October 22, 2012 - Do you sometimes feel that it is going to take a miracle for you to accomplish something that you desire to do? Are your day-to-day responsibilities and obligations pushing you further and further away from your ability to take steps towards what you really want to be doing? Or are you feeling limited by time, money, support, resources, options or confidence? The reason you are feeling the way that you do is because you are focusing on all that you believe you can't do or are unable to do as a result of your current circumstances. The key words here are "you believe" ... because whatever you believe is your reality whether you really want it to be or not. So if what you believe is not what you really want, then it is time to align your thinking in a more positive, productive way.
Take an MM&I Moment to ask yourself why what you want is not making any progress. List anything and everything that appears to be getting in the way. Then next to each item on this list, note one thing you or someone else could do in support of you to counter this challenge and move you forward. Select one action item, then another, and then another. After one small step has been made, add another small step and then before you know it, you are back on track and not only moving toward your desires, but being even more productive in your day-to-day obligations as well.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"Performing miracles isn't a matter of doing the impossible, it's a matter of redefining the possible." - Mike Dooley
Savvy Secret Tip of the Week
How is your business evolving or raising the standards of your industry? How are you advancing your industry in preparation for the future and its sustainability? Whether you are pioneering innovation or simply proving there is another way to approach problem solving, achieving quality service, delivery, or production, what is your competitive advantage now may very well be what the industry must eventually do to have longevity. The savvy growth business recognizes when its industry needs what it offers and then continues to raise the bar in other ways in order to redefine its differentiation to maintain its leader status. Learn more about ways you can be a catalyst for your industry as well as your business in Secrets #23, Coopetition, #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 YOUR eCOMMUNICATIONS EFFECTIVELY REACHING YOUR MARKET? This is the subject of my October BizGrowth 5.0 column in Business Today. CLICK HERE to read it online to learn the five key success factors for more powerful eCommunications.
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.
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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Yours in synergistic thinking,
Author, Strategy Maestro & Chief Marketeer
SLD Unlimited Biz Growth, Inc.