Monthly Archives: June 2015

Keep Your Best Ideas Under Wraps Until Launch Day

Just read such a brilliant post written by Robert Herjavec covering the evolution of online security during the last 30 years. How brilliant for him to build a company selling peace of mind! However, also what an ongoing challenge to keep security safe.

Having been a toy manufacturer for many years, we manufactured a Happy Meal toy for McDonalds. #MyIndustry required that we have a closed manufacturing facility during production to keep “industry spies” from learning what we were making for the Golden Arches. Now, while that was a quite some time ago, industry to industry espionage is still a big concern where first to market is still the most desired position.

While doing design work at another consumer product company, the CEO required all trash to be shredded and the windows in the design department (where all brain power existed!!) had to be blackened so competition would not know what was coming next.

Who could have known the toy industry could be just as cutthroat as high tech?

Wonder what the security was like around Dancing with the Stars?

Have a grand and very safe day,

It’s All About Relationships

– and knowing how to market your relationship!

Marcia Reece, the marketing genius of Sidewalk Chalk, is the #1 Bestselling author of Secrets of the Marriage Mouse and The Ultimate Online Media Directory also was the inventor of Gel-eez, the very first gel-filled wrist rest for keyboard and mouse users. She serves as the founder of Aspen Support Group. Her books are available on her website at www.marciareece.com or on Amazon.com

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Are you Willing??

Willingness is an all-important ingredient for making your way through tough times.

Are you willing to do what you believe you cannot?

Are you acknowledging what you’ve avoided?

This is painful, you bet! But if you are unwilling to see things – and people – as they are, you can’t deal with problems. And, one thing I know for sure; that which you avoid will not get better.

So, dig in and be willing to take the tough steps. It will be worth it in the end.

It’s All About Relationships

– and knowing how to market your relationship!

Marcia Reece, the marketing genius of Sidewalk Chalk, is the #1 Bestselling author of Secrets of the Marriage Mouse and The Ultimate Online Media Directory. She serves as the founder of Aspen Support Group. Her books are available on her website at www.marciareece.com or on Amazon.com

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Patience is…

Patience is the ability to accept and tolerate difficulty without anger or sorrow. It’s your lifeline when you find yourself in the midst of a hard time.

In the same way we are unable to rush the sunrise or the changing of seasons, we can’t force ourselves through tough spots. We need to allow ourselves to take the time to learn, to heal, and to grow.

Patience makes difficulties pass as gently as possible.  Patience is a virtue but it is a hard one to accept, usually when we need it most.

It’s All About Relationships

– and knowing how to market your relationship!

Marcia Reece, the marketing genius of Sidewalk Chalk, is the #1 Bestselling author of Secrets of the Marriage Mouse and The Ultimate Online Media Directory. She serves as the founder of Aspen Support Group. Her books are available on her website at www.marciareece.com or on Amazon.com

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Knowing it’s Over is Never Easy

It’s not about giving up or bowing down. It’s about holding on to the knowledge that something bigger and more powerful than you is at work beneath the surface of your experience, and that it will take you exactly where you need to be.

Now, in hard times, surrendering is probably the greatest challenge you will encounter because it is hard to accept uncertainty. But that’s the point. You don’t know what’s to come but you must know that whatever happens, you will be okay.

It has been when I have struggled the hardest to not let go that the greatest blessings of my life have come into play once I did let go.

Take a deep look; maybe it’s time you let go and let real blessings flow into your life.

It’s All About Relationships

– and knowing how to market your relationship!

Marcia Reece, the marketing genius of Sidewalk Chalk, is the #1 Bestselling author of Secrets of the Marriage Mouse and The Ultimate Online Media Directory. She serves as the founder of Aspen Support Group. Her books are available on her website at www.marciareece.com or on Amazon.com

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Trust and Faith

Very often people confuse trust and faith, but they are very different.

Trust is the belief you can get through anything.

Faith is the energy that grows from that trust, helping you carry on until these do get better. You can’t have faith without trust.

Some recent disappointing medical results once again has called my trust and faith into play. Thankfully, they are intact in my belief system and I’m leaning on them right now big time.

What has happened in your life that caused you to look again to your trust and faith?

It’s All About Relationships

– and knowing how to market your relationship!

Marcia Reece, the marketing genius of Sidewalk Chalk, is the #1 Bestselling author of Secrets of the Marriage Mouse and The Ultimate Online Media Directory. She serves as the founder of Aspen Support Group. Her books are available on her website at www.marciareece.com or on Amazon.com

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Get the Message

Life sends us messages all the time. When we don’t hear the message, we get a lesson.

If we don’t learn the lesson, we then get a problem.

And if we don’t handle the problem, we get a full-blown crisis.

Get The Message.

What’s one recent time when you didn’t want to hear the message and it became a crisis?

This happens so often in relationships when we know something is not going well but we believe somehow it will become ok. Rarely does this happen. Take steps now to turn your ship around and head it in the direction you desire in your life.

It’s All About Relationships

– truly everything is!

Marcia Reece, the inventor of Sidewalk Chalk, is the #1 Bestselling author of Secrets of the Marriage Mouse and The Ultimate Online Media Directory. She serves as the founder of Aspen Support Group. Her latest book is available on her website at www.marciareece.com or on Amazon.com

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You can become a Human Relations Expert; here’s a start

Building relationships means everything to me; whether business or personal. Today, is June 1 and it seems fitting to turn to the personal side of relationships.

Over and over again I am asked how to find a Forever Love. You know that kind of love that makes you smile just to be alive. The book I wrote on the subject became a #1 bestseller so I feel I can offer some input.

Really it’s all about becoming a human relations expert. If you can’t get along with people in general, how can you expect to attract your special Forever Love.

Some simple tips to start your relationship journey are as basic as it gets:

  • Smile – it’s simply the best way to put anyone at ease.
  • Act and behave in a friendly way – don’t go overboard but keep the walls down.
  • In early stage relationships, let the other person do most of the talking – you’ll learn a lot.
  • Put yourself in the other person’s shoes. You might feel their “pinch”.
  • Look at life from their perspective – we all have had experiences which have shaped our lives.

These are truly basic concepts and they are brilliant. Too many people miss the simple stuff! They try to over complicate the obvious.

Remember to check your tongue at the door. It’s hard to do sometimes because in this quicker than quick world we live in, we all fire off quick replies.

No matter how far along you are in any relationship, be careful to not criticize. By criticizing, we do not make lasting changes and most often incur resentment.

“As much as we thirst for approval, we dread condemnation.”

Criticism is the quickest way to stop a relationship dead in its tracks. Rather than criticize, ask questions to help you clarify the situation. Asking questions will give you time to delve deeper into the potential relationship in a productive manner.

How much more can you accomplish if you decide to look for the good in everybody? You may not want to continue in a relationship, but you can leave the relationship and the folks in it in a healthy situation.

If you found this post useful, please forward to 5 people you know would benefit from this post. I invite your comments as we all learn so much more from each other.

It’s All About Relationships

– truly everything is!

Marcia Reece, the inventor of Sidewalk Chalk, is the #1 Bestselling author of Secrets of the Marriage Mouse and The Ultimate Online Media Directory. She serves as the founder of Aspen Support Group. Her latest book is available on her website at www.marciareece.com or on Amazon.com

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