January, 2015

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Resolving Conflicts

So, you come to a crossroad of conflict between you and a comrade? When I use this word Comrade, I am referring to someone you work with, volunteer with, or live with in some kind of on going relationship.

We can either take the trail that leads to the valley of assumption or the trail upward that leads to the high point of perspective. The choice is ours. Both trails involve effort and will challenge the stamina of your resolve.

Listen to the Podcast that is attached to this and then give me your thoughts and feelings. It is my hope that you will gain some Resolve Insight and choose the trail to the High Point of Perspective more often than the trail to the Valley of Assumption.

I am Matt, and I am your friend. When I can do anything for you, just ask.


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Impact Through Your Direction

There are a handful of people who become aware of and accept their purpose in live. You know who you are, you catch yourself dreaming of accomplishing something, or bringing about change, or maybe for you it’s solving some problem.

Today, I want to speak to just you. Now that you have accepted your calling in live, you will begin to make an Impact on those around you. I want to give you six commitments that you can make to yourself that will help you in staying the course and arriving at your destination.

I have attached a PODCAST for you to listen to, it is only 30 minutes long. It contains your six commitments to yourself to make an Impact.

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Live Your Direction

So you’ve set out on your course, that journey of Direction in your life and you are now experiencing storms of oppositions? Feeling like quitting? Maybe jumping ship and trying something else?

WAIT! Before you abandon your current direction, listen to the following 30 minute podcast about “Living Your Direction” there are 6 secrets of Living Your Direction that you will want to know.

I am Matt, and I am your Friend. When there is anything that I can do to serve you, just ask.


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The “IFF” principle of Marketing

Magnificent Monday Marketing Tip:

The “IFF” principle of Marketing

Having a great product/service is very important in marketing. Yet, the most important marketing tool you have is yourself and your ability to meet a need in your marketplace.

The best Marketing strategy is located in the “IFF” principle of Marketing. It is the “IFF” principle that creates for you Location, Location, Location. People will go out of their way to connect to you. The “IFF” principle is Your Integrity, Friendliness, and Follow-Thru.

You cannot go to a formal training and learn integrity, it is learned through Time, Testing, and Transformation. People want to believe we are people of integrity, they will grant us integrity credits in the beginning of a relationship. We either increase or decrease our credibility of time as we face Testing. Testing is allowed to come into our lives to transform us into bigger and Better people that we once were.

Being friendly is gatekeeper that determines if we get to continue to build upon the initial transaction. If you are not a friendly person, then in time this current opportunity will disappear.

In the midst of your integrity and friendliness being on display, you will need to master follow-thru. At the end of the day this is simply making certain that your “yeses” or in fact a “YES”, and your “no’s” are in fact NO’s. When there is a transformational moment when your yes or no can not come to light, then you re-connect through your friendliness and integrity to those you are serving and be forth-right with them. Take full responsibility for the breakdown as well as getting the product or service to them as soon as possible.

You my fiend are the most important aspect of your service or product. Increase your “IFF” quotient and you will increase your connection and collaboration with people. Increasing your Connection and Collaboration will increase your Cash.

I am Matt, and I am your friend. When I can do anything for just ask.



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Speak Up, You are Needed!

Though it may not be real clear to you, you are needed in your Family Circle, your Friend Circle, and your Foe Circle. The answers and solutions that are coming to light within you will help the rest of us.

I am Matt, and I am your Friend


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Discovering your Direction

Discover your Direction


Within the heart of you and I emanates a desire to know which direction is my direction. We have a deep need to know that our lives matter and that we are headed in the right direction.


To many of us are like the characters in the Wizard of Oz at the fork in the road asking the cat which way is the right way? The cat asking “where do you want to go?, and their answer is “we do not know?” He correctly states then “it does not matter which fork you take”.


We can Discover our Direction through taking a look at what we have said “yes” to and what my “responsibilities” are as a result of saying “yes”.


The discussion on my broadcast Thought-Filled Tuesday morning coffee/tea chat we spent about 30 minutes diving into and uncovering this very thought of “Discovering our Direction”. Click here to be able to listen in on the discussion.


Next week we will look at “How to Live your Direction”. Thought-Filled Tuesday Morning Coffee/Tea Chat with Matt. The call in number is 805.399.1000 and your participation code is 593915.


I am Matt, and I am your Friend. When I can do anything for you, just ask. You can reach me by calling or texting 916.708.8103 or email me at Success@mattupton.netMattUpton.net

You make us bigger and better

You make us Bigger and  Better 🙂

You are here to help your family, those you volunteer with, and those you work with to be bigger and better than they believe they are. Those around you have been through many of the very same valleys and mountain top experiences that you have  been through.

As you allow us to see, hear, and feel your journey of success through those experiences we gain the courage and stamina to continue our journey.

We need you. You are Fabulous and have become an example of success for us.

As you have continued to STEP forward, you have given us courage to STEP forward ourselves.

S … Serving to your utmost best is our example

T … Tallying up your wins more than your losses has encouraged us to do the same.

E … Empowering us through your example of stick-to-ive-ness has made the difference for us, when we considered giving up.

P … Pausing to consider wisdom’s way as you have always done, has become our way too.

Thank you for always being a person that continues to STEP forward, even when it seemed quitting would be easier.


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