Dr. Daniel Amen believes that brain health is central to all health and success. When your brain works right, he says, you work right; and when your brain is troubled you are much more likely to have trouble in your life. His work is dedicated to helping people have better brains and better lives. In […]
Networking, referral generation, and emotional intelligence still aren’t taught in colleges and universities and nearly every marketing software system that I have ever seen is too complicated for the everyday user. For the past decade I have been thinking about building an environment where I could easily share the top lessons and skills I have […]
Fellow Transformational Leadership Council member and friend, Patty Aubery, shares the release of a simple marketing solution for small business owners in this video. Patty Aubery is the Co-Founder of The Canfield Training Group, former President of Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Patty Aubery knows what it’s like to juggle […]
I recently had someone send me the following question about referrals: “There are people that I’ve provided referrals to which turned into good business for them. However, I’ve never received referrals back from those people. I fully understand that networking takes time. I’m going to ask them for a commitment to give me referrals in […]
Fellow Transformational Leadership Council member and friend, Scott deMoulin, shares how effective communication helps to open conversations in this video. Do not become a communication casualty by making these two mistakes most speakers make. It’s not what you say it’s how you say it More importantly than the actual message is the syntax or the […]
To manage your room effectively, you need to establish boundaries on what behaviors you will or will not tolerate from other people. Furthermore, by building your mental walls, you will be clearer about the kind of behavior you expect from others. However, it will be easy for you to become a pushover if you do not do […]
Fellow Transformational Leadership Council member and friend, Dr. Scott Mills, shares his story with me about joining BNI to find some friends and what surprised him later with his BNI membership. When we were in Cancun together last month, he talked to me about the Power of BNI as a business owner. Please watch this video Refuse […]
A friend of mine, Meaghan Chitwood, recently told me a story about her early days in BNI. When she joined the group, she had just come out of the construction management industry. Although she was working as a business coach, she was still dressing to fit in at a construction site. Her entire wardrobe, according to her, […]
Benign neglect takes many forms. It’s any decision you make that allows a person in your room (or an activity associated with that person) to move toward the back, which in turn allows someone else to step a little bit closer to you. Here are some examples: Suggesting that instead of holding weekly in-person meetings […]
In this video, I share a story about a referral coincidence. Understand the process of building relationships. It’s not the number of contacts you make that’s important, but the ones that you turn into lasting relationships. You’ll always get better results trying to deepen relationships with people you already know than starting relationships with strangers. Luck […]
Mentally relegating these people to your storage space allows you to regain control over areas of your life that they may have controlled. Take those people and memories, put them in a storage box, and put it on a shelf. Don’t let them continue to control your life. The intentionality of saying to yourself, “I’m no […]
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Referrals are all around us. Are you paying attention? You are standing in the middle of a room full of referrals. Referrals are all around us, it’s just that we’re not paying enough attention to what’s going on in order to identify them. You see, there’s a part of our brain that’s called the Reticular Activating System. It […]
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When I started BNI in 1985, the biggest question from the media was: “Is this networking thing just a fad?” Well, 34 years and more than 8,700 groups later — it’s clearly not a fad. There have been changes over time though. The biggest change has been the introduction of the internet. Ironically, online networking has contributed to the success of […]
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This month, Andy Lopata shares more of his networking tips which begin with the letter “V” Value Variety Versatility Virtual Vision Vitality Volunteer and more about Networking “V” previously in PART 1: click here Click here to watch this video Please click below to see Andy’s playlist of his networking tips from A to Z. […]
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Your New Years just got a whole lot better. Now, you have an effortless and affordable way to enjoy “Who’s in Your Room?” in audio. I am so thrilled to offer you the opportunity to enjoy my latest book seamlessly through Audible, it’s about to become your new favorite audiobook. The audiobook is narrated by the authors: Ivan Misner, Stewart […]
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We’ve all heard the advice: “you become the people you hang out with”. This means that you need to surround yourself with successful people (however you define success). Plus, you also need to be networking up to raise the bar for yourself over time. Having run the world’s largest business networking organization for more than […]
Since I moved to Austin Texas, I’ve discovered a number of restaurants that I really enjoy. One of them is Truluck’s in downtown Austin. The first time my wife and I went to Truluck’s we couldn’t help but notice how engaged the host was when we walked up to check in for our reservation. He […]
Who doesn’t love going home for the holidays to visit family members? It’s that precious time of the year when you have that annual visit with your siblings, parents, and various cousins. However, the holidays also bring together the toxic people in your life. The holidays are a special time, perhaps the only time all […]
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What do Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and “six degrees of separation” all have in common? They are all urban legends! Time to put the kids to bed. I don’t want to stir up any trouble with Christmas around the corner. What I do want to take issue with is the six-degrees thing. You’ve heard that […]
This month, Andy Lopata shares the first part of his networking tips which begin with the letter “V” Vague V-A-K learning styles Veracity Vibrant Victim Viral Visibility Visit Voice Volume Voracious Vulnerability and more about Networking “V’s” in PART 2: coming soon Click here to watch this video Please click below to see Andy’s playlist […]
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