How To Credit Elevate For Closed Business 2022

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. Every week, I give you tips on how to use our networking tools to make more money. This week is your annual reminder on reporting more money as Closed Business to Elevate. The simple answer is

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Welcome back everybody! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, eating a little too much, and spending time with those we care about. Family of origin, chosen family, or both. It’s funny, we can’t choose our families. But we do choose our Chapters! And I don’t have to tell you how special Elevate is. I

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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, leadership, and

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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. An elusive trait, because once you realize you have it, it’s hard to hold onto… Humility. But we better define this first.

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Leadership & Discomfort

The great researcher, 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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Your Ideal Client

We proudly wear the moniker of Elevate, but our origins and our foundation come from… Business Networking International. The last word is pretty cool, but I think we all know what gets us up before the sun — growing the first by means of the second. We want more business, which for most of us

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Tree of Life (and Business)

There are over three trillion trees on planet Earth. They give off oxygen that we need to breathe. They reduce the amount of storm water runoff, which reduces erosion and pollution in our waterways. And of course many species of wildlife depend on trees for their habitat. Trees provide food, protection, and homes for many

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Make More Money Being Selfish

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. Every week we talk about our core value of ‘Giver’s Gain.’ But this week, I’m going to give you an action item and ask you to be totally selfish. Take a look at our roster, and

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Forget What You Want, What Do You Have?

Show of hands, who has a pretty good idea of some of the things they want to create in the coming months? Maybe even in 2022? Great. And it’s good to know what we want, and where we’re heading. But today, I’m going to lower our field of view from the horizon to our immediate

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The Power 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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