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STOP Networking and Start Building Authentic Relationships

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 29, 2015

I think we can all agree that it’s very important to connect with other people throughout life. This allows us to: Make new friends Discover more opportunities Develop business relationships Become more successful Learn more about ourselves and our lives Typically, and I’ve been guilty of this myself, the approach most people take is horrible. Commonly with networking, people use this old fashioned method of going into every…

4 Ways to Start a Mastermind Group and Your Journey to Success

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 5, 2014

When I started hearing about mastermind meetings, I figured it was an elite meeting only “three percenter’s” could attend. Once I realized anyone and everyone could join a mastermind group, I started my own.  I sent a group text message to three other entrepreneurs that were far more successful than me and called them to dinner, I covered the tab (everyone loves a free meal!) We ended up…

Business Essentials To Maximize Momentum

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / October 8, 2013

Networking is a magical exchange of value between one individual and another.  Over the course of the past week I’ve been fortunate enough to sit down with some amazing professionals in various industries across the greater Chicago area and converse with them about what’s working, what’s not working and what we can do for each other to boost both business and the bottom-line.  I’ve come to the realization…

The Most Important Decisions in Our Lives Are Made in a Split Second

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / September 26, 2013

As a coach I’m constantly working on building my network while adding and exchanging value with other business professionals.  On a recent week-long business trip to Chicago I was scheduled to meet Justin at 4 PM Friday night downtown but thought I would leave Chicago a day early so I asked if we could meet Thursday night instead.  Although hesitant because he had to rearrange his schedule he…

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