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June 2, 2014 - Are little things getting to you?  Do you feel like nothing is quite working for you right now? Are you beginning to feel that you are taking steps backward instead of steps forward? The saying, "don't sweat the small stuff," is one that too many people don't understand the power within. When little things get to you, you become distracted. Your distraction causes other things to be overlooked or ignored, which causes more things to go awry. When it feels like one undesirable thing after another is happening, it's time to step back and shift your thinking and mindset in order to re-establish a more forward moving momentum.

 

Take an MM&I Moment to assess your situation as if you were an outsider looking inside. First, list everything that appears to have gone wrong or happened that has caused you frustration and a feeling that everything is going in the wrong direction. List the first of these events that did not go as you had hoped it would and then list the other things in order as much as possible. Now note how much time you actually spent lamenting, revisiting, or discussing the first few situations that could have possibly caused you to be distracted, therefore, indirectly causing other undesirable events to occur. Now pretend you are starting with a clean slate. What can you do to move any one or several of these things forward? What can you do that will progress something that is unrelated, but important to you? The true secret to minimizing and overcoming the impact of unforeseen challenges is to focus on what you can do, no matter how small of a step it may seem at the time.  

 

Synergized Quote of the Week

"On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points." - Virginia Woolf

 

Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

Are you actively marketing in a way that is more transactional versus relational? Too many businesses make transactional decisions even in the way they market, along with falling into a transactional mindset when it comes to appealing to and serving customers. If your sales are not where you hoped they would be in your company, you may be suffering from this major faux pas that too many businesses make. To learn more, read Secrets #2 (Memorable Experience), #14 (Relationships vs. Transactions), #15 (Connecting Customers), #16 (Rewards vs. Incentives), #18 (The Personal Touch), #22 (Beyond Customers), #25 (Circles of Influence), #37 (A Sense of Community), #44 (Advertising), #45 (Direct Mail Done Right) and #47 (C+R+I+S+P= $ALES) in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets. To order the book, CLICK HERE!

ARE YOU UP TO THE COURTESY CHALLENGE?: 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 YOU TAKING ENOUGH INITIATIVE? In my May BizGrowth 5.0 column, I offer five ways that anyone in business could be taking more initiative. Read the column by  CLICKING HERE to see if you or others in your company could be taking more initiative that will expedite progress and tangible results.
 
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,

  

Sherre'

  

Author, Strategy Maestro & Chief Motivator

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