How to Tackle Procrastination at the Office

Let’s face it, we all have stuff that we have to complete whether in your personal or professional life that we don’t want to do. Procrastination isn’t something new and this is why some people are professional procrastinators. As I’m writing this at this...

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TIME FOR YOUR DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

The 4th of July is when we Americans celebrate our independence, our freedom. As you prepare your celebrations, let me encourage you to reflect on these two questions: Are you truly independent? Are you truly free? Most distributors with whom I speak don’t seem...

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Mental Mud

Let’s be perfectly honest: life can get a little overwhelming.  More than just a little, actually.  Life never really stops, and oftentimes can feel like we’re wading through the mud, fighting and struggling to cut through the pressing murk as the pressures of...

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How we unknowingly sabotage our own goals

How we unknowingly sabotage our own goals. If you were to ask me at this moment all the things I’ve always wanted to accomplish, I would most certainly write a list long enough to deter you from reading it. You may assume after seeing such a long list that I’m...

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Plan ahead to choose the right promotional product

Decisions don’t always come easy. Whether it’s time to reorder a magazine subscription or to replace that furnace, it involves thinking about what your needs are and whether you will be satisfied with your choice.  When it comes to big ticket items, like a...

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Fran Ford: A Lesson in Leaving a Wealthy Legacy

Most of my articles for “Million Dollar Mindset” are about creating financial wealth. But having just attended the funeral and celebration of life for a good friend of mine, and a good friend to the entire industry, I feel compelled to share my thoughts on the...

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Leveraging the Power of Personality in Business: Part Three

Welcome to part three of Leveraging the Power of Personality in Business. If you’re not familiar with the DISC assessment, or need a recap, check out the first part of my series to refresh your memory. Part 3 of this series will be especially helpful to sales...

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It’s Just Lunch

How do you spend your lunchtime? Many distributors and sales reps think lunch is a great time to eat a sandwich at their desk and catch up on their work. In my view, this is an incredibly bad use of the potentially most valuable part of your day. We are all in...

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Swag Ideas for Community Walks and Races

Participating in a run can be an exciting and enduring activity. Participants train and volunteers work hard to keep everyone encouraged, and be responsive to the needs of the participants. The dedication to training and running is always encouraging and...

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What Employers Can Do To Reduce Stress In The Workplace

In my last blog, I listed several conditions identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which may cause stress at the workplace. Low morale, health and job complaints and employee turnover often provide the first signs of job stress. But...

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Integrity Begins with Walking the Talk

Have you ever been in a meeting where everyone was told to silence their phone, yet there were a few who decided that giving full attention to the meeting wasn’t a priority and they continuously glance at their phones? Or is there a co-worker who adheres to a...

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Tax Season and Credit Card Debt Cancelations

With tax season here there are a number of 1099’s being issued. However, some people may be surprised to receive a 1099 due to a credit card write-off. People have many reasons why they are unable to pay their credit card bill including loss of job, income that...

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A Useful Promotion is a Great Promotion

Gone are the days where providing random trinkets to customers is considered a strategic promotional marketing tactic. In today’s world, your customers are bombarded with useless products that make their way into the junk drawer or the kid’s toy chest. In order...

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Setting a Routine Leads to a Better You – Part Two

In the first installment of this blog, I talked about the importance of setting a routine, why daily routines are so effective and how starting your day with a success can lead to an even better day. Now that you know the facts behind setting a daily routine,...

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Align Your Brand with the Best-of-the-Best

Yeti, Apple, Nike, Under Armour. Brand names carry weight. In the promotional products industry, there is a strong trend toward businesses of all sizes aligning with powerful brands such as these. The days of low quality, generic giveaways are waning. Now,...

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Benefits of a Casual Workplace

Casual dress in the workplace is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s corporate workforce. Companies are ditching the suit and tie, dresses and skirts and replacing them with the jeans and button-up or blouse combination. If you’re wondering why this...

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Setting a Routine Leads to a Better You – Part One

With an emerging number of successful entrepreneurs and small business start-ups, it has become fairly evident through the power of the internet that there is one major thing successful or even happy people have in common. Aside from the drive to start a...

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