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July 15, 2013 -  Are you giving enough credit and attention to that little voice in your head or feeling in your gut trying to guide your decisions? The great wisdom each of us possesses is knowing ourselves better than anyone else in how we think and feel about things. You likely can think of numerous examples where you did not trust your instincts and wished you had listened to what your inner self was trying to help you understand, see or question. The key to becoming more instinctually confident is in the questioning. Whenever you feel that "twinge" inside, it is telling you to gain more insight, understanding, awareness, or caution before proceeding further. This can always be accomplished through questioning yourself and others.


Take an MM&I Moment and consider something that you have recently experienced where you felt hesitant, uncomfortable, weary or doubtful, but not entirely sure why you were feeling this way. Now ask yourself questions about it and note any answers or additional questions that come to mind. Why do you think you are feeling this way? What basis of reference do you have for this feeling? Do you need to seek another person's insight as a result of this feeling? Could someone else provide the answers you need, or is there a source you can investigate for the answers you need? Understanding is the basis of building confidence, certainty and courage amidst chaos. If you seek to understand and trust your feelings, you will realize an inner power that you can harness with great skill and competency in the future -- your future. 


Synergized Quote of the Week

"You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know." - Oscar Wilde


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

Does your company pursue awards? Award winning companies are viewed as more credible, stable, and worthy of patronizing. High growth companies are more likely to have won multiple awards for everything from management and customer service to its products and offerings. Pursuing and winning awards is an operational and marketing component of the company's overall positioning strategy.  To learn more about how to identify and pursue awards, read Secret # 42 (Award Winning) in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets. To order the book, CLICK HERE


ARE YOU EFFECTIVELY ENGAGING THE POWER OF YOUR PEOPLE? In July's BizGrowth 5.0 column, I introduce the CRISP Principle: Power of People.  In the column, I share a series of questions you should ask yourself to understand if you are exponentially nurturing and growing your company through leveraging your people and all that they bring to your business. Read the column by CLICKING HERE.

IS TOO MUCH INPUT INHIBITING YOU?  This is the topic of my Me, Myself & Inc. column in the July issue of Sophie Woman's Magazine. If a need for acceptance or perfection or a fear of failure or risk are reasons you seek input, read my column to help you better know what is constructive versus inhibiting in helping you proceed effectively. CLICK HERE to read the column on page 27.

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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