Gail Stolzenburg

Gail “The Connector” Stolzenburg

Houston Networking & Training Events Plus a New Book Review

Hi, this is Gail Stolzenburg  bringing you Houston top networking events, special training sessions, and a book review on “Eat That Frog 3rd Edition” by Brian Tracy

Did you miss Brian Tracy last week at the 5 Secrets of a Phenomenal Business Conference by Howard Partridge and Tom Ziglar? Be sure to get his book “Eat That Frog” 3rd edition, which has sold over 1.6 million copies. See the book review below.

Top Houston Networking & Training Events for the Week

Wed May 24 Social Network Tulane University,  10 am 1700 West Loop South #900 To register go to

Wed May 24 Tribenest Monthly Meeting 3 pm Amergy Bank 2000 Spring Cypress Road  How To Stop Procrastinating, Go to

Top Networking Event for Next Month

June 8, 9 & 10
Habitude Warrior Conference Doubletree Richardson hosted by Erik “Mr. Awesome” Swanson. Meet Brian Tracy, Loral Langemeier, Sharon Lechter, Frank Shamrock, Bill Walsh, Denis Waitley, Doug Grady, Claudia Soul, Frank Shankwitz,  Roy Smoothe,  and 33 Ted Talk Style speakers. Register today at


Networking Tip of the Week 

“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.
Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’ – Brian Tracy


Wellness Tip of the Week – Motivation for Exercise

 Here are five simple steps to physical activity motivation

  1. Vision – Develop a picture of how you will look in a specific period of time.
  2. Plan – Write specific measurable details on how you will accomplish your vision.
  3. Enjoy – Make your workout fun. Create games. Challenge yourself for greater achievement.
  4. Senses – Listen to music, watch motivational videos, feel the burn
  5. Buddy – Begin by taking a walk together. Help post for each other during weight training, challenge each other.

Watch The Dr. Oz Show on Monday, May 22nd at 1:00 pm WNYW (Fox) where Dr. Oz and actress Alicia Coppola share how to balance bone health.


Your Networking & Training Events 

 Mon May 22 Houston Small Business Networking Summit, 6:30 pm Holiday Inn Westchase 10609 Westpakr Dr. Register at

 May 22 – 31 Ignite Your Tribe World Summit. When I see Michele Scism is presenting at an event I register.

 Tues May 23 CBFA Networking Lunch 11:30 am Kelly’s Country Cookin’ 11555 W. Airport Register at

Wed May 24 Katy Business Association, 11:30 am Denise Mayfield Compassion Katy Register at

Wed May 24 Get Together 11:30 8300 Katy Freeway @ Wirt, Erica Raggert, founder of A 2nd Cup, a major hub of anti-trafficking education.  Register at

Wed May 24 Social Network Tulane University,  10 am 1700 West Loop South #900 To register go to

 Wed May 24 Tribenest Monthly Meeting 3 pm Amergy Bank 2000 Spring Cypress Road How To Stop Procrastinating, Go to

Fri May 26 The Abbey Networking Breakfast 9:00 am 2855 Westminster Plaza Dr. This event is for those associated with senior health care providers only. Contact Shana Bennett 214 682 0611 or

Tues June 06 Atria (formerly Arbor Terrace) Cinco Ranch Networking Breakfast 9:00 am  24001 Cinco Village Center Blvd, Katy,  Contact Mindy Boysaw 281 574 8710 or email

Wed Jun 07 The Networkers Luncheon 11:30 am Post Oak Grill 1415 Post Oak, Houston Best Speed Networking in . Speaker Tatiana Anderson. To register go to

Jun 8, 9, & 10 Habitude Warrior Conference Doubletree Dallas Lovefield hosted by Erik “Mr. Awesome” Swanson. Meet Brian Tracy, Loral Langemeier, Sharon Lechter, Frank Shamrock, Bill Walsh, Denis Waitley, Doug Grady, Claudia Soul, Frank Shankwitz, Roy Smoothe,  and 33 Ted Talk Style speakers.

Tues Jun 13 SNG Mastermind 11:30 am The Egg & I 9920 Hwy 90, Sugar Land.  Hosted by Rod “The Storyteller” White Go to

Tues Jun 13 West Houston Continuity of Care 11:30 am Ninfa’s Restaurant 14737 Memorial Dr. Go to

 Tues June 13 After Hours Network 6:00 pm Café Express 1101 Uptown Park Blvd. Register at

Wed Jun 14 Small Business Today Magazine / Int’l Trade Center Lunch 11:30 am 11110 Bellaire, Speaker Jonathan Sprinkles pm on Making Effective Connections.  Email for information

Thur Jun 15 Business Wellness Networking Lunch & Learn 11:00 The Wyndham Hotel Speaker: Hiett Ives on choosing the right words to close the deal. “It Ain’t Not Right” Sponsored by Houston West Chamber. Go to

Thur Jun 15 CBFA Networking Lunch 11:30 am La Finca, 1420 S Mason Dr. Katy

Sat Jun 17 Small Business Expo 9:00 am Richard E Berry Ctr 8877 Barker Cypress Rd Register at

Sat Jun 17 BNI Member of Excellence Gala, Crowne Plaza NRG Networking at 5:30 pm Event begins at  7:00 pm. Last year’s event had 438 attendees. Great networking opportunity. Sponsor Tables only $50 plus your ticket. Go to

Wed Jun 21 Business Over Breakfast 7:00 am  Chef’s Corner, 10350 Richmond. Hosted by Houston West Chamber of Commerce.  Great Networking Event!

Tue Jun 27 Bagels & Business 7:00 am PF Chang’s China Bistro Highland Village, 4094 Westheimer Rd, Go to

Wed Jul 12 Business Wellness Networking Lunch & Learn 11:00 The Wyndham featuring  Rachel Wilson Thibodeaux Sponsored by Houston West Chamber. Go to

 Sat Jul 15 Alief Community Associate Veteran Luncheon 10am – 2pm YMCA across from Taylor High School, 7850 Howell-Sugar Land Road For information contact Marie Lee at  or call 832-651-3428

Be sure to tune in to on Saturdays at 5 pm. For Networking Disconnect talk with Gail Stolzenburg go to

Jul 18-20 Presentation Power with Jonathan Sprinkles Since 2007, Presentation Power has been the event that business leaders and high-achievers (people like you) attend to learn how to rise above the competition, one engagement at a time. By not just leading, but connecting; and not just selling, but building trust, you harness the power to influence change when you need it most.

Taught by multiple award-winning speaker, international bestselling author, and TV personality Jonathan Sprinkles, Presentation Power is a high-energy, high-content, highly-interactive experience that gives you skills that you will immediately use to position your ideas to be accepted by internal decision makers and externally to customers. Join me by going to

Thur Oct 19 Small Business Expo Hyatt Regency Houston 9:00 am1200 Louisiana St
Register at



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Email  for information on any of the 42 Houston BNI Business Referral sessions, the world’s largest and only global quality business referral organization. Join over 216,000 entrepreneurs who generated over $13.9 billion last year in closed business. The average annual closed business for a member of a Houston chapter is 56,000.

My gift to you: Go to click on “SuccessNet” for a complimentary copy of an e-newsletter by Dr. Ivan Misner, founder of BNI with valuable business building tips. There is no cost to you and no requirement to be a BNI member.



The Small Business Today Magazine

The latest issue of Small Business Today Magazine featuring Lisa Morton and S. Scott Burgess. Go to In the picture to the right with Lisa at the Cover Launch are Steve Levine, president of Small Business Today Magazine and Sarah Hammons Cain, former Cover Honoree and Regional Director of ID Life Fitness


Book Review: Eat That Frog 3rd Edition by Brian Tracy.
21 Great Ways To Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done In Less Time.
More than 1.6 million copies sold!

There just isn’t enough time for everything on our to-do list – and there never will be.  Successful people don’t try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs.

There is an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’re done with the worst thing you’ll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task  – but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life. Eat That Frog shows you how to organize each day so you can zero in on these critical tasks and accomplish them efficiently and effectively.

In this fully revised an updated edition, Tracy adds two new chapters. The first explains how you can use technology to remind yourself of what is most important and protect yourself from what is least important. The second offers advice for maintaining focus in our era of constant distractions, electronic and otherwise.

.But, one thing remains unchanged. Brian Tracy cuts to the core of what is vital to effective time management: decision, discipline, and determination. This life-changing book will ensure that you get more of your most important tasks done – today!

Brian Tracy is chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International. As akeynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year. He is the best-selling author of more than eighty (80) books that have been translated into dozens of languages. He has served as a consultant and trainer to more than 10,000 corporations and more than  10,000 medium sized enterprises in more that seventy-five countries

I’ve had the please of knowing Brian Tracy for more than twenty years. When he was
last in Houston, I was the MC for his event with over 850 attendees. He has written an
article to include in my upcoming book.


 Have a healthy, happy, prosperous networking week!



About Gail

For the past twenty years GAIL STOLZENBURG has empowered people around the world with his special knowledge of engaging, educating, and entertaining, which allows them to connect with their business associates, friends, and prospective clients. His technique in introducing people to fellow business owners in complimentary businesses has earned him the title of “THE CONNECTOR”.

He is a columnist for Small Business Today Magazine, education director for Houston West BNI, former Host of Houston Business Pros KSEV am700 radio show, Host for Houston Direct Sales Forum and Houston West Chamber’s Business Wellness Networking Committee. He’s a member of Inner Circle for Phenomenal Products and Ziglar Corp. He has conducted training for thousands of members on networking, building relationships, and monetizing connections face to face and on the internet.