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Make More Money in Your 10th Year

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. As Amy stated at the top of the meeting, I have renewed my membership in Elevate for the 11th time, and I started thinking about how the longevity of my membership has contributed to my success.

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The Power of Yes and No

Welcome back everybody. And just welcome if you’re a guest and this is your first time at Elevate. I hope you had a nice July 4th break, enjoyed the holiday weekend and made the most of last Wed’s reprieve to sleep in, or whatever you did in place of your typical Wed morning routine. It

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Give More Money With Online Groups

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. Every week, I give you some tips on how you can make more money, but this week I’m going to give you a tip on how to give more money. Recently Katrina Trisko asked how I

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Ownership

Owner, business owner, own, ownership… what does it mean to own something? Well, today, we’re going to take a look. And there are three key elements that we’re going to address: Nature, Scope, and Direction. The nature of ownership — at least in a business and entrepreneurial context — is about responsibility. However, it is

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Resources and the Power of Others

I love getting on here and sharing some words with you on Wednesday mornings. But today, many of the words I share will not be my own. They’ll be from leaders like Lindsay Fox, who said, “Personal relationships are always the key to good business. You can buy networking; you can’t buy friendships.” And from

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Change Is Hard

Change is hard. Don’t get me wrong, it’s totally possible. As a Coach, I witness it almost every day. But I will say that it doesn’t come cheap — you typically have to trade something for it. If it required nothing, then we crazy humans would easily make all of the necessary changes to have

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Make More Money Being A Substitute At Other BNI Chapters

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. Recently, we found out that we were sitting on a gold mine here at Elevate, but at our last PHD session, we revisited the fact that BNI operated a lot of gold mines and that we

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What Does Your Zoom Background Say About You?

We’ve been conducting our weekly chapter meeting virtually for almost 15 months now and while we at Elevate are pioneers in the remote gathering game, some of us are getting a little lazy in how we show up – myself included. It’s a rare Wednesday morning when I wear earrings and makeup and have flattering

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The Four Agreements

For those of you who are new around these parts, welcome. For the rest of you Elevators, you may be aware that my educational topics tend to fall into one of two camps… the doing, the motion, the physical action that will yield the reaction of results. Or the being, the leadership, the degree to

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Motor On

When I was a young boy, at camp, one of the activities I both thoroughly enjoyed — and happened to excel at — was sailing. There were these little white fiberglass boats with colorful sails and names like “sunfish.” I enjoyed sitting out on a smooth lake, hoisting the sail and catching the wind. It

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