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March 4, 2013 -  Do you feel as though you are in an uphill climb with every step forward only resulting in two steps back in trying to achieve your goals? Is your focus more on the steps backward than the step forward? When you allow yourself to get caught up in what is not going well, you are giving the challenges more power over you than the triumphs. The greatest way to empower your ability to truly move forward is to put all your energy and focus on what is actually moving you forward.

Take an MM&I Moment to list all the "steps forward" you have realized, disregarding right now the challenges and "steps backward" that also occurred. Now list the factors that contributed to these small successes and accomplishments. Was it connecting with the right people or resources? Was it a matter of timing or having gained some knowledge that empowered you to take it forward? By taking a moment to understand what helped you succeed, you are better able to know how to replicate and empower yourself to succeed even more. Do this on a regular basis and you will find yourself able to deal with any challenges head on. Before you know it, you will be making real strides and leaps towards your goals.


Synergized Quote of the Week

"The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources." - Marquis de Vauvenarques


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

How are you creating word-of-mouth influence that literally has you in the right place all the time because so many others are touting why your company is THE place to go? The ability to garner multiple referrals is exponentially increased when you understand all the ways you can expand your circle of influence. When your company is being recommended by a variety of contacts throughout the community and your industry, you achieve an awareness level that ensures business growth. People gravitate to businesses which have earned the most confidence from others. To learn more, read Secret #25, Circles of Influence, in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets.To order the book, CLICK HERE!

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.


ARE YOU EFFECTIVELY USING THE POWER OF ASKING? My March column in Sophie Woman's Magazine focuses on "The Power of Asking." You have probably heard it said it never hurts to ask. Too often our fear of the answer not being what we hope holds us back from truly exploring and realizing all the opportunities before us. 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.


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.


SWIRLWIND - DOWNLOADABLE VERSION: Since I had such an overwhelming positive response of interest about receiving SWIRLwind, each issue will be available as a PDF download via my Monday Motivation. CLICK  HERE to read the first issue online. 


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Yours in synergistic thinking,




Author, Strategy Maestro & Chief Marketeer

SLD Unlimited Biz Growth, Inc.


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