In addition to my blog, “Million Dollar Mindset” I also host a video podcast, Million Dollar Monday.

The purpose of Million Dollar Monday is to provide inspiration and advice to entrepreneurs and all people with big dreams.

A recent guest Mike Watts, Founder of LoveHandle, attempted two times to be on the Shark Tank Television Show. He reached the final round twice. But was eventually turned down twice.

As his company grew, he saw that Daymond John’s company (one of the “Sharks” on the Shark Tank Show) was ordering some products.

As he tells the story he said, “When I saw the orders from Daymond John’s company I picked up the phone and called his office”. When he asked to speak with Daymond his request was denied. But that didn’t stop him.

He developed a few private labeled samples of the LoveHandle phone grip and sent them to Daymond’s Company. After a few shipments of the samples his product caught the eye of Daymond himself.

Daymond liked the product. He reached out to Mike Watts and after some dialog and negotiation made a significant investment in LoveHandle.

Success is that simple.

Just pick up the phone.

About The Author

Greg Muzzillo started Proforma as an industry distributor in 1978. The company grew quickly and in the early 1980s Proforma was recognized for three consecutive years on Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest-growing companies in North America. In the late 1980’s Proforma introduced its membership program to empower distributors to retain their business ownership and independence, and to share in sales and marketing resources, purchasing power with industry suppliers, one back office including all billing, accounting, vendor payments, cash flow, computer systems and more. Today Proforma has over 600 Members and is the $500 Million leader in the Promotional Products and Print Industry. Proforma’s record breaking success includes having 18 of its Affiliates named to Inc. Magazine’s 2020 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies and 193 Affiliates achieving its Million/Multi-Million Dollar Club with sales up to $38 million.