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December 21, 2009 - Have your current circumstances changed in a way that leaves you feeling as though you have taken steps backward instead of forward? Are you finding a situation turning out not as you expected in spite of all you put into it? If you view what is happening now as a setback, then you are allowing yourself to become stuck in what was and what is versus what can be.
Take an MM&I Moment to get yourself to think forward. Take a look at what has changed and then list what small actions you can take to shift it forward to where you would like to be. What have you learned about yourself as a result of these changes? Take a look at the situation that has not turned out the way you would have liked and then list small actions you can take to make it more of what you would like right now. These small action steps will help you in thinking forward and moving forward.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"The world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching forward." - Henry Ford

November 2, 2009 - Are you worrying about something in your life or work right now? Why does it worry you? Is it based on fact or assumptions being made? Is it based on what you perceive might transpire or what is actually happening right now? Instead of focusing on what is worrying you, how about focusing on what will alleviate that worry? Instead of focusing on what might happen, focus on what you can make happen.
Take an MM&I Moment and write down five things you can do right now to stop your worry in its tracks. Take action and transform your worry into willful, determined action. Once you are moving forward, you just might find that your worry was unfounded.

Synergized Quote of the Week
"Worry will get you nowhere and drain the value of your moments." – Robert Marston

CLICK HERE to read the latest article about my book and shifting from a balance mindset to a synergy mindset by Sarah Melton of the Lincoln Times News. 
October 12 - In your efforts to succeed, what have you done to help others also succeed? Those who understand the power of a synergized world understand the empowerment that comes from planting seeds of success. Helping others sprout towards their achievements reaps a bountiful harvest for all. And when you least expect it, someone will remember and more seeds will be planted for you. 

Take an MM&I Moment to list a couple of things you can do to help someone else succeed in what they are trying to do without expectation for anything in return. Can you provide perspective? Can you provide a connection? Can you give some of your time? Then take action on one of these things. Take pride in knowing you are helping someone besides yourself and the small difference it might make. Need some ideas to get started?

Synergized Quote of the Week
"By helping others, we help ourselves. Whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us." – Flora Edwards

Being charitable is also a way those who understand the power of synergy live and work. I was recently introduced to a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization called Spreading Joy Corporation founded by Marie Wikle. What I simply loved about this organization is its approach to all the small things people can do, making the idea of making a difference something everyone can do, including our children. I invite you to visit their website at You will be inspired, and chances are you will start spreading joy in some small way starting today!

September 28, 2009 - Is there something you have been meaning to get to or pursue? What is your reason that you haven't? Is it a legitimate reason or an excuse? Don't allow excuses to keep you from doing what you really would like to be doing. If it is important to where you want to be, then tackle what may be stopping you and leap forward. Open up your mind to options so the reasons can be pushed aside to make way for your action.
Take an MM&I Moment to list your reasons. Now be honest. Which are just excuses and which are real reasons that must be overcome? Eliminate the excuses and then focus on each reason with an open mind and a determined spirit. Then take pride in the rush that comes from getting things back in motion.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"All our dreams can come true … if we have the courage to pursue them." – Walt Disney
Need a little help getting beyond the reasons and the excuses? Then let the Four Whys help you. CLICK HERE to download and print the Four Whys worksheet.
AUGUST 17, 2009 - Do you find yourself wishing you had more time? More time to get this or that done? More time to do some of the things you really would like to be doing? Well, what is really stopping you? The reality is we all are given the same amount of time each and every day. It is the one precious resource that is equally allotted to all of us every waking moment.
Take an MM&I Moment to do a time inventory. How are you spending your time versus how you would like to be spending your time? Choose to shift the way you spend your time to where you get the most gratification. Choose to delegate to others those tasks or responsibilities that are stealing away your time. It really is all a matter of what you choose to do. Always has been and always will be.

Synergized Quote of the Week
"Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back." - Harvey MacKay 
JULY 20, 2009 - Wouldn't it be great if we could just GPS our way straight to the end results in achieving our goals? We would just plug in where we want to go, and then it would be beautifully mapped out for us to follow. While you don't have a GPS to help you achieve your goals, you do have a powerful tool to help you map out your journey towards reaching your goals. It's your mind.
Take an MM&I Moment each day this week to map out each one of your personal and business goals. Use this Mind Map Guide, by CLICKING HERE, to capture not only the goal, but your reasons for your goals, who is affected or impacted if you reach each goal, what resources are needed to achieve each goal, and then finally, what the ultimate outcome would be once achieved. Part of mapping out your journey is making the right connections. See what connections you might make by looking at all your mapped goals as a whole. Then take action to begin to develop a roadmap ... your plan.
Synergized Quote of the Week:
"A good plan is like a road map. It shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there." – H. Stanley Judd
JUNE 1, 2009 - Are you viewing your life and work as in conflict? If you are viewing everything as separate, pulling, and tugging at you, then you are operating from a "need to balance" mindset. You are also likely focusing too much energy on what seems to be tugging and pulling at you … what is out of balance.
Take an MM&I Moment to visualize your life and work as supporting, energizing and working together … actually creating more opportunities in all aspects of your life as a result.What would this look like in your ideal world? What would it feel like in your ideal world? What is the ONE small effort you could make right now to bring your conflicting worlds together? Do that one thing. This is the beginning of a synergy mindset. Once you embrace it, it will set you and countless possibilities into motion! All by always doing that "one thing."
Synergized Quote of the Week:
"Conflict cannot survive without your participation."
– Wayne Dyer
Want to learn more about how to rewire your thinking from balance to synergy? Read the article, "Rewire Your Thinking To Achieve Your Business and Personal Goals" by clicking this link:


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