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40 is the new 20 Mitch Taylor Gitomer Licensed Trainer Taylored Sales

40 Is The New 20

April 25, 2017 by MitchTaylor
40 is the new 20 Mitch Taylor Gitomer Licensed Trainer Taylored SalesWe're going to talk about how 40 is the new 20. I want you to really think about this. People talk about this all of the time. "You know I'm turning 40. I'm going to do this, I mean to do that." Here's the reality. 40 is just a number. It's not anything beyond that. People look at their 40s as maybe a time to relax and just you know they've learned a lot and they've grown as individuals and now they can just settle in and what they're doi... [read more]
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Second Biggest Motivator Mitch Taylor Gitomer Licensed Trainer Taylored Sales

The Second Biggest Motivator

April 18, 2017 by MitchTaylor
Second Biggest Motivator Mitch Taylor Gitomer Licensed Trainer Taylored SalesLet's look at the flipside. The flipside of hate is love.  Love can also be a powerful powerful motivator. Think about your wife. Think about your children. I mean my gosh my daughter Kendall has got me wrapped around her little finger. She can do pretty much whatever she wants. (Kendall if you are reading this no, you can't.  :) ). Your parents, your spouse, your kids can be big motivators. Growing up in a town of 450 people in a log cabin in rural Maine, we didn't have much.  I know the struggle my parents went throu... [read more]
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Eagles Only, No Pigeons – Get Disrupted!

April 13, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
We may not always realize it, but personal and professional development go hand in hand. We can only do our best when we are at our best. Many of us tend to put more emphasis on our professional skills than developing our life skills. We practice our microphone techniques, improve transitions, build better playlists and hone our mixing skills. Our spiritual, mental and physical well being takes work as well. How much time do you actually spend developing the best YOU? At MBLV21 this year attendees were blessed with many great seminars and speakers. One of the best was by our host - Todd Mitchem at the end of the conference. Todd's seminar foc... [read more]
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Should I Go Full Time? Pt. 3

April 13, 2017 by StephenJClayton
Welcome back to Part 3 of “Should I Go Full Time?” series. If you haven’t read Part 1 or 2, make sure you’re caught up before proceeding to Part 3! In Part 1, we asked ourselves the question “Is THIS the right time? How do I know if this is the right time?” and in Part 2 we went through 4 questions that should help you determine whether you have the necessary equipment and consistent gigs to help you make the decision to go full time. Now, we will talk about how to keep your full time status, and tips to prevent you from having to retreat back to part time to supplement your income.
  1. Staying visible. Be open to smaller jobs! Smaller jobs more often than not lead to bigger jobs. This will prove that you’re willing to go above and beyond to work with your client, and that it... [read more]
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Why You Should Always Back Up Your Music/Videos!

April 6, 2017 by Jason Rubio
If you ask any DJ or DJ company, what the most important aspect of their business is, you may get different answers. Some people will say the turntables or controller, others may say speakers, most companies will say great employees, but in my opinion, though all of those are important, even more important than all of these things, is the music! Without your great music library, you're out of business! You can have a great sound system and great DJs on your team, but without music, DJs simply cannot perform! I've heard of many fellow DJs having a hard drive crash, or external drive crash, and they have no music for a gig that's in a few days! This is a huge problem, of course! So ALWAYS back up your music files! How you back up your music is up to you. I, personally, do a combination of things to backup my... [read more]
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Should I Go Full Time? Pt. 2

April 5, 2017 by StephenJClayton
Welcome back "Should I Go Full Time?" The series. Last week we talked about the "feeling" you get when you start to desire going full time. In this post we'll ask 5 questions that you will help you determine if it's "time" to go full time DJ. Obviously making the move from part time to full time DJ has a lot to do with your mindset, to begin. Are you mentally ready to take on full financial responsibility working for yourself? My basketball coach, John Masi at UC Riverside used to say, “you can’t be Mental Midgets”.  You have to be tough enough in your minds to overcome the obstacles in front of you. If you already have dou... [read more]
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Chumlee Talks Music, Candy and Sneakers with Mobile Beat

April 5, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
Undeniably one of the most popular reality TV shows of the last decade is Pawn Stars on the History channel. The show follows the dealings of three generations of the Harrison family and one lovable sidekick at their family owned Gold & Silver Pawn shop in old Las Vegas. The affable sidekick known affectionately as "Chumlee" also has a secret passion. He loves to DJ. I had the opportunity to catch up with him at MBLV21 this past March. MikeC: Thank you for coming by the convention today. I wanted to start out with a few questions about the show Pawn Stars. The show has been on air for almost 8 years... [read more]
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Mitch Taylor Taylored Sales The Biggest Lesson I Learned While Cruising

The Biggest Lesson I Learned While Cruising

April 4, 2017 by MitchTaylor
Mitch Taylor Taylored Sales The Biggest Lesson I Learned While CruisingIn 1995, I had a job opportunity to work for Carnival Cruise Lines on board ship.  It was a huge risk for a kid who grew up in a log cabin in a town of 450 people.  In a matter of two days, I got on my first plane, traversed my first airport, stayed in my first hotel by myself and boarded my first cruise ship by myself.  I had only worked in radio and had very little experience at that time performing in front of crowds.  However, my tenure at Carnival Cruise Lines helped... [read more]
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Wedding Horror Story: Steppin Out For A Drink

March 29, 2017 by Tony Barthel
One of the DJs I spoke with cited an event near the beginning of a long career at a venue that was otherwise plain vanilla, but featured an incredible winding stair case which was the perfect setting for a grand entrance by the wedding party. WeddingHorror It’s almost universal that as DJs spend time in this business they learn things that become very valuable lessons. For example, one of those lessons is to spend time getting to know the bride and groom and some of their wedding party. This little step makes an incredible difference in the performance a DJ is able to give. In this case, as the bride and groom elegantly came down the stairs the d... [read more]
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V-MODA Unveils ‘Crossfade 2’ Wireless Headphones

March 28, 2017 by Mobile Beat

Next-generation performance in analog cabled or Bluetooth modes, plus new colors and CliqFold mechanism

Milano – March 28, 2017V-MODA, the award-winning manufacturer of the world’s finest high-fidelity audio devices, unveils Crossfade 2 Wireless Over-Ear headphones. Building on the success of V-MODA’s original Crossfade M-100 and Wireless headphones that have won 29 editors’ choice and best headphones awards, the new model raises the bar in sound quality with Hi-Res Audio certification, larger cushions, new colors, longer battery life and the iconic CliqFold™ design. “V-MODA’s Crossfade headphones are the epitome of versatility,” sa... [read more]