Greg Muzzillo

Greg Muzzillo

Greg Muzzillo is the founder of Top 50 Distributor Proforma. In Million Dollar Mindset, Greg will discuss what distributors can do to increase their sales and become more successful in business.

Who Do You Blame?

We have all experienced walking down the street and tripping on a crack in the sidewalk. There are only two types of responses to this experience. The first type of response is to blame the person who owns the home for not properly maintaining their sidewalk and fixing the crack. The second type of response…

Would You Have Been Staying at the Cheap Motel Down the Street?

How do you respond to “no” in your business pursuits? Let me share a short story about a “no” that that I recently experienced. I found out late one afternoon that I needed to get to suburban Charlotte for a week. I immediately got online to book my favorite hotel, but the website said there…

Are You at the Edge of Your Comfort Zone or in the Danger Zone?

Let’s take a quick look at the three zones in which most people operate: comfort, growth and danger: Now, let’s take a look at how these zones apply to your sales efforts. In sales, the accounts that we are most knowledgeable about are in our comfort zone. We are comfortable with their size, and with…

The Oscar Error: A Lesson for All of Us

Whether you watched the Oscars or not, by now everyone has heard about the big mistake. The last and most important Oscar for best picture was awarded in error to the wrong film. By the time the error was caught and corrected, two producers of the non-winning film had already given their acceptance speeches, and…

Calculator-itis

Let’s talk about what I call “calculator-itis.” My definition of “calculator-itis” is when business owners and sales reps continue to charge customers the same margins year after year without any routine, timely reviews. Continuing to charge customers the same margins over time doesn’t make sense because our value to customers grows as our expertise grows,…

Celebrate 'No'

As business owners and sales reps, we love to hear “yes.” Yes to scheduling new appointments. Yes to earning opportunities for quotes and proposals. Yes to winning new business. We love hearing “yes.” However, business owners and sales reps are going to hear “no” many more times than they hear "yes." So, it’s time to…

An Attitude of Gratitude, No Matter What Has Happened in Your Life

For those of you who regularly read my blog, I want to caution you that this article tackles some very real and sensitive topics. But I want to share with you how I have been able to use what I’ve experienced in my personal life as motivation, and how you can use even the most…

7 Steps to Make 2017 Your Best Year Ever

Are you ready? Ready to make 2017 your best year ever? Here are seven steps to make it happen. 1. Identify a Big Goal for Your Business. I recommend setting a big sales goal for three to five years out. Identify a specific sales goal and a specific deadline. Then, write it down and read…

Turn Your Job into a Business: Part 2

In my last blog article, I discussed the fact that most distributors don’t really own a business, but rather, they own a job. The test to determine if you own your own business is if you can fly to Hawaii for three months and tell someone else where to send your check. The key words…

Turn Your Job Into a Business

In my last blog article, I discussed the fact that most distributors don’t really own a business, but rather, they own a job. The test to determine if you own your own business is if you can fly to Hawaii for three months and tell someone else where to send your check. The key words…

Do You Own a Business or a Job?

If you are like most business owners, you want to make money from the efforts of others. A lot of people say they own their own businesses, but many really don’t own businesses at all. They just own jobs. Here’s the test: Can you fly to Hawaii for three months and tell someone else where…

Yes, You Can Make $500,000 a Year

In my last article, I discussed the No. 1 reason why most people in our industry aren’t rich. In that article, I stated that there is no good reason for people in our industry to make less than $500,000 per year income unless they choose not to. To some, that may sound like a lofty,…

The No. 1 Reason You Aren’t Rich

There’s one reason why most people in our industry aren’t rich. At the end of the day, the business we are really in is the “know, like and trust” business. That’s right. Our real job as industry professionals is to get people to know us, like us and trust us. It’s true if we are…

5 Steps to Planning an Amazing Business and an Amazing Life

You can plan an amazing business and an amazing life in just five steps. 1. Create a dynamic vision. A fantasy. A big dream. A big, hairy audacious goal. You are within an hour drive of $250 million to a couple billion dollars in business (promotional products, printing and packaging). Let me encourage you to develop…

3 Types of Business Plans: Which Do You Have? Part 2

In my last article, I wrote about the first type of business plan, which is really having no plan at all. The sad fact is that more than 90 percent of business owners and sales representatives have no real plan for their businesses or their lives. The second of the three types of plans is…