Make More Money with the Big Ask

This week’s make more money moment is about how to be a better fisherman. And to that end. Ask yourself if you ever wanted to land a whale of a sale through  BNI? If you did, you’re not going to need a bigger boat … you’re going to need a bigger ask. Last week Andrew

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‘Tis the Season of Giving

Wow, what a year it’s been. Can you believe that today is the final meeting of 2018? In thinking about what I wanted to say to close out the year, a couple of things came to mind. First I want to bring in gratitude – and not just from me to you but really from

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Back to Basics

As we approach the close of the year, and the cusp of 2019, I thought we could use a little down-to-Earth shot in the arm. So today we’re going to keep it short, simple, and hopefully impactful, in a piece I’m calling “Back to Basics.” No smoke and mirrors. Just the goods. In a moment,

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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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