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.

The Insanity of Vanity

We’ve all heard the definition of insanity: Repeating the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. May I ask if this describes your typical day? Repeating the same thing over and over again and getting the same results? I have had the opportunity to speak with thousands of distributors and reps in…

You Can’t Lose Something…

Do you sometimes hesitate to ask for what you want? The truth is we all do. We hesitate to ask for the appointment. We hesitate to ask for the order. We hesitate to ask for referrals. We hesitate out of a fear of “loss.” A fear of hearing “no.” Here’s a bit of wisdom a…

Impossible to Expected: A Lesson From Roger Bannister

Roger Bannister passed away a few weeks ago. His life holds a powerful lesson for all of us. In the early 1950’s it was considered physically and mentally impossible for any human to run a four-minute mile. But in 1954, Roger Bannister became the first person to break the four-minute mile barrier. Within months, another…

Your Failure Can Be the Key to Your Fortune

Failure is a part of success. Sometimes failure can be the key to your fortune. You may have heard the story of how an engineer at 3M was trying to invent a super strong adhesive, but came up with a super weak one instead. That weak adhesive he invented became the secret to 3M Post-it…

The Muzzillo Dictionary of Sales Terminology: The Definition of 'I Will Call You'

In the Muzzillo Dictionary of Sales Terminology, definitions of many key words and phrases aren’t what they appear to be. In my previous article, I shared how the definition of “no” really is “not yet.” Similarly, when a prospect tells you, “I will call you,” what they are really saying is, “I will never call…

The Muzzillo Dictionary of Sales Terminology: The Definition of 'No'

According to most dictionaries, the word “no” means “a denial or a refusal.” But, according to the Muzzillo Dictionary of Sales Terminology, “no” really means “not yet.” To be successful in sales, it is critical to have a mindset that “no” doesn’t mean a denial or refusal of your question or request. No matter what…

Dream Big This Year: 3 Steps to Making More Than $500,000 This Year

Happy New Year. From the day this article is published, you have 363 days left in your new year. You have a clean slate. A fresh opportunity. What will you accomplish with these 363 days? Dream big. Businesses in North America spend almost $300 billion per year on printing and promotional products. You are within…

Happy New Month: Inch by Inch, Life’s a Cinch

As the New Year approaches, most people will make New Year's resolutions. Some will take time to plan their resolutions. Others may make their resolutions on New Year’s Eve as midnight approaches. I’ve tried both approaches. Neither works. It’s hard, perhaps impossible, to change overnight. Most people have great goals in mind when they make…

Too Bad it’s Thanksgiving. (I’m Not Proud of This One)

Back in the early days of building my original Proforma distributorship, I had an appointment with the owner of a furniture store chain. I was on time. He was not. After waiting for half an hour, I asked the receptionist if the owner knew I was there. She informed me that he was filming a…

Muzzillo’s 10 Percent Rule

Over the years I have developed what I call the “Muzzillo 10 Percent Rule.” Simply stated, the rule is that, at any point in time, only about 10 percent of folks are dissatisfied enough with their current situation that they are wide open for change. This is true for end-user customers. Only about 10 percent…

We Were Not Undressing! Putting Some Fun Into Selling

Back when I was growing my original Proforma distributorship, I was teaching one of our newer sales reps how to conduct field calls. In my view, field calling is a lost skill. Sadly, in this day of email and voicemail, salespeople think they don’t need to get out and do field calls. I strongly disagree…

The $500 Million Company With No Headquarters

About 25 years ago, we purchased a great 30,000 square foot office building on a beautiful eight-acre campus. Soon after, I met with the signage company to finalize the wording for our sign. At first it seemed like a no brainer that the sign should read “Proforma Headquarters,” but that wording didn’t align with the…

Persistence, Patience and Pasta

Early on in building my distributorship to $20 million (I sold that business in the early '90s to focus on our franchise model), I realized there were only four activities that would make me wealthy. Today at Proforma we call these the 4 Pillars of Success. Earn new customers. Sell more to current customers. Hire…