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Hazel Walker

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Where’s the Skill in That?

Not long ago, I was at an event where many real estate investors were networking.  That night I met a woman, a fellow real estate investor, and struck up a conversation. In a fairly short period of time, I learned… Continue Reading →

“Black Friday” Your Network

What is your tradition for the Friday after Thanksgiving? You know that day where usually sane and normal people go almost crazy scouring every flyer, newspaper and store  internet site looking for those unbelievable “Back Friday” deals. You might be… Continue Reading →

There’s No “I” In Team, But there is in BNI!

There’s this hidden treasure called the GAINS exchange (aka GAINS profile), which has been underutilized by many BNI Members… including ME! As a “veteran” Member, I tend to get comfortable, and forget about the amazing tools BNI has given us… Continue Reading →

Just 1 Goal for 2018

As this year draws to a close and we all start evaluating what we’ve accomplished and planning for our 2018 accomplishments, I want to take a minute to talk to you about setting your 1 goal for BNI this year…. Continue Reading →

Are You Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

She was a relatively new member in the chapter, there had been a disagreement between members and the chapter split, leaving only 12 active members. As I  walked into the meeting, she headed my direction and introduced herself to me…. Continue Reading →

Collaboration-The Power Behind BNI

Collaboration:  the action of working with someone to produce or create something. I love this organization because it matches my values and most of the time the leaders in BNI–from leadership teams to the CEO–work in a collaborative mindset. Working together… Continue Reading →

We Don’t Need No Stinking Name Badges!

I had this conversation recently with a BNI member in Australia and I have had this very same conversation with members in Indiana too. 1st Member:  I don’t understand the big deal over these BNI name badges. Why do I… Continue Reading →

The Importance of SIMPLE Accountability

Accountability is a multi-billion-dollar industry and growing.  Individually we have a love/hate relationship with accountability. We love it for others—after all they need to be held accountable—but we do not love it for ourselves. At all levels of our organization… Continue Reading →

Six Ways to Gain More Referrals

Recently I was listening to a podcast about how to grow your business and realized that I naturally do four of these five things to get more referrals and you can bet I’ll be adding the one I don’t do… Continue Reading →

Ten Empty Chairs

A while back, I was having a one-to-one with someone that identified herself as a “PK” (that’s a Preacher’s Kid, in case you were wondering).  We talked about her experience in her BNI chapter and how things were going in… Continue Reading →

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