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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Make More Money Without Fear

BNI Elevate is a networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals. I want to ask you, what would you do differently today if you lived without fear? And this relates to the two different approaches you might take with your membership here at Elevate. The first approach

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Living Without Fear

There are a lot of living things on planet Earth. Plants, animals, insects, algae. Even the planet as a whole is an organism. And you can argue that there’s a consciousness to it. You can also argue that on some level, it’s been a series of random events. But why are we arguing? Either way

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How do you play your game?

Last night I found myself at the Nassau Coliseum hanging out with a few Elevators, and watching the New York Islanders get their pucks handed to them. Sorry Mike Nerenberg. During the game I couldn’t help but notice that while at times they were aggressive, taking some risks, going after the puck and pushing themselves,

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Don’t Wait – It Could Kill You

When we’re young, we learn about the dangers of fire. Maybe it was a firefighter that came to give a presentation at your elementary school, or a VHS they popped into a player – yeah, remember those. You were taught about feeling the door before opening it, and getting down to the ground to crawl

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Make More Money Targeting Life Events

This week, I’d like to discuss referral triggers and life events, and actually encourage you to form power teams around these referral triggers. For example, the Wedding Power Team actually has a strong overlap with the Real Estate Power Team. They do … if we think of the life event of a couple getting married.

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