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How to take action now!8/21/13
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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've always considered myself to have no competitive streak whatsoever. (For some reason, this makes my sisters laugh uproariously.)  Recently, though, I came to realize for myself that I am pretty competitive - as long as the competition doesn't involve any sort of physical activity.     


I can remember many, many times throughout the course of my life when I would simply go through the motions of some physical contest.  I told myself that I just didn't care enough to put forth a good effort, but the reality was that I was afraid that, despite my best effort, I would lose the contest.   


It won't surprise you to learn that, in trying so hard not to obviously lose, I never won.


I've come to accept that it's not a big deal for me to lack a competitive spirit when it comes to physical activities.  However, it's fortunate that I've realized I can't afford - financially or emotionally - to be unwilling to compete in the world of business.  Playing it safe is a sure way to drown in a sea of mediocrity, and I'm not willing to do that.


If you sometimes are willing to settle for "not losing", use the following tools to shift your mindset and your results to those of a winner. 

Tip of the Week
Those who will not risk cannot win.

Thanks to American Captain John Paul Jones for this observation.  It's as true now as it was when he made it back in the 18th century.

Every entrepreneur gets to decide, every day, whether she wants to play it safe and comfortable or whether she wants to accomplish something terrific.

What's your choice today?
A Really Good Resource

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Typically, it's fear that keeps us stuck in a "play NOT to lose" approach to life.  One of my favorite resources for getting beyond this barrier is the classic book by Susan Jeffers, Feel the Fear . . . and Do It Anyway.

In it, she explores ways in which we allow fear to keep us small.  Better yet, she shares specific techniques for moving beyond fear so you can step into the bigger business and life you know is waiting for you.

By the way, my favorite take-away is the title itself:  You won't ever be free of fear, but you can always choose to act as if you are.  Cool!
How's This for Success?   
Success with a capital S
Even for someone like me, who has almost zero interest in sports, Michael Jordan's is a familiar and admirable name. 

If you haven't yet seen this commercial he did for Nike, now is the time to watch it.  It clearly makes the point that, if you're not willing to risk "failing" badly, you're never going to win spectacularly.
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

There are so many ways you can play not to lose.  Any of these sound familiar? 
  • "I hear so much about choosing a niche and focusing on that, but at this point I'll work with anyone who's willing to pay me."
  • "I wish I hadn't had to cut my prices so much just to get that client."
  • "I know I need help with this, but I just don't want to afford paying someone..." 

Those statements are familiar to me, because I've said all those things in the past.


"So, Kath, how did all that work out for you?", you may ask.


To which I reply, "Don't ask.  It was ugly."


Perhaps you're trying to make do with the way things are, spending time doing work you're not good at, drowning in a sea of unfinished To Do lists, unwilling to do what it takes to get the help you need to really rocket forward. 


How's that working for you?


If your answer is, "Not very well," maybe I can help.  Having made most of the playing-not-to-lose mistakes it's possible to make, I know what you're going through - just as I know how deciding you're ready to play to win feels fantastic and gets results.  I can show you how to change what you're doing so you can feel the same. 


If that sounds like something that could shift you from playing not to lose to playing to win, 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...

Stepping Into Big

The Universe rewards action.   

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