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December 24, 2012 -  As this holiday season continues to consume us, are you counting your blessings, or counting down to the conclusion of the hustle, bustle and stress that has had you going in a million directions? Are you so caught up in the demands, obligations and expectations that you have lost sight of the true underlying sentiment and solace that this time of year represents? In this season of giving, we often are forgetting how much we have been given.

Take an MM&I Moment to think about the true blessings you have been given and why you feel blessed in even the smallest of ways. Pause to give thanks to those around you who support you and who are there for you. Pause to appreciate the gifts of talent and capability you have been given and are able to use to help others. Pause to show compassion with a simple smile or helping hand along the way to a stranger.  By allowing moments of pause to truly feel your blessings, the demands become less demanding and more welcome simply because of putting what is most important into perspective.  


Synergized Quote of the Week 

"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your misfortunes of which all men have some." - Charles Dickens


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

Is your website just communicating "about" your business and not "why" your business is the one to be preferred?  Do you effectively share who you serve the best so when they visit your website, they connect at a deeper level because you are appealing to their needs and challenges unlike anyone else? Have the courage to profess your distinctions and make it easier for those you most want to serve who are considering doing business with your company to choose you over others. Learn more by reading Secret #26, Virtual Receptionist, and #28, Dynamic vs. Stagnant, in the Internet Presence section in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets. To order the book, CLICK HERE!


ARE YOU REFLECTING OR REGRETTING ABOUT THIS PAST YEAR? This is the topic of my December Me, Myself & Inc. column in Sophie Woman's Magazine. CLICK HERE to read. Column is located on page 27.


ARE YOU THINKING, BUILT IT, NOW WHAT? Impatience in realizing the results we want is a common characteristic of the entrepreneur. If you've put time into building your business and are not happy with what is resulting, read December's BizGrowth 5.0 column for some additional insights that could help you keep growing and keep things flowing. CLICK HERE to see if you are stuck in one of these five impatience ruts.


EXPLODING $ALES WORKSHOP JANUARY 10TH: I will be presenting the workshop "Out-Think Your Competition to Explode Sales" in Hickory, NC, at the CVCC East Campus for the Catawba Valley Community College Small Business Center on Thursday, January 10th from 9 a.m. to Noon a.m. To learn more and to register, CLICK HERE.


GETTING TO 'AHA" FOR POWERFUL RESULTS ON JANUARY 15TH:  I will be the dinner keynote speaker for Project Managers Institute of the Metrolina area on Tuesday, January 15th. My topic is "Getting to Aha! Aligning Values & Goals for Powerful Results." The program kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at Byron's Hall in Charlotte, NC. For more information, 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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