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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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I used to teach workshops on powerful presentation skills.  One of the most popular - and surprising - demonstrations I did showed the value of taking a stance that was solid but not rigid.


You can experience this for yourself.  Stand with your feet together and your knees locked, then have someone push sideways against your shoulder (gently!).  It's virtually impossible not to be knocked off balance.


Now shift your stance so that your feet are shoulder width apart and your knees are loose. The same sideways push will have little to no effect on your balance, because you now have a solid base of support.


Having a good sense of physical balance is certainly important, but I think it's even more important for entrepreneurs to have a solid mental balance.  We have enough challenges facing us that we just can't afford to let every little bump in the road throw us off track.


If you find yourself struggling to stay calm and confident during your busy day, use the following tools to get back on balance. 

Tip of the Week
When life throws you a curve, lean into it.

First of all, I have to admit that I ripped this off from Harley-Davidson (I saw it on a motorcyclist's t-shirt).

From my dimly remembered bike-riding days, I know that the only way to maintain any control when going around a curve is to do what feels very counter-intuitive:  You have to lean over rather than stay upright if you're going to avoid wiping out.

Sometimes the best way to remain strong is to do what feels risky.
A Really Good Resource

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For most entrepreneurs, their best - but most underutilized - resource is their brain.  My own view is that it's our world views, not the technical knowledge we hold in our brains, which most impact our financial success and our emotional well-being.

Experts estimate that we use, at most, just 5 - 10% of our mental potential.  What would it do for your professional and personal lives if you could increase that percentage?  And how would you go about doing that?

One fascinating resource is Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom, by Rick Hanson.  This book addresses the physiological roots of our emotions, attitudes, and beliefs.  You don't need a biology degree to understand his recommendations on how to take charge of your mental health; you just need a  willingness to challenge old habits that are not working well for you. 

The techniques you learn will make it far easier for you to avoid stressing out over challenging situations.  That increased ability to roll with the punches life hands out will, in turn, enable you to perform at a higher level of effectiveness.  Not a bad deal!
How's This for Success?   
Success = never EVER giving up.


There are a lot of ways to be knocked down.  The truly successful people are those who refuse to stay down and who never, ever give up.


Please, treat yourself to an uplifting, chill-inspiring video showing Arthur Boorman's refusal to give up.


Arthur became disabled as a result of too many jumps as a paratrooper in the Gulf War, and doctors told him he would never walk unaided again.  He chose not to believe them, and he found someone to help him regain his health and his life.


I'm not going to ruin your experience by telling you any more.  Just spend five minutes watching his video and remember that you, like Arthur, have the power to never, ever give up. 

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 feeling battered and bewildered by all the demands facing you?  Do you feel buried under the weight of your Too Much To Do list?  Are you worried that you're going insane by doing the same things over and over and still hoping for different results?

Maybe I can help.  My specialty is partnering with you to cut through the clutter and create action plans that will result in you implementing your vital business-building activities.  When you combine your subject expertise with my objective input, solid support, and insistence on no-excuses accountability, the results are dazzling.

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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