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Level from a High Level Network

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Lessons from a high level network

Reasons why Building a network is the HIGHEST VALUE SKILL you can develop.

By Douglas Vermeeren, The Modern Day Napoleon Hill

Douglas Vermeeren - Modern Day Napoleon HIll

Why is the most valuable skill you can generate? It will be the one that opens the most doors of opportunity, gives you the most benefit and support and naturally creates the most income. Over the years I have been able to study more than 400 of the worlds top achievers much like what Napoleon Hill had done to write the landmark book Think and Grow Rich. While engaged in this research there were two powerful things that occurred. One of these things was an observation and the other was a result.

The observation was that EVERY single top achiever that I met with attained their success because of who they surrounded themselves with. The old adage Your Network equals your Net Work is unquestionably true. Associations at high level opened up opportunities not available to the general public. High level networks gave access to support, systems, clients and more high level introductions. Without a powerful network you are limited to your personal efforts and your connections are limited.

Nearly all results in life come through our interactions with others. If you have a low level of network you will have a low level of results.

The results I experienced were first hand success and wealth. Obviously success is not a destination but an ongoing series of experiences. As I began to level up my connections my results have continued to rise. Those that entered my network helped me, mentored me, opened my eyes to possibilities I had never experienced or considered. My network literally taught me what success could look like. Perspective is a powerful thing and generally eh result of who you spend the most time with. We are all teaching and influencing each other. If you surrounding yourself with inadequate teachers and influences you will live far below your potential. 

Below are some of the most important lessons I have learned from having a high level network. 

The #1 Habit and skill of the rich is high level networking.

Your network determines your net worth. But first you must decide what is of worth to you and what you value most.

Networking is not about simply making a sale it is about creating relationships that make selling easier.

Your network is a safety net that allows you to solve bigger problems.

Your network will determine your quality of life more than any other factor.

All wealth comes from your ability o connect with other people. 

Social capital is the most important asset a company or individual can build in todays marketplace.

Your highest value skill will be your ability to connect with people who can help you get what you want.

Access is the most highly sought after opportunity today.

Your rolodex is your greatest asset.

It is better to have 100 friends than 1000 rubles. Russian Proverb

We become the combination of the 5 people we spend the most time with.

We rise to the level of the things we allow to influence us.

The people you have in your network determine the opportunities that you have access to.

People help their friends most.

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.

Everything you want is only a relationship away.

The pre-internet concept of six degrees of separation is now obsolete. You are now closer to everyone you want to connect with than every before.

All high level success is created by a team, not an individual.

How well are you known in the network that matters.

True networking is rarely done. It’s not about exchanging business cards or meeting for coffee. It is creating synergistic long term connections that create powerful outcomes for all involved.

The highest connections  come because what you are doing has meaning.

Curiosity is at the foundation of connection.

If you are the smartest person in the room you are in the wrong room.

Business success is a CONTACT sport.

Connection is a result of shared emotional experiences. Nothing bonds better.

A circle of influence is never created by accident.

Good networks don’t build themselves.

You’ll never do a $1 Million dollar deal at a $10 breakfast.

Be so on-purpose that people want you in their network.

Decide in advance what you want from your connections.

Networking is rarely about attending a networking event.

First impressions can determine your final outcomes.

Your Highest Value Skill is NOT sales

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Your Highest Value Skill is NOT Sales.

Some business gurus are telling people that they need to develop their Highest Value or most valuable skills.That part is right! You need to focus on the skill that will give you the highest return on your efforts.

What they got wrong is that they are teaching that it is sales. Sales is important, but its not the first step.

Your network is. You can’t sell unless you have someone to sell to. And the level of your network will determine the level of the people who you get to sell to. Lastly I would also suggest that sales is not the most valuable thing your network could offer you either. You will find that networking to sell is the weakest kind of networking. Instead network to find more valuable things. Most of the time in life and business your highest value skills and assets are things that will give you long term returns not a short term sale or commission.

Here are 4 to think about:

1) Support and resources 

Who in your network can help yu with the things you need to grow your business. This can be education and mentorship, financial support, help implementing systems or even introductions to other people. There is truth to the russian proverb which states, “It is better to have a 100 friends than 1000 rubles.”


Most of the big opportunities in my life have come through other people. Some of these opportunities have been to attend or speak at big events, become involved in excellent investment opportunities or attend high level events or meet celebrities. Recently one of my contacts in the UK invited me to have tea at Kensington Palace with the Royals and attend ASCOT. Your best opportunities in life will come through those you know.

3)Team members or business systems

At high level networking events it is not uncommon to meet people with specialized skillset who are very successful at what they do. These opportunities are fantastic occasions to find people, services or systems that you can use to strengthen your own business.

4) Customers (but not in the way you think) 

Low level networkers look for single individual customers — you need to look for people to collaborate with that have large groups of your customers.)

Again sales is an important skill, but it isn’t the one that will create the most wealth or success for you. The skill you need to develop is your ability to build a higher level network.

Hope this is helpful.

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Resources follow resourcefulness

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Many entrepreneurs struggle because they focus on their resources. They talk about the things that they like whether it be time, money, knowledge, support, connections or whatever else they feel like they are missing. This focus on what they lack paralyzes them. If you look at successful entrepreneurs very rarely do they spend much time thinking about what’s missing. They dedicate their thoughts to what is and what they can do. As I studied more than 400 of the worlds top business leaders another important question that they always asked was not how will I do it, but who will help me. All of the resources that you need exist somewhere and in the hands of someone. The best question to ask when you are lacking something is who can help me that already has this? That question is a demonstration of resourcefulness. Resourcefulness always proceeds resources. Resourcefulness always has solutions. #DouglasVermeeren #Entrepreneur #EntrepreneurOfInfluence #BusinessSkills #BusinessMindset #BusinessTips #EntrepreneurTips #Entrepreneur #Entrepreneur #EntrepreneurLifestyle #Number1BusinessCoach #TopBusinessTrainer #BusinessConsulting #BusinessCoach

Business Networker Business tips #3

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These business tips are provided as a free service by Business Networker. They will help you with tips, tools and strategies to grow your business. 

Business Networker launches new Business tips video series

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Business Networker was created to help entrepreneurs and business owners create greater connections and success. As part of this mission to empower entrepreneurs we are pleased to announce the launch of the new business tips video series. In this ongoing series Business networker will share insights, strategies and quick tips with information to immediately help the entrepreneur.

Feel free to submit questions or suggestions of segments you would like to see or any tips of your own that you would like to share. You can forward these to me directly at

Business Networker is the Premiere networking site for business owners, entrepreneurs and business innovators. Powerful Networking for Powerful People. For a free 30 day trial go to and use access code biznet87194

In this episode Business Networker shares tips on how to make your networking more effective to create better connections and stronger relationships.

5 Massive Mistakes people make when networking online

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5 Massive Mistakes people make when networking online

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Are you trying to connect online with others? Maybe your motives are to get more leads for your business? Perhaps you are looking to expand and need to create strategic alliances to grow? Or maybe you’re looking to just make more old fashioned sales? Whatever it is you’re looking to create most people using social media to network make some common mistakes that keep them from accomplishing much of anything.

Here are 5 of the most common mistakes made when working online:

1)Rush for the sale. Networking online is not much different than networking in real life. When you rush for the sale your prospect can sense that. Rather than create sales this method actually creates the opposite effect causing potential customers to run the other direction from you and your products.

Solution: Provide value first and nurture the relationship. Have patience and the sale will come.

2) Networking without a clear purpose. Most people who network online and in person generally have no idea of what they are looking to achieve. Their primary goal is generally to collect a business card or grow their database. Effective networking is less about quantity and more about quality. If you know who your best prospects are and the people that you can serve best you can find them and your business will grow.

Solution: Set some specific goals about what you are trying to achieve.

3) Network in the wrong places. This is very much like the person who wants to be a whale watcher but spends his time near a shallow creek. No matter how long he waits and watches he will never see a whale in this setting. Whale don’t live in shallow creeks. Most entrepreneurs who want to do big business spend all their small events or with minimal opportunities. If you want to swim with the big fish you need to get to the big water.

Solutions: Start networking where your best contacts are.*

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*This is one of the primary reasons that Business networker was designed. ( To help serious business owners connect with other serious business owners. Often our critics wonder why we would charge for our services. But if you look around at your free options and the quality of the results that follow you will quickly agree that you generally get what you pay for. Business Networker is a more exclusive club for serious business connectors. Not for the casual tire-kicker looking for freebies.

4) Have no follow up plan in place. The majority of networkers who attend events regularly have stacks of business cards collected from everything they’ve attended. Generally these cards are not sorted or arranged for effective follow up. Most of the time these leads are never referenced again. As a result a lot of money slips through the cracks. The same is true for most people with their online contacts. Most free social media sites do not have tools that help networkers organize their contacts and so money gets lost.

Solution: come up with a system to organize and prioritize your contacts to recognize who’s ready to do business. (Consider the relationship radar tool from Business Networker. It is an easy to use tool that lets you recognize where you need to spend your time for the most profit.

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5) Online networkers often fail to take the relationship into the real world. Regardless of how successful online connecting has become the strongest relationships still involve a genuine real world connection. We remember and favor those who we have met in a real world setting. Even connecting on the phone with a person is a stronger link than just an online conversation alone.

Solution: Find a way to connect in person or on the phone at the least.

(Consider attending one of the Business Networker LIVE events to connect with your online relationships in person.)

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About Business Networker: Business Networker is the premiere online connection site for business owners, entrepreneurs and small businesses. On Business Networker members have the opportunity to connect with high quality leads and prospects. In addition, it is a great resource to investigate joint venture partners and strategic business alliances. For more information on how to get started go to

Why does Business Networker charge a fee to have a profile?

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Why does Business Networker charge a fee to have a profile?

One of the most frequently asked questions that can be heard is why does Business Networker charge a fee when so many other social networking sites are free. The answer is simple when you look at all the other social networking sites and compare it with the mission of our members. Our members are entrepreneurs, business owners, business leaders and others that have a different goal in connecting with each other. The goal of our members is to expand their business, make meaningful connections and ultimately make some money.

It doesn’t take a visitor long to see that the free sites that are currently in the marketplace attract many who are not conducting business. You will find everything from postings about their kitty-kat, what they had for lunch and even dating advice. These time wasting activities do not fit for our format.

By requiring our members to qualify themselves with a membership dues we have discovered that people do not waste their time or others time when they are on Business Networker. Don’t get me wrong they enjoy their time with us and also post things that are fun and interesting – but they are not looking to waste anyones time.

Network with powerful business owners

Network with powerful business owners

Business Networker could be compared to a chamber of commerce or an exclusive club where members are held to a higher standard of connection. With a higher standard and quality of connection a higher standard and quality of business automatically is created. If you are serious about making deeper more valuable connections and growing your business you can’t afford to not be connected on Business Networker. To get started go to

Here are two additional reason that most people don’t know about that share why we charge:

1) Business Networker is very different than most social networking sites that ask you to invite your friends to join. Business Networker actually pays a cash referral bonus to members who refer their friends. That is correct you can become a Business Networker affiliate or reseller. For each person that you refer to Business Networker you are paid $30 per premium membership and $9 per Basic membership. No one organization has this opportunity for it’s members.

2) The Business Networker Advertising grant program. Each year Business Networker makes available several thousand dollars in ad grant money to partner with our business members in advertising in the real world. Some of the kinds of advertising we help our members with include television advertising,radio, trade show, magazine, newspaper and special event sponsorships. For more information on how you can apply for this program go to We are the only social networking site in the world that partners with its members in this way. You can actually get paid when you share our logo.

3) Business Networker gives back to the communities we serve. Business Networker makes donations to a variety of worthy causes int he community based on the contributions of its members. Many of the causes we support are suggested by our members and are those that we hope can facilitate strong social change for the positive.

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Business Networker

Here is a breakdown of membership opportunities:

Basic Business Profile

Regular: $19.99 Limited time early bird sign up $9.97

Membership at this level includes:

Basic Business Profile

Ability to network with 1,000’s of other members

Access to our exclusive lead generator tools

access to event calendars

access to 1,000’s of discounts from other members

ability to shop with our members online

Premium Business Membership

Regular $59.99 Limited time early bird sign up $39.99

Membership at this level includes:

Premium Business Profile

Ability to network with 1,000’s of other members

Access to our exclusive lead generator search engines

Exclusive prospect management tools

Access to event calendars

Access to 1,000’s of discounts from our members

Ability to shop

Ability to create coupons

Ability to create online store

Ability to accept credit cards

Business Elite Membership

$169 – Only available by invitation

5 Reasons to use Business Networker

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5 Reasons to use Business Networker

Business Networker is the top online social site for businesses, entrepreneurs and innovators. Business Networker has been called the ultimate chamber of commerce, but the major differences that we will point out in this article demonstrates that it is so much more! Here are 5 reasons why you need to be on Business Networker if you own a business!

1)Business Networker eliminates many of the time wasters of other social media sites. On Business Networker our members are there to do business and connect. They are not there to post pictures of their kitty-mats or what they had for lunch. They are there to do business and they are serious about making connections that matter.

2) Business Networker has exclusive custom search engines that allow members to quickly connect with contacts that are relevant to what they need to advance their business. If you are looking for prospects, cutovers, joint venture partners, strategic alliances, or even foreign contacts to expand your business we’ve got them!

3) Business Networker provides exposes of your business to 1,000s of contacts 24 hours a day 7 days a week. In a sense with Business Networker you are always networking. Even when you are not online people can still learn about your company and make contact with you.

4) Business Networker allows your online relationships to become transactional. Business Networker members can immediately accept credit card payment and even create a store on their profile to sell products, services, event tickets, consulting packages and much more! If your business makes it we can help you sell it! When you join Business Networker as a premium member your store is 100% free to create.

5) Business Networker members have the opportunity to create coupons and discounts right on the their profile to attract new customers. Over the last few years online coupling has become extremely popular generating 1000s of new clients for businesses at a fraction of the marketing cost of traditional advertising. With Business Networker our members have the opportunity to attract more customers through effect coupon campaigns that you can create for FREE!

Business Networker can be found at Join today and you could receive up to $1000 in free advertising to promote your business.

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Why Business Networker is an amazing tool for Network marketers

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Why Business Networker is an amazing tool for network marketers By Stan Romero Network marketing or direct sales relies heavily upon finding new leads and new contacts. For most network marketers it is very easy to run out of immediate contacts who are receptive to listen to a company pitch. Most experienced network marketers will immediately tell you the key to success is to be able to find new people to talk to regularly who are receptive to the message. For the last decade social media has played an ever increasing role in helping MLM groups find prospects. It has helped individuals to grow their businesses beyond the borders of their own backyard. In addition, social media has been a brilliant way to keep in contact with past leads and existing clients in a way never before possible. In short, social media has been one of the single most important factors in multiplying individual effectiveness and profits. With all the success that can be created with Social media tools there is one tool that has caught our attention and shines above the others in our conversations with mlm leaders. And that tool is Business Networker.

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In our opinion, Business Networker is currently the strongest tool for MLM business for several reasons: 1)Business Networker allows the user to find specific leads that have expressed an interest in the MLM industry or are most likely to do so. With Business Networkers unique search engine capabilities it is easy to track down those who are already receptive to an MLM message or who would be willing to engage in an MLM conversations. Often in traditional networking either online or offline presenting networking marketing can often be a challenge. Many people have preconceived and often incorrect ideas about what network marketing is. Getting through possible negative contacts to find receptive people can be a journey filled with rejection and discouragement. Business Networker makes it simple and easy to find those who can grasp the vision of network marketing. What this means for the network marketer: Less rejection, less time spend searching for leads and a more profitable outcome. 2)Business Networker has live events. Business Networker is one of the only social networking sites that actually has live events. One of the biggest challenges with online relationships is that they stay online. Network marketing is about relationships. And while they can be great online they become powerful once they shift into the real world. Business Networker allows this to happen. These face to face meetings are very important in network marketing. In a recent survey of new network marketers (including several who started and dropped out) it was reported that one of the single most important factors determining whether a person was successful or not was their connection to their uplink or leadership. What this means for the network marketer: Live events create a greater sense of progress and community, not to mention the opportunity to solidify relationships with leads initialized online. 3) Business Networker has customer management tools. One of the biggest challenges in any business that involves a lot of leads and prospects is the way in which they are managed. When leads are managed improperly they are often lost. Lost contacts are literally lost profits. Business Networker has an effective way for tracking and managing relationships in such a way that no one is lost and your time is directed to the leads that are progressing the most. You may not turn everyone into a customer, but you’ll quickly see who is on the way to becoming one. What this means to the network marketer: You will save time and money recognizing which leads to work with and your prospects won’t slip through the cracks. 4) Business Networker also has great training tools for you to keep in touch with your downline and for your uplink to keep in touch with you. Training and motivation are two of the biggest things that keep network marketers closely connected to their community. Business Networker has many of the traditional tools that other social networking sites have, but they have more. One of the features that has been reported to be most useful has been the video connect features. This feature also more than 25 people to be connected in an online training session. What this means to the network marketer: Keep in touch with your whole team no matter where in the world the are. 5)Business Networker allows for each profile to host their own store and receive credit card payments. This is an incredible exclusive feature of Business Networker and one that will make you money. Many network marketing companies rely on product sales and make their product available to people outside of their organization. Many people in the general public are interested in these high quality products, but have no interest to join a company. In the store that Business Networker provides for its members anyone can buy products from you at anytime, 24 hours a day from nearly any part of the planet. THIS IS HUGE. Business Networker is currently the only social networking site that allows your relationships to turn transactional. In addition, to selling products this service also allows the user to process credit cards through a virtual terminal. This means you can accept credit cards anywhere. What this means to the network marketer: When it is easier to give you money you will make more money. It’s as simple as that. 6) Lastly, Business Networker allows people with real knowledge and expertise to position themselves as experts in their field. Network marketing has some of the most amazing experts who really know their stuff. If you are such an expert Business Networker gives you the opportunity to solve problems and provide advice for individuals in a public forum. As you become recognized as an expert you become the trusted source for information and your client base will grow. What this means for the Network Marketer: People do business with those whom they trust and recognize as being able to provide solutions to their problems. Overall Business Networker is currently one of the highest recommended tools for conducting network marketing online. If you are serious about growing your business this is a service you need to add to your business tools. Participation far outweighs the expense which is far less than what you’ll spend with a membership at a local chamber of commerce or networking group. You can find out more at Article by Stan Romero. Stand Romero is an independent business consultant on trends in social media and social networking.

Business Networker gives official launch date of Feb 1 2015.

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Business Networker is coming and if you’re serious about your business you NEED to be a part of it!

Are you ready to find more leads for your business? Are you looking to make more money through your online relationships? Are you looking for a smart and cost effective way to get the word out about your company? Are you looking to network more but don’t have additional time to dedicate for better results? If you answered YES to any of these questions then you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Business Networker.

Business Networker is the only social networking site for people serious about growing their business. On Business Networker, our members have the opportunity to interact with thousands of other business owners and potential customers in their local community and around the globe. Business Networker is the quickly becoming the #1 place to find leads and prospects, joint venture partners, strategic alliances and of course customers who are ready to buy from you immediately.

Some of the incredible benefits to Business Networker members include our exclusive lead generator search engines that put you into direct contact with qualified leads you are searching for. Think of it – no more time and money spent hoping to find someone who is ready to do business with you – we’ve got them right here and we can help you find them by simply asking a few simple questions about you and your business and who you’re looking for.

Each of our Business Networker members has the ability to create a store with their company profile. That means that as a member you can receive credit card payments in real time, sell products and even sell tickets to events or seminars. Our powerful payment services allow any business to be up and ready to make money in a matter of minutes. Business Networker is the only social connection site that allows your relationships to turn transactional instantly which creates massive passive income for you and your business.

Our Business Networker members also have access to 1000’s of discounts from other members within the Business Networker site. You can find hundreds of opportunities not only to save money in your business but also in your everyday personal life. Many of our members have said that just these savings alone are more than reason enough to join Business Networker.

As a business owner you know the importance of education and learning to grow your business. It is for this reason we encouraging our members to be more than just transactional we encourage them to be transformational. In other words if you are an expert in a particular area of business we encourage you to share it with the other business owners in the group. Our members also have the ability to form business masterminds, online networking events and even group training sessions by videochat. These exclusive features of Business Networker position you instantly as an expert by sharing your insights and abilities with the group. It’s a brilliant way to add recognition for you and your business and that recognition translates into more customers.

In addition to our online activities we are the first social media networking organization to actually construct live events where you can take your business off your electronic devices and solidify them in the real world. Come out to these events and meet business owners and customers yearning to meet you and do business. These events are rated as some of the top networking events available and are guaranteed to expand your business and your business connections.

There’s a reason why we are considered the #1 and fastest growing online business networking resource in the world – and that’s because those who are serious about growing their business come to us. We have the tools and the understanding of what it takes to be success in business today. Our community is ready to help you get there too. If you are an entrepreneur, small business, home based business, network marketer, independent consultant, small business start up you need to be on Business Networker.

Before you get started there are two more important benefits we want to share about how Business Networker can help you save money and make money for your business and then if you are ready to get started I want to share an immediate bonus valued at over $250 that I want to give you for getting started right now.

Important benefit 1: Do you currently spend money on advertising your business? Or have you got some extensive marketing plans coming up? Then you’ll want to hear this. How would you like to get paid for the advertising you are currently running? If so then you need to learn more about Business Networkers small business advertising grants program. That’s right we give away money to our members to help them advertise and it’s available every time you include business networker in your marketing. Much like what you already do with other social media sites – only we pay you for it. When your membership profile is complete don’t forget to click on Business Networker advertising grants to learn more about how you can get paid to advertise immediately.

Important benefit 2: In addition for paying you to include us in your marketing we also have an affiliate program that pays you to recommend us to others. Naturally when our site grows not only do you benefit from the increased number of connections, but you can also benefit financially by referring your friends. We pay you for every person you send our way. After you complete your membership profile simply create a profile and click on “I want to be an affiliate” and we will assign you an affiliate ID code and some marketing tools to help you get the word out. Currently we have some affiliates making more than $5000 a week. Could you use that kind of extra cash?

As you can see Business Networker is a service that is going to explode your business. We have leads waiting and ready to business with you and so much more! It’s time for you to get started. Sign up now and with this special early bird offer you will get $250 in free advertising that you can use within the site to promote your business immediately. Start with a bang and let others know you are here! This is a limited time offer and will expire any time. Don’t miss out! Just click the link on this page to get started. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to grow your business. Register November 20, 2014 at This is a limited time offer!

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