Michael Stone offers suggestions on how to keep your construction business strong during this Coronavirus emergency.
As we wrap up 2018, we want to share two notes we received this year.
Do you ever think about what we do for others? We build homes and we maintain them. We fix problems and if our job is done well, no one ever notices how well it was done.
Many contractors who write us are having a problem with their business, and in many cases, it’s because the contractor has lost focus on what’s important.
At a restaurant with family recently, the waitress agreed to let me take a photo of the back of her shirt. It’s exactly how Devon and I feel about the work we do.
Ever had a day, maybe a week, where you said, “That’s it, I’m done. Enough already.” You wanted to put a sign in the front window: “FOR SALE: One Construction Company, CHEAP! (I’ll pay you to take this stupid thing off my hands.)”
“How do you hold a positive frame of mind when you’re constantly made to feel unworthy of a decent living by your customers, attacking your already low prices? I have tendonitis, carpal tunnel, cartilage deterioration in both knees, a bad back, and I still bust my a** pouring sweat and blood into every job.”
Have you ever had a client go behind your back and ask your employees and/or subcontractors to work for them outside your company?
It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? We neglected our blog while our website was being remodeled and our newsletter revamped. It’s time to get back at it.
A friend and reader, Malinda Meck of The Outhouse LLC and Jacob S. Meck Construction, sent us this article, “God Needs Entrepreneurs”.
A quote from Brian Tracy a few weeks ago really captured our industry over the last five years. "The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender."
I got a note from a young guy the other day that was priceless. The short version said that he had finally come to realize what he was worth to his clients.
May I make a wish list? That suppliers and manufacturers would stop using pictures of guys and gals wearing a brand new tool belt. Those new belts haven’t spent a minute on a job site, they even look stiff and uncomfortable. Worse, the screwdrivers, hammers and pliers have no paint or dirt on them. Come on […]
Brian Tracy mentioned in recently that we are all in overload almost every day in today's business world. The prognosis is that for most, it is going to continue.
I talk with contractors all the time who miss one opportunity after another and never seem to connect the cost of this miss.
Are you getting the most out of your day? Are you taking advantage of your time here, to do your best, both for yourself and your family?
Some of you may remember Wilma Rudolph. I watched her run and wondered at her ability to do so well. She said, "I believe in me more than anything in this world."
Often, when we attempt and fail at something that had great expectations, we end up depressed. Thoughts rattle in our head while we mull over why it went wrong.
Saturday evening we watched our high school football team play in the first round of the state playoffs. Our team is ranked #3 in the state, our opponents were ranked #4. We were undefeated, they had lost one tight game to the #1 ranked team. It had all the makings of a good game, and […]
We get calls in frequently from contractors having what I call Emergency Problems. Gang, it seldom turns out as bad as your first reaction tells you it will.