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November 19, 2012 - Are you feeling the pressure that hits you every holiday season?  Are you overwhelmed by the to-do list that has gotten longer, the obligations that have gotten more demanding and the everyday living and working that somehow still needs to get done? So much of our anxiety this time of year is just in the mere thinking of all that is on our plate.

Take an MM&I Moment to just pause and think of the simple things that bring a smile to your face about this time of year. Take a moment to envision what gives you a sense of peace and brings pleasure to your spirit. Write these thoughts down and make sure these things are incorporated into your hustle and bustle. Make sure you share and encourage these sources of comfort and catching your own breath with others too, so everyone can truly make the season more jolly and memorable in all the best ways.


Synergized Quote of the Week 

"We do not remember days, we remember moments. The richness of life lies in memories." - Cesare Payese


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

Want to be different than everyone else in how you acknowledge and show appreciation for your customer? Many businesses choose the Thanksgiving holiday to share their appreciation. However, if you've missed that window of opportunity, consider celebrating the New Year with a message and a token of appreciation after the year has officially rung in. This will separate you from competitors, as well as not pose awkward messaging due to varying beliefs during the holiday season. For more ideas on how to have The Personal Touch with your customers, read Secret # 18 in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets. To order the book, CLICK HERE!


ARE YOU LEVERAGING THE FULL POTENTIAL OF PR?  This is the subject of my November BizGrowth 5.0 column in Business Today. CLICK HERE to read it online to learn the five key success factors for more powerfully using PR in your business.


DO YOU NEED TO "SHIFT" YOUR THINKING? This is the topic of my November Me, Myself & Inc. column in Sophie Woman's Magazine. CLICK HERE to read. Column is located on page 27.


LEAN MARKETING WORKSHOP ON DECEMBER 6TH: I will be presenting the workshop "Lean Marketing Strategies for Small Business" in Taylorsville, NC, at the Alexander Center for Business (Room 103) on Thursday, December 6th from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To learn more and to register, CLICK 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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Yours in synergistic thinking,




Author, Strategy Maestro & Chief Marketeer

SLD Unlimited Biz Growth, Inc.


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