Sustainability, Community & Happiness

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 a while. When it comes

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How are you FEELING?

Good morning! Members, subs, participating guests, and observers. Welcome to your Wednesday. How are you feeling today? Maybe you’re feeling great. Maybe you’re feeling a little tired. Or nervous about the commercial you’re going to give in front of 90 people. Maybe you’re excited about the closed business you’re going to report later. Maybe you’re

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Good morning Elevate… members, visitors and guests… Happy New Year, and welcome to your Wednesday. It’s so great to see all of you. And to kick off what I know is going to be a banner year — for each of us, and for Elevate as a whole. I’m sure you’ll agree that it was

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I’m not quite sure how it happened, but we are only a week and change away from 2022. And while there seems to be plenty more to navigate regarding the health situation, and the socio-economic and political climates, I find it remarkable that the calendar year 2021 is on the cusp of ending. And this

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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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