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Faster Recovery Three Key Factors

Faster Recovery: Three Key Factors

As I speak with people in the decorated apparel industry from around the country, it is very interesting to hear everyone's take on what we need to get reopened and moving again. I'm not touching the political debate, but there are three main…
Your Future Narrative

Your Future Narrative

Right now, you are living your story. One month, six months, or even five years from now you will be able to tell other people what happened to you, your family, your friends, and your business during the coronavirus pandemic. Stories…
Take the 50 Point Self Assessment

50 Point Self-Assessment

Someone asked me the other day, "Marshall, how do I know if I'm a good candidate for coaching?" That's a great question. One thing is for certain, and that's every shop in the decorated apparel industry is different. Different customers,…
Garlic for the Energy Vampire

Garlic for the Energy Vampire

For a lot of us in the decorated apparel industry, there is an overwhelming avalanche of work to do every day. You complete one task, and in a matter of mere minutes, four or five more are added to the pile. You know what I'm talking about. It…
Processes Transcend Goals

Processes Transcend Goals

In any business, there are plenty of reasons why setting goals is a good thing. For one, it gives us a brass ring to reach. In fact, I've written many articles that are either about setting SMART goals, or used the concept of SMART goals…
Attack Problems Not People - Marshall Atkinson

Attack Problems, Not People

So you were walking the shop floor the other day and you noticed one of your workers, Fred, aimlessly wandering around. It looked weird. At night, you lie awake in your bed worrying about how you are going to get all of the orders completed…