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Steve Schneider is one of the founding members of Linkinnati, board member and CPA with Launch Accounting.
This week Steve shared with us a wonderful piece of wisdom then showed us numbers to back it up.
That piece of wisdom was “Want to retire a millionaire, start saving YESTERDAY!”
Steve broke down 4 ages when people could start saving for retirement to hit that 1 million dollar mark, the sooner you start saving the easier it will be to hit the mark.
If you you are looking for someone to take a fresh look at your business numbers to make sure you are on the right path, give Steve a call.
This week we are talking about Networking, specifically in person networking.
What is your goal when you are networking? Do you have a goal to meet and get coffee with 2 people when you are networking? Do you have a rule where you try to sit a table where you don’t know anyone to force new connections?
We challenge you this week to find a new networking opportunity and share it with us.
Be a Giver, because in the end Givers Gain.
Regional Expo on 7/13/2021 12pm to 4pm – excellent networking event even if you do not have a booth. We have several members that are going to be in attendance!
Reach Out Lakota Grand Celebration Happy Hour on 7/22/2021 at 4pm.
Another getting back to the basics with Linkinnati is giving back to the community we love.
Within our 2 hour window we were able to sort and put away 4 minivans plus of food generously donated from the Carriage Hill subdivision for Reach Out Lakota.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
To donate, volunteer, serve or learn more about Reach Out Lakota you can check them out here.
Our “Spotlight” this week got us back to one our basics – relationships.
As a member of Linkinnati we will meet with each other to get to know each other. We are then referring a person, not just a business.
We shared a truth and a lie about ourselves with another member and we tried to determine which was which. It was tough since many of us know each other so well!
Does anyone even make resolutions today? That’s what went through my mind as I wrote the title. Mostly news or talk shows talk about them, and we all have friends who say they do, but do they achieve them?
Let’s face facts, resolutions mean change. As earthly walkers, we hate change. It messes with our routine, traps us or makes us feel like we don’t live up to everyone else. Here are a couple things to think about when making a resolution this year and trying to keep them.
First of all, let’s be real, we all have changes we should make. So should we? Yes, but let’s explore how to be more successful with our changes. The goal must be something that’s important enough to us that we want to change.
–Be realistic with our goal, but the bar is high enough to stretch us. Realistic is very important when setting our goal; it shouldn’t be too easy or too difficult. If too easy we get bored, if too hard we’ll get frustrated and quit. It should be something that we can stretch or increase as we proceed.
–Make it a habit. We are creatures of habit. Our new routine should be added to our to-do list or calendar on the days we expect to work on it. Once we make the change and get passed the 2nd or 3rd time doing the task, experts tell us it is beginning to be a habit for us.
–Make yourself accountable by sharing with close friends or family. We don’t have to tell everyone we meet or put it on Facebook, but we need people important to us to know…as much for support as anything.
–Research. Do some quick research as to pitfalls and benefits of your goal. Simply google those terms – not for discouragement but to keep it real. Use the resources we have available as aids.
–Celebrate small successes. If it’s important to do, track your efforts and know goal achievement levels. Set a treat or gift when you hit your main goal consistent with our mission.
Small life changes are what a lot of coaches talk about as opposed to huge change. Resolutions and the success of keeping them are reliant on one thing… getting started. We are capable of making the resolution and keeping it. We don’t need to live up to everyone else. Remember, most of them didn’t even set one.
The below video demonstrates the power of a warm referral.
We’re happy to share the news that the LINKINNATI Golfs for EDGE Teen Center event netted $15,400 this year! This is a $3,000 increase over last year.
Many, many thanks to all LINKINNATI members who supported the event in various ways – by golfing, attending the dinner, providing sponsorship, donating to the golfer bags, etc.
It truly was a collaborative effort. On behalf of the 700 teens who will receive support, mentoring and access to life skills-building programs this year thanks to this critical funding, THANK YOU.