is one you're okay with.   


Spirituality has - in my opinion - far less to do with religious doctrine than it does with feeling that you're part of a bigger picture, you're here to somehow serve the world in a unique way, and you're connected to people you may not have even met yet. That sense of connection can be a powerful indicator of the type of work through which you can provide the most value to the world.


I think another aspect of spirituality in business has to do with your big "why" - the reason why you get up and do what you do every day.  Whether you think of it in terms of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs or in terms of identifying and fulfilling your divine function, staying focused on your big "why" can help you stay the course when you're feeling burdened.


If you've ever felt like your work is not fulfilling or has become a grind, check out some of the following tools to re-charge and renew yourself. 

Tip of the Week
Get clear on the real reason why you do what you do.

My gentle challenge for you this week is to dig down until you've identified the heart-centered motive behind your actions.  An excellent way to do this is to ask yourself "Why do I want that?" in a very neutral, nonjudgmental way.

For example, let's say you're a trainer who wants to do more corporate training. Why do you want that? Because corporations have bigger budgets than microbusinesses, and you want to make more money.  Why do you want that? To pay off bills. Why do you want that? To feel more financially secure. Why do you want that? So you can stop feeling like you're at the mercy of your finances.  Why do you want that?  So you can provide more for your family and have more peace of mind. Why do you want that?  Because family and emotional peace are core values for you.

A Really Good Resource

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Dealing with change is inevitable - and typically challenging.  If you're a woman facing a major life transition, you'll do yourself a big favor by connecting with Teri Goetz of HealthyBeing.

Teri's gift is working with women who, due to some type of personal crisis, are struggling.  Having gone through her own devastating and unlooked-for transition (divorce after 20 years of marriage), Teri knows how to connect with women from a place of compassionate challenge.  She feels called to assist women in moving through the difficult times and re-discovering their own strength and purpose. 

Teri's spirituality infuses her business, which creates life-changing growth for her clients, a personal life filled with daily joy, and a business that's flourishing. 
How's This for Success?   
success through focus


One of the joys of knowing what truly motivates you is being able to operate in your sweet spot - that place where your skills, talents, and passion come together.  Committing to your sweet spot enables you to be of great service, provide huge value to your clients, keep forging ahead in pursuit of your goal, and enjoy a really good income. Beth Benatti Kennedy knows that.

Beth is the founder and principal of Benatti Training and Development.  She recently responded to a call for speakers at a major conference.  The submission process was long and grueling, but Beth stuck with it because she knew that conference will be filled with her ideal clients - the type of people she loves to work with and for whom she creates great results.

That focus and commitment resulted in her being chosen as one of a handful of speakers for this prestigious conference.  
Out and About  

4/25/13, 8 - 9 a.m., at The Depot in Hopkins, MN. Guest speaker at PetPAC: Stop Being Busy and Start Getting Results.

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

When you're clear on how you most love being of service, you have a powerful tool for deciding what activities to let go of and which to focus on.

But when you're faced with your Too Much To  Do List, it's hard not to feel that you're faced with nothing but A1 priorities - and that can be pretty overwhelming.  How do you dig through all the things you "could" do and figure out how to actually implement the activities you "should" do?

Maybe I can help.  As a confirmed late bloomer who took a while to figure out what she wanted to be when she grew up - and why - I'm good at asking the ruthlessly compassionate questions you need to answer to figure out what action steps are needed to get you where you really want to be. 

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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