The Power of One: Traffic Lights Analysis Tool

As a busy professional who has made BNI a piece of your marketing puzzle, you want to be as effective with your networking as possible.

That’s a big part of why our local chapters meet every week and track our networking activities and results…what we focus on, and measure, gets done! Conversely, if you don’t set goals and track your progress, you’re not very likely to achieve the results you truly want.

Lack of Focus + Lack of Measurement = Poor Results

Empowering Performance

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Our Traffic Lights are amazing analysis tools which allow members to track the key success factors for networking success. We’ve been using them since 2013 but recently pulled them from the field for a few months and made some enhancements.  Now they’re Back- and BETTER THAN EVER!!!

Why Traffic Lights are so helpful: It helps you and your team see which areas of BNI’s Key Success Factors you’re actively engaged with and which ones to focus on to improve results. These easy to read, color-coded reports are shared monthly with all members to help you and your team have a productive and profitable BNI experience. Looking for the keys to maximize your results and enhance your experience in BNI? This is it!

The Power of One: “What If…”

Since we started a new BNI leadership term less than two months ago, numerous chapter leaders have reached out and shared statements very similar to this…

“Our chapter is pretty solid. Our members really like each other- and are passing a good number of referrals- but we know we can be so much better if we really focus.

The danger in low goals

Many chapters are in this situation- and it’s exciting! Being part of a solid and successful team is a great thing. What’s even more exciting is working with a team that’s already having success who, inspired to elevate their performance, asks, “WHAT IF…”

Are You in Your “Zone?”

You hear business people say they are “in the zone”. Most people mean they are being extremely productive. When you are in the zone, you cannot be stopped. The zone is the place to be. That all sounds really great, but doesn’t that mean you are also in your comfort zone? Is the comfort zone really a great place to be?

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The problem with zones is there is no room for improvement. If you are in your zone or comfort zone, how do you improve? The old expression there is always a better way to build a mouse trap never happened from someone in the zone. In order to build that better mouse trap we have to think outside the zone.

Zones are warm and fuzzy places, hence the name comfort zone. That means outside of our comfort zone is where our fears live. 

You must overcome your fears by stepping out of your comfort zone. But have no fear…you are not alone! Everyone has fears to overcome.

Here are the top 4 fears experienced by business people:

Meet Our Newest BNI Area Director, Jim L-D!

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We are thrilled to announce Jim Littlefield-Dalmares as our newest BNI Area Director!  

  • In the Greater Louisville market… Jim will provide leadership and support for all 15 chapters beginning June 1st.
  • Across our Middle Tennessee, Southern Indiana, and Kentucky markets. Jim will serve as Coordinator of Events and Coordinator of Chapter Growth Initiatives. More details in the months to come.

As we continue to focus on enhancing our members’ experiences, we’re excited for the energy and experience Jim brings to the table.

A little about Jim…

“You Need ID??? But I’m 43!!!”

Every time I drop in the grocery store with my Dad, the cashier asks to see his Driver’s License when he unloads a 12 pack of beer (usually Beck’s) onto the checkout counter.
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Of course, we all know the law requires individuals to be 21 years old in order to purchase alcohol and asking to see ID is reasonable. But come on…my Dad is 70 years old!