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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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In 1973, John Lennon released a song called "Playin' Those Mind Games."  One of my favorite lyrics in the song refers to people "pushing barriers...planting seeds."


For every business owner, much of their life comes down to just that: pushing the barriers of what has been comfortable and attainable, then planting the seeds of bigger and more meaningful dreams.


While there's no denying that a lot of work goes into making those dreams into reality, I think that the mental groundwork you lay before taking action is equally important.  How many times have you gotten yourself in an awkward situation by acting before you thought?  Have you ever gotten bad results in part because you expected to?  


If your "mind games" aren't currently serving you well, grab some of these tools and give yourself a mental makeover. 

Tip of the Week
Act as if.

This is one of my favorite success habits.  I think it's a much more powerful version of the more common recommendation to "fake it 'til you make it."

"Acting as if" requires you to mentally create, in advance, a picture of your desired future outcome.  It then enables you to create the mental, emotional, and even physiological state you need to actually create that outcome.

For example, many people fear speaking in public.  If you're such a person, you can choose to "act as if" you're comfortable talking to a group.  How would you feel physically if you were a confident and comfortable public speaker?  How would you sound?  What would your emotional state be like?  Once you can answer those questions, you can use the power of your mind to choose to act and feel confident.

If you haven't played with this concept much up up to this point, I strongly encourage you to give it a try.  You'll be delighted with the results!
A Really Good Resource

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If you want to have fun while developing some powerfully productive mind games for yourself, check out Joe Vitale's The Attractor Factor: 5 Easy Steps for Creating Wealth (or Anything Else) from the Inside Out

Vitale lays out a clear, five-step process for first mentally creating a picture of what you want to be/do/have more of.  One thing I really like about his approach is the idea of allowing results to flow into our lives.  While he's not saying we don't get to work for what we want, he's also not saying that we have to work our fingers to the bone to get it. 

How's This for Success?   
successful entrepreneurs have this same kind of focus


Nearly 30 years ago, a 4'9" powerhouse named Mary Lou Retton made Olympic history.


Prior to 1984, no female American had won the all-around gold medal in
gymnastics. As the 1984 women's gymnastics competition came to its finale, Retton was just five hundredths of a point behind Romanian gymnast Ecaterina Szabo.


Retton had just one event to go - her best event, the vault - and knew she needed a perfect 10 to win the gold.  As she faced the vault, she "saw" herself performing flawlessly and chanted to herself, "Stick it, stick it, stick it", meaning to land so solidly it looked as if her feet were stuck to the mat.


Years of dedicated practice and a mental picture of the end result - Olympic gold - got Mary Lou Retton exactly what she wanted. 

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

For some people, picturing what they want their business to look like is the easy part.  Where they get stuck is figuring out what steps to take and how to take them to turn that vision into reality.

Are you one of them?  Are you tired of bouncing like a billiard ball from one activity to another, but not implementing any of them well enough to see a serious pay off?

I can help.  What I provide for whatever-it-takes business owners is step-by-step action plans for propelling them toward their goals and - even more important for many entrepreneurs - a compassionately ruthless "conscience" who will hold you accountable for doing the tough stuff that will lead to your equivalent of a gold medal.

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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