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August 12, 2013 - Are everyone's busy lives amidst your attempt to live yours making you feel a bit lost, and as if no one is paying attention? Are you frustrated and getting tired of unanswered emails ... unreturned phone calls ... difficulty scheduling appointments or meetings ... lack of follow-up or responses ... indecision or delays ... and uncertainty what to do next due to an inability to make progress through everyone else's lack of attention?  While you cannot control what others do or don't do, you can control what you do. Instead of allowing others to put you in a state of limbo or irritation, allow yourself to focus on what you can do instead of what you cannot seem to do. Instead of feeling lost in the shuffle, find your way to empowerment.


Take an MM&I Moment to list some of the ways you are feeling lost, frustrated or uncertain. Now instead of focusing on what is making you feel unable to do anything, list even the simplest thing you could do on your own. If someone is being unresponsive, could someone else assist you equally as effectively? If there are delays or indecision, is there another aspect of the situation you can move forward in the meantime? Finally, consider if what you perceive is really what is occurring. Oftentimes in our impatience to keep things moving, we can assume what is not at all the case. Focus on the facts and perhaps what you will realize is that you are spending more time fretting about what has yet to occur.  The freedom you will feel in realizing this is the freedom to do what you know that you can do.  


Synergized Quote of the Week

"Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment." - Dale Carnegie


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

Don't let the current economic landscape or competitive pressures make you think you must cast your net wider to catch new customers or more sales. Our research has shown that businesses as a whole do a poor job in effectively informing existing customers in an ongoing manner about offerings and also do a poor job in effectively identifying and targeting additional markets which would buy repackaged or existing offerings within their current geographic footprint. Growth companies understand both of these very well, hence why they are growing in spite of a recession or more intense competition. To learn how you can better engage customers and ways to leverage what you already have, read Secrets #10 (Repackaged & Delivered), #13 (Masters of Mindshare), #15 (Connecting Customers), and #17 (Informing Customers) in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets. To order the book, CLICK HERE


SECOND ANNUAL DAM2DAM JET SKI CHARITY RIDE ON LAKE NORMAN AUGUST 24TH: SLD Unlimited is a Promotion Sponsor of this unique fundraising event and also was the creative force behind its identity and brand graphics for its inaugural event last year. Anyone with a jet ski and some community spirit should plan on fun on Lake Norman August 24th. The event will raise funds through the Denver Lake Norman Rotary Club Foundation to support local charities, including the East Lincoln Rescue Park, which will be breaking ground later this year. For more information, CLICK HERE. To donate or sign up as a participant, you can CLICK HERE.

I will be among the experts offering insight and perspectives based on the Business Wellness Checkup results of participating CEOs and Executive-level leaders of their companies. If your company is seeking to grow through strong management and operational practices, then you should also be taking the Business Wellness Checkup and attending this unique event designed to give you immediate insights, guidance and direction to better operate and manage your business for strategically smart exponential growth. The event takes place from 7:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. at The Employers Association in Charlotte, NC. To learn more about the event and if your business qualifies, CLICK HERE. Do you qualify and want to be my guest? Email me at

ARE YOU EMBRACING THE JOY IN YOUR LIFE AND WORK?  This is the topic of my Me, Myself & Inc. column in the August issue of Sophie Woman's Magazine. We can too easily get so caught up in the mundane day-to-day that we can lose sight of what really matters and what can best help us cope. Learn more about how you can embrace joy on a daily basis. CLICK HERE to read the column on page 29.

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.                    

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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