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Win Friends and Influence People

In October of 1936, Dale Carnegie released one of the most well known books in the history of personal growth. Actually, at over 30 million copies, How to Win Friends and Influence People, is one of the best selling books of all time. And it’s powerful principles of relationship building — which have helped countless

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Make More Money With Proper Follow Up Redux

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. If I asked you what the hardest thing in business was, you would probably say delivering a great website; or delivering great legal representation; or delivering the most exquisite jewelry design; or whatever service that you

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Vulnerability, Power and Connection

I have to say it’s been quite a ride the past few days. There was a bit of drama bubbling up in my family of origin. And as someone committed to both my own way of thinking and living but also to maintaining harmony in my family, honoring both of those can sometimes be tricky.

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Trust Is Everything

Buckle up, because today you’re getting something fresh… hot off the presses. Something brand new, but that I have been doing a lot of thinking about. And something that I realize is true with every fiber of my being. So listen up… because if you get one thing out of this meeting… hell, if you

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Our Elevate Community

You may or may not know that I am just a wee bit of an introvert. What this means is – I love spending time and connecting with my friends. But I need my solo time curled up in my favorite lounge chair with a good book. So, you might imagine that while all of

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Integrity

Typically, when we use the word “Integrity,” it tends to be related to trust. “I trust her, because she has integrity,” or, “I wouldn’t work with him, he has no integrity.” And there’s some judgment in it. For the purposes of what I’m saying this morning, I invite us all to leave the judgment out.

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Make More Money With Your Upstream Partner

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. Recently, we learned that we are sitting on a gold mine here at Elevate, and if you know anything about most modern gold mining, it’s that it often happens near a stream. So the important question

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

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Make More Money Learning Lessons

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. The other day I was training with my tennis coach and a girl in the tennis class on the next court missed a shot and she screamed “I’m horrible!” The coach immediately said “You’re learning.” And

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Get Your Nose Bloody

Think about what happens when you touch a hot stove. The speed of the nerve impulse through your neural network can be as fast as one hundred meters per second. It’s almost instantaneous — and there’s a reflexive action even before your brain gets the time it needs to process the threat. There’s no thinking

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