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June 23, 2014 - Are your values driving your action? Are you hesitating to take action in a particular instance and are uncertain why you feel so hesitant? Chances are it is because one of your values is in conflict? Have you taken action that you regret or now believe was the wrong action to take? Most likely, it is because you did not honor one of your values. Do you have choices to make and are finding it difficult to know which is the best choice for you? Your values and knowing what is most important to you in your life and the way you want to live and work are your greatest sources for making the best decisions for you. Your values are at the core of who you are and how you naturally want to be. By understanding your values, you have even greater potential for living a life that is satisfying, gratifying and thoroughly enjoyed on a daily basis.


Take an MM&I Moment to reflect on your values. What is important to you in how you conduct yourself as a person? What do you believe is the best way to act as a person?  What is important in how you relate and interact with others in your life and at work? What do you expect from others and of yourself? The answers to these questions will help you further define your personal values. Another way to understand your values is to consider what truly annoys you or is a pet peeve of yours. The opposite of these situations is a core value that is important to how you choose to live and be. Now once you have defined a clear set of values, consider the decision you are hesitating to make. Which value is causing you to pause? Consider the choices you need to make. Which choice will honor your values most effectively? Consider the choice that you may now be regretting. Which value or values were not honored and how can knowing your values more intimately help you take the next best action? Your values are a blueprint for you to follow, especially when difficult decisions or essential action needs to be taken. By trusting your values, you are trusting yourself.


Synergized Quote of the Week

"The blueprint for success is inside you." - Larina Kase


Savvy Secret Tip of the Week

Do you view involvement within your trade industry as a waste of time? Are you of the mindset that it is just spending time with competitors and not time well spent in the pursuit of a larger customer base or opportunities?  Growth companies know that strategic involvement within their trade industries is not just a good business practice, but exponentially increases competitive advantage on a variety of levels. From collaborations, joint ventures and alliances to access to resources, learn more by reading Secrets #32 (Trade Collaborations) and #35 (Strategic Relationships) in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets. To order the book, CLICK HERE!

ARE YOU BUILDING AN ENTERPRISE OR A LIVELIHOOD? In my June BizGrowth 5.0 column, I offer the five stages of business ownership that may be either helping you grow you business or potentially holding your business back. Read the column by CLICKING HERE to see which mindset you are operating your business in.

The classic fairytale, The Princess and the Pea, inspired my June Me, Myself & Inc. column in Sophie Woman's Magazine. Are you feeling stuck or trapped like a pea amidst a pile of mattresses within your life? Then take a moment to read this month's column for some thoughtful insight that could help you get out of your rut and back on top of the world. CLICK HERE to read it now on 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,




Author, Strategy Maestro & Chief Motivator

SLD Unlimited Biz Growth Inc. 



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