How Do You Stop a Jumbo Jet?

I want you to think about the power of a jumbo jet. Imagine a 747 flying through the sky. It’s so heavy and yet the amount of thrust created by the engines is massive. There’s speed and a ton of power allowing it to soar and cut right through the air. But when it’s on

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Gratitude & Giving Thanks

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 again on Facebook. You’re unstoppable. I know I speak for everyone when I say we’re grateful. Thanks for always putting your heart and creativity

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Make More Money Targeting Job Titles or Professions

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. Last week, we discussed targeting life events and building power teams around those life events. Those life events were things like… Having a baby Getting married Getting a divorce Getting a new job Getting a bonus

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The Lessons of Halloween

Three days from now, we get to celebrate the greatest holiday of the year. At least that’s what my kids would say — they’d tell you without hesitation that Halloween is even more important than their birthdays. And though this year it will likely look and feel a bit differently, it will certainly bring it’s

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We’re here to network. Because we’re here to create business. And both business and networking are all about relationship. So today let’s take a look at something in the bedrock of relationship building. Humility. But we better define this first. My sense is that humility can sometimes get confused with other sentiments. And if misinterpreted,

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Words of wisdom, from the top…

I thoroughly enjoy getting the spotlight for a few minutes each week to share some words that I hope will educate, and entertain, and perhaps even inspire. But today I thought I’d share a few from a couple of folks who have been at this “business thing” quite a while, and are probably worth listening

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Make More Money with Proactive Referrals

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. And those referrals could be passive or proactive. So today’s make more money money moment is how to get more proactive referrals. Let’s use Dayna Karron, our copier sales pro, as an example. If someone says

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Managing Mistakes & The Hunt for Red October

In 1990 — which amazingly, was somehow thirty years ago — Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, along with an all star ensemble, starred in The Hunt For Red October — a fantastic action movie set on submarines during the Cold War between Russia and the US in the mid 1980’s. At one dramatic point in

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I often find inspiration for all kinds of things contained right inside my daily living. And though I’m not quite religious, having recently celebrated the Jewish holidays has left me with all kinds of ideas for future content. But just when I thought I knew what today was going to be about, something small but

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Foundations of Leadership

Leadership is a deep topic. And if I said that we were going to look at leadership this morning, you’d likely expect some talk about ownership and responsibility, confidence, goals, decision making, setting an example, and inspiring others. And it is about all of those things, of course, and more. But there are two crucial

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