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The Power of “Being of Service”

We all have needs. We all have wants. We all have dreams and goals, and things we want to accomplish. And so it would make sense if we found ourselves looking out for… well, ourselves. And I don’t necessarily mean in a selfish way, a negative way. Sometimes we do need to keep an eye

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Stepping Stones

Okay, we’re past New Year’s, and we’re getting close to the Happy New Year threshold. For those unclear, no matter how long it’s been since you’ve seen someone, we all forfeit “Happy New Year” rights as of January 31st. Period. In all seriousness, this is an interesting time. The new possibility that comes with a

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Make More Money Speaking French?

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. You may have heard that I took a train to Montreal a few weeks ago because I like subarctic temperatures. Anyway, a funny thing happened. In Montreal, I felt self-conscious about trying to speak my rudimentary

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Beginnings

Elevate! Back at it! Happy New Year! 2020 is serious business. I remember years ago imagining what life would be like in 2020, and here we are. It’s great to see everybody. I hope you had a positive turning of the year. So we got to end 2019. And endings are important. How we leave

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Make More Money with Better Attendance

Visitors and members, BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. Recently, we learned that we are sitting on a gold mine here at Elevate, but to make sure you get the gold, you have to work at the mine every week. And that’s

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The Longest Journey Begins With The First Step

The longest journey begins with the first step. We’ve heard this before but with the start of a New Year before us, what journey do you want to begin? As Yogi Berra said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there!” Landmark Education suggests deciding upon a goal and breaking

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Make More Money When You’re The Upstream Partner

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. Recently, we learned that we are sitting on a gold mine here at Elevate, and a couple of weeks ago we discussed that most modern gold mining often happens near a stream, and that we need

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Change

Change is hard. Don’t get me wrong, it’s totally possible. As a coach I witness it – and even help facilitate it – almost every day. But I will say that it doesn’t come cheap – you have to trade something for it. If it required nothing, then we wacky humans would make the necessary

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Make More Money Enjoying the Journey

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. And this week’s make more money moment is about having the proper long term perspective. If you have been following me on Facebook, then you know that I recently took a cross country train trip to

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Gratitude

We’re about a week away from the holiday that’s all about giving thanks. Giving. And thanks. Despite the Christmas music that begins playing exactly one minute after Halloween ends, of course I’m talking about Thanksgiving. We know the words “thanks,” and “thankful,” and “gratitude.” But I want to take a closer look today because I

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