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The Power of Yes & No

It seems like there are quite a few winds blowing these days — moving life and it’s many parts around in different directions. And we do our best to navigate, and show up for the people and things that matter. But with so much going on, it’s easy to get caught up in the tiny

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Your Pit Crew & the Power of Supportive Relationships

I believe that when we first walk through the doors — be them physical or virtual — and evaluate whether or not Elevate is “for us,” there are certain things we all wonder about. Will I get referrals? Will I close business? Maybe we consider if we’ll learn something, or grow in other ways. But

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Make More Money with Quid Pro Quos

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. In the spirit of what we can do for one another, this week I want to talk about how we can instantly double our referrals and social media shares, and hopefully double our closed business. All

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Clarity, Connection, Consistency

As entrepreneurs trying to conduct business during this uncertain time, each day brings a variety of thoughts, feelings, concerns, and challenges. We all have a lot going on. As gritty New Yorkers, we’re always hustling, up to creating results. As people in relationships — with clients and friends and family, we show up everywhere, for

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Get Scared, Get Ahead

The great research professor, speaker and storyteller Brené Brown talks about how we all have a choice — courage or comfort. When it comes to facing our fears, and getting what we really want in our lives and businesses, it’s one or the other. In other words, if you want something beyond what you already

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Not Everyone Is a Leader

I’VE GOT GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS — SHOW OF HANDS WHICH DO YOU WANT FIRST? Who wants the good news? Ok, and who wants the bad news? Well, it turns out it’s the same news… NOT EVERYONE IS A LEADER. Leadership can be developed, it can be learned, but not everyone wants to take

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Make More Money Having 121s with Everyone!

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. Last week we went over my agenda for the first 121 that you’ll have with someone. This week, we’ll discuss whom you should have a 121 with. First, you should get about 50% of your referrals

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Endings

This past weekend, I left a leadership organization that I’ve been a part of for over six and a half years. And it had me thinking about how we do endings. To be clear, I chose out on purpose. And though I value every moment I spent there, and plan to remain an active affiliate,

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Make More Money With a Good 121 Agenda

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. At our most recent PHD sessions, we spent over 20 minutes discussing how to be more effective on our 121s. First, we need to understand why 121s are important. The goal at Elevate is to get

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Consistency

If you are on this Zoom call today, there’s something I know about you – you’ve got talent. If you’re a member, you were chosen for your seat. And since there was only one, it wasn’t handed over without scrutiny. You made it here, and you’ve been here. If you’re a guest, it’s true for

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