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July 22, 2013 - Are you dealing with a particular challenge or circumstance that has you feeling uncertain about the future or which direction you need to go?  Do you feel trapped in a situation that appears to be keeping you in limbo, without anything really moving you forward? Are there real and tangible barriers holding you back or only imagined barriers that you are allowing to hold you back? Uncertainty and unexpected disruptions are never easy, but they should not be the things controlling you. You have the power and the blessing to determine your next steps regardless of any situations and nothing can stop your ability to do this for you.


Take an MM&I Moment to understand why you are feeling uncertain or are in limbo. If you are facing a particular challenge, list your ideal outcome. Then identify and write the very next step you would need to take or what you may need to learn or find out to move forward towards this outcome. If you are uncertain about which direction you should go due to your current circumstance, list all the potential directions being considered, along with what is most appealing about each one of the directions. Analyze and determine which direction honors your core values the best. Then consider all your goals, both personal and professional, and determine which direction will honor what you strive to become the best. If you are feeling caught in limbo, list all the aspects of the situation that are making you feel this way. Then next to each aspect, note one thing you can do, no matter how simple, to shift it into motion towards progress or emotional nurturing towards fulfillment.  By believing in your own ability to move forward, nothing can hold you back from where you want to go or who you want to be.  


Synergized Quote of the Week

"Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers." - Erich Fromm


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

Leveraging opportunities by joining forces with others is among the most savvy and cost effective ways to gain access to a larger pool of ideal prospective customers while building credibility and awareness. In our CRISP Study, 9 out of 10 growth companies understood their customers so well, that they also knew the types of other businesses, services, professionals and activities their ideal customers valued, which enabled them to build strong associations and affiliations for promotional purposes. To learn more, read Secrets #24 (Cross Promotion), #25 (Circles of Influence), #35 (Strategic Relationships) and #36 (Sponsorships) 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. I share a series of questions you should ask yourself to understand whether 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 move forward 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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