3 Ways to Get into the Holiday Spirit if You Live in a Warm Climate [LIST]

We’re experts at the “hot Christmas” game here at 600 Global (Phoenix, AZ)! Although temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s are typically cold for us – this weather in December is unheard of to northerners. However, in Arizona, and most of the south, this weather can sometimes dull the holiday spirit. All of the Christmas movies depict families decked out in sweaters and mittens while the windows are fogged with condensation and flurry snowfall in the background. We refuse to miss out on the fun – so here are 3 ways that you can get into the holiday spirit if you live in a warm climate!

All of the Christmas movies depict families decked out in sweaters and mittens while the windows are fogged with condensation and flurry snowfall in the background. We refuse to miss out on the fun – so here are 3 ways that you can get into the holiday spirit if you live in a warm climate!

1. Build a Sand Man!

Psh, snow!? You don’t need that to construct your big, lofty, round buddy! Head on down to the nearest beach, or literally anywhere with sand, and build it up! Take an awesome picture and send it to friends and relatives up north – and do it without numb, frozen fingers. Remind them that the holidays aren’t so bad in the sunshine, which brings us to our next point.

2. Remember That You’re Lucky!

It gets real cold up in the northern states around this time of year. You have no idea what they would give to be able to be in your shoes! Shoveling wet, heavy snow, dealing with a near-Antarctic car in the morning, being blasted by frozen winds at every angle. Those are not enjoyable and 600 Global is incredibly lucky to do business in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. So hey, let’s enjoy our shorts and t-shirts because it is a lot better than painful, icy wind in your face!

3. Go All Out!

Just because there’s no snow outside doesn’t mean we shouldn’t go all out! Make some delicious eggnog, bake dozens of holiday cookies, glaze a Christmas ham, deck the halls, buy pine-scented candles. There is no excuse for not taking part in the holiday cheer!

There are also plenty of neighborhoods to go drive around and enjoy. Yes, northerners, we still put up awesome lights for everyone to enjoy. Oh, and of course – Christmas movies! All of the countless classics that you can only watch one-time per year are just as wonderful in warm weather.

 

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3 Ways to Get into the Holiday Spirit if You Live in a Warm Climate [LIST]

2 Bad Habits You Need to Drop to Be Successful in Your Career

600 Global has had its fair share of success over the last 18+ years — and it’s truly a testament to the positive work habits we practice every day.

Part of developing great habits means dropping all of the bad habits that are weighing you down. Even the most productive and success-minded individuals struggle with doing so — so if you’re in this boat, you’re not alone! The key is to identify the habits that you need to break, and then to change your behaviors — stat!

Here are 2 bad habits to drop today…

Disorganization

Being disorganized can apply to everything from time management to a messy file cabinet. It’s easy to just put things off to the side and forget about them, but eventually they add up. Take control of your life and try to organize it accordingly. You’ll find you’re able to operate with a lot less ambiguity and stress when you always know where things are and have a schedule of your agenda.

Poor planning is at the root of 99% of your stress — we guarantee it! If you go into each week just flying by the seat of your pants, you are missing out on the benefits of being a productive machine! As the saying goes — “Fail to plan, plan to fail.” If you’re looking at a giant to-do list with no idea what to tackle next (or worse, you haven’t even made a to-do list!), it means that you are disorganized. If your car is filthy, your room is a mess, and you don’t know what you’re having for lunch, it might mean that you are disorganized.

Thankfully, this is an easy one to fix. We recommend dedicating a minimum of 30 minutes each week to blocking out time on your calendar for each important meeting and task. Anyone who wants to be successful needs an organized plan.

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Procrastinating

Procrastination is often a symptom of poor planning and disorganization. Some people claim they thrive under pressure but flirting with deadlines can be a dangerous game. There are ways to motivate yourself to get things done by a certain time without waiting until the last possible minute. You don’t necessarily have to work ahead but at least try to get started on things when you receive them rather than putting the entire thing off to the last minute. It’s easier said than done but it’s worth it.

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600 Global knows how difficult it can be to break these habits, but we also know the rewards you will reap if you are able to overcome them. If you can avoid or break these habits, you’re well on your way to being successful.

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2 Bad Habits You Need to Drop to Be Successful in Your Career

3 Reasons Why Corporate Social Responsibility Rocks [LIST]

Philanthropy is something we truly believe in here at 600 Global (Phoenix, AZ). Our CEO, Michael, is involved in a number of charities and naturally, so is our company.

The holiday season is upon us and it is important to remember that it is about giving! Giving is necessary in a world filled with so many people in need.

Corporate social responsibility is something that makes the world a better place and naturally makes for better business! The number one argument for corporate social responsibility should be obvious: it’s the right thing to do! At 600 Global we adamantly believe in the importance of helping those who are less fortunate.

But, if that’s not enough to convince you why your company should give back, here are 3 more reasons…

1. Employee Engagement

Employees love to work for a company that helps others. It becomes a team effort to improve the community and brings everybody in on the cause! When 600 Global took part in the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament Benefitting Operation Smile, employees were excited to take part in such an awesome event with their coworkers. Our team is proud of the work that we do and the charitable events that we take part in, which keeps everybody engaged and excited to be part a company that cares about the community!

2.  Public Image

Giving back to the community is beneficial to everybody. People in need receive better care and attention and it helps society in looking after one another. Companies that take part in these charitable activities are more favorable to consumers than those who do not. Customers feel better about giving their business to a company that actually demonstrates a dedication to philanthropic ideas because they trust and believe in that company’s image.

3. Better Applicants

The benefits of corporate social responsibility do not only resonate with consumers and existing employees, but job-hunters take notice as well. Companies that have a positive public image and perform philanthropic actions also attract likeminded, hardworking, engaged, and valuable applicants. This is because the company is seen as a business that takes care of everybody – the planet, the customers, and the employees.

We have the best employees on earth and that is because, when applying and interviewing, they truly wanted to work here because of our culture. Applicants with a desire to work hard and become part of a team that cares are more enticed to work for a company that matches their ambitions.

We sincerely hope that you’ll join 600 Global in giving back during this holiday season. Share with us in the comments some of the ways that you support your own community!

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3 Reasons Why Corporate Social Responsibility Rocks [LIST]

Fun Facts for Thanksgiving [And Happy Thanksgiving!]

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching! All of us at 600 Global appreciate the joy that comes with gathering around a table with good food and loved ones to reflect on the things we are grateful for. It is also a time to reflect upon where we have come from and where we are going.

Since Thanksgiving is a rather old tradition, we thought we’d focus on where we came from and find a few little-known facts about Thanksgiving for your reading pleasure.

  1. The very first Thanksgiving lasted 3 WHOLE days! Can you imagine eating food straight for three days? Ok, so they didn’t eat food all day every day, but if our modern Thanksgiving was three days long you’d need to have a very, very stretchy waistband, that’s for sure. 

  2. President Lincoln was the first president to actually sign Thanksgiving into becoming a national holiday. How’s that for Old Abe’s legacy? 

  3. Turkey was definitely not served at the first Thanksgiving. Between the pilgrims and the Native Americans, the meal likely consisted of deer, corn, and fish. 

  4. During the Great Depression, President Roosevelt tried to move the date of Thanksgiving to a week earlier, in the hopes that it would help the shopping season. It didn’t have much of an effect and so it was moved back to its original date. 

  5. Wild, undomesticated Turkeys can run up to 25 miles per hour!! 

  6. A common myth is that Benjamin Franklin originally wanted the American bird to be a Turkey, not an Eagle! We don’t know if Turkey rings out Freedom quite the same way that a Bald-Eagle does. However it turns out, President Franklin merely believed that the original seal of an Eagle resembled a Turkey more than an Eagle. 

  7. The first meal eaten on the moon, by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, consisted of roasted turkey.

From all of us at 600 Global, we truly hope this Thanksgiving season is full of celebrations with family and friends as you gather to reflect on how lucky you are. Follow 600 Global on Instagram to see what we’re up to this Thanksgiving Season.

Fun Facts for Thanksgiving [And Happy Thanksgiving!]

5 Best Ways to Pass the Time During Your Morning Commute [LIST]

There is nothing worse than traffic in the morning, except maybe rush-hour traffic coming home from work. At 600 Global we understand that all you want to do after a long day of work is return home and rejuvenate in order to come back to work tomorrow with your best foot forward. With this in mind, we made a list of 5 things that will ease your morning commute for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

1. If you’re not driving into work and instead on public transportation or carpool, check out the game 10×10, a modified Tetris game that is just as fun as it is addicting. Check it out on the app store today!

2. iBooks, an Apple application that should already be pre-downloaded onto your phone often has a wide selection of samples and free books from up and coming authors who just want their books to be read. Why not find your new favorite book while commuting into work?

3. Ever heard of TEDtalks? They have a ton of interesting podcasts available on the Apple Podcasts application. You can choose between a bunch of different categories to find something that will interest you to learn about.

4. Interested in keeping up with current events? Check out the application Pocket, which is easily downloadable on the App Store. It groups together interesting headlines and saves them for your later perusal. Get your news all in one place!

5. Listen to The Sessions Effect podcast! You didn’t really think we’d leave this one off the list, did you?! Our very own CEO is the host of this extremely informative and inspirational podcast. It’s a must-listen if you’re in any sort of entrepreneurial industry.

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From all of us at 600 Global we hope these ideas have been helpful, nobody likes a boring commute and you deserve a productive and enjoyable way to spend the time after all the hard work you’re doing. Find a way to spend the time that makes the time fly by.

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5 Best Ways to Pass the Time During Your Morning Commute [LIST]

5 Sales Tips That Will Help You Close Those Deals [LIST]

At 600 Global (Phoenix, AZ), we know first hand how essential sales skills are in business. Our industry is competitive and requires diligence, charm, impeccable social skills, long hours, and a dedicated work ethic. The opportunity for growth and earning potential, however, makes all of the hard work worth it.

Here are 5 sales tips to always keep in mind while on your journey to success!

1.  Personal Development 

In order to be successful in sales you must be confident in and of yourself. Focusing on professional goals is essential to succeeding in your job; but setting and accomplishing personal goals will make you a more self-assured salesperson. Read books, watch videos, take notes on any motivational or self-confidence boosting material that will improve your personal life. It will undoubtedly benefit you in the professional realm.

2. Know the Product

Become an expert of the product that you are selling. Learn all of the ‘ins and outs’ of your product until you know it like the back of your hand. The internet is fabulous place for obtaining knowledge on subjects that were otherwise impossible to learn about. By becoming a fountain of knowledge for customers and team members, you will be more confident in your ability to sell your product. This is one of the reasons why we are so successful at 600 Global.

3. Leave it at the Door

However long your workday is, it is important that you are spending that time setting goals and closing deals. By focusing on personal drama, you will only be holding yourself back and creating a distraction from the progress you are trying to make. Leave those problems at the door!

4. Listen

People enjoy being listened to. They certainly do not like to be talked at and, in sales, this can make or break a deal. Guide the conversation by letting the customer talk when they want to talk and know how to answer questions that they have. You can guide the horse to the water, but you certainly can’t force them to drink it. This will unquestionably strengthen your relationship with them.

5. Relationship-based Selling 

This is a big focus here at 600 Global. Learn the first names of your clients as soon as you can. When you call them, there is no need to get down and dirty with business talk right away. Chit chat is how you start off any relationship and it is the same in business. Get to know your clients first. Remember special dates like birthdays and their local holidays by setting reminders on your phone or computer. Send your clients cards and emails in celebration of these dates. This personal relationship matters and it will strengthen your professional relationship with your clients.

 

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5 Sales Tips That Will Help You Close Those Deals [LIST]

5 Hilarious Halloween Costumes to Start Shopping For [LIST]

Tis the season to start looking for an awesome Halloween costume here at 600 Global (Phoenix, AZ)! We sure are a competitive bunch, so it will surely be interesting to see who has the best costume this year! These 5 costumes are still fresh, original, and definitely some of the most creative ones that we have come across!

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Amazon Prime

Get it?! Amazon Prime! The combination of Optimus Prime and the online shopping hub’s shipping boxes yields an impressively funny result. It is also inexpensive depending on what came in those boxes!

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Harry Potter and Hagrid

Attention Fathers! This is a perfect costume to put on with your child for a night of trick-or-treating! Although, it would be difficult to pull it off as well as these guys – they really look like Hagrid and Harry!

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Top Gun

What is more adorable than two babies riding in a carriage-plane with aviators and flight suits on?! Nothing! If you have two little kids at home and you’re wondering what you can dress them up as this Halloween, look no further! You’ll be sure to get loads of compliments from fans of the movie; however, the only downside would be the amount of candy your kiddos will get!

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101 Dalmatians

Who said you can’t bring your dog to a Halloween party!? With the amount of dog lovers at 600 Global, this costume will surely go fast! Although, if someone has a Dalmatian, then the other dog owners must concede! This costume is a great way to throw on a stylish wig and get your dog involved in all of the fun!

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Will Ferrel Characters

What do all of these people have in common? They are all Will Ferrel characters! Of course, you will need 6 other friends (or coworkers at 600 Global) to complete this hilarious ensemble – but that shouldn’t be too hard! It would be easier on the rest of the group because now they don’t have to go scouring department stores for an original costume! It sure would be hard to pick between Elf, Chazz Michael Michaels, Mugatu, Ron Burgundy, Steve Butabi, Jackie Moon, and Ricky Bobby!

 

 

If you are able to put together any of these costumes – you will surely win any Halloween costume. Unless they are all in one place!

 

 

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5 Hilarious Halloween Costumes to Start Shopping For [LIST]