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Finite, Time, Life, Mobile Beat, Mitch Taylor, Taylored Sales

Finite Part 1

October 2, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
Finite, Time, Life, Mobile Beat, Mitch Taylor, Taylored SalesIf you think about that word finite what does that mean? For some it may mean small, for others it may mean limited.  In the context of being a DJ at an event, we have a finite amount of time. For some it may be four hours, others could be 8 hours or more, but your time is finite.  Each song you play is a piece of the puzzle. Don’t just sit there and throw out the same playlist at each event. Your client may say “Oh well, we don’t care…just play whatever…you’re the expert.”  That last statement is good for your ego but not for the success of their even... [read more]
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The Most Important Gear You Own Part 1

September 27, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
The Most Important Piece of Gear You Own What’s the most important piece of gear you own?  The speaker manufacturers say you can’t have a party without sound so it’s GOTTA be the thump in the room.  Lighting companies will argue that nothing can transform a room like their products so you NEED to pay for what they offer and create to ultimately sell your client.  Microphone manufacturers will say that nothing compares to their product when it comes to getting people’s attention and moving people in a room. Each entity has their points.  I would argue that the MOST important piece of gear you own is a mirror. U... [read more]
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Rise and Fall Part 3

September 18, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
Ryan Leaf was able to use some of the same strategies he was taught to move from civilian life to celebrity status in the NFL to move him from being a convict to being a contributing member of society in a positive way. The strategy required for both of these paths is persistence. Persistence is never giving up. Persistence is keeping your eye on the ball and the goal at hand when the whole world around you is trying to distract you from your goal or keep you from achieving it. I can think of no better song to embody this than “Tubthumping” by Chumbawumba from 1997. “I get knocked down…but I get up again…and you’... [read more]
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Rise and Fall Part 2

September 11, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
Some may call this a girly girl song – but the lyrics help put things into perspective. The song is “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera. “You are beautiful in every single way…words can’t bring me down.” In life, in sales, in our businesses we can be seemingly crushed by just one rejection from a potential client, a tense contract situation or even worse a lawsuit. In times like these you will certainly feel the fall of your business and sometimes possibly your life. In times like these it’s important to have perspective.   First, take stock of where you are. As one of the more infamous Internet memes... [read more]
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The Rise And Fall Part 1

September 4, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
Ryan Leaf was a prodigy quarterback back in the late 90s. The second overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft by the (at the time) San Diego Chargers. He’s often labeled as the biggest NFL draft bust of all time. He hit the lowest of lows charged in the spring of 2013 with breaking and entering into houses, stealing prescription painkillers. He spent 32 months in prison. Now, he’s a recovering addict, has risen from prison and tours the country speaking to different organizations about his past transgressions and how to avoid them.   This story is not unique to Ryan Leaf. Todd Marinovich was also a highly touted pro... [read more]
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Perspective, different view, life, goals, Mitch Taylor, Taylored Sales, travel

Perspective Part 2

August 30, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
Perspective, different view, life, goals, Mitch Taylor, Taylored Sales, travelHow do you clear your mind?  How do you approach each day fresh?  To me, one must re-charge their batteries in order to remain healthy both in mind, body and soul.  I take at least one vacation a year with my wife to the islands. To a place where there are no cell phones, no connection to the outside world (save for a once daily check of email...hey I'm still a business owner :) ) and a way to just get away from it all and see the world and truly appreciate what we have in our lives.  When was the last time you got away and recharged your batteries? V... [read more]
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Perspective, different view, life, goals, Mitch Taylor, Taylored Sales, travel

Perspective Part 1

August 23, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
Perspective, different view, life, goals, Mitch Taylor, Taylored Sales, travelAs many of you who have followed this column have come to realize, I write many of my articles on flights and this one is no different.  I'm a firm believer in the motto "Work Hard...Play Hard" and would also advise one more two word phrase to follow that.  "Live Hard" To me the epitome of the phrase "Live Hard" is my good friend Sean "Big Daddy" McKee. If you haven't met this man PLEASE do yourself a favor, reach out on Facebook and get to know the inspiration that is Big Daddy.  Big Daddy is a two time cancer survivor and a man who does more events in... [read more]
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Realistic Resolutions – By Matt Martindale

July 6, 2018 by Matt Martindale
Is this the year to “zoom out” and take a “big picture” look at your life? Where are you today? Where do you want to be in one year? Five years? Ten years? We all know that the daily grind can dominate life, leaving little room to pursue ambitions and desires. Instead of resolutions—quickly made and quickly broken—take the time this New Year for a deeper evaluation of your aspirations and postponed dreams. Writing down your goals can become a very positive step toward achieving them. Putting your goals into writing gives you long-term perspective. It also provides a short-term incentive to see measurable results. Developing... [read more]
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Time Mitch Taylor Mobile Beat

Time Part 1

May 24, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
Time Mitch Taylor Mobile BeatTime   Time is our biggest asset and liability all in one.  Do you spend your time or do you invest your time?  Time is fleeting they say and for the life of a mobile DJ there has never been a truer phrase written. Do you have a wife?  Children?  Family or loved ones?  Most people, including my wife, work during the day and have the weekends off.  Our busiest times of the year are when our loved ones and families have time off and wish to spend it with us.  So what's a DJ to do?  The answer:  prioritize. Just as financial advisors tell you to always pay yourself first (savings ... [read more]
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Ways To Be Kind Mitch Taylor Mobile Beat Magazine

Ways To Be Kind Part 1

May 1, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
Ways To Be Kind Mitch Taylor Mobile Beat MagazineIn any moment, one can change a life.  At Midwest DJs Live 9 last year I shared a story during Vickie Musni and my Creating Connections seminar.  The story I shared is about the first time I met a now good friend of mine and how that relationship developed after our first meeting.  I’ll share that with you now.   The place was Mobile Beat Las Vegas 2010 I believe I was at the WEDGuild Open House in the back of the room at a table with my very first product for sale on it, Sales Success from A to Z audio mp3.   A guy approached the table and grabbed  one of my CDs off... [read more]