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January 7, 2013 -  Are you planning for success or for survival? How are you planning for things to be different in your business or career than they are currently? How are you analyzing what has worked? How will you continue to build upon what worked for future successes this year?  If your goals are focused on maintaining what you have, then you are in a survival mode, fearful of losing what you have accumulated thus far.  Instead of being protective, be projective about your future. Just as important as setting goals is to set expectations that focus on moving you, your business or career forward.

Take an MM&I Moment to list some of the successes you realized that you would like to replicate or build upon for even greater success. Set goals around these specific focus areas, what you would love to see transpire and then define your expectations in order to more clearly determine your necessary actions. Even the smallest of successes can build into something you scarcely imagined with the right focus, motivation and attitude. 


Synergized Quote of the Week 

"Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." - Lou Holtz


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

Find a way to be the one to do it first or do it better. To create true preference and attention to your product, service or business, be willing to challenge status quo and raise the bar against all others in the marketplace.  Growth companies understand this in a multitude of ways. Learn more by reading Secrets #3 (Beyond Capabilities), #8 (Trend Getters), #10 (Repackaged & Delivered), and #21 (The WOW Factor) in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets. To order the book, CLICK HERE!


WHO IS IN THE ROOM WITH YOU? This thought-provoking topic for my January Me, Myself & Inc. column, was inspired by a stimulating discussion at Carlos Salum's TheSircle in November of last year. 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 this 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


ANNOUNCING SLD UNLIMITED BIZ GROWTH INC: I am excited to share the latest developments with my company. It launches into 2013 with a transformed name reflecting how we have continued to evolve to synergize, energize, empower and equip entrepreneurs with their next idea and next level of growth. To learn more, CLICK HERE. Interested in taking your company to its next level? Give me a call at 704.483.2941 or reply to this email to arrange a consultation.


SWIRLWIND - BUILDING MOMENTUM AMIDST ECONOMIC CHAOS: I am pleased to share a new publication from SLD Unlimited called SWIRLwind. Its mission is to provide information, tips, and inspiration to help entrepreneurial businesses build momentum amidst chaos as the economic engines we know that they can be. The first issue will publish this month distributed to clients and referral partners. If you would like to receive a copy, confirm via email and we will add you to the list.   


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Yours in synergistic thinking,




Author, Strategy Maestro & Chief Marketeer

SLD Unlimited Biz Growth, Inc.


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