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Plan to take action now!6/15/13
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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 seen the bendable green toy known as "Gumby," you know how you can twist and turn and position him in dozens of different postures.  While he has a firm base of support, he's not rigid.  He's able to adapt himself (with some help) into the desired position.  Some people have even turned his name into a verb to represent that ability to flex, as in "I had to really Gumby to get everything done by the deadline."


Entrepreneurs can take lessons from Gumby.  You, too, need a firm foundation for your business, in the form of strategically selected objectives and tools for reaching those objectives.  However, it's also essential that you maintain the mental flexibility to be able to correct your course if it becomes clear you're not getting the results you want.


If you're concerned that you're getting mentally rigid, use some of the following tools to loosen up. 

Tip of the Week
Assume there is a solution to even the biggest problem facing you.

All too often, our creative mental processes can be paralyzed when confronted by a big, honkin' problem.  A powerful way to limber them up is to simply assume that there is at least one way to deal with the problem. 

By doing this, you're essentially creating a self-fulfilling prophecy of success.  In assuming that a solution is out there, you unleash your creativity in order to find that solution.  And that's a whole lot better than staying paralyzed and waiting for the consequences of your "insoluble" problem to catch up with you!
A Really Good Resource

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A concept getting a lot of press these days is "neuroplasticity" - the ability of the human brain to physically change and improve in function due to consciously chosen neural processes, environmental factors, and behavior. 

A major implication of this concept is that you can, in effect, put your brain on an exercise program to increase things like memory and problem-solving skills.  Better yet, you don't even have to don workout clothes to do it.

You'll find a great "brain gym" at  This site provides mental exercises based in solid scientific research on how the brain functions and responds to training.  You can even arrange to have daily e-mail reminders sent to you so you never miss a day.

My husband and I signed up for a very reasonably priced program, and we're discovering that these exercises are way more fun than any kind of physical program we've ever tried.

How's This for Success?   
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Okay, it's minor horn-tooting time for me.


My laptop is in the shop for two to three weeks.  ACK!!  While I have access to my husband's, none of my files are available on that computer.  This means that, when it came time to do this newsletter, I didn't have my trusty spreadsheets to refer to for today's content.


Time for Gumby!


I actually felt my brain trying to freeze up at the thought of not having access to my usual tools, but then I realized I had a chance to think of entirely new, fresh material.  As a result of choosing to assume that there was a relatively easy way to solve my problem, I benefited from what I often call PIC - panic-inspired creativity - and came up with a newsletter I'm pleased with.  And I'm further assuming that you'll be pleased, too. 

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

I heard an amazing two-part statistic on the value of using a personal trainer to improve your physical fitness:  Only 25% of people who attempt to "get in shape" are actually successful in meeting their goals.  Of that 25%, over 90% worked with a personal trainer.


What that says to me is that, even with the best will in the world, trying to improve your performance all by yourself is truly an uphill battle.  If you're serious about getting better results, you're  probably one of the vast majority who will get those results more reliably and readily by working with a professional.

The same thing is true for getting the business results you want.  Most of us are simply not going to do as well trying to go it solo as we would working with someone - a business personal trainer, if you will - who's committed to helping us achieve our longed-for results.

Sound familiar?  I think I can help.  As a coach who specializes in helping clients create and implement action plans, I provide you with flexibility, structure, and accountability so you can whip your business performance into shape.

While what I do is not for everyone, I know there's no way it would work for you if we don't at least explore the possibility.  Are you curious about how a "personal trainer" can improve your business results?  Me, too.  Why don't you call or e-mail me to set up a
first date?  That way we'll both find out whether or not we'd be terrific partners is propelling you to your business goals.

Wishing you joy on your journey into Big...

Stepping Into Big

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