Category Archives: Personal Development

What Motivates You?

by Ray Martinez At one time or another we’ve all experienced uncertainty in our lives. When things don’t seem to go your way, it is hard to get motivated, and we usually settle for the status quo. Many people want and need success, but in order to achieve it you need three things: Transformation +…

Refresh and Recharge Yourself!

by Stu Chisholm One of the risks of running your own business is that it can become all-consuming. It’s easy to get up in the morning and start to work and not stop until you drop. When you add things like going to DJ trade group meetings, working your online social networks and meeting with…

Get Healthy To Prolong Your Career and Life

by Ray Martinez This past New Year’s Eve, I performed at an event that took place in the community where I live. As the evening wore on, even with thirty-six years of experience under my belt, I could not believe how anxious I was feeling because I really wanted to make this event one of…

Take My Challenge for a Better New Year

by Ray Martinez When my dear friend Stacy Zemon asked me to be a contributing writer for ProMobileDJ.com to help inspire my fellow colleagues, I immediately said “YES!” What an honor it is to have this forum to try to help make positive changes in our industry. As 2010 comes to a close, it’s a…

What Kind of “Smart” Are You?

by Stacy Zemon You may or may not be smarter than a 5th grader depending upon what type of “smart” both you and the youngster are. To understand what I mean, let’s take a look at the different between IQ and EQ. For decades, the United States educational system has placed tremendous emphasis on certain…

What If Tomorrow Never Comes?

by Ray Martinez This is a post about the importance of expressing gratitude to all of the people who have made a difference in our lives. It’s also about taking stock and making changes when they are necessary. Here’s my inspiration. One of my favorite songs of all time is Garth Brooks’ “If Tomorrow Never…

Do You Have The Right To Tell People “No?”

by Ray Martinez I am a big proponent of customer service, and making sure that I always give the best I can give. The legendary basketball coach John Wooden, who passed away this year just shy of his 100th birthday, created the “Pyramid of Success.” He called the top pillar “Competitive Greatness.” Coach Wooden described…

Mind Your Words (Pt. 2)

by Bryan Durio (aka Dr. Proof) Part 2 of a 4 Part Series Attention! You have once again been magically transported back to English class with Dr. Proof, the Grammar Hawk of the DJ industry. This is Part Two of a four-part series that will give you the know-how to correct all of those verbal…

“Bridezilla”? Really?

It’s her wedding day and she’s determined to be the star of the show. A neurotic, perfectionist and control freak, she’s not about to let anyone or anything stand in her way. The way she figures it, it’s her day, dammit, and everybody else had better get on board. Meet Bridezilla, difficult, unpleasant and greedy….

How to Build Trust

Many people who have seen my seminars across the country have heard me use the expression, “It’s nice to be liked, but it is always better to be trusted.” I can’t emphasize enough how important trust is,in business and in life. When you violate someone’s trust, you not only upset the relationship, but you also…