In Memoriam Chapter

In Memoriam Chapter

It’s an uncomfortable reality. One day, we all die. Unfortunately, over the years, we’ve had members of AmSpirit Business Connections who’ve passed while still active members. Some met with tragic accidents. Others succumb to ailments. But they were all contributing members until the very end. And so, this eternal Chapter is a tribute to them.

Mark Rankin (North Scottsdale BC Chapter) August 2021

Don Ebner (Summit Business Network Chapter) May 2021

Becky Tylka (Hall of Fame Chapter) August 2019

Kim Davis (Buckeye Chapter) August 2019

Jacci Adams (Hall of Fame Chapter) April 2019

Rick Shantery (Arlington Chapter) September 2016

Ed Petrosky (Montgomery Chapter) August 2014

Patty Boerger (Heritage Chapter) March 2014


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339) Happy People Create

Happy People Create

Christine Schlonski, an internationally renowned consultant and host of the Heart Sells podcast, has a firm belief: “If hurt people, hurt people … happy people create happy people.”

It doesn’t take much imagination to realize that Schlonski’s theory is valid. When you’re happy, you cannot help but have that happiness spill over into the lives of others. Your family. Your friends. Co-workers. Colleagues. And clients. When you’re happy, others get swept up in that elation.

And because you’re sharing your happiness, you’ve brought something wonderful into the lives of others. After all, life is seldom easy. In fact, many days it’s downright difficult. That’s what makes the joy you contribute so special. As a result, others are drawn to you, hopeful that you will bring some sunshine into their world.

Knowing this, make being happy a priority. Look for the good in others. Look for the positive in life. Find any and every reason to smile. Remember, Schlonski’s words: happy people create happy people


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A Referral Machine

A Referral Machine

No doubt, you are ambitious. And you absolutely want to be more successful. Right?

But you’re savvy too. You know that the road to greater success is not merely a brute force effort of working longer and harder. No, you know it’s about working smarter.

You know you need a sales force. You know, a core of people who are working for you even when you’re not working.

And, in reality, you’ve already got this. Your network. These are friends, colleagues, strategic partners and even former clients sending you prospective clients. These individuals are essentially a referral machine.

After all, referrals are the most effective means of creating long-term, sustainable success. Moreover, it’s the best place to be in business … any business or any profession. At this point, your new clients are almost exclusively generated from people in your network. That’s where you want to be, right?

So, ask yourself, “What am I doing today to create this referral machine?”


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Brian Roland – Impact Plan (EPS 365)

Abenity (www.abenity.com) founder, Brian Roland shares how a mistake launched him in business, but being mission driven drove success. To get his FREE one-page impact plan text “IMPACT” to 615-802-6853.

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Michael Quigley – Kataholos (EPS 364)

What do you do when you grow tired of teaching kids? Michael Quigley’s answer was to tap into his relationships and starting teaching the whole world via his company Kataholos. Learn more at https://kataholos.co.uk/

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John Nimmo – Leadership Lived (EPS 362) J

John Nimmo shares about confronting procrastination and going from being homeless to being a best selling author, speaker and executive coach. Learn more at https://leadershiplived.com/ and get chapter 1 of his book, Why Wait?, for free.

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Stone Soup Networking (337)

Stone Soup Networking

In the tale, Stone Soup, stingy villagers have no interest in sharing their food with anyone but their own.  

However, when a peddler offers to share some stone soup with them (essentially rocks in a pot of boiling water), one by one, the villagers begin to share – a head of cabbage here, some salt beef there – and before long a pot of delicious “stone” soup awaits them.

This tale suggests that generosity and altruism are contagious. And many social science experiments have demonstrated that this is true. But people don’t just give; they are somehow moved and inspired to do so.

The takeaway is that you have the power to inspire generosity in others through your own generosity. Any simple gesture can be contagious – a simple referral, an introduction, or just sharing valuable information. This will inspire your network to give. Give to you. Give to others. And create generosity that cascades forward across time.


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The Never – Ending Battle (336)

The Never – Ending Battle

Here’s a reality: You cannot control your subconscious mind. Sensations whip in and out. And it processes hundreds and hundreds of bits of information every moment of every day.

Although you lack control over these unconscious feelings, you’re not completely helpless. As Steve Gutzler, consultant and author of Emotional Intelligence for Personal Leadership, shares, “There is a 24/7 battlefield for your mind — your thoughts. Be intentional, control your thoughts and what you put in mind.”

No, you have no control over the internal workings of your mind and what subliminal cues it takes from the world. You do, however, have complete control over what you put into it. You can choose to fill your mind with positive thoughts and aspirations. You can choose to associate with uplifting people. You can choose what you listen to and read. And, you can choose to rationalize away dark thoughts.

There is a never-ending battle within your mind. Do all you can to allow positivity to win.


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