431) Commit To Daily Action

Commit To Daily Action

You want a productive network. You know you do. One that keeps you flush with people you can turn to for great referrals, insightful information and additional priceless contacts.

You want this. Everyone does. How do get such a productive network? Simple. Make it a priority to share great referrals, insightful information and priceless contacts.

It’s no secret. To get things out of your network, you first need to build those same things in your network. When you contribute to others – family, friends, colleagues, clients and even people you hardly know – you build those relationships. And you set in motion amongst your network a powerful desire to contribute to you in return.

So, every day commit to doing something to contribute to your network, as each action is a step towards building the network you want. What are you doing today to build your network?


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Building Your Networking Assets Via Relationship Economics (EPS 483)

David Nour, a thought leader on the quantifiable value of business relationships, shares insights on using networking strategies to build professional value. Learn more at https://nourgroup.com/forum/

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A Powerful Networking Brand, One Question At A Time (EPS 482)

Author and personal brand coach Heather Bennett shares how a strong personal brand can help your career and networking … and it’s done one question at a time. Learn more at https://creativebrandcoach.net/

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430) Character Over Reputation

Character Over Reputation

Famed basketball coach, John Wooden once shared, “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Character is what you really are. Reputation is what people say you are.”

 

Wooden’s words are insightful. Your reputation is never truly accurate. It’s based on tiny moments of your life over time. These small snapshots or sound bites are only notable moments that others have chosen to seize upon as being important based on their limited perspective of you.

Your character, however, is true. It’s what you are. It’s who you are. It’s not a simple portrayal of some fleeting instant where facts and circumstances are limited. It’s what permeates your thoughts and actions even when no one is there to witness it. It beats in your heart 24 hours a day.

Yes, focus on character over reputation, as character is what you are. And not just what others think. If you do this, in time your reputation will closely align with your character.


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429) Last Letter; Last Word Exercise

Last Letter; Last Word Exercise

On the How To Be Mesmerizing podcast, host, author and thought leading psychologist Tim Shurr shares a fun, but very effective exercise for improving your listening skills. Shurr encourages you to listen for the last word your conversation partner utters when you’re at an event or even casually chatting with family and friends. Simple, right?

Then your next question or comment needs to start with the last letter of the last word spoken. Now, as an example, the person says, “Every day, I go for long walk with my dog.” Given the last word is “dog,” your response should start with the letter G. Get it? Then you might say, “Good for you. Where do you go for these walks?

So, doing this makes you to pay attention, listen and learn. Now, if you replay this piece, you’ll find that this program follows Shurr’s exercise. Every sentence starts with the last letter of the last word of the previous one. Excellent, huh?


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428) A Perfect Shame

A Perfect Shame

In 1959, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Harvey Haddix faced off against the Milwaukee Braves, winners of the last two National League pennants. Haddix was fearless in his approach, downing the first three batters in the first inning and not given up a run, walk, or hit.

Then, he did it again in the second inning. Then, the third. The fourth. Fifth. Sixth. And so on. In a perfect game this continues for nine innings. After 11 innings, Haddix still had no blemishes on his effort.

Unfortunately, the game went to a 12th inning. The Braves scored a run, winning the game. Sadly, rather than having a perfect game on his record, Haddix was credited with a disappointing loss. Despite this, his effort is referred to as the greatest game ever pitched.

The lesson is this: Don’t be hemmed in by the standards of others. Whatever your work is, do your very best, and know that it can be characterized as great, even if the result is not exactly what others hoped for.


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427) The Thin Edge Of The Wedge

The Thin Edge Of The Wedge

You’ve got big dreams. No matter who you are or where you are, you’re aspiring to something more than what you have now. It’s simply human nature to want for something more.

At times, however, that ambition can seem so big that it’s daunting; so huge that it’s impossible to start. Don’t be deterred. Simply ask yourself, what’s the thin edge of the wedge.

This idiom refers to a time before equipment and machinery when people used wedges to move seemingly immovable objects. If they could just get the narrowest side of a wedge into a gap, that would allow them to do bigger things, in time.

So, what’s that one small, minor action to get you started on realizing your dreams? Act on that. Then look to do something a fraction larger. And then again. And again. Eventually your aspirations are realized. And, it all started with the thin edge of the wedge.


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AmSpirit ReWard!

INTRODUCING……

AmSpirit ReWard!

Growing AmSpirit Business Connections just got a little more ReWarding!

How this works!

Its simple.  Every time you refer a new member to AmSpirit Business Connections, you get a ReWard! Credit.  Accumulate 3 ReWard! Credits and you get to choose 1 (one) memento from a selection of various items. (which items do change from time to time.  Some items are limited) Accumulate 3 more ReWard! Credits, choose another item…and so on.  See Below for the Official Rules and Regulations.



Click on the above link under the picture and see all the exciting gifts you can earn in our ReWards! program.


Don’t miss your chance to earn your AmSpirit ReWards!

Introduce someone to the benefits of membership in AmSpirit Business Connections today!

AmSpirit ReWards Official Rules and Regulations

  1. Every time you refer a new member to AmSpirit Business Connections, you get a ReWards! credit.
  2. Accumulate 3 ReWards! credits and you get to choose a memento from a selection of various items.
  3. Each time you accumulate 3 AmSpirit Rewards! credits you will get to select one of our various AmSpirit ReWards! Items.
  4. To get credit for referring a particular member your name must be specified under the “How did you hear about AmSpirit Business Connections?” section of the New Membership Application & Agreement.
  5. AmSpirit ReWards! credits do not accumulate for members reinstating their membership with AmSpirit Business Connections. The member referred must be a new member to the organization.
  6. AmSpirit ReWards! are not transferable to other members or others transferring into a corporate or individual membership.
  7. We will notify you of your ReWards! through the email address we have on file.
  8. AmSpirit ReWards! referral credits never expire and they carry over from year to year until the program ends or you as a member leaves AmSpirit.
  9. Prizes and awards can change at any time without notice.
  10. This promotion will continue at the discretion of AmSpirit Business Connections. If terminated, 90 days notice will be provided to the membership.
  11. AmSpirit ReWards! credits or prizes cannot be redeemed for cash or as a credit against current or outstanding Quarterly Dues.
  12. Once 3 credits are accumulated and you have been notified, you have 30 days to make your selection.

426) Who’s Holding Your Ladder

Who’s Holding Your Ladder

Dr. Rob Bell, sports psychologist, podcast host and professional speaker, shared that in 2014, when Kelvin Sampson became the head basketball coach at The University of Houston, his former boss at the University of Oklahoma sent him a ladder. That’s right … a ladder.

The gift to Sampson, who had a distinguished coaching resume, was symbolic.

It symbolized all the people whose hands had been on that ladder to put him in a position for success. Those included not just players, but also other assistants, managers, wives, alumni, and administrators. They all contributed.

The symbolism was not lost on Sampson. He stood on that ladder when this team cut down the nets after Houston won its first conference championship in 27 years. 

Who’s holding your ladder? Who’s contributing to your success? Be sure to take a moment to acknowledge them.  


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