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April 7, 2014 -  Are you envisioning what you desire for your life with intent or wishful thinking? There is a fine line when it comes to having a dream you truly desire and seeing it come to fruition. If you are merely wishing it to come into reality, you are not putting yourself fully into its manifestation, but viewing your dream as an outsider looking in. Then it is more like a mirage than something you believe could be real. Putting intent into your dream makes it a goal you seek to achieve and realize in your life. It is no longer a fairy tale, but a vision you fully intend to bring into your future through desire, determination and action.

Take an MM&I Moment to understand your mindset related to what you ultimately desire to achieve and realize in your life. Do you desire it, but believe it to be out of reach or too grand? Are others causing you to believe it is something beyond your ability or circumstances to realize? Does everyday life, stress or demands seem to be continuously making you feel that it is not attainable at this time? Is it a priority, but you feel other obligations must be fulfilled before you can work toward its progress? Your mind is a powerful tool which can catapult you forward or hold you back. Whatever you desire that you know will bring you great joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment can be and should be brought to life every day through actions that represent it is real, it is important and it is possible, no matter how impossible it seems right now.    


Synergized Quote of the Week

"Envisioning the end is enough to put the means into motion." - Dorothea Brande


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

Are you pursuing prospective customers or attracting them? There is a distinct difference between pursuing and attracting that growth companies understand on many levels whereas negative or slow growth companies seem to misunderstand. Effective marketing is the result of strategic and tactical initiatives that appeal and attract versus convince and pursue. Chances are, if you are pursuing and always trying to convince someone to do business with your company, you are not effectively targeting the right prospect or understanding what your ideal target market really wants, needs and desires in your product or service offering. Learn more by reading Secrets #3 (Beyond Capabilities), #5 (Profit Sizing), #7 (Strategy into the Plan), #8 (Trend Getters), #13 (Masters of Mindshare), #19 (Segmenting & Targeting), #25 (Circles of Influence), #26 (Virtual Receptionist), #35 (Strategic Relationships), #39 (Expert Resource), and #49 (C+R+I+S = Virtual Sales Force) 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 was my pleasure and privilege to be among the women invited to be mentors at the Charlotte Business Journal's BizWomen Mentoring Monday event this morning featuring a live broadcast interview with Lori Greiner from Shark Tank (one of my favorite shows). The event took 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.

I will be at the North RCCC Campus in Salisbury, NC, to conduct a workshop for the Small Business Center entitled "How Do I Market My Business." Back by popular demand, I always look forward to sharing the marketing secrets of growth companies based on the CRISP Principle shared in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets, as well as other value-added insights based on 30 years working with successful entrepreneurs all over the country. The course is in the evening from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd. Thanks to funding from the Small Business Administration, the course is free, but you must register in advance to attend. CLICK HERE to register.

My April Me, Myself & Inc. column in Sophie Woman's Magazine is a very personal reflection while paying tribute to a woman whom I admired deeply, Lynne Rahe Byrd. A special gift she gave me and her meaningful words inspired this writing that was waiting for the right moment to be shared. I hope it will make you pause to reflect as well on how each of us can embrace every day by counting and creating treasured moments in our lives and the lives of others. To read the column, CLICK HERE and read 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.
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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