Monthly Archives: May 2017

Mac Collective Shares 4 Strategies to Relax & Reduce Stress
15 May

Mac Collective Shares 4 Strategies to Relax & Reduce Stress

When you’re constantly busy and in the midst of the hustle and bustle on a daily basis, it can be hard to control stress. The main cause of stress, as we know, comes up an imbalance between life, personal, and professional matters. “The root of stress is realizing that you ARE stressed in the first place and then taking an action to resolve what’s causing it,” mentions Paul Macnamara, Managing Director of Mac Collective. At Mac Collective we understand that it’s easy to get stressed out and overwhelmed when you’re in the business world. The perks, incentives, and people we work with are amazing. However, sometimes certain individuals can’t help but feel this strain in their mind. We’ve decided to come with a list of strategies to manage stress.


This is important because from time-to-time it’s important to unwind and relax. When you’re working above and beyond the regular 9-5 hours, it’s important to take a breather. These strategies Mac Collective has come up with have been implemented to try with our team. They also feel that these are great and helpful ways to combat this issue. “At the end of the day, we want everyone on our team to feel great about coming in, nothing should stress to a level where you can’t come through at work,” says Paul Macnamara of Mac Collective.


Take a Break


Sometimes individuals don’t understand how important it is to relax and breath. It may seem difficult to step back from a project or overwhelming situation, but once you let yourself step away for a moment, breath deeply you will instantly feel a certain weight being lifted off your shoulders. “It’s important to take at least 20 mins daily to relax, step back and just breath. This has helped tremendously and it’s something that people take lightly when it actually really works,” says Paul Macnamara of Mac Collective.


Quiet the Mind


Studies have shown that finding a quiet place and getting comfortable there is something that really helps quiet your mind. The focus of quieting your mind will help you look after yourself. Next time, try setting a timer for 10-15 mins, and step away into a quiet place and relax. We’re sure this will help immensely.


Write it Down


Writing things down can be very beneficial. It reduces the stress factors by you jotting it down on paper. Whatever worries and stressful factors that are keeping you restless, put them down on paper and go over them. See what you can do to combat these situations and put it in a more relaxing tone.




Cliche, but we know that this works. Research has shown that working out and exercising at least a little bit everyday releases endorphins that reduces stress. Being able to let out the bad energy by running or lifting weights that instantly put you in a better mood.


Mac Collective’s Business Trip to Atlanta
01 May

Mac Collective’s Business Trip to Atlanta

“At Mac Collective we place a very important emphasis on the fact that business travel and face-to-face meetings are the most crucial aspects of growing and doing great as a startup company,” mentions Paul Macnamara, Managing Director of Mac Collective. Recently, Mac Collective went on a business trip to Atlanta. We always make the effort to travel to places where we can explore and do business with other partners in our field. Our clients know us for providing a personal touch to everything we do and tailor it to their liking. Many of our clients and business partners are in other cities and all around the world. This is one of the most important factors of business travel, the fact that we can do face-to-face communication with our influential partners and also get on our creative side to explore a new city for new business as well.


“According to an Oxford Economics study, for every dollar companies invest in business travel, they reap an average of $12.50 in increased revenue and $3.80 in profits. The study also found that the average U.S. company would forfeit 15 percent of its profits in the first year of eliminating business travel, and it would take more than three years to recoup those lost profits.” This is due to the fact that companies and business are making an effort to connect their people in their field and who can potentially become clients as well. The importance of this comes from the fact that you are on the front line and in the field communicating with partners. “Email and phone are a huge part of our world today, but what makes us different? It’s business travel and the effort to do build face to face rapport,” says Paul Macnamara of Mac Collective. 


You’re also taking the initiative to build professional relationships and trust. There’s something that technology can’t do, and it can’t replace the effect of personal face-to-face meetings. Maybe FaceTime or Skype comes close, but it does not have the impact that a true one on one has. It’s because of business development strategies that have created the effect of satisfactory business relationships. Mary Kay of Mary Kay Cosmetics, “People are a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps.” This what we believe at Mac Collective, as good business comes with good travel. The factor of getting the opportunity to connect with influential, like-minded business individuals and building lasting professional relationships.