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Not Everyone Is a Leader

I’VE GOT GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS — SHOW OF HANDS WHICH DO YOU WANT FIRST? Who wants the good news? Ok, and who wants the bad news? Well, it turns out it’s the same news… NOT EVERYONE IS A LEADER. Leadership can be developed, it can be learned, but not everyone wants to take

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Make More Money Having 121s with Everyone!

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. Last week we went over my agenda for the first 121 that you’ll have with someone. This week, we’ll discuss whom you should have a 121 with. First, you should get about 50% of your referrals

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How to Look Great for Online Meetings

We spend a lot of time doing zoom calls. How you look will affect your business. As a photographer, I would like to give you a couple of tips of — How to look great for online meetings. 1. Most important thing is Lighting You need direct, natural and diffused light. Ideally you need to

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Help Feed NYC’s Frontline Healthcare Heroes!

Elevate is the premier networking organization in Manhattan, and we are supporting Slice LIC and Blend Astoria in their effort to feed NYC’s frontline healthcare workers. Watch the video below for more information. For every meal donated by us, Slice LIC and Blend Astoria, will donate a second meal. 100 meals donated = 200 meals

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The Stockdale Paradox

For his fantastic book “Good to Great,” Jim Collins and a team of highly educated researchers spent years distilling down what made the difference between good companies and great companies. They created stringent criteria and found only eleven companies that met the bar. A major part of what made the difference was the kind of

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Gratitude

We’re about a week away from the holiday that’s all about giving thanks. Giving. And thanks. Despite the Christmas music that begins playing exactly one minute after Halloween ends, of course I’m talking about Thanksgiving. We know the words “thanks,” and “thankful,” and “gratitude.” But I want to take a closer look today because I

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Make More Money by Expressing Gratitude

This week, I would like to ask: Did you ever want to thank a fellow member for giving you an awesome referral? Well, there’s a right way to do it and a wrong way to do it. And the right way will allow you to get more referrals just like the one you just received.

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Walking the Work/Life “Imbalance Beam”

Show of hands, who in this room will be heading off to work at some point today after the meeting? Ok, got it. And of those who just raised your hands, who will also be engaged in some activity or responsibility in a non-working part of your life? Family, fitness, etc.? Great, thanks. So we’ve

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Do the Math

Show of hands, how many people have been in their current line of work for at least two years? Keep your hands raised if it’s been five years. Seven years. Ten years. Ok, so there’s some variation but for the most part we’ve been at what we’ve been up to for a while. Do you

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Raising the Floor

As I look around the room, I see a lot of powerful people – a lot of capable people. I see hearts and minds, goals and aspirations, wishes and dreams. And typically, we build our lives and businesses by getting clear on what we want and then working hard to achieve it. We’ve all heard

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