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October 15, 2012 - What does achievement mean to you? When do you feel that you have achieved what you have set out to do? Is it a measurement you have determined based on what you have accomplished before or a measurement based on what others have accomplished? Are you setting your standards based on what others expect, or have you determined standards of which you expect of yourself? Does success associated with achievement for you come with awards, rewards and material gains or does it come with an inner state of satisfaction in knowing that you are making a real difference and bringing real value as a result of your efforts?

Take an MM&I Moment to understand what success and achievement really means to you.  Then also take this same moment to understand what your success and achievement can mean for others. Understanding both will help you better know the real impact you are making that can multiply your achievement into success beyond you and for others in powerful ways. Success for self-motivation results in a continuous treadmill of self-doubt and self-depreciation. Success and achievement focused on creating value and making something better for others brings a rally of support and belief in what you are doing that propels you and everyone around you into accomplishing more.


Synergized Quote of the Week 

"One who seeks achievement for personal gain will ultimately get less out of life compared to the one who seeks achievement for value itself." - Eugene Delacroix


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

How are you leveraging relationships to build your business and your circle of influence for your offerings? Business owners who understand they are never in it alone understand the business-building power of joining forces with others. High growth companies make developing and fostering strategic relationships a way of doing business on several levels. To learn more, read Secret #32, Trade Collaborations, and #35, Strategic Relationships, in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets. To order the book, CLICK HERE!


SPEAKING ON PROFIT MINING ON NOV 1: I will be back at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro on November 1 as the luncheon keynote for the Women President's Organization's Regional Conference. I will be presenting the "Profit Mining: Uncovering Hidden Profitability." 


ARE YOU PROPERLY PROTECTING YOUR UNIQUENESS?  This is the subject of my September BizGrowth 5.0 column in Business Today. If you missed it in September, CLICK HERE to read it online.


CONGRATS TO THIS YEAR'S TOP WOMEN WINNERS!: It was my pleasure to be a judge for this year's Northeast Business Today Top Women Leaders, who will be honored at the River Run Country Club in Davidson, NC, on October 25th from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. I look forward to raising a glass to toast this year's honorees.


ARE YOUR EMOTIONS CAUSING YOU STRESS? This is the topic of my October Me, Myself & Inc. column in Sophie Woman's Magazine. CLICK HERE to read. Column is located on page 27.


EGG LIVE! INTERVIEW STAYS ON TOP TEN DOWNLOADS! How exciting! My interview discussing Work/Life Synergy based on the concepts in my book, Me, Myself & Inc., with Chicke Fitzgerald on the EGG Live! broadcast September 21st, has achieved its fastest broadcast to make its Top 10 Download list, excellerating to #2 on the list in just a few short days. It is staying strong at #4 as of this week. The broadcast is now available for public download by CLICKING HERE


CRISP PRINCIPLE® BRANDING INSIGHTS: Is your company effectively leveraging both the marketing and operational aspects of branding essential to building true value in your company? CLICK HERE to download this Operational Branding Checklist (PDF) to see what you are and are not doing. Need help branding or taking your current brand to the next level? Give me a call at 704.483.2941 to arrange a consultation.


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Author, Strategy Maestro & Chief Marketeer

SLD Unlimited Biz Growth, Inc.


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