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“Word Of The Year” Versus “New Year’s Resolutions”

Now that we’re a few weeks into the new year, I thought it might be fun for each of us to share how well our New Year’s Resolutions are going! Just kidding. That sounds awful. While well intended, New Year’s Resolutions often make us feel worse about ourselves when we’re no longer able to keep

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Brass Tacks

Good morning Elevate! And welcome to your Wednesday! It’s so great to see all of you, back after a couple of well earned weeks off… I hope it was a smooth and enjoyable transition out of ‘22 and an auspicious start to ‘23… So here we are… in a new year… and though we can

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Raising the Floor

Today is the Winter Solstice. December 21st… the longest day of the year. If you were to map the amount of daylight for the year on a graph, you would see that today it will hit it’s nadir… it’s lowest point. When we hear about things, “hitting bottom,” or “bottoming out,” we tend to relate

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What the Best Know About Communication

uick question for you. How did you try to get your way as a child? Doesn’t matter if it worked or not. Just think about how you typically acted when you were told something you didn’t want to hear when you were younger. Did you act out? Did you argue? Get all rage-y and throw

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Time & Purpose

November 30th… thirty days have September, April, June and November; all the rest have thirty one except for February, which has twenty eight… Today is the final day of November, the eleventh month of the year. Which means we’re only another thirty days or so from kicking off 2023. Time is an interesting thing. And

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Being Seen

Love songs. Romantic comedies. Dramas. Theatrical shows. Fables and fairytales. If done well, they grab our attention, and don’t let go. We want to see how they play out. And how the relationships inside them unfold. Because it all comes down to relationships. And relationships are all about needs, and whether or not those needs

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Your Network Is As Large As You Make It

English poet John Donne wrote, “No man is an island, entire of itself.” Relationships are the most consistent source of meaning in our lives and work. Whether with co-workers, colleagues, fellow members in our BNI Elevate chapter, family or friends, social and professional connections create depth and richness in our daily lives. In 2013, Porter

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Testimonials and Advocacy

Anybody could stand up in a courtroom and say, “I didn’t do it. I’m not guilty.” And anybody who’d want to become a professional actor, musician, or sports figure, could say, “I’m talented. I should be cast in the role,” or given the gig, or drafted onto the team. But that’s not how it works

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Forget What You Want, What Do You Have?

It wouldn’t surprise me to hear that many of you in this meeting have a pretty good idea of some of the things you want to create in the coming months. Maybe even in 2023. And that’s great. As an Executive Coach, I know all too well the power of having goals and a vision

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Autumnal Equinox

The Autumnal Equinox. We are exactly one day away from when the Sun will be immediately above the Equator — which means tomorrow we will have exactly as much light as we do darkness. Half and half. 50/50. Down the middle. For some people that might sound like balance. Maybe even peace. Or maybe 50/50

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