5 Things The Arizona Cardinals Need To Do to Win [List]

largeIt’s fair to say that none of us at 600 Global were satisfied with the results of the Cardinal’s season last year. From a team that went 13-3 in 2015, they finished with a pitiful record of 7-8-1 in 2016 and didn’t even clinch a playoff spot.

All in all, 600 Global hasn’t had much to cheer for lately besides the Diamondbacks. They’re the only team that has showed promise lately, but the good news is that it is the start of a new season.

The Cardinals have all the pieces, it’s just a matter of putting them all together. If the Cardinals can do these 5 things, they’re bound to have a great season.

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1 Keep pressure off of Palmer

It’s difficult for your passing game to have an effect on the game if you can’t throw the ball. Not to mention the psychological aspect of worrying about pressure every time you drop back in the pocket. If the Cardinal’s line can give Carson enough time to survey the field, he has the talent and arm strength to deliver a strike to his dangerous receiving core.


2 Take your medicine

To piggy-back off of the last point, the deep ball isn’t the only way to score points. Last season the Cardinals fell into the habit of slinging the ball downfield and trying to make big plays rather than working the ball down the field. The Cardinals have such a fast receiving core, it only makes sense to utilize crossing routes and quick outs to pick up 5-10 yards at a time. Those plays accumulate and it opens up the run game.


3 Use David Johnson appropriately

David Johnson is arguably the best running back in the game right now so it’s important to utilize him properly. The Cardinal’s offense is very dangerous, but it requires the proper balance of pass plays, run plays, and play-action plays for them to have an impact. He’s too good of an asset to sit in the backfield and protect the quarterback every play, but you can’t give him 40 carries a game every week either.


4 Play consistent defense

It almost seemed like each week there was a different defense on the field. One week the Cardinals were forcing turnovers left and right. Next week, they’re getting walked all over. If the Cardinals can find their stride and the right personnel to execute a consistent defensive scheme, they’ll have a better chance of winning games


5 Win divisional games

The Cardinals play in one of the weakest divisions in the league in the NFC West. The 49ers went 2-14 and the Rams only tallied 4 wins last year. If you’re playing both those teams twice a year, that should be an automatic 4-0. Then, if you split with Seattle and go 5-1 in the division, its a lot easier to put yourself in the position to either win the division or clinch a wildcard spot.

The season starts in just a few days and if the Cardinals can do these 5 things, they’ll be in good shape. You can bet the members of 600 Global will be watching.

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5 Things The Arizona Cardinals Need To Do to Win [List]

5 Healthy and Tasty Snacks to Eat at Work [LIST]

Here at 600 Global (Phoenix, AZ), we work long hours to ensure we exceed expectations. However, eating healthy and maintaining optimum energy levels can be tricky when you are making power moves in the office all day. If you only eat 3 meals per day, snacking in between is a necessity! Yet, when those snacks make you groggy, weighed down, end up doing more harm than good, it is a good idea to remember that healthy foods are always your friend. Here are 5 healthy and easy snacks to munch on while you’re grinding out the work day!

  1. Fresh fruit and nuts

This snack is a great source of protein and fiber that will both fill you up, as well as giveScreen Shot 2017-06-15 at 1.25.15 PM you the energy to keep moving. You can vary the types of nuts and fruits you are eating to keep things interesting! It is a great snack because of how easy it is to bring to work, how delicious it is, and how healthy it is. Mixing in different types of cheeses is also an awesome way to liven up the taste and texture.

2. Hummus and carrots

Another snack that is very easy to pack and eat at your desk, hummus and carrots are also very healthy and yummy! It is always fun to eat something with a bit of a crunch. A great alternative to this can be peanut butter, almond butter, or sunflower butter – while mixing in celery and cherry tomatoes to spice it up!

3. Yogurt and granola 

A delectable treat indeed! Healthy yogurt and granola can be super filling in the middle of a long work day. You can usually find both ingredients pre-packaged in a yogurt container at the grocery store too! However, if you would rather buy them separately or you simply cannot find the combination, you can bring the granola bits in a little baggy or Tupperware container. Yogurt, spoon, small bag of granola? Sounds like easy luggage for a quick and healthy snack – perfect for a day at 600 Global!

4. Kale chips

These taste phenomenal and are really healthy! This snack will be more convenient if you prepare it the night before – but it will not take long and will totally be worth it. All you really need is an oven, a tray, kale, and extra virgin olive oil. 10-15 minutes in the oven and you have an excellent snack for the next day! It doesn’t take long at all and they taste like healthy potato chips. Here is a simple, tasty recipe with some real flavor!

5. Smoothie

Smoothies are a super filling and flavorful snack that you can bring to work and store in the refrigerator! They are also an awesome breakfast food. This snack will fill you up in the best way, leaving you with a full stomach and tons of energy to help you keep working all day long. If you use the right ingredients, they can be exceptionally nutritious! Here is a great kale and banana smoothie recipe to bring into 600 Global!

  • 1 full banana
  • 2 cups of chopped kale
  • 1 tablespoon of flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup of soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 4 ice cubes

It is a very tasty treat packed with nutrients!

 

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5 Pieces of Entrepreneurial Advice to Keep Your Business Goals Booming

At 600 Global we value mentorship, leadership by example, and learning from the best. For your reading pleasure 600 Global has put together some business tips from some prominent entrepreneurs!

Here are five tips from those who succeeded in business:

  1. Sophia Amoruso, founder of website Nasty Gal and author of best selling title #GIRL BOSS. Sophia worked hard by refusing to take failure as an option, striving to maintain her vintage clothing empire despite critics and setbacks.
  2. Restauranteur Jon Taffer, a business owner and the previous host of “Bar Rescue.” In his journey to entrepreneurial status he was encouraged to look at the small details. If you forget to step back and assess your business ventures carefully, you may miss something very significant to your success or to your failure.Screen Shot 2017-07-02 at 10.22.24 PM.png
  3. Billionaire Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and Shark Tank judge, truly believes that there are no shortcuts, at least on the road to success. Put in the work and you’ll be proud of the finished product.
  4. Chip Wilson, founder of Lululemon, popular athletic wear company. According to Wilson the most significant part of his success was learning to share control and allow others to collaborate on the work. Sometimes sharing the load, sharing work and ideas is a better way of getting it done than stressing yourself out and trying to do all of the work yourself.Screen Shot 2017-07-02 at 10.24.28 PM.png
  5. Chase Jarvis, CEO of CreativeLive an online base for educational classes on a whole range of subjects. Jarvis found the most significant thing to keep in mind was that it is entirely up to you to ignite your own passions. While they may exist on their own, they will be nothing but dreams unless you put the work in and assess the outcomes.Screen Shot 2017-07-02 at 10.25.32 PM.png


While all of these people definitely had some luck on their side, they worked very hard to get to where they are today. A huge part of that work came from getting up again after a setback. We hope these business tips have inspired your entrepreneurial side and that you learned a thing or two. Follow 600 Global on Instagram to keep up with the work we are doing!

5 Pieces of Entrepreneurial Advice to Keep Your Business Goals Booming

5 “Do It Yourself” Projects for August

August is here, and all of us at 600 Global are soaking up the last of the summer months. Check out these five fun ideas to keep the last month of summer as productive as possible while you endure the Phoenix heat!

  1. Are you a fan of S’mores? (Aren’t we all?) Here’s an easy idea for you: line a terra cotta flower pot with aluminum, add some charcoal and voila, you have table-top s’mores! Check out more here

 

 

2. Want some cool outdoor lighting for your end of summer party? Wrap some tea lights around a hula hoop and find an easy way to secure it to the ceiling and you have some very groovy lighting. Check out more about the hula-hoop chandelier here

3. Summer light can be one of the nicest parts of the warmer months – make your own suncatchers by using some muffin pans and colorful plastic beads. Melt them into cool shapes and sizes at 400º Fahrenheit in the oven and then, once they’ve cooled, drill a hole to attach some string and hang them near any window with sunlight.

4. Head on over to the nearest craft store and pick up some painted lanterns with glass windows. Print out some of your favorite photos and paste them to the inside of the lanterns, facing out. Not only do these make a lovely gift, but a nice decoration.

5. Save your usable mason jars, and using an oil based paint marker, create some fun and funky vases or pen-holders to put around the house. All you need to do is draw directly on the glass and voila, you’ve made some more cool decorations.Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 10.10.49 AM.png

All these ideas and more and the perfect way to make August a productive last month of summer, and the best thing? You can use most of these projects all year around. From all of us at 600 Global, we hope you enjoy the last of summer and find something fun to spend the time. Follow 600 Global on Instagram to see what we’re up to during the month of August!

5 “Do It Yourself” Projects for August

How to Make It Through the Summer Sports Slump

At one point, 600 Global had the luxury of watching the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Coyotes, and the Arizona Cardinals, all at the same time. It was that small time of year when three of the four major sports collided and there was a game on almost every night of the week.

Unfortunately, none of the Phoenix teams qualified for the playoffs in their respective sport, and everyone at 600 Global was left with nothing to cheer for. One minute you’re watching 3 teams a week, the next, all their seasons are over.

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Football season ended in February, the Stanley Cup ended in June, and the NBA Finals wrapped up shortly after. So now were left with the question, what is there to watch?

Well, it may not be the most exciting answer, but the answer is baseball.

There’s a certain stretch during the year where there’s still a crossover of three sports: baseball, basketball, and hockey (although it’s usually the playoffs for basketball and hockey). It may not be as exciting as football or if your teams aren’t included in the playoffs, but nonetheless, it’s a good transition into the summer sports slump.

The summer sports slump refers to the time period in June and July where there’s nothing to watch except for baseball. It’s the only time of the year where only one professional sport is actively playing and needless to say, it gets boring.

It’s upsetting just to think about it but keep your hopes alive, you’ll get through it.

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The good news is that the Arizona Diamondbacks look promising. They have a young team and they’re already proving they can play ball. They’re playing in arguably the toughest division in baseball and are still posting a good record. That’s impressive.

Another reason to be optimistic is that believe it or not, baseball games offer arguably the best fan experience. Whether it’s a game after work or a day game on the weekend, it’s almost impossible to not have a good time.

Also, the MLB is 162 games long which give you about 4-6 games a week to watch. That’s a lot of sports for one week. It can certainly give you your fix for sports for a few months before football season picks up again.

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While we endure the summer sports slump just remain optimistic, baseball season is alive and well. While it may not be your favorite sport, you can count on 600 Global to be cheering for the Diamondbacks until the Cardinals are back in action.

How to Make It Through the Summer Sports Slump

3 Activities to Boost Productivity in Your Free Time [LIST]

Here at 600 Global  (Phoenix, AZ), being productive is the name of the game. We are always striving to be better every day. We adamantly believe that the way a person uses his or her downtime will have a tremendous impact on how quickly he or she achieves success. It’s important to find activities that will help you to continue to grow and learn, as well as activities you enjoy doing.

Here are three things that you can do when you aren’t at work that will boost productivity!

  1. Practice public speaking

It is an immense fear for many people, but public speaking is a necessary skill in not only business but all aspects of life. If you love movies or books, it can be both productive and fun to print out some scenes and practice reciting them in front of the mirror or with your family or friends. Furthermore, you can write a short speech or borrow a presentation from a coworker and set up a camera to record yourself. This way, you can critique your style and delivery without the need of another person. Practicing this skill will boost your confidence at meetings, during business calls, and even in small talk.

Public speaking skills are essential in business, but they are also tremendously beneficial in social settings as well!

2. Exercise

In order to stay healthy, exercise balanced with a nutritional diet is a requisite. It does not have to be grueling and unenjoyable! You can join a salsa class (excellent cardio), a spin class, or go hiking to stay in shape when you aren’t at work! Here at 600 Global, North Mountain Park is right here in Phoenix, AZ and provides wonderful views that stretch for miles and miles! By doing things that you love and simultaneously getting in shape, you barely notice that it’s exercise.

You don’t need to be constantly cranking out workouts in the gym, especially in the summer seasons!

3.  Learn to cook

There is an obvious benefit to learning how to cook — you learn how to make your own yummy food! But there are also other positive outcomes that come with this skill because, like learning anything, it takes determination and practice to improve. Not only will you be refining your business skills in the office but you will be keeping your productivity up outside of work by learning how to cook something new every night for dinner. This is a great way to stay sharp, stay productive, and bake up some delicious meals for friends and family. You can also bring your creations into work to show off your new skill while getting brownie points (no pun intended) from coworkers!

Delectable treats are always welcome here at 600 Global!

 

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600 Global CEO on the Importance of Philanthropy [INSIGHT]

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Corporate social responsibility is one of the many admirable traits possessed by 600 Global (Phoenix, AZ). We were lucky enough to speak with CEO Michael Sessions about philanthropy and his stance on giving back to the community.

Recently, Michael donated to a fundraiser that serves a community in the Dominican Republic. He made the decision to sponsor a hole in the foundation’s golf tournament, which was held in order to raise money for a community center in Hoyo Oscuro, Dominican Republic that serves 98 families or roughly 580 people.Screen Shot 2017-06-09 at 4.51.33 PM

“The foundation is set up to support a community in the DR. The goal is to raise enough money so that, over time, the village can be self-sufficient and will not have to rely on donors. It was really great to help out such an awesome cause.”

Michael is no stranger to philanthropy — the 600 Global team has worked with the Red Cross, Autism Speaks, and has even raised close to $15,000 for Operation Smile over their 18 years of business. Although, he doesn’t think that you need money to be able to help others.

“We try to help out whenever we get the chance! If I can play golf and give $1,000 to a charity that is helping families in need, that’s wonderful.

But you do not need to be wealthy to give. Volunteering time is extremely valuable and it is always appreciated by these organizations and you don’t need any money to do that.

My wife and I spend time at a place called UMOM, which is the largest shelter in Arizona for battered and homeless women and their children. We go down there and help give out food and wash dishes.”

The selfless acts of these organizations are something that Michael enjoys taking part in. 600 Global has worked with several organizations to volunteer and donate, so we asked Michael about his favorite philanthropic interest. It is no surprise that he is most interested in helping children in need, especially since he has three of his own.Screen Shot 2017-06-09 at 4.47.09 PM

“I like organizations that help children who can’t defend themselves or care for themselves yet. They need the most help. These kids don’t really have a voice, so working with groups like Operation Smile allows us to have a voice for them. I have three kids, so I definitely feel that it is important to help these children get access to safe care.”

This attitude is an amazing example for other businesses to follow. It is no wonder that 600 Global has been in business for 18 years, especially with a successful, courageous, and socially responsible CEO like Michael.

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600 Global CEO on the Importance of Philanthropy [INSIGHT]