PEAS ARE YOUR ENEMY AND MUST BE DESTROYED!
So, I invite you to join me every week or two for insight from me, from my incredible sales partners, from my peers in SAAC and my co-workers at Halo Branded Solutions. I have some pretty solid stuff to share, some of it you already know but need to hear it again, and some of it ... just downright shocking.
Whenever I do a sales seminar at a show or for my sales force at HALO, I ALWAYS begin with the phrase, "Be Bold, Be Different, Be Memorable" and then I cover ways in which my peeps can accomplish just that. I'm excited to rendezvous with you, here, on a regular basis, to do my part in your continuing industry education. Education in our industry is CRITICALLY important. I'm proud of that MAS after my name. I earned it, over many years. Recently, when SAAC revealed the education line-up for this summer's SAAC Show in Long Beach, I got pretty freakin' excited! It's a GREAT line-up and I'm doing BOTH days. I'm usually there anyway, introducing the speakers (I am the voice of SAAC. No applause, please) but this time, I'm staying in the room!
So, there you have it. My very first column in my very first Be Bold blog (not counting that other time) is now complete. Here is your action plan for this week. Go into your freezer. Find the peas. DESTROY THEM before they destroy you. They hate us foolish mortals because we eat them even though they don't really taste good without butter. Why do we do that? When we can have ice cream, WHY do we reach for the peas?
Alrighty. Go forth. Destroy peas. And we'll see you next time.
Rick Greene, MAS, is the Western Regional Vice President for HALO Branded Solutions, a Past President of SAAC and the Editor of The SAAC Times and the author of two novels entitled "Boofalo!" and "Shroom!" available at www.amazon.com. He is also wanted by Alabama State Police for assaulting several Pea Farmers, shouting, "You're next! YOU'RE NEXT!" There is something seriously wrong with him.