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Hazel Walker



A Is for Accomplishments

Q. Why is it important for me to know my fellow members’ accomplishments? A. This is how we build credibility with one other. If you can share with me during our GAINS Exchange the things that you have achieved and… Continue Reading →

To Get Ahead, Give Ahead

When I started out in business, I thought that in order to be successful and “Get Ahead” I had to be aggressive about finding, keeping and getting more business. I had many business role models for this behavior both in… 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 →

Is BNI your BIGGEST Client?

“What?” You ask. “Is BNI your biggest client?” I repeat. “No! XYZ Company is MY biggest client,” you reply. “Ok, that’s great!” I say. “Well then, may I ask you a few questions about your BIGGEST CLIENT? “Sure,” you reply…. Continue Reading →

This One Simple Question Will Explode Your Referrals

The number one key to getting high value referrals from your referral sources is trust. It is the first step in the referral process. If there is no trust, there will be only low value referrals or leads being passed… Continue Reading →

Will Anybody Please Stand Up? Anybody?

One of these days I am going to meet the entire community of Anybody. I have never met the Anybody’s but they are very popular to business people. There seems to be a whole clan of them worldwide but they… Continue Reading →

Planning, Bragging, & Complaining = Opportunities for Your Network

It is said that a good networker has two ears and one mouth and they should be used proportionally. We should be listening twice as much as we are talking. If you are doing a good job listening you will… Continue Reading →

How BNI Helped Me Write A Book

I recently published my first book.  To describe the level of commitment this took would be like trying to describe the color purple to a blind person.  Everyone knows that writing a book is a lot of work, it’s just… Continue Reading →

Balance versus Harmony

Balance:  a state in which different things occur in equal or proper amounts or have an equal or proper amount of importance Harmony: a pleasing combination or arrangement of different things Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to… Continue Reading →

When an Emergency Means Missing a Meeting

My phone rings and it is a BNI Member named Tom. He is mad because he received a letter from his chapter opening his position in the chapter and he felt strongly that it was unfair. I asked him why… Continue Reading →

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