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So This Is Christmas

December 25, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
So this is Christmas. The time of year where we spend time with family, with friends, we reflect back on the past year. Did you enjoy it? Was it all you wanted it to be? We break bread, re-connect with loved ones and sing holiday songs. The one holiday song I HOPE you’re singing in your business is “Let it grow, Let it Grow, Let it GROW.” Did your business grow in 2018? If it didn’t, I strongly encourage you to get out to Mobile Beat Las Vegas this coming year. It’s when I feel stagnant in my business that I feel the need to surround myself with like minded individuals who are also seeking that spark, who want to ... [read more]
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DJs Should Be “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”

December 22, 2018 by Christos Nikas
Hey Mr. DJ, A huge welcome and thanx for being here. You are amazing. Just a few days before leaving 2018 behind, you could pause for a few seconds and consider about yourself and those you aim to serve... ★Are they looking for You or just a DJ? ★Do they desire to do business with you or do they kind of "have to"? ★Do you care or are you just "interested in"? ★Are you "You" or someone else's copycat? ★Are you "your Worth" or "your Cost"? ★Are you an investment or an expense? ★Are you the entertainer or the guy managing their playlist? ★Are you a "perfect match... [read more]
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Competitors or Friends Part 2

November 15, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
Looking back I was cocky and arrogant...which was probably why Lee gave me the time of day (because that's exactly how he is :) )  We chatted that day on the phone and arranged a meeting for when I came to the UP in about a month for some other job interviews. We met, became fast friends and Lee was my agent for the first several years of Taylored Entertainment's existence while I got my feet underneath me in the area.  There are quiet leaders and there are leaders who are a bit more noticeable. Lee is, in regards to this industry, a quiet leader. But what about those who write/speak/blog/create content for the DJ indust... [read more]
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Purpose Part 1

October 27, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
Purpose has a couple of different meanings. Purpose is a reason something exists or is done. Another meaning for purpose is to achieve a desired result, your aim or your goal. For me it goes a little bit deeper than that. Think about your purpose…or another word for purpose and that is calling. What’s your calling? What’s your purpose? Do you yourself have a mission statement? Do you have a purpose statement? Go deeper. I would encourage you to write out your own purpose statement. How do you do that? Take stock in why you get up every day. That’s one way to create your purpose statement. What motivates you? What do you love ... [read more]
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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 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]