Top 3 Media Gift Ideas

The holidays are right around the corner, and for those of you working in the marketing or public relations industry, now is the time for you to start thinking about media gift ideas for the friendly reporters in your life. And if you’re not, remember that...

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Should You Give Holiday Gifts to Employees?

It’s that time of year again! Hard to believe, but it will be 2019 in the blink of an eye. But before the New Year arrives, you need to decide if should give your employees holiday gifts, and if you decide to go down that road, what type of gift is appropriate?...

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3 Steps to Put More Love in Your Life

In my last blog I mentioned that a million dollar mindset is about more than money. It’s about experiencing and sharing the love and joy in our lives to make the world a better place Here are 3 easy steps to put more love in your life: LOVE what you do. It...

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How Tailed Appreciation Can Build a Terrific Team

Actions speak louder than words, that’s what we’ve all been taught, but is that accurate? Well, for some yes, and others not so much. When it comes to showing appreciation, everyone is different. As a result, showing appreciation in the workplace can be...

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Patience is a Virtue

Recently I was reading this New York Times article titled “How to Be a More Patient Person” and laughed to myself at how relatable the examples were. At some point, you’ve probably also clenched your jaw as the Hulu video buffers, huffed and puffed when stuck...

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Rogue Spending

Abstract Do you know how much your organization spends on branded merchandise? You’re not alone if you don’t. “Branded merchandise” includes anything from company uniforms, giveaways, writing instruments, awards and any other logoed items you may have or use,...

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I Love You!

My blog is titled Million Dollar Mindset and many times I write about ideas to help my readers make more money. But having a million dollar mindset is about much more than just money. Let’s face it, we all know some very wealthy people who don’t seem very...

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Your Guide To Creating Multi-Sensory Brand Experiences

Let’s say you are looking for a hotel online and while clicking around you see an enticing web banner for the Westin hotel. You click through and after scrolling through amenities and pictures, you book your stay. Months later, when you arrive there is a...

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Honesty is the best policy. Your mother was right.

The manufacturing process is often much more complex than an end user would ever dream.  If you’ve seen photographs of a shipyard full of containers, or watched a port where one of those huge vessels unloads them, you were likely in awe.  Now if that scene is...

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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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