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

Of joy, of giving, of sacrifice

I think we'll all be pretty familiar with the Christmas story. Little baby, born in humble circumstances, to very ordinary parents, but leaving, arguably, the biggest impact on this world of any person ever born. How much does this parallel your business story? I'm pretty sure I'm right in saying that none of us started out in the industry we're in...
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Are you ready?

I read a funny story written by Florida member Larry Franklin this week. Here it is paraphrased for time's sake. Two elderly BNI members were enjoying a 1-2-1 after their weekly meeting. Says one, "I think these meetings are great. They've been the highlight of my week for years. Do you think there'll be BNI meetings in heaven?" "...
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Be a light

I have heard, recently, on the station I listen to a very interesting quote. Talking from a Christian perspective, the song writer was explaining the background to one of her songs. She said that the problem in the world today was not so much a case of the presence of darkness, but the absence of light. Or, to use another well known qu...
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Attitude

We all have it. We all give it away to others. We're all shaped by it. An old pastor of mine said once, "People are not overcome by the things in life, but by their view of them." Put another way, from Chuck Swindoll, here are a couple of quotes. "Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it." And, "We cannot change our past. We can...
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The Little Foxes

Last Saturday, my wife and I flew up to Lake Havasu for breakfast. A beautiful day with unlimited visibility and little turbulence. Just after take off on the return leg I notice the low voltage warning light come on. This meant that we had a problem with the battery charging. As Fred Hules will tell you, this could be from a ...
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The Invisible man or woman

To be a really big man or woman, one must be invisible. Too many people look for recognition. Look at what the current generation who are coming up think. If they don't start as CEO st least it's not good enough. No longer is putting in time, doing the hard yards acceptable. And our generation is no different. Fast food, instant loans,...
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Being there!

Dave G Llewellyn, a Welsh novelist and script writer, wrote, "Just being there for someone can sometimes bring hope when all seems hopeless." I don't know about you, but Thursday morning, even on my worst, caffeine-deprived day, is always a breath of fresh air, a pick-me-up, a tonic for a week of painful clients, endless waiting on hold, and techno...
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Complaining

One thing we as humans are bad at doing is complaining. Yes we complain alright, but badly. Very few people actually know how to complain well. How do you know when a plane-load of English people have landed? The plane is still whining after engine shut-down! The Brits have, rightly or wrongly, a notoriety for being whiners. With the overall poor w...
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Time gentlemen!

Scott Amiot, our pest control 007, brought up a great point last week, and it's one I'd already planned on using, so this morning seemed as good a time as any to do so. For us at Grand Networkers, the official meeting time is 7am to 8.30am. If you arrive after 7am or leave before 8.30am, you are counted as late, which is recorded ...
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Peanuts Philosophy

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip. You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them and you'll get the point. 1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world. 2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners. 3. Name the last five winners of the Mi...
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