Wendy Watkins Wears A 5 Year Pin

Wendy Watkins 5 Year

Five year Members understand it’s not only what they get, it’s what they have to give to the group that brings reciprocity and benefit. So when I gave Wendy Watkins her 5 Year Pin I asked for the best benefit she’s given. She took a beat, then said:

“I can think of two. The first is my leadership position. I served as VisitorCoOrdinator. I loved taking care of our Visitors.” (She is good at this.) “Second – when I pass a referral it is high quality. I take the time to really make the connection and be sure it’s a valid GateOpener or potential client for a Member.”

When I asked the Team if this is so, they responded Yes! and cheered and applauded with gratitude to Wendy for five years of powerful and profitable participation.


John Bennett Qualifies For A Gold Star

John Bennett Gold Star

John Bennett is generous with an invitation to visit the Decatur Team, it’s one of the benefits he brings to the table. Tuesday John got a Gold Star because he’s invited five people who joined. I asked what he says when he’s inviting someone to a 7 AM meeting. “I usually give myself as an…

Five Year Pin for Maiya Safikovs


My question for Maiya was whether she anticipated, when she joined, that the Perimeter PowerCore Team was going to be a five year adventure for her.      “I thought these people were going to help me take my business to the next level, no necessarily just from referrals, but because fo the businesses that…

Nancy Davis Earns A Gold Star


A Gold Star means money in your pocket – yes, you – because a Gold Star means five people who joined – and we know the average Member passes 40 referrals a year.  So give your thanks to Nancy Davis for the addition 200 referrals a year she’s responsible for. Check here to see the…

Jennifer Jakob-Barnes Says MembershipCoOrdinator Is Her Favorite

JJB Hand Pin

This morning JJB received the Hand Pin – which means she has held all five Officer’s roles – TeamCoOrdinator, ParticipationCoOrdinator, VisitorCoOrdinator, MembershipCoOrdinator, and MentorCoOrdinator.  I asked which was her favorite: “I liked MembershipCoOrdinator.  It was my first role and I held it for a term and a half because I came into the middle of a term. When…

Randy Garrett Marks 10 Years with the Sandy Springs Team

Randy Garrett 10 Year Pin

Randy Garrett won a HOT Seat on the Sandy Springs Team 10 years ago. Ten years later – whew – 10 years – Randy has the Hand Pin – for holding all five Officers positions, and added the 10 year pin to what very little space is still available on his badge. My first question…

North Fulton Cheers for Dr. Donna Goodwin’s 5 Year Pin

Dr. Donna Goodwin - North Fulton

Dr. Donna Goodwin has been a participating Member of the North Fulton Team for five years – yowza! Her badge already includes silver stars for serving in the ParticipationCoOrdinator, VisitorCoOrdinator and MentorCoOrdinator role, and now she’s added the credibility pin for five years of 7 am participation. I asked her what was different now, after…

Why Melissa Darrow Joined the 5 Year Club


My first question to Melissa was whether she anticipated, when she joined, being a Member for five years. “I didn’t really think about that,” she said. “Here’s the thing with me, I’m not looking one shot referrals. I don’t need ten leads a week. I need two or three good referrals a year. For me the great…

Ken DeRose-Broekert Sports a Gold Star


We know that the average Member passes 40 referrals a year. So when one person brings five new Members to that table, that’s a boost of 200 referrals. That’s worth a Gold Star – and that’s what Ken got at his meeting Wednesday.  I asked what he says to people when he invites them to…

Brett Vincent Inducted Into 5 Year Club


The Peachtree City Team celebrated Brett Vincent’s five years of membership at the table. I asked if he’d planned, five years ago when he joined, to attend 250 7 o’clock AM meetings? “Oh no!” Brett answered with a grin — then he kept talking — “but I got a lot of business from it! and…