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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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One thing all courageous people have in common is the willingness to admit when they need to make a change to get better results, whether personally or professionally.


Here's a case in point:  Our home in Minnesota was beautifully private, because our one-acre lot sloped up steeply from street level.  That meant we not only had plenty of elbow room, but were also able to bask in our hilltop view.


For 10 years we enjoyed this property, but toward the end of that time, we realized we were becoming less and less happy about the price we paid to enjoy the view:  after every winter storm, we had to shovel a 40-by-40-foot car park and a 180-foot-long drive with a slope of about 20 degrees. (Apparently even the local snow-plow companies wanted no part of it, since we couldn't get any of them to take the job.)


Although we knew that moving to a new property would be its own brand of hassle, we opted to pay that price to change a situation that was no longer as wonderful for us as it had been.  It wasn't easy, but moving a bit further south to exotic Iowa has turned out to be a terrific choice.


When you face changes in your work or personal life that carry a big price tag, get some support from the following tools. 

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Remember that how you do anything is how you do everything.

In other words, if you hesitate to make a little change (for example) because you don't want to deal with the discomfort which accompanies that change, you're unlikely to be willing to tackle bigger changes which could lead to bigger results in your business.

The good news is that you can practice making small, low-risk/low-discomfort changes to build your tolerance of discomfort.  That way, when faced with a seriously uncomfortable change that has a mondo prospective payoff, you're far more likely to pay the price of temporary discomfort for long-term gain.
A Really Good Resource

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If you're like most business professionals and owners, chances are you spend a lot of your time working in and on your business.  This often makes it tricky to find time to take care of your family, your home, and (if you're really wild and crazy), yourself. 

Trying to do everything yourself can quickly damage your emotional, mental, physical, and financial health, and yet many people pay that price rather than tolerate the discomfort of researching and implementing a new way of doing things.

However, if you're feeling bold enough to not feel obliged to act like Superman or Superwoman, you have a terrific resource in  This online resource connects you with caregivers for your kids, your parents, your pets, and even your home.
How's This for Success?   
Not every successful entrepreneur has  human clients.




Anyone who's faced a major project deadline knows that the last thing you really want is to add another major activity just two days before said deadline.  However, if the additional project has a big enough ROI, it's worth some extra stress.  Elaine Garley can speak about this with great authority.   


Elaine is the owner and chief animal communicator at Animal Bridges.  Her deadline is May 5th, so when she was asked to do a radio interview on May 3rd to talk about a major pet-care expo, she spent the first 10  minutes of the conversation saying, "No way!"  However, the person asking for the interview knew the value of persistence and showing the "prospect" how she would benefit from saying "yes."  


The result?  Elaine will get a ton of exposure for her business when she's interviewed during the Morning News on WCCO (a station with a very large listening audience).  If you live in or near the Twin Cities, maybe you'll see her at the Haute Dog expo on May 5th.   

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
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The Bottom Line

Maybe you've been faced with a challenge you were willing to accept because you felt the payoff was worth the price in discomfort.  But willingness to do the work is not enough all by itself; you have to know what to do and how to do it.  So what happens if you have no idea how to start tackling that high-ROI project?

Maybe I can help.  My specialty is working with you to create step-by-step action plans to make things happen.  I'm there to hold your hand during the discomfort and to give you a firm (yet caring) metaphorical kick in the fanny if you start to think that maybe you don't really want to pay the price after all. 

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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