MM&I Header

March 24, 2014 - Are you close to achieving a goal, but cannot seem to get over that last hump? Are you wishing your success could be easier for you?  Do others appear to accomplish whatever they set out to do without the challenges you seem to face?  It is always easy to believe that others do not have challenges as hard as you do. Chances are it is what you are not seeing that has you fooled, both in looking at others and looking at your situation.  First, stop comparing yourself to others.  Second, start focusing on what you want and desire versus what is not working or isn't happening.

Take an MM&I Moment to envision the end result of the success you desire ... as if the goal has already being reached ... the project already completed ... the achievement already realized.  Now, instead of focusing on the challenge or hardship you are facing, focus on the very next step you can take because it is a step within your control.  No matter how insignificant it may seem, take that step. Now try something more daring. What would be the next step you would take after the goal had already been reached, project were completed, or the achievement accomplished?  Would you connect with someone or share with someone? Would you move forward with something specific? Perhaps the step you would take afterwards will inspire a step you would never have thought of that you could take now to help you regain momentum toward achievement. By getting your thinking out of a rut, you will no longer feel you are stuck in a rut.      


Synergized Quote of the Week

"Between stimulus and response is our greatest power - the freedom to choose." - Stephen Covey


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

Is your business strategically involved with organizations that will elevate the company's awareness, credibility and preference in the marketplace?  Too many companies don't get involved because their ownership cannot see the value. Too many others get involved on many fronts, but in a haphazard way - with little or no strategic thought regarding how the involvement will be mutually beneficial and provide long-term strategic value. If you are actively involved, but are not seeing any return, OR your company is not involved because you don't see the value, then you are not properly leveraging what high growth companies know and understand. Read Secrets #31 (Purposeful Affiliations), #32 (Trade Collaborations), #33 (Charitable Giving), #34 (Charitable Cause), #35 (Strategic Relationships), #36 (Sponsorships), and #37 (A Sense of Community) in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets. To order the book, CLICK HERE!
AMONG THE MENTORS FOR BUSINESS JOURNAL'S MENTORING MONDAY, APRIL 7: It is my pleasure and privilege to be among the women invited to be mentors at the Charlotte Business Journal's BizWomen Mentoring Monday event featuring a live broadcast interview with Lori Greiner from Shark Tank (one of my favorite shows). The event takes place at the Harris Conference Center at 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Drive in Charlotte (near the airport). To read my mentor bio, CLICK HERE. To learn more about the event, CLICK HERE.  

I will be the featured speaker to the Huntersville "Happy Hour" Rotary Club at its April 14th meeting from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Dressler's Restaurant in Birkdale Village. I will be sharing "CRISP to the Third Power: Power of People," which highlights a formula for success in leveraging the people and relationships in business. To learn more about the Huntersville "Happy Hour" Rotary Club, becoming a member and its upcoming programs CLICK HERE.

WERE YOU ENLIGHTENED BY THAT "LOST HOUR"?: In my March Me, Myself & Inc. column in Sophie Woman's Magazine, I share my perspective on the value and enlightenment that can come from embracing the "lost" and "gained" hours during Daylight Savings time changes each Spring and Fall. To read the column, CLICK HERE and go to page 29.

ARE YOUR STANDARDS SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE?: In my March BizGrowth 5.0 column, I share five areas where entrepreneurs may be causing more harm than good. See if your company is practicing any of these missteps with regard to standards, processes and procedures by CLICKING HERE.

IS YOUR WORK ETHIC AFFECTING PRODUCTIVITY?  In my February BizGrowth 5.0 column, I shared five areas of misguided thinking around work ethic that can negatively impact productivity in the workplace. Has your business suffered because of one of them? To read the column, CLICK HERE.
READY TO GROW IN 2014? 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.

DID YOU ENJOY AND FIND VALUE IN TODAY'S INSIGHT? Feel free to forward this week's Motivation to others and encourage them to sign up by going to


Yours in synergistic thinking,




Author, Strategy Maestro & Chief Motivator

SLD Unlimited Biz Growth Inc. 



2009-2014 Sherre' DeMao / Me, Myself & Inc. You are welcome to forward or share Monday Motivation & Insights with others as long as you keep this copyright statement and the message in its entirety intact.

This communication is being sent to you because you are an established contact of Sherre' DeMao, GreenCastle Publishing, SLD Unlimited Marketing/PR, Inc. OR someone felt this would be of value to you. If you would prefer to ONLY receive the Monday Motivation & Insight and no other promotional communications, please alert us by putting MM&I ONLY in the subject line to If you would like to discontinue receiving all communications including Monday Motivation & Insights from SLD Unlimited, let us know by emailing and putting REMOVE in the subject line. We are dedicated to ensuring only information of value and relevance is shared and disseminated. We respect your wishes to manage your communications flow.