Where’s Your “Point?”

The word “point,” has a few meanings. It can be a noun or a verb, and it can refer to the focus or purpose of something – the main idea. It can indicate the position of a player in a sport like basketball. Through the course of play, at times you want to get the

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Gratitude & Giving Thanks

Good morning Elevate! It’s great to see all of you. And it’s particularly special to welcome back so many of our Alumni. And a big thank you to Amy – I saw the outreach on Facebook. You’re unstoppable. I know I speak for everyone when I say we’re grateful. Thanks for always putting your heart

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How to Become the “Go To” Person in Your Profession

Congratulations! You got in! You’re now a member of the premier networking group in Manhattan, so now you can just wait for the referrals to start rolling in, and take your checks to the bank. But that’s not the way it works, is it? So get your pen’s ready to write, because this week’s make

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Comfort Zones, Willingness, and Growth

Today I’m going to get right to the point. Consider this, everything in your comfort zone is something you already know. I’m going to say that again… everything in your comfort zone is something that you already know. So it makes sense that if you wanted to increase a result, you might think it could

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Networking Check Up & Cleaning – Back to Basics

A few days ago, I was in the middle of my morning routine – washing my face and brushing my teeth. And I was thinking of you guys. That’s right, I think of you on days other than Wednesday! In particular, I thought about you, Josh Perlman, and your office – probably because of the

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Sustainability, Community & Gratitude

It’s clear to me – now more than ever – that the secret to happiness is not in what we have, but in how we feel about what we have. More about that in a minute. Typically, I start thinking about the topic for the Education Piece on Monday, the day before. But for some

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A Reason For Being

IKIGAI is a Japanese term for “a reason for being.” The word ‘Ikigai’ is usually refers to the source of value in one’s life or the things that make one’s life worthwhile. The word roughly translates to the “thing that you live for” but it also has the … “the reason for which you wake

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Reinvention & New Beginnings

Good morning! It’s great to be here with all of you. It always is – but especially today. Another chapter begins for our chapter. And there’s opportunity all over it. Last week we took a look at Powerful Endings. Naturally, today it seemed fitting to talk about beginnings. There are two components that stand out

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Powerful Endings

Good morning Lucky 62. It’s amazing to be standing up here in this room – in this capacity – for the last time. It’s the last meeting here at the Union Square Ballroom, and thus the last Education Piece. And last night, I was curious and I actually counted – I’ve done more than fifty

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How to Report Closed Business for Elevate

Every week, I give you tips on how to use our networking tools to make more money, so this is your quarterly reminder on the items that you should be reporting as Closed Business to BNI. The simple answer is that you should be reporting all closed business that resulted from your membership in BNI.

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