January 3, 2017
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UC Has Record Setting Year In
Currency recorded over 12,967,793 of annual trading in 2016 —
the highest annual trade volume in UC's twenty year history! It
also set an all-time monthly trading record in December of 2016
UC has clearly established itself as
the most important inter-exchange platform in the barter
industry. It gives trade exchanges a thriving alternative
marketplace to significantly increase their trade volume and expand the buying and selling options
for their member businesses. UC is now doing the kind of trade
volume that its founders always envisioned when UC was formed
back in 1997.
Thank you to all our UC members for
making 2016 such a fantastic year!
We look forward to working with
everyone to help make 2017 another great year for UC.
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10 Ways To Ensure 2017 Is Your
Year For Positive Change
If you're ready to make 2017 the year opportunity knocks
on your door, read on for a few of successful entrepreneur
Vickie Milazzo's suggested action steps:
Go boldly after your biggest goals. When is the
last time you set a goal and truly went after it? Milazzo
encourages people to identify their "Big Things" — those
goals that connect to their passionate vision. Then choose
one to schedule their day around.
Be your own
number one fan. If you don't announce your own achievements,
you can bet that no one else is going to do it for you. With
humility, make sure that you're keeping your name, your
accomplishments, and your skill set in front of everyone.
2) Don't under-price yourself. You'd love to ask for
more money but frankly, you're afraid to. The economy still
isn't great so I'd better lie low, you reason. This just
seems like common sense. But settling for less than you're
worth is a big mistake — even in the wake of the Great
Recession. In my eyes and in the eyes of many other CEOs,
job candidates actually lose credibility when they
3) Make sure you stand out.
Many people get stuck in ruts at work because they become
viewed as commodities. Commodities are easy to obtain and
easy to replace. And that's certainly not how you want to be
perceived at your job — whether you're an employee, a
leader, or an entrepreneur. Do everything you can to ensure
that you aren't seen as interchangeable or dispensable.
4) Network with big players. Generally, we tend to gravitate
toward people who are similar to us: those who think
similarly, who find similar things fun, and who are in
similar walks of life. That's fine when it comes to your
friendships, but you need to aim higher when it comes to
networking. More than 60% of people find jobs through
networking, for example, and you can bet that most of them
didn't achieve this goal because they knew someone at the
bottom of the pecking order.
5) Turn off cyberspace.
There's no greater blow to productivity than breaking your
concentration to reply to an e-mail as soon as it hits your
inbox. Remember, no award will be handed out at the end of
the day for the person who responded to the most e-mails the
fastest. If you're doing nothing but responding to e-mail,
you're bouncing around like a pinball.
6) Break the
feel-good addiction. In today's world, we're constantly
sabotaged by nonproductive energy wasters. There are emails
to read. Facebook statuses to update. Receipts to locate for
that already-late expense report. Dishes to be washed. Files
to be organized. And on, and on, and on. These are the easy,
albeit often unproductive, tasks that make us feel good.
They may not get you any closer to accomplishing your
greater goals, but at least you've checked a couple of
things off your to-do list.
Vickie Milazzo, "this addiction comes at a high price,
because that cheap check-mark high is guaranteed to
frustrate, overwhelm, and stress you out in the long term.
By majoring in minor things, we never get to our big
commitments. Breaking these addictions opens the door to
achievement, because what you focus on is where you will
7) Set aside sacred "momentum time."
Momentum time is precious time you are able to set aside for
yourself each day, to work uninterrupted toward achieving
your goals. To carve out time, examine every activity and
decide how to eliminate it, delegate it, hire it out, or do
"If part of your day is rarely
interrupted (such as early morning or late evening), reserve
it for momentum time. Keep your momentum time sacred. Use
phrases such as, 'I'll be available in one hour. What time
after that works best?' Start your day with a two-hour
uninterrupted chunk, and then gradually add more two-hour
momentum sessions each day. Claim your momentum time and
you'll find those lost hours you've been looking for."
8) Have confidence in your abilities. It's highly unlikely
that you'll reach any goal you set for yourself if you don't
believe with your whole heart that achieving it is possible.
Among other things, you won't be confident enough to take
calculated risks, if you don't believe that the limitations
in front of you are surmountable. Anytime you find yourself
entertaining doubts or trying to limit what you think is
possible, remind yourself of your past successes. Let them
infuse you with pride and bolster your resolve.
"Believing you can do it—whatever 'it' is—is 90 percent of
the win," assures Milazzo. "When I walked into my first
meeting with a potential client, my legs were literally
shaking. I forced myself to remember that this attorney
needed specialized knowledge that only I—a critical care
nurse—could give him. I walked out of that meeting with my
first client. Plus, I learned that when you expand what
you’re willing to believe about yourself, you can transform
who you are and what your life looks like."
Surround yourself with mentors. There are two ways to
develop the skills, habits, and mindsets that you'll need to
achieve wicked success. The first is to go it alone and
learn by trial and error in the school of hard knocks. The
second (much smarter) path is to learn from others who have
encountered and surmounted problems that are similar to your
own. That being the case, surround yourself with as many
mentors as possible and practice the skills they pass on to
10) Safeguard your momentum. Accept that you
won't please everyone. Someone is bound to be unhappy about
the changes you make to focus on your big things. A friend
might get upset because you can no longer meet for lunch on
Wednesdays. Your spouse might complain because you won't run
his errands on a weekday.
"Bottom line, they'll get
over it," says Milazzo. "Stop feeling guilty and stay true
to your goals. Surround yourself with friends, family, and
peers who support your vision. Discard all discouraging
messages. These are your passions and goals, not anyone
"You can’t snap your fingers and suddenly
become successful," admits Milazzo. "And the successful
people you envy weren't able to do that either. They worked
for it. They set big goals. They didn't settle for
small-time achievements. Wicked success can be yours too, if
you make the same big commitments."
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