Farmer, Fire, Flower, Fence Revisited

Every piece of business ultimately contains a transaction. Typically, it’s an exchange of goods or services for money. And there are different levels of exchange. In other words, buying a pack of gum is going to be less involved than buying a brownstone, right Josh Doyle? Andrew Steinberg, I imagine booking someone for a weekend

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Make More Money By Becoming a Superhero of Helping!

Did you know that being a member of Elevate makes you my default go to guy or go to gal in your profession? So in the spirit of givers gain, I’d like to highlight some referrals I gave recently and how they came about, and hopefully this will inspire you to help the people you

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Thanks to a lot of effort from a lot of people, Elevate has become something very special. From the founders to the current MC, our officers, and really all of us – this whole community. But at our core, we’re simply a networking group. Networking. Net. Work. We’re about creating business relationships. A NET of

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Trust, Confidence, and Responsibility

A little something about Amy Noelle that most of us know, but some may not – in addition to being a great leader and a great president, Amy can make a cake like nobody’s business. I don’t just mean delicious but the prettiest, classiest thing you’ve ever seen. She’s confident in the kitchen. Speaking of

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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 this year? Great. And it’s good to know what we want, and where we’re heading. But for today, let’s forget about the future. And take a good look at the here and now. Take a look around.

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Don’t Just Look, Really See

Monday morning, my daughter Noa – who is my heart, the light of my world, was in a very down mood. Beyond the usual eight year old stuff. I could see that her point of view was being filtered through a flavor of “its all going wrong.” Her younger brother who goes to a different

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Make More Money with More Productive 121s

How would you like to leave every 121 with 5 possible referrals? How would you do that? This week’s big tip is on how to use 121s productively to make more money. Your first 121 starts the process of getting to know, like and trust your fellow members. But once that happens, your subsequent 121s

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Carry Water, Chop Wood

It may be the 16th, but I haven’t seen most of you in 2019. By the way, just to settle it once and for all, I say the whole Happy New Year cut-off is January 31st. Once we hit Feb, we lose all right and privilege to Happy New Year somebody. Ok I’m half-kidding. Do

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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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