Managing Mistakes & The Hunt for Red October

There are a lot of dynamics going on in our world. Tough challenges. Tough circumstances. And though at Elevate we leave the politics at the door, we’re intelligent, sensitive human beings. And we are all aware of the humanitarian issues affecting different populations at home and abroad. I would never want to make light of

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Make More Money With Elevate and Linkedin

BNI Elevate is a million dollar a month networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. This week I want to talk about using Elevate to meet people at a specific company while doing your own heavy lifting. Option One is that I can use my weekly email

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Women’s History Month

Yesterday was International Women’s Day – a date that celebrates social, economic and political achievements of women and marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. The theme for this year is #BreakTheBias. To give us some context, how many of us in this room were born before 1988? Until that year, women often

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Picture a 747, having just taken off from Los Angeles, on it’s way to New York City… If the pilot adjusts the heading just three and a half degrees South… even though the nose of the plane may only move a couple feet… instead of landing at LaGuardia or JFK, it will end up in

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Your Personal Brand: Perception Is Everything

When I was first starting out in PR 11 years ago, a boss once said to me “perception is everything” and to this day it has always stuck with me. For one thing, our own perceptions change over time. What once may have seemed like a big deal at the beginning of your career can

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Lobsters…Leadership On a Roll

Though lobsters have natural predators — mostly certain kinds of fish when they are young, and primarily we humans, once they’ve reached adulthood — they live well protected inside a chitinous shell. And any of you that have enjoyed lobster as cuisine know all too well how hard and rigid that shell is. But remember,

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Sustainability, Community & Happiness

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. For some reason the word “sustainability” has been floating around in my mind for a while. When it comes

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How are you FEELING?

Good morning! Members, subs, participating guests, and observers. Welcome to your Wednesday. How are you feeling today? Maybe you’re feeling great. Maybe you’re feeling a little tired. Or nervous about the commercial you’re going to give in front of 90 people. Maybe you’re excited about the closed business you’re going to report later. Maybe you’re

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Good morning Elevate… members, visitors and guests… Happy New Year, and welcome to your Wednesday. It’s so great to see all of you. And to kick off what I know is going to be a banner year — for each of us, and for Elevate as a whole. I’m sure you’ll agree that it was

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I’m not quite sure how it happened, but we are only a week and change away from 2022. And while there seems to be plenty more to navigate regarding the health situation, and the socio-economic and political climates, I find it remarkable that the calendar year 2021 is on the cusp of ending. And this

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