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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.

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While most of us probably think of stark, forbidding brick buildings when someone says the word "prison", the truth is that there are a lot more prisoners in the world than those who are housed in such buildings.


I'm willing to bet that most entrepreneurs who find themselves never quite experiencing the level of success they crave, are prisoners of their own habits and counter-productive thinking.


If you have even a suspicion that you're stuck in a prison of your own making, see if you can use the following tools to dig a path to freedom. 

Tip of the Week
When you let go of who you are, you become who you might be.

This is a paraphrase of an observation by the Chinese philosopher and founder of Taoism, Lao Tzu.

Letting go of the familiar is one of the harder things we humans face.  It's a lot easier to deal with the discomfort of letting go if you're able to step back, assess where your business (or your life) is right now and honestly ask yourself, "'s that working?"

If the answer is "not too well," maybe it's time to let go of the disappointed person you so you can become the successful, satisfied person you might be.
A Really Good Resource

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If you've given up a corporate job to start your own business, chances are you've already had an opportunity to miss having paid health benefits.

The reason that "If you have your health, you have everything" is such a cliche is because there's so much truth to it.  If your health goes, you're not only on the hook for your own expenses - you also have to figure out how to keep making money when you're ill.

If you find yourself dealing with a health issue that's hindering you from earning money and serving your clients, I encourage you to check out a classic by Louise Hay: You Can Heal Your Life.  This powerful book shows you how to start taking back your physical and - more importantly, I think - your mental health. 

One of my favorite quotes addresses the power we have to create our new and better experiences:  "Would you really dig in yesterday's garbage to make tonight's meal?  Do you dig in old mental garbage to create tomorrow's experiences?"

There's more than one prison, and more than one way to get out of it.
How's This for Success?   


It's time for an unusual kind of success story.


One of my sisters works in a moderate-to-maximum security penitentiary, teaching GED classes to the inmates.  One of her students is a fun-filled, cheerful extravert, despite his current circumstances.


As he told my sister, the fact that he was a self-described "really bad kid" during childhood and adolescence explains why he's in jail at the moment.  He went on to say that he realized one day that he couldn't continue to be angry, bitter, and ready to lash out at everyone he met - look where that had gotten him already.


So he simply chose to develop a different attitude, demeanor, and mindset.  Now he's a day brightener for his teacher and other students. When he's served his time, the energy he brings to his new life is going to make a big difference in the lives of people he connects with.


If a prisoner in a penitentiary can choose to have a positive outlook, what's stopping you from doing the same? 

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
Alcatraz jail cell by Tom Pearce, Los Gatos 
The Bottom Line

A prison may take many forms. For many entrepreneurs, a common one comes in the form of old habits and routines that sabotage your results.  Maybe yours takes the form of an endless loop of enthusiastically jumping into new projects only to dejectedly jump out of them when they don't pay off right away.

I can help.  

I'll slow you down enough to calmly and confidently know what activities r
eally deserve your attention.  Then we'll create action plans that will free you from the stress and guilt of leaving important work undone.  Finally, you'll practice being accountable for making things happen until this new bias for action becomes an unstoppable success habit.

If you're ready to get out of the entrepreneurial equivalent of blaze-orange prison clothes, 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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