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By Dawn Lyons, BNI Executive Director San Francisco Bay Area The number one question we receive is “how do we grow our chapter?” Well, the answer is simple, sponsor new members into the chapter. That’s it! That is the ONLY way to grow your chapter.  Your chapter WILL grow when your members sponsor more members […] The post The Sponsoring Mindset appeared first on BNI. [...]

I learned about “Murphy’s Law” in graduate school.   It basically says that “what can go wrong, will go wrong.”  Although this law feels very pessimistic, there is value to it.  It gives a framework for people to look for the flaws in their thinking.  When one does that effectively, it’s easier to address potential issues […] The post Misner’s Corollary to Murphy’s Law appeared first on BNI. [...]

I ended the year with a humorous graphic on my social media that said: Dear 2021: I don’t want any trouble from you.  Just come in, sit in the corner, don’t touch anything, and keep your mouth shut. Although it was pithy and pretty funny, there is an important flip side to this sentiment.  That […] The post 2020 – Finding the Good in Bad Times appeared first on BNI. [...]

After four decades in the business world, I have found that these three concepts truly summarize an entrepreneur’s recipe for success. First, you must be passionate about what you deliver to your customers and clients.  Nothing great in life has ever been accomplished without passion.  This starts by making sure you (and your team) are […] The post Passion, People, Process appeared first on BNI. [...]

Recently, my assistant, Dana made a couple suggestions to me.  Afterwards, she asked if I minded her giving these suggestions. I immediately said that not only did I “not” mind her ideas, I actually wanted her to share them with me.  I then told her the following story about an experience I had many years […] The post We Don’t Pay You To Think! appeared first on BNI. [...]

The world can be a dark and contentious place. Illness, famine, poverty, hostility, and desperation are all around us. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The world can be a better place. We can make a choice — a choice to be a voice of change, a change that can transform the world […] The post Givers Gain® is Transformational appeared first on BNI. [...]

By: John Jacob – Member of Business Wealth Builders City BNI, South Burlington, Vermont Article originally featured in the September 2020 Givers Gain® Monthly, a BNI Vermont e-Newsletter I recently celebrated my three-year anniversary with BNI and I can say that I am most passionate about the one-to-one process! Not only is it the most […] The post Pure Joy in One-to-Ones appeared first on BNI. [...]

Is there room for intuition in business?  Yes, most definitely.  Decades ago, I may not have thought that, but over the years I have changed my opinion and believe that intuition can be another tool in the business toolbelt.  The definition of intuition is the “direct perception of truth or facts, independent of any reasoning […] The post Is There Room for Intuition in Business? appeared first on BNI. [...]

by: Erin Perrin, Mortgage Expert with Academy MortgageQueen City BNI, Burlington, Vermont We’ve all heard the saying “glass half empty or glass half full.” These are interesting times we’re living in, and sometimes I find it’s hard to be that glass-half-full kind of person. Mind you, every day I am still telling my boys “the […] The post Obligation vs. Opportunity – A New Mindset appeared first on BNI. [...]

With everything going on in the world today, we thought it would be a good time to take a step back and talk about diversity, and more specifically, about diversifying your business network.  Developing a truly diverse network is not only the right thing to do, it is also the smart thing to do.  Because […] The post Being Intentional About Diversity appeared first on BNI. [...]

We are very excited to present to you the upcoming BNI® Growing Forward Together™ World Tour. This event is the first global live event in BNI’s 35-year history. We will be streaming live to over 70 counties on July 14th, 15th and 16th through Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Dr. Ivan Misner will be sharing […] The post BNI® Growing Forward Together™ World Tour appeared first on BNI. [...]

We are in the process of restarting in-person BNI Chapter Meetings in regions where local conditions make it possible to do so. The post Restarting In-Person BNI Chapter Meetings appeared first on BNI. [...]