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.
I am one of those pour souls who needs a little pressure to finish what I start. I have a shop full of projects that demand my attention.
I talked with my son-in-law about securing new work. He just moved his family back to our area. He doesn’t have time to wait for the phone to ring.
Talking to people, most everyone tells me their locality is "different", they are harder hit than anyone else and there are all kinds of flakes giving their work away.
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "
Napoleon Hill, who wrote Think and Grow Rich back when the earth was cooling, said, "All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea."
The best remodeling salesperson I ever worked with told me more than once that sales is three things: Attitude, attitude and attitude.
On my desk within easy reach is a copy of the book, Never Give In, written in 1995 by Stephen Mansfield. The subtitle is The Extraordinary Character of Winston Churchill.
I have a good buddy down in Southern California who has a great way of saying things. I love talking with him.
Business is coming back, for us and for you. We are hearing from more of you, and we know you are doing better because that’s what you tell us.
I read this morning a quote from Napoleon Hill, "The majority of men meet with failure because (they don't create) new plans to take the place of those that fail."
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
I love Brian Tracy. He has a way of getting to the heart of the matter, and he does it with ease.
I want to share some wisdom received from a good friend the other day.
A few years ago when we were working together regularly, his business was doing well, but today it is not.
Can I take a minute here and cheer you up? No doom and gloom, we’ve all had enough of that nonsense; it’s time to be positive.
This quote from Jim Rohn is particularly true for construction business owners. There are a lot of things that need to be done and we need the discipline to do them.
I saw a quote this morning from the novelist Robert Heinlein that defines the lives of so many business owners.
Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, said, “I’ve failed over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”
If you are paying attention to what it takes to get business in the door, and doing it, you will survive.