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Discipline Starts with Me

Discipline Starts With Me

How is the level of your discipline when it comes to your work? What about your employees? The first step in learning to get more accomplished every day is realizing that you are accountable for your own actions. Don't like what's going…

Together Is Better: Notes from ThreadX19

ThreadX19 in San Diego was a smashing success at generating an avalanche of ideas and networking opportunities for garment decorators. During the last three days, I asked many attendees, "Why are you here?".  I got basically two answers…
Inaction

Inaction: Complications of Newton's Third Law

Newton's Third Law states: "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." You may have learned that in high school science class. In the decorated apparel industry, we have our own physics law too. Have you heard or seen this? "For…
That's Not A Box of Shirts

That's Not A Box of Shirts, That's A Box of Money

I've said it a million times probably, "That's not a box of shirts, that's a box of money." Yet, plenty of shops don't have a solid process for handling their receiving duties and that cascades down into poor inventory control too. When…
$100 Billion Dollars Worth of Fear

$100 Billion Worth of Fear

Recently I heard a story of a man who lost $100 Billion Dollars. Yep, you read that right. $100,000,000,000 This happened mainly due to fear. So as we sit around and plan and scheme for the new year, I want to share this story about…
High Fives and Gratitude

High Fives and Gratitude

This article is all about Gratitude, with a capital "G". Thanks! That's right. I want to give you a big High Five and Thank You for reading my blog posts, eBooks, and talking to me about your shop. In December of 2010, I started Atkinson…