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.

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…

3 Types of Business Plans: Which Do You Have? Part 1

All business owners and sales reps know they should have a plan, right? We’ve all heard the saying, “If we fail to plan, then we are planning to fail,” right? There are three types of business plans, and in my next three articles I will address them. The first and most common type of plan…

What You See Is What You Get

This article is the last in a three-part series about using visualization to achieve your goals. Last time, I mentioned that, during our waking hours, we deal with approximately 8 million bits of information. Our brains filter out the information they're not aware we need. When we practice visualization by vividly picturing our goals, we…

Your Wish Is Your Brain’s Command

In my previous blog post, I wrote about the first of three principles for using visualization to drive success and activate the creative powers of your subconscious mind. The second principle of visualization is that it focuses your brain to help you recognize, and even marshal, resources that may have been available to you all…

The Rolling Stones Were Wrong

In the Rolling Stones’ famous song, they say, “You can’t always get what you want, but ... you get what you need.” We all know that’s wrong. We don’t always get what we need. I believe we get what we see. Getting what you see is the practice of visualization—creating vivid pictures in your mind…