Category Archives: GROWTH

Create a Secret Facebook Group for Your DJ Company

Secret Facebook Group

By Gregg Hollmann, “Party Professional” As the owner of a multi-system DJ company, it’s important to stay in close communication with my staff of twenty performers. In the past I’ve found that sending group emails was not particularly effective. Because people’s email inboxes were clogged (I receive about 200 of them every day), few of…

What Make 100 Healthy Is All About

Make 100 Healthy

By John Murphy, “Make 100 Healthy” The economic impact of improving our country’s health even by 1% represents billions of dollars of savings on our health care systems. We have an obligation to educate ourselves on what it takes to live a full and balanced life through an easy, fun and interactive philosophy that is…

A Contribution We DJs Make to Others

Contribution display

By Julie Oshins, “Play It Forward” “We Make a Living by What We Get . . . We Make a Life by What We Give.” – Winston Churchill I am in a year-long weekend course about contribution for which I had to bring in a “contribution display” (Pictured above). This naturally got me thinking about…

Sex, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll

John Murphy

By John Murphy, “Make 100 Healthy” In last month’s column, I spoke about my inspiration to create Make 100 Healthy, which was the loss of so many dear, personal friends. But it’s not just people we know dying prematurely. It’s also our idols and famous people that seem larger than life that are dying so…

Lighting for the Mobile Entertainer

Lighting

By Ben Stowe, CTS – “Sound & Lighting Guru” One of the truly great things about our industry is that there is a lot of room for artistic expression. There are some clearly defined do’s and don’ts when it comes to some things (wiring, rigging, laser safety, etc) but there are many more areas that…

Successfully Running a YOUniverse

Youniverse

By Doug Sandler, “Nice Guys Finish First” One of the biggest challenges you will run into if you are an entrepreneur, is determining where and how to invest your time and energy. If you are like most, you don’t feel like you have many options because you are so busy working, you move in the…

What Make 100 Healthy is All About!

Make 100 Healthy

By John Murphy, “Make 100 Healthy” What is my inspiration to write this column? (and forthcoming book). It’s very simple. We lost and continue to lose so many beautiful, great people prematurely. My close friend, my brother from a different mother, and an Icon in the DJ business – Dan The Man Vineis died suddenly…

The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong

Everyone has the ability to build mental strength, but most people don’t know how. Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. Her expertise in mental strength has attracted international attention. Her bestselling book, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, is being translated into more than 20 languages. This is her TED…

Make Every Day Game Day

Game Day

By Doug Sandler, “Nice Guys Finish First” Do you ever get so caught up in being busy, you forget what you are actually striving to accomplish in your career, business and life? Because every day is game day, take a step back before you enter the locker room, go back to the playbook, examine your…

Leave Your Baggage at the Door

life-happens-here

By Julie Oshins, “Play It Forward” “Life is 10% What Happens to You, and 90% How You Respond to It” Charles R. Swindoll Life happens. Your car breaks down, you get an unexpected $$$ expense, there’s crazy traffic, a loved one gets sick or passes on, the babysitter cancels, you break up or get divorced…