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.

Stop, Thief!

To what lengths do you go to protect your valuables? Lock your home? Lock your car? Security system and cameras on your home? Alarm system on your car? Many people I know do all the above and more. But they are leaving the door wide open for the biggest thief of all. Who is the…

You Didn’t Come This Far To Only Come This Far

No matter where you are in this business, how much you have accomplished or what level of success you have achieved, there is always a next level. Many of you reading this may have the mental scars and bruises to show for your hard work. For some, those scars and bruises may be piling up…

The Right Place to Be Proud

To me, it seems like many people choose to stay behind their desks all day because they are too proud to call prospects for appointments. That’s a real bad place to be proud. Too proud to pick up the phone and try to make an appointment, too proud to listen to suppliers that want to…

Buy a Mirror

Buy a mirror. There are two kinds of people in the world. And you can learn a great deal by their responses to handling a misstep. Let’s say you are going on a walk and trip on a crack in the sidewalk. The first kind of person gets critical of the homeowner with the crack…

Coffee and Rolls

What’s your reputation? How can you fix or improve it fast? About 30 years ago, Proforma had a reputation problem. We had been in business for 10 years, and the distributorship was growing fast along with our new franchise business model. Actually, our growth was a little too fast for our capital structure, resulting in…

What’s Your Excuse?

In sales, one of the biggest challenges in converting a prospect to a customer, or a customer to a client is getting more “face time” to continuously explain our value proposition. This is where most sales folks fail. Most sales folks, even seasoned professionals, don’t appreciate the importance of creating “excuses” to get back in…

Comfort Zone Selling

I love the saying, “success begins at the edge of your comfort zone.” I’m all for pushing oneself to the edge of their comfort zone, but not beyond. This is especially true when prospecting for new customers. It’s natural for most sales folks to want to reach for the stars and secure large marquee accounts.…

Get Rid Of Your 'But…'

It’s a new year with new opportunities to make 2019 your most successful year yet, and the first step is to get rid of the "but" in your vocabulary and stop making excuses. Many times I find people give excuses without even knowing it by making statements such as, “Last year my goal was to…

The Importance of Customer Business Reviews

It’s safe to say that most business professionals should know about customer business reviews. Whether you know a little about what it is or the benefits of doing it, customer business reviews will form the foundation of your business relationships, and help position you as a trusted business advisor and valued partner to your customers.…

Account Analysis Part 1: Internal

It’s that time of year again when business folks start to think about New Year goals, resolutions and planning. This year I’m suggesting you add another topic to the mix—internal and external account analysis. Let’s start with the importance of internal account analysis. If you have been in this business more than a few years,…

3 Steps to Put More Love in Your Life

In my last blog, I mentioned that a million dollar mindset is about more than money. It’s about experiencing and sharing the love and joy in our lives to make the world a better place. Here are three easy steps to put more love in your life: 1. LOVE what you do. It would have…

I Love You!

My blog is titled "Million Dollar Mindset," and many times I write about ideas to help my readers make more money. But having a million dollar mindset is about much more than just money. Let’s face it, we all know some very wealthy people who don’t seem very happy, right? Clearly money isn’t the only…

Does Your Brand Suck?

I believe that many businesses have brands that suck. I mean suck away opportunities for sales and profits! Let me explain. First, there are many companies out there with brand names that only indicate they sell printing or promotional products. Names like, "City Printing Company" or "Peoria Promotional Products LLC." These names suggest the company…

Fail More

No matter what you think about Amazon, you have to admire its founder, Jeff Bezos. He has become the wealthiest person in modern history. Here’s what he says about failure: “Nine times out of 10, you're going to fail. But every once in a while,…

Or Are You a Moron?

Sometimes in sales we need to sort out those who are truly interested and qualified from those who are just wasting our time. They aren’t necessarily bad people. Perhaps they just don’t know how to say “no” or how to be fully candid. After 40 years in sales, I have developed a method of sorting…