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May 19, 2014 - Are you purposely productive? Or do you find yourself doing whatever is demanded upon you without considering its relevance or importance in what you are trying to achieve? It is one thing to be busy with activities and tasks and entirely another thing to be intently focused on working diligently toward a clear destination. A clearly defined purpose and reasons for achieving your goals help you prioritize and focus. You may be feeling some frustration because, while you are quite busy and getting a lot of things done, you don't feel you are making progress as you had hoped.


Take an MM&I Moment to review your productivity related to your goals. Consider the activity and tasks you have been responsible for doing. Identify those activities that are contributing to helping you toward achieving your goals. Identify the activities or responsibilities that are distracting you from what you are trying to achieve.  Now consider how these unassociated activities can be accomplished in another way, perhaps by someone else. Finally, consider whether any unassociated activities need to be done at all. Once you free yourself to be more fully engaged in the direction of your dreams, you will be amazed at how much progress will be realized. 


Synergized Quote of the Week

"We know there is intention and purpose in the universe because there is intention and purpose in us." - George Bernard Shaw


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

Are you seeking new ways to gain referrals and connections to increase your customer base? Chances are, you are not leveraging the many ways growth companies know are critical to building a virtual sales force in their marketplaces. To learn more, read Secrets #22 (Beyond Customers), #25 (Circles of Influence), #31 (Purposeful Affiliation), #30 (Optimization), #35 (Strategic Relationships), and #41 (Leadership Roles) in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets. To order the books, CLICK HERE!

INTERVIEW ON ENTREPRENEURSHIPINTERVIEWS.ORG: I was interviewed about my company's CRISP Principles for Marketing and Operations, as well as my perspective on leveraging marketing effectively in a business by Barbara Hall, who represents Western Carolina University's entrepreneurship class blog posts. CLICK HERE to read the interview.

Having been recognized for this coveted honor in 2009, I am most proud of my clients who have been recognized. Among this year's 50 Most Influential Women, my client Joan Wright with O'Sullivan Wright, Inc. is being honored. I would also like to recognize Nicole Sodoma of Sodoma Law as a 2014 recipient. Her firm was featured in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets, in Secret #41. Congratulations to Joan and Nicole for this well-deserved honor! To view the entire list of 2014 winners or to attend, CLICK HERE.

My May Me, Myself & Inc. column in Sophie Woman's Magazine is posing a challenge of kindness and consideration. While it would seem that this should be an everyday way of being, too often we get caught up in our busy lives and forget how powerful courtesy is in realizing and contributing to satisfaction, opportunities and joy. To read the column, CLICK HERE and navigate to page 29.

ARE TOO MANY HATS SLOWING YOUR MOMENTUM? In my April BizGrowth 5.0 column, I tackle the issue of wearing too many hats or the wrong hat, but from a different angle than expected. Read the column by CLICKING HERE to see if your business' momentum has been losing its zeal as a result of these five issues.
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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