Do you have 2020 Vision?

Do you have 2020 Vision?

At this year’s Kick Off conference in Las Vegas, our industry focused on what it means to have 2020 vision.

We had the incredible opportunity to hear from keynote speaker, Rory Vaden, author of Take the Stairs. He taught us the 7 steps to achieving true success. Here are the top principles our team took away from the conference.

Success in life comes down to choices. When given the option to either take the stairs or escalator, majority of people will take the escalator. Successful people do not take the path of less resistance, instead they do the things needed regardless if they feel like it or not. In order to achieve success, we have to first start with discipline.

Discipline is doing the things you should be doing even if you don’t feel like it. Enjoying it isn’t a requirement of doing it. Because we live in a culture of buy now and pay later, most of us end up procrastinating. But procrastination comes at a cost and we end up paying added interest later on.

Our daily choices are very simple but the context of the choices can make them difficult. Our commitment depends on the context of the choices. Easy short-term choices lead to difficult long-term consequences. On the other hand, difficult short-term choices lead to easy long-term consequences. We have to leverage long-term vision to endure short-term sacrifice. The clearer and stronger the connection to our vision, the easier for discipline and context for action.

When things get tough, most people lower their level of commitment or quit all together. We can’t keep our commitment level conditional. Successful people, double down on their commitment. The more we have invested in something, the less likely we are to fail.

The difference of our commitment level comes down to our attitude. This is the way we choose to see things. When faced with a decision, most have a neutral attitude of “I’m not sure yet.”. A neutral attitude always turns negative. We have to consciously and actively choose a positive attitude. So instead of thinking “I’m not sure yet” or “Should I?” we need to ask “How will I?”.

Lastly, the rent axiom states you never stop being discipline. It doesn’t matter who or what you were yesterday. “Success is never owned. Success is only rented. And rent is due every day.”

Here are a few pictures from our trip. From catching up with colleagues in the industry, mingling at the Cosmopolitan hotel to learning from Rory Vaden.

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A Season of Gratitude

A Season of Gratitude

Trust Group is extremely grateful to have been able to give back to our community by raising funds and collecting canned food for the North Texas Food Bank. Our 4th Annual Food Drive will provide comfort to those in need this holiday season.

“I wanted to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude for Trust Group’s efforts to help feed our hungry neighbors. Because of the generosity of your employees, your online fundraiser and canned food donations will provide 500 meals to hungry families across North Texas. Families like Maria’s.” – Ashley Vandenbush – Corporate Giving Account Manager at North Texas Food Bank.

“Maria is a mother of two young boys. On top of raising two growing boys, she also lives with her parents to take care of her father, who is disabled after an injury. Her entire family relies on her income to make ends meet but it’s a struggle and barely enough. Thankfully, Maria discovered a food pantry that receives food from the North Texas Food Bank. Now, she is able to provide healthy foods, especially meats and fresh produce,  for her parents, herself and her sons. By having access to nutritious food Maria and her family no longer worry where their next meal will come from.”

Our team also hosted our annual Friendsgiving celebration. When co-workers become close friends and family, it’s a reason to celebrate for sure!

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To find out ways to help this holiday season, check out the North Texas Food Bank.

The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization, providing access to more than 200,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors and families across a  13-county service area. In our last fiscal year, NTFB and our feeding network provided access to nearly 77 million meals. The need for hunger relief in North Texas is much larger; to combat increasing food insecurity in North Texas, the Food Bank recently launched a 10-year plan to provide access to 92 million nutritious meals annually by 2025.  NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger relief organization.

Travel. Network. Development. All in day’s work.

Travel. Network. Development. All in day’s work.

Trust Group’s executive team and top leaders traveled to Houston, Texas this past July to attend our annual Leadership Conference. This year’s theme was All Gas, No Brakes and we couldn’t agree more.

The team had so much fun networking, learning, and celebrating the year’s successes. We can’t wait to implement the wealth of knowledge we gained.


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Three years in a row! Trust Group Wins Best and Brightest Companies to Work For 2020

Three years in a row! Trust Group Wins Best and Brightest Companies to Work For 2020

Trust Group Inc does it again! Congrats to our team on winning Best and Brightest Companies to Work For 2020. Check out the complete press release below on what it means to be a winning company in all of Dallas Fort Worth metroplex and what it takes to earn this prestigious award.



Contact: Jennifer Kluge (866) 321-1822, ext. 105
Alicia Wilson (866) 321-1822, ext. 157
National Association For Business Resources Announces Dallas Fort Worth’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® Winners
November 8, 2019– Dallas, TX — Every year companies throughout the Dallas Fort Worth Area compete to be named one of “Dallas Fort Worth’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor. These select companies will be recognized by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) on Monday, January 27th at the Westin Galleria Dallas.

This year’s winners represent best practices in industries as diverse as financial technology, medical, cybersecurity and non-for-profit. (See the following list of honorees.)

An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry, based on key measures in various categories. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; and Strategic Company

With the war on talent hitting the door steps of the Best and Brightest, this achievement means even more than it did a year ago. As we continue to raise the bar, these companies rise to the challenge through cultural innovation, maximizing their workforce potential,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs.

The annual symposium and awards program will begin with registration, networking and an exhibit gallery preview at 8:30 a.m., followed by breakfast, educational presentations from Adrianne Court,
CHRO of Alkami Technology and a Best and Brightest panel discussion on Recruitment and Retention followed by the awards celebration. The awards presentation will begin at 11:10 a.m.

Winning companies will also vie for three “Best of the Best” elite awards in the small, medium and
large business categories. The elite award winners will be announced during the awards ceremony.

Dallas Fort Worth’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is sponsored by BASIC, Baudville,
Corp! Magazine, NOW Health Group, Kelly Services, Comerica and Clark Hill PLC.

If you are interested in attending the conference, contact the NABR at 866-321-1822 or visit

Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
(866) 321-1822 *

About the Best and Brightest Programs
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program of the National Association for Business Resources, which provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. The “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® presents annual symposium and award galas in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego and San
Francisco. Nominations are now being accepted for all programs. Visit to obtain an application.

The 2020 Dallas Fort Worth’s Best And Brightest Companies To Work For® Winners
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
Advancial Federal Credit Union
Alkami Technology Inc.
American Specialty Health
AMN Healthcare
Anistar Technologies
AppFolio, Inc.
ARCO/Murray National
Construction Company
Camden Kelly Corporation
Comfort Experts/Hobson Air
Daugherty Busniess Solutions
Edwards & Associates
Epitec, Inc.
Evantage Inc
Express Employment Professionals
Faulkner Design Group
Frank Recruitment Group
Freedom Truck Finance, LLC
Group & Pension Administrators, Inc.
Hallmark Financial Services Inc.
HVJ Associates®
IDR, Inc.
Infinity Consulting Solutions
Jabian Consulting
KJD Business Development
Medix Staffing Solutions
MGA Pediatric Homecare
Nova Landscape Group, Inc.
OpenRoad Lending
Pegasus Technology Solutions
Phaidon International
Professional Alternatives
Proven Recruiting
Resolution Media
Service Express
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Strive Consulting
Sun Coast Resources, Inc.
Systemware Inc.
The Intersect Group
The Trade Group
Total Quality Logistics
Trintech, Inc.
Trust Group
Venturity Financial Partners
Whitebox Real Estate
Wingstop Restaurants, Inc.
Worth Ross Management Co., AAMC
WRH Realty

Learn To Avoid These 5 Money Mishaps in Your 20’s and 30’s

Learn To Avoid These 5 Money Mishaps in Your 20’s and 30’s

You have worked hard all week, and it’s finally the weekend! You put on your new outfit, and of course, no outfit is complete without an iced caramel cloud macchiato from Starbucks. Then it’s time to meet the squad at the hottest brunch spot on Yelp. Three mimosas and an avocado toast later you head home. Another outfit change and a quick Uber ride , your squad is dancing the night away at the hippest dance club. No epic night can end without the traditional stop to Ihop. It’s 3 AM and you get the dreaded notification saying your bank account has been ‘Overdrawn’.

If you’re in your 20’s or 30’s, this might be a regular occurrence. If so, don’t feel bad. I certainly have had many weekends like this. Millennials are now the generation of outrageous student debt and perpetual spending habits. We work hard all week just to be broke by Monday. Here are the top 5 money mistakes I have made, and the lessons I learned to get myself out of this cycle.

Not having a budget. I had very little financial knowledge in my younger years. Then you start throwing in terms like “budgeting”, “expenses” and “investments”, it gets darn scary. First things first, you must come up with a budget.  Don’t get freaked out because there’s a very simple equation to help: Income – Expenses = Profit.

Start by figuring out your income after taxes and subtract all the essential expenses you incur on a monthly basis. And by essentials, I mean all the necessities you must have to survive, not your “wants”. The rule of thumb to spending is to use the 50/30/20 budget ratio. Put away 50% of your paychecks for all the essentials like housing, utilities, groceries, insurance and loan payments. Leave 30% of your income for “wants”. Commit 20% of your income to savings and debt repayment.


Living the YOLO lifestyle and overspending. A recent survey says Millennials spend on average $838 a month on non-essentials such as vacations, dinning out and clothing just to keep up with what we see on social media. They are also reported to feeling stressed about money and least satisfied with their life progress. If we only get one life to live, why be stressed and in endless debt? Self-discipline is key. Avoid spending at the rate of our earning or worse “lifestyle inflation” – increasing our spending as our earnings go up. Don’t upgrade your car or go on that expensive vacation just because you got a bonus. Instead focus on the bigger picture and save that money for the future. And do yourself a favor, take breaks from social media every now and then. Trust me, you’ll feel a huge weight instantly lifted when you aren’t comparing yourself to others.


No Emergency Fund for a rainy day. “I barely have money to pay my bills this month, how am I supposed to save money?” I completely understand! I lived ‘paycheck to paycheck’, and it was not fun. Start small by setting aside $50 each paycheck and work your way up to 20% per paycheck. Unexpected emergencies will happen, make sure you’re prepared for it.


Getting into credit card debt. Upon leaving college, we start taking on debt. Most graduates have $30,000 or more in student loan debt. Add a car loan and saying “Just charge it to my card” becomes the easiest thing to do. With these crippling amounts already on your credit, don’t over abuse it by adding unaffordable luxuries. Make it a habit to pay off your credit amount each month. And come up with a plan to get out of debt, otherwise that interest rate will rear its ugly head and you’ll be stuck in bad credit land forever.


Not thinking ahead and planning for the future. “I don’t want to adult today.” There are countless memes dedicated to ‘not adulting’. Our generation is putting off marriage, starting a family and buying a house later compared to our parents due to fear of financial responsibility. Unlike Peter Pan, we have to grow up. Saving for the future is important. When we have money allocated to these future investments, we build confidence in ourselves and actually get to experience true financial freedom.

Money does make the world go ‘round but living within your means doesn’t mean you have to live a boring life.  Make these money changes, and you will be living your best life.


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How To Overcome Any Adversity and Win!

How To Overcome Any Adversity and Win!

Adversity does not discriminate. It does not care where you come from, how much money you have, your age, or your religious belief. You will face adversity at some point in your life. If adversity is inevitable, how do we overcome and rise above?

Our first instinct is to ask the question ‘Why me?’ We sometimes blame others, ourselves, or our circumstances.  Fortunately for you, we recently had the opportunity to sit down with Trust Group’s CEO, Adrian Hyde, to learn about his path to entrepreneurship, adversities he has faced and advice on how to conquer them.

When asked how many adversities he has experienced in his life, he responded “Too many to count, but I never gave up.” Having been in the business world since his early 20’s, Adrian has launched several businesses and faced a number of hardships. Some of these include closing businesses down, client changes, financial difficulty and personal challenges.

“Yes, we are constantly getting bombarded by the glitz and glam of ‘success’ on our social media feed of these ‘influencer’ and ‘entrepreneur’ and I use these terms loosely. If you’re in this for the social media ‘likes’ then you’re in it for the wrong reason. To be a true entrepreneur you must be courageous enough to take risks, accept adversity over and over and still have the guts to get up and keep going. It’s a long and bumpy road ahead so get ready to buckle in and enjoy the heck out of it.”

“There are two quotes I keep close to my heart to navigate through any adversity.”

“There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” – Malcolm X

“Tough times don’t last, tough people do.” – Robert Schuller


  • The first step to overcome any adversity is acceptance. Simply embrace it. Do not beat yourself up when everything hits the fan. Understand it is not a part of your identity, but merely a moment in time. The longer we spend denying or resisting the hardship life serves us, the longer it will take to prevail. Instead see it as an opportunity to learn, grow and develop a better version of ourselves.


  • The second step is to change your response. You do not have complete control on what happens to you, but you do have complete control on how you respond. Resist the urge to react negatively. Instead, be proactive, take ownership and accountability of your situation. Eventually, you will find adversities and hard times are just obstacles you can and will overcome. How to change your response begins in your mind. Remember, positive thoughts will yield positive results. Every positive thought stimulates a chemical chain reaction in your body to carry out the physical actions to turn the tides during tough times.


  • The third step is creating a game plan and take action. Crying over spilled milk does not put the milk back in the glass. But take action by grabbing a paper towel, clean the mess and pour yourself another glass. No great success comes without planning and preparation. We simply must figure out the next step, put one foot in front of the other and start moving in the desired direction.


  • The last step is to have gratitude and grit. When your world is upside down and it is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, is exactly the time to think about everything you are grateful for. Practice by starting and ending your day with three things you are grateful for, big or small. And lastly, Angela Duckworth defines grit as ‘passion and sustained persistence applied toward long-term achievement, with no particular concern for rewards or recognition along the way. It combines resilience, ambition, and self-control in the pursuit of goals that take months, years, or even decades.’ Regardless of what is happening, believe in yourself because when you continue to fight and relentlessly go after your goals, you will achieve them.

Remember, with each trial and tribulation comes sweet rewards. When we conquer adversities, we build character and resilience. We strengthen our will, confidence and ability to overcome any future challenges.

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Kicking off 2019 with a BANG!!

Kicking off 2019 with a BANG!!

2019 has been off to a fantastic start with the opportunity to travel to Orlando, Florida to attend our Annual Kick Off Conference. Our team had a blast networking with top leaders in the industry, catching up with new and old friends, and celebrating major milestones and achievements from the previous year.

This year’s theme is ‘plant the seed of success’. In planting the seed of success, we need two critical elements to ensure prosperity: ideal soil and nutrients. The soil condition is important since it’s the environment we choose to surround ourselves. It should be positive, nurturing and motivate us to greater altitudes. The nutrients are the supplement we nourish ourselves with daily such as knowledge, mentorship, a healthy lifestyle and challenges to help us improve personally and professionally.

When asked about his favorite part from the conference, Adrian mentions “Seeing all the award winners being recognized for their hard work. Nothing is given, it must be earned.” “My favorite quote from the conference was ‘Seeds grow in the dark. No one is around to high-five or praise it, yet it continues to push through the barrier in order to sprout.’ This simply means, for success to happen, we must first develop ourselves when no one is watching.”

Andrea’s take away from the conference was “There are four seasons to planting seeds. Some of us might be going through winter, despite things being barren; know that spring is coming and don’t give up. Spring is when everything starts to bloom. We start to see some of our hard work come to fruition. By summer, things are humming and vibrant. We are at the height of our success. Then comes fall, where we can finally harvest and enjoy the fruit of our labor. But remember winter is around the corner again so we must stay humble and make sure to plant our seeds for another season.”

Our team is excited to implement all the great lessons from the conference and ready to accomplish major goals this year. We are committed to having a ‘No excuse mentality’ this year. We will expand into three additional markets, provide promotions for all team members, and bring on new clients. Watch out 2019, Trust Group is coming for you!


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Trust Group Supports North Texas Food Bank

Trust Group Supports North Texas Food Bank

Privately owned sales and marketing company Trust Group recently held a fundraising and food drive to benefit the North Texas Food Bank, a nonprofit that provides meals for the hungry in the community.

Held from late October and culminating just before Thanksgiving, the food drive successfully gathered 100 cans of food. Overall, the team’s fundraising efforts results in more than $1,100 – all of which will go toward the food bank’s daily operations. Every dollar provides three meals for those in need, which means a total of 3,420 meals will be given out this holiday season.


“It’s especially gratifying during the holiday season to be able to help feed those in need in our community,” said Trust Group President Adrian Hyde. “We are really excited to not only meet our food donation goal but also surpass our fundraising goal.”

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Trust Group donated food and collected funds to support the North Texas Food Bank leading up to Thanksgiving.

At Trust Group, sales professionals take pride in providing clients and customers with stellar customer service and above-average results. We work to build relationships with clients and partners worldwide, employing a proven, face-to-face approach to sales and marketing. As an outsourced sales market leader, Trust Group offers clients a competitive edge in a fast-paced marketplace, effectively increasing their market share and brand awareness.

Recently chosen as the recipient of a Best and Brightest Places to Work award, Trust Group values and promotes a culture where hard work is rewarded. By offering team members opportunities to grow and refine their skills, Trust Group sets team members and clients up for success. The firm also supports other nonprofit organizations in addition to the North Texas Food Bank.

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Meet Mhakeda – Top Client Account Rep and Future Doctor


Mhakeda is currently a 2nd year student at Northlake College and will be transferring to the University of Texas at Arlington in May 2019. She is studying Biochemistry with aspiration to go to medical school, get her PhD and open her own gynecology practice in the future.

As a full-time account representative who is consistently delivering high standards for the company, a full-time student, and a leader of various student organizations on campus, how do you juggle your busy schedule?

          “Each morning as I’m getting ready for the day, I go over my schedule and plan out my day. I visualize all the possible scenarios that can arise and how I will overcome each obstacle. This process of visualization enables me to prepare for any surprises throughout the day. I make sure I am very discipline with my time management. I have a physical and digital schedule to help keep me on track. When I’m on the go, I use my digital schedule on my phone and once I get to a stop, I use my physical one that has all my tasks written out. I make sure to get the most done during each task and not spread myself too thin so I’m not letting anything fall through the cracks.”

When you wake up in the morning, what goes through your mind?

“I tell myself positive affirmations such as “You got this! No one can determine your future but you, only you can pave the way to your future.””

What are stereotypes you have encountered as a female in the business world?

“Society has conditioned women to think we have to be submissive and only males can be the dominate one in an organization. But this is not always the right way. For every ‘alpha’ for the pack, there’s always a ‘luna’. A ‘luna’ is a female alpha. She brings structure and every organization needs structure to succeed.”

Who do you look up for inspiration?

“I look up to my mom. She is a single mom who has raised my brother and myself to be independent. As a teacher for 19 years, she taught us a lot about diversity and always encourages us to learn about new cultures and experiences.”

What advice do you have for all females looking to make a name for herself in the world?

“As a female we will be tested each day. We might have to work 10X harder, but do not let your gender, age, or circumstance stop you. Use this as motivation to rise above. Do it! Prove it to yourself and society wrong. You will feel better knowing you did it and you will be a role model for everyone after you.”

What have you learned since being in the business world and working with Trust Group?

“System do not fail people, people fail system. Must have a good system in line to ensure success. Continue to seek inputs from veterans to improve, we are never too old or too successful to learn something new.”