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December 18, 2020 69 min
Tune in for the 2 Regular Guys annual discussion of ways to plan and prepare for your best success in 2021. With this crazy 2020 almost in the rearview mirror we want to look ahead. How can we be prepared for anything, but at the same time find the excitement for what is to come. We will talk about finding personal and business harmony, the keys things to review and ways you can make 2021 a great year. What are you doing to make 2021 your greatest year ever? Sponsored by: Impressions Expo. Head to our website for updated 2021 show dates and to find out more about our new virtual marketplace, Impressions Connect, taking place in January!   Our regular listeners know this, but 2 Regular Guys are all about garment decorating, a bit of fun, and no rants or lectures or selling. We are not doing this for our employers, but rather for our industry. Since February 2013, The 2 Regular Guys have been the first and the most listened to garment decorating industry podcast on this planet! We are humbled by all of you tuning in each week. We work hard to bring you information that will make your business better, and our industry better. Take a look at our incredible weekly guest list and you’ll understand where this industry goes for news, interviews and the heartbeat of garment decorating. Thanks for listening! News Registration is officially open for Impressions Connect, A Virtual Trade Show Experience! Connect with suppliers, discover new products and techniques, and learn from industry legends and brands this January 25-29, 2021.  Discover more at and register here:! Dad Joke: Why can't you trust a burrito?Cause it will spill the beans. Success in 2021 Aaron: Intro - Good to be back. Thanks to Erich for filling in for me last year. It’s also good not to be working 100 hours a week, which we will talk about a bit more later. Terry and I are a bit into planning. A show we have done annually - love exploring thisNice mix of practical from Terry and the big picture, personal from me. Terry should we start by sharing just briefly the bullet points of the things we talked about 2 years ago, as well as what you and Erich shared last year?  Terry - 2020: Be your own business consultant (again)Be an order that travels through your process and facilityMap out by month how to improve your company cultureErich - 2020Know Yourself / Know your shop - Questions to ask yourself if you get stuck on planning/analysisPrefigure/Prepare - Envision your yearPlan your actionable steps to get the resources you need and to make changes.Terry - 2019New mindset for a changing marketplace, the time is at handMicromanagement self-evaluationBonuses and rewards for your staffAaron 2019Do you Have a Business Plan?Be MORE Customer-CentricLearn to Say NoTerry: {Summarize the past 2 years}What are we talking about here? All the things we know we should be doing but we choose to allow the day-to-day business to distract us from doing anything about it.Easier to get caught up in the current crisis than to make decisions about your business future. Bury your head in the sand.Aaron: Check Work/Life Balance - Prioritize Feeling this lack of balance with all the changesWork-life balance was forced/had gotten out of hand?Driven to make Our Success Group the bestEmpowered by the mission and goal, Also more aware of the need to find the right balanceDon’t live to work, but instead work to live my best life. Terry: Purchasing new equipment, products and supplies in a continued Covid worldAsk for samplesAsk for referencesVideo demosAaron: Are you checking the boxes for you? Owners say they started their businesses to make money -  bolognaThere was a different harder to find a reason why you took the riskJust about the money - Find a J O BIs it fulfilling? I discovered they were not checking the boxes for meI didn’t know what my boxes wereFigure out what is fulfilling and putting words to what you truly value?
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