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March 31, 2014 -  Are you so focused on getting through each day, that you have lost touch with your desire to make your tomorrow even better?  Is your day so filled with checklists and tasks to be checked off that you are buried in activity versus taking real action? When life seems to be managing us versus us managing our lives, we can get caught up in a feeling of duty and production instead of being empowered by intention and progress. Every action you take can be and should be helping you manifest what you seek for your tomorrow. If some of your activity is not moving you forward, then pause to determine whether it is activity that needs to be done by you at all.


Take an MM&I Moment to look at all that you are doing and continuing to keep moving. First, take a look at each item on your to-do list and ask yourself how doing it is helping you move forward, progress beyond where you currently are or getting you closer to a goal you hope to achieve. When you can look at each day of activity, and know with confidence and pride that it has helped make your tomorrow even more rewarding and inviting, then you know you are doing exactly what you should be doing.  Life is filled with many moving parts, and is part of what makes it so interesting and invigorating. Being intentional about which parts you move forward will not only be emotionally gratifying, but also will be spiritually freeing, revealing a world of possibilities, opportunity and achievement that you didn't realize you were missing.   


Synergized Quote of the Week

"Our intention creates our reality ... If you are living out of a sense of obligation, you are a slave." - Wayne Dyer


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

Are you relying too heavily on customer referrals as your means of bringing in new business? Is your "referral relations" program targeted towards getting customers to give you referrals versus gaining referrals from the marketplace as a whole? High growth companies understand that referral relations is a global initiative, not a customer only initiative. First, they know that if they are WOWing their customers with their unique competencies and ability to serve them like no other, their customers are excited and actively referring their businesses without any incentive or program. Second, they realize the power and privilege of having a wide circle of influence that results in referrals happening every day in every way. To learn more, read Secrets #3 (Beyond Capabilities), #22 (Beyond Customers), #25 (Circles of Influence), #30 (Optimization), #35 (Strategic Relationships) and #43 (Power of the Press) in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets. To order the book, CLICK HERE!

I enjoyed being a guest on the radio show co-hosted by Wayne Bidelman and Joe Vagnone, Local Biz Now, a couple of weeks ago on WSIC 1400 AM in Statesville. To listen, CLICK HERE , and then scroll to the 3/21/14 mp3 that is listed. 

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 and to attend, 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.

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.

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Yours in synergistic thinking,




Author, Strategy Maestro & Chief Motivator

SLD Unlimited Biz Growth Inc. 



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