Grand Networkers' blog

BNI Grand Networkers presents a blog centered around netwroking, referrals, and growing your business the smart way.

Intentional connection

A question. Are you operating from a place of being intentional and connected to what is truly important to you? To put it another way, are you living each moment intentionally, and knowingly, working towards your goals? Are you consciously, and vigorously, finding ways of reaching your targets? A few months ago, I spoke about the importance o...
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The ultimate lesson

It's been a fantastic year sharing with you, and I am grateful for all the wonderful feedback I've received. But here we are, at the end of another BNI year. What incredible pearl can I leave as my final education moment? Well, obviously, the ultimate lesson! Ultimate, in this case, meaning final! This morning I have 7 tips for staying positiv...
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52 on, 17 off

Did you know that a recent study by the Draugeim Group shows that the average human worker does not fit well into the traditional 8 hour workday? While the 8 hour day was a boon to manual laborers during the industrial revolution, this study shows that the traditional 8 hour day, with it's mid-morning and mid afternoon, and lunch breaks, is not opt...
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No one cares...

Can anyone finish this? Most will say, and correctly, " much you know, till they know how much you care!" And that's a very true statement. Going along in that vein, no one cares how you do business, or what you do in your business. It's like trying to sell someone by telling them the features of your product or service. No one c...
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How to know you're succeeding

Bill Gates spoke at his old high school, and opened his speech with this, "Life is not fair - get used to it!" I think we can all attest to that fact. Sometimes life seems to hand us a pretty lousy hand, often when we think we deserve it. And the world at large fosters this feeling of entitlement. The world promotes success with the im...
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Potatoes, eggs & coffee

Here's a story I found on Facebook a few weeks ago that I think is worth repeating, even if you've seen it already. A daughter runs to her father in tears. "Life is so hard and I'm exhausted" she said. "Every time I overcome one obstacle, another is waiting round the corner. I don't think I can go on like this!" He father took her hand and led...
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Winston Churchill on business strategy

‚ÄčIn June 1940, as the Nazi jackboot spread swiftly across Europe and threatened the survival of Britain, Winston Church delivered an historic speech in Parliament, which included these immortal words; "We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing stren...
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Are you a disruptive monopoly?

I saw an interesting YouTube clip recently where an ABC News Real Biz reporter spoke to PayPal cofounder, Peter Thiel. They discussed his book "Zero to One" where he gives advice, particularly, to start ups. However, the advice he gives can equally be applied to existing businesses who are either floundering or who just want to grow. He was asked w...
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Hindsight isn't always 20/20 vision

We've all heard it said that "Everyone's smart with the help of hindsight", or, "Hindsight is 20/20 vision". Actually it isn't always. I love watching Air Crash disaster programs. This may sound strange at first for a pilot, but it's actually just plain interesting, but I also learn a lot about flying. However, investigators don't solv...
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40 Second Commercial

When I first joined BNI, I used to get 60 seconds to give my infomercial. When we got bigger, and it got cut to 40 seconds I thought it'd be easier. Don't have to think of so much, y'know? Trouble is, I think it got harder. It's like comparing writing a blog post, where you can ramble on ad nauseum, versus microblogging - that is, like...
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8466 W Peoria Ave #1
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