So you think it’s just a chapter, with people doing biz.
And then you find the magic of what it really is.
That people build relationships, as deep as they can be,
And those relations fill the country, and they even cross the sea.
We choose to helping others make a difference in their lives,
Building the economy so all our business thrives.
Expand our global footprint, moving forward, filled with pride.
Transparency of heart and soul, the vision from inside.
Our energy is powerful, it’s contagious this is true.
The importance to lead others, and this all starts with you.
We choose the road less travelled, commitment from within.
Leading by example is the only way to win.
Our passion is reflected in everything we do,
Education is the answer to always winning through.
That chapters are a sanctuary for everyone to learn,
A practice ground for members, and the ability to earn.
We choose to be remarkable and build a movement strong,
So others they will benefit and really come along.
Many members make a chapter and this is where we start,
And multiplying chapters that will set us far apart.
With goals and solid structure, to drive a winning hand,
We can build a movement across the worldwide land.
The Power of One with traffic lights, really helps us fly.
With future global impact, WE choose BNI.
What If I Could
I know that I can’t, but what if I could
Do some things that would be so good.
And if I could, what would it be,
I’d build a vast economy.
Larger than life, make it real,
Helping others win that deal.
I can’t do that, I don’t know how
There’s just no time for this right now!
Build a village, have a plan,
Create a movement coz I can.
Global network nice and strong,
Connecting others that lasts long.
Empowering people, let them grow,
Imparting knowledge that I know.
Sharing stories one by one,
Practice like a marathon.
It’s too risky, it’s too crazy,
It’s kinda scary, but I’m not lazy.
Changing the way the world does biz,
How can I be part of this?
Setting goals that don’t exist.
Digging deep, you must resist.
Let us put a line in sand,
Airport lounges in each land!
‘Dog of Doubt’ it has a bite,
Commit to excellence with all your might
Financial hardship out the door,
Referral business, gaining more.
A powerful team of contact spheres,
Around the globe and hemispheres.
They say, “anything is possible with attitude”
Thinking big with magnitude.
I know that I can’t, but what if I could,
I wish I could do this kind of good.
Strong to Build
We stand before our members, with many tasks at hand,
To make a worldwide network, with impact, this is our brand.
With Givers gain philosophy, our fundamental key,
It comes down to directors, to create this mentally.
Hand in Hand, and side by side,
Each BNI region, works with pride.
With eyes that see a bigger dream,
It’s best to do this as a team.
United in a global vision,
A world class team, our Everest mission.
To reach each member’s, passion, and heart,
Engage the system from the start.
Do your wind sprints 1,2, 3.
Back to basics is the key.
Inspiring others into action,
The chapter meeting is just a fraction.
Just a fraction of what it takes,
To build a biz, and raise the stakes.
Education, learning tools,
Collaboration, really rules.
Strong to build, and strong to gain,
For our members to remain.
Time commitment, attitude,
Come from service, with gratitude.
Give from the heart, and feel the need,
For each member to succeed.
3+1 with stories too,
A global movement, it will come through.
If back to basics paves the way,
Bridge the G.A.P. and choose to play.
So keep the passion, keep the heart,
Strong to build, it’s time to start.
The Principles of Greatness – BNI National Conference Spring 2015
The Principles of greatness are foundations built from core,
Each phase of that achievement that has built up from the floor.
Pioneering attitude a movement that has risen,
Based on reciprocity and all that can be given.
To move our business forward new beginnings is the key,
To bring more opportunity for all that we can be.
Bold in our move forward relentless in our stance,
To help our members grow their biz and give them all a chance.
The future is in front of us the core is still at heart,
The next phase of this movement as California we depart.
New era and adventure as we go to Charlotte in NC.
To carry on the movement of Givers Gain philosophy.
Courage is essential for where we want to go,
Difficult decisions made for us to really grow.
We’re here to build a legacy so others they may thrive,
For many generations new young blood and spirited drive.
We may be changing venue yet it’s still the same routine,
It’s not about the breakfast and you get just what I mean.
We’re still the same in attitude, in all that we inspire,
We come from place of gratitude, to build our fine empire.
So build your BNI business with foundations that are strong,
The principles of greatness will continue far and long.
Remember give to others so they know you really care,
Then the Principles of greatness will guide you fair n square.
30 Years Forward – BNI Poem Nov 2014
30 years forward, and 30 years back.
Where are we all going, help us stay on track.
Who would ever realize, that all those years ago.
An international business team that networks like a pro.
30 years of progress, proud of who we are,
Edify the positive, make each member a star.
Keep your eyes on business, the brand is in the name.
Excellence is key for this, for more referral gain.
30 years of business, mind who has the key,
Live your life in 1 room for reciprocity.
Understand the difference, the impact we all bring,
Givers Gain philosophy, it’s not a common thing.
30 years of BNI, it opens many doors,
Welcome all the visitors, opportunity is yours.
It’s all about the story, the “once upon a time”
Sharing education, to help our members shine.
30 years of mentoring, evolving from a shoe,
A cultivating culture, that starts off right with you.
Respecting every member, help them along their way,
The devil’s in the details, hidden elements we say.
30 years forward, the vision that we see,
Principles of greatness, a “can do” company.
It’s all about the attitude, motivation, is unfurled,
Magical advancement, across the whole wide world.
The Member Experience – BNI Poem April 2014
The BNI Experience, we’re aiming to be great,
For every single member, to make success their fate.
Success is made of ‘can- do’s’, helping others, open doors,
When we use the system, our closed business, it just soars.
Look for people, not professions, look into their heart,
Attitude is everything, this is where we start.
Anything is possible, it positively is,
The process is a journey, the result is more closed biz.
People want referrals, they often have a need,
So educate your sales force, and plant a GREAT BIG seed.
A stronger sense of loyalty, a higher sense of trust,
Belonging is important, relationship’s a must.
Expand your sphere of influence, your social network build,
BNI connect can help this, when your profile is all filled!!!
Creating opportunities, you know you’re not alone,
Connecting in a garden, across each world time zone.
Did you know you matter, and have a powerful gift?
And as DC’s we influence, and businesses we lift.
We help create real numbers, and results that people gain,
And when we do this properly, our members will remain.
Grow to grow in BNI, and measure the success,
Collaborating categories, and increase business finesse.
The BNI experience, it’s there for all to gain,
To build a giving mindset, and ensure a business frame.
Changing the Way the World Does Business
Once again we come as one, the aim for us to learn.
Building on our knowledge, for everyone to earn.
Across the globe from East and West, from North and South it’s true,
We’re here to seek experience, be bold, and share our view.
From State to State and country, each chapter is the same,
No matter what the language, we create financial gain.
It’s easy keeping members, when business is referred,
MSP will teach this, and outside ones are preferred.
Is it a delusion, we know it’s more a truth,
With givers gain philosophy, income goes through the roof.
Treating people with respect, showing how we care,
It’s all about the members, and doing it with flare.
We can make a world of difference, beyond our wildest dreams,
All it takes is listening, which can be hard it seems.
Quality of membership, we want the best of best,
To change the way the world does business, we can put it to the test.
Building online presence, the stretch is far and wide,
Connecting members everywhere, as if stood side by side.
Get connected, stay connected, and simply clicking ‘go’,
Local Business, global network, the ability to grow.
We can change the world of business, when we’re meeting here,
With a willingness to listen, sharing concepts, goals, and cheer.
Influence, experience, we really have it all,
Learn to use it wisely, as it is, a service call
We Make a Difference
Have you ever wondered of the difference caused by you?
The impact is astounding when we form a chapter new.
Building strong relationships before our very eyes,
We really make a difference in other people’s lives.
Education, podcasts, books, and all the rest,
Is given very freely to help us be our best.
From state to state and country, each chapter is the same,
The system works, it’s tried and true, to build financial gain.
Management by numbers, of course that’s Traffic Lights.
Keep track of this smooth system, and chapters saw to greater heights.
Face the facts before you, the numbers they don’t lie,
Making members money, is where we keep our eye.
The BNI philosophy is Givers Gain you know,
To pay it forward constantly for businesses to grow.
3+1 will help this, if we do it right,
So tell your story from the heart, and keep it in your sight.
5 elements you need to know, to keep a chapter green.
To help a chapter prosper, into closed biz machine.
Yes we make a difference, with a director team that’s strong,
By engaging top performers, you’ll keep your members long.
As we grow in membership, we build our BNI dream,
And to help us, and support us, we have our HQ team.
Each person makes a difference, like pebbles in the ponds,
Creating ripples nationwide, and causing business bonds.
Quality of membership we want the best for you,
When I refer to others, it all reflects on who?
So please go make a difference in your community,
Build relations deep and strong with accountability.
Success it comes in 10 steps to take our chapters far
With attitude and having fun and Tampa pirates Arrgg!!!
This is What Directors Do
The art of doing business, is so much based on trust,
And givers gain mentality, it really is a must.
Starting with a story, an experience from past,
So others can relate to this, which builds a chapter fast.
From pre-core, core, then chapter, we build an entity,
Relationships come from this, and closed business is plenty.
Starting chapters, filling chapters, creating something new,
A structure out of nothing, this is what Directors do.
Focus on what’s working, to build a chapter strong,
Rutenso is the key these days, with this, you can’t go wrong.
Members making more money, abundance is the view,
Giving more referrals, will be created too.
Several tiered referrals, so members still belong,
Helping chapter meetings,that build a business throng.
Keeping members satisfied, and loosing very few,
Leading by example, this is what Directors do.
To help us with our worldwide web, there is BNI connect,
A social matrix all linked in, and soon to be perfect!
BNI Support team, work with integrity,
So we can build a network, to beyond infinity.
Expand your global footprint, with BNI connect,
Can cause a major impact, with the multiplier effect.
Touching lives around the world, building economy,
Local business thriving now, we started this you see.
3 + 1 is easy, when you build it from the heart,
Using our experience, this is how we start.
Around the world we’re growing, North, South, East, and West
With givers gain philosophy, and all that we do best.
Be proud you make a difference, your work is not in vein,
Creating business leaders, so referrals then they gain.
Educating others and foundations that are true
Supporting local chapters, this is what directors do.