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 ūüôā ) ¬†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 industry?

I remember first arriving at Mark Ferrell’s DiscJockey America forums and seeing posts from the Podcast Personalities of DJA radio and I had a bit of the “starstruck” feeling. ¬†Hey…there’s Bill Hermann….whoa that’s Randy Bartlett posting. Man did you see what Bill James McElree posted? Wow…Jim Cerone is here too! What can I bring to the table to contribute? ¬†I don’t think there’s anything I can offer….

Fast forward to just about two months ago.  A fellow DJ who is a bit older than me reached out to me after speaking with my good friend Jeremy Brech.  This gentlemen who has years on me decided to humble himself and reach out to those who are a bit more successful than himself to see how we are doing what we are doing.  He realized that there is more to entertainment than what he is currently offering and not only wanted but sought out help. I answered his Facebook message and thus began the beginning of a good friendship and mentorship.


Meet Mitch Taylor: A Jeffrey Gitomer Licensed Trainer and a member of the National Speakers Association, Mitch has impacted thousands over the course of his career, through interactive workshop instruction, sales mentoring, educational podcasts & personal coaching.

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Mitch is the author of the book SALES 4 Event Pros, and has written articles for several industry publications including Promo Only, DJNews, and Mobile Beat. Mitch regularly hosts #LiveAt755, your Daily Motivational Kick Start every weekday at 7:55am on his Facebook Feed. To get yours go to

Mitch is also one half of the Creating Connections team with Certified Personality Trainer Vickie Musni. Together they have written Creating Connections: 31 Days To Building Stronger & Deeper Relationships and host a weekly podcast entitled Creating Connections.

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