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February 25, 2013 - Do you feel like something is missing or that you are missing out on your life in some way, but have no clue about why or what? Too often, in our world of to-do's and must-do's, we get lost in who we really are in order to meet the demands of day-to-day living and working. When you feel something is missing, it typically stems from the fact that you are not honoring who you are as a person. You need to stimulate "you" back to life again so you can feel truly alive and engaged in your life and your work.

Take an MM&I Moment to ask yourself how well you are doing the following things. Do you allocate time for yourself on a regular basis to recharge, refocus, and relax? Do you believe that taking care of yourself is a priority; therefore, you regularly exercise and eat in ways to nourish your mind and body? Do you enjoy exploring new ideas and learning new things as a way of bringing more good things into your life and work? Do you have any hobbies or things you like to do just for yourself and your own self-expression, self-development and fulfillment? Do you look forward to going to work each day and cannot wait to see what the day brings in both challenges and opportunities? Do you believe you are doing what you were meant to be doing in your work?  If you answered "No" to any of these questions, pick a couple of them and list the smallest things you could do today, and then tomorrow, and then the next day that will bring some of what is missing into being. As you begin to honor who you are as a person, you will begin to see how rich and fulfilling all aspects of your life can be, too.


Synergized Quote of the Week

"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become." - Steve Jobs


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

If you were your customer, would you be impressed? As much as we want to believe we are doing an exceptional job in serving our customers, we won't really know unless we have the courage to investigate and learn from the knowledge we gain. To truly impress your customers, you also must be continually evolving and focusing on how you can serve them better, more expansively, or more frequently. This enables them to become more engaged and confident that you are the best and, ideally, makes you the only resource they consider for what they need when it comes to your products and services. To learn more about impressing your customers, read Secrets #15 (Connecting Customers), #18 (The Personal Touch), #21 (The WOW Factor), #37 (A Sense of Community), and #50 (C+Ił+P = NL) in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets.To order the book, CLICK HERE!

ARE YOU A SHADOW OF YOURSELF? My February column in Sophie Women's Magazine focuses on the reasons why you may not be allowing yourself to be all that you can be. CLICK HERE  to read the column, which is located on page 27.


ARE YOU PRACTICING YOUR EXPECTATIONS? Have you been told that your expectations are too high?  Read my February BizGrowth 5.0 column titled "Are You Practicing Your Expectations?" to gain some additional insight into the five areas I have witnessed expectations not being practiced. CLICK HERE to read the column.


MARCH 14TH - PROFIT MINING WORKSHOP IN LINCOLNTON: I will be conducting the workshop called, Profit Mining: Uncovering Hidden Profitability in Lincolnton on March 14th (2 - 5 p.m.), in conjunction with the Gaston College Small Business Center and the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. The location is the Cochrane Science Building, Lincoln Campus (511 S. Aspen Street). This seminar will share what business owners and managers overlook, and in many cases never consider, that are directly impacting their profitability and ability to increase sales. For more information about the program, CLICK HERE. To register for the seminar, CLICK HERE, and scroll down to the $15 seminar event payment button.


READY TO GROW IN 2013? Are you interested in taking your company to its next level or need some fresh ideas? To learn more, CLICK HERE. Then give me a call at 704.483.2941 or reply to this email 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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