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September 16, 2013 -  Do you feel that you are very close to a breakthrough, or are close to achieving a particular goal or initiative, but just cannot get there and are uncertain why? Does it seem as though just when you think you have done what is necessary, the requirements or expectations change, making you feel further away instead of closer to where you want to be? Sometimes our perception of what it takes or what is blocking us is the real issue to be addressed.

Take an MM&I Moment to ask yourself what it really will take to get you to where you want to go. If part of the reason you feel so close and yet so far away is because you truly don't know what your next step should be, then identify and reach out to a person you believe can provide perspective or insights to help you understand what  you may be missing? If you feel as though the requirements or expectations have changed, how can this be viewed as a blessing or an opportunity to take you even further? Instead of feeling frustrated by what is not happening, feel motivated by how far you have come to get as close as you are to your achievement.  If you can feel it, taste it, see it and believe it, you can and will realize it. 


Synergized Quote of the Week

"If you want to accomplish the goals in your life, you have to begin with the spirit." - Oprah Winfrey


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

Just because you are not conducting actual sales transactions over the Internet on your company website doesn't mean you're not selling through your website. Your website is where customers refer others to check out your business. It may also be the first introduction to your business resulting from a successful search. Is your website doing its job in convincing someone to do business with you, and only you? Ask yourself why anyone should prefer doing business with your company over any other company, and then make sure this is front and center on your website. To learn more, read Secrets #26 (Virtual Receptionist), #27 (Virtual Tool), #28 (Dynamic vs Stagnant), and #30 (Optimization) in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets. To order the book, CLICK HERE!
GUEST INSTRUCTOR FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLASS AT UNCC TODAY: I will be a guest instructor for the Managing a Start-Up Entrepreneurship class at UNC Charlotte this afternoon focusing on the Values and Goals mind mapping exercises in Chapter 2 (Me, Myself & Inc.) that I wrote for the textbook being used in the course. The textbook is entitled, Smart Start-Up Management - Operating Your Business Effectively. The chapter focuses on the best practices and mindset to managing a successful business while also realizing a satisfying life. I am thrilled that the Work/Life Synergy concept is now being embraced as a better alternative to work/life balance for future entrepreneurs.
TEACHING "MARKETING FOR THE BUSINESS OWNER" SEPT 17: I will be in Belmont at the Kimbrell Campus of Gaston College teaching a course on "Marketing for the Business Owner" from 2 - 5 p.m. on September 17th for the Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce. I will include a special discussion on how to leverage the holidays distinctively and more effectively during the holidays. CLICK HERE for more information or to register.     

TEACHING "HOW DO I MARKET MY BUSINESS?" SEPT 18: I will be in Kannapolis at the NC Research Campus teaching "How Do I Market My Business" for the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Small Business Center on September 18th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. For more details and to register, CLICK HERE. 

A free hour coaching session with me, along with an autographed Me, Myself & Inc. book and Serenity mug, is up for grabs as a raffle item at the luncheon event taking place at the Charlotte Convention Center on September 19th, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. For more information and to register for the conference, CLICK HERE.

  This is the topic of my Me, Myself & Inc. column in the September issue of Sophie Woman's Magazine. Inspired by my personal experience, I have identified five important types of people who are valuable to have in your life and who can help you better live, embrace and experience life to its fullest.  CLICK HERE to read the column on page 29.

HOW ARE YOU LINKING CHARITY AND PROFITABILITY? In my August BizGrowth 5.0 column, I ask the question, "How does charity and profitability link in your organization?" Research and countless examples are proving time and time again that a business that gives back to the community realizes return on investment in a variety of ways.  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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