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Self-Care is Here to Stay

Self-Care is Here to Stay

The philosophy of self-care has been around for decades, but in the last two years, it’s truly taken off as a widely-accepted attribute to overall health and wellness. When I started writing this particular blog, I kept thinking back to our friends in the airline...

Get to Know ME – A Conversation with Debbie Potempa

Get to Know ME – A Conversation with Debbie Potempa

Debbie Potempa, our Purchasing Production Manager, has been with us for 23 years. She shares with us what makes working at Motivation Excellence so special, how helping others keeps her motivated, and the one thing that always makes her laugh.

On Your Marks, Get Set, GOAL!

On Your Marks, Get Set, GOAL!

Between 2015 and 2018, I strung together more than three years of daily exercise. It was more than 1,110 days actually, and no one was more surprised by it than I! My original goal was not that lofty. I knew I wanted to add more exercise into my lifestyle. I happened...

5 Reasons to Not DIY Your Meeting & Events Planning

5 Reasons to Not DIY Your Meeting & Events Planning

If you have a company-wide or customer event or conference to organize, you may be looking to save a few dollars by handling the event internally. If you’re a small-to-medium business, it may be easy enough in-house: pick a local venue and coordinate with on-site...

How to Escape the Commodity Trap

How to Escape the Commodity Trap

Commoditization, a lack of meaningful differentiation, drives products to have razor thin margins that are differentiated and bought only on price.  Unfortunately, we see it far too often: Supply Chain/Sourcing driving for a low price Contractors don’t see product...

New Year, New Sales Performance Tips

New Year, New Sales Performance Tips

Kick off your 2018 sales performance initiatives with the latest best practices.   So, the champagne has run dry, the wreaths are back in storage, and for many, the new year’s resolutions have already fallen by the wayside. But 2018 is still a new year and an...

How to Show Your Channel Partners Some Love

How to Show Your Channel Partners Some Love

Put the “partner” back in channel partnership with smarter engagement. Ever hear of the 80/20 rule? It applies to a lot of scenarios, but as a distributor, dealer, or manufacturer, it particularly rings true for you: in short, you get up to 80% of your business from...