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Want results? At a certain point you need to forget about setting goals. There’s something else you should focus on instead. In this episode we’ll talk about Right to Left Goal setting, and the right time to forget about setting goals. Resources mentioned in this construction podcast episode: Builder Mastermind Group - https://buildermastermindgrou…
 
Hiring high level talent required overcoming a few limiting beliefs, and it's been a key to growing revenue 26% in a year. What else has Michael Moore done to grow his business and why does he say "success and failure aren't too far apart"? What you'll take away from this construction podcast episode with Michael Moore, owner of Waterton Constructi…
 
Figuring out the 20% of activities that will yield 80% of results is good. Figuring out the 5% that will give you 95% is even better, which is what these 5 Big Levers will do for you. What you'll learn about in this construction podcast episode: The 5 Biggest Levers you can pull to get 95/5 results in your business. Painful problems don't necessari…
 
There's a hidden profit bleed that is killing contractors. They can feel it but can't see it because it never shows up on an invoice or a bank statement. The worst effects can last a lifetime... What you'll learn about in this construction podcast episode: - Bagpipes in Nebraska. - What is this hidden profit bleed? - How your future wealth is affec…
 
Neil Sundresh has grown Glacier West Construction dramatically in recent years. How has his approach to quality control, delegation and the "fat steaks and bourbon" strategy helped him do it? Listen to my conversation with Neil to learn that...and a lot more. What you'll learn about in this construction podcast episode with Neil Sundresh, owner of …
 
What you'll hear about in this construction podcast episode with Monish Khadye: - The business case for happiness - What are "dinner date" clients and why you want them - His rule for emails that don't allow him to be a jerk - Being happy to ask foolish questions. - When your goals aren't really YOUR goals - Keys to working with your spouse in a tr…
 
What were the benefits of starting his homebuilding business in 2008? Alex Gregg explains, and also discusses some keys to setting expectations with multi-million dollar customers and knowing when to say "No." Here's what you're going to learn about in this construction podcast episode with Alex Gregg: - The benefits of starting a homebuilding busi…
 
What you're going to learn from this construction podcast episode with Tom Reber: -Your customers are always feeling something. Whose job is it to be in control of what they're feeling? - What is the Contractor Fight? The person you're fighting may surprise you. - Some of the common self-imposed struggles you may be dealing with. - Why Tom says it'…
 
What is "Right to Left" thinking, and how can it help you scale your business, nail the handoff, avoid hiring mistakes, and get buy-in on your project schedules? What you'll learn about in this construction podcast episode: - The common symptoms of Left to Right operation in a construction business. How "Right to Left" thinking can be used: - Strat…
 
Most contractors aren't really in the building business. Why did John Wojtas downsize from 40 employees in 19 states, and how has he scaled his custom homebuilding business in the last year? What you'll learn about in this construction podcast episode with John Wojtas of Paxis Group: - Why John downsized from 40 employees working in 19 states. - Ho…
 
What you'll learn from this construction podcast episode with Jerry McDaniels, owner of McDaniels Construction: - The benefits of starting a business twice. - Ghost expenses. - How and why Jerry is so focused on improving lives. - What burning the ships looked like for Jerry. - How Jerry knew he had to start his own business. - Why bigger is not be…
 
Bobby Williams was a teacher and football coach with a side-hustle construction business. How did he grow the business, how is he turning customers into disciples and what is the change he made recently that revolutionized the business? Here's what you're going to get out of this construction podcast episode: - How football coaching strategies appl…
 
What you'll learn about in this construction podcast episode from The Construction Leading Edge Podcast: - Benefits of starting a business in an economic downturn. - Unique challenges of building on an island. - When you have to taper your opinions. - Benefits of starting a business during an economic downturn. - The specific software and systems R…
 
Here's what you're going to get out of this construction podcast episode: Creating a trust based organization, and how conflict helps create trust. How Reconstruction Experts has scaled to over $100 million in a short time. What are some common mistakes businesses make when trying to scale up? How important are systems and processes to scaling up, …
 
John Warrillow is an expert in the mechanics of selling a business. He's helped thousands of business owners build and harvest the value of a business, and his written several books on the subject. Here's what you're going to learn about in this construction podcast episode: - Why most construction businesses are unsellable, and what to do to fix i…
 
Mike Brewer is CEO of a plumbing business in Arizona with 400 employees. They stopped trying to find plumbers. Now they're creating them. What you'll learn about in this construction podcast episode: - How one word on your business card can steer business decisions. - The unique solution Mike's company is using to solve the skilled labor shortage. …
 
What you're going to hear about in this construction podcast episode with Kevin Oakley of Doyouconver.com: - How to avoid "selling yourself into bankruptcy." - Why advertising has zero momentum. - Tips on talking to your customers about problems caused by material delays and price increases. - What's happening with the Build to Rent market. - The m…
 
How did a moped accident set Connor Crook up for success? Why did an attorney buy a toolbelt company, and why is having an audience such a great idea? What you'll hear about in this construction podcast episode with Connor Crook, CEO of Diamondback Tool Co.: - Why should a business create an audience, and how do you go about building that audience?…
 
What you'll learn about in this construction podcast episode: - Four steps construction business owners need to take in order to create financial freedom. - Four situations many contractors are stuck in, that you want to avoid. - How to get in the driver's seat with your cash flow. - The difference between insights and information. - Biggest mistak…
 
Kyle Little is the COO of Sherwood Lumber, one of the largest lumber distributors in the US. What you're doing to get out of this construction podcast episode: - What's going on behind the scenes of skyrocketing lumber prices...that most people don't know? - How the fallout from 2008 connects to what's going on now. - Is this the new norm with lumb…
 
What you'll hear about in this construction podcast episode: - 3 DNA statements at Western Allied. - Keys to successful transition of leadership from one generation to the next. - One of Angie's favorite failures, and what she learned about rolling out a new process. - One thing that surprised her about being CEO, and her top priorities in that rol…
 
Mike is the CEO of MaterialsXchange, the digital marketplace to buy and sell wood products, bringing e-commerce efficiency to the process. What you'll hear about in this construction podcast episode: -What's going on behind the scenes of skyrocketing lumber prices...that most people don't know? - How John Deere was going to wreck the economy. - The…
 
What you'll hear about in this construction podcast episode: - Why Margaret Whelan says we have a process constraint, not a labor constraint. - What's going on with the build to rent product. - How to be a thought leader. - Creating demand vs. adding to supply. - The builders who are disrupting housing. - The best career advice Margaret received. -…
 
Ward Schraeder is a venture capitalist who has done bankruptcy turnarounds on 30+ businesses. He's a real estate developer and most recently, host of the HGTV show Bargain Mansions Here's what you're going to get out of this construction podcast episode: - Common factors among 30+ businesses in bankruptcy he was tasked with turning around. - The on…
 
Here's what you're going to get out of this construction podcast episode with Russ Little, of Jones Lang LaSalle: - Why "Coopetition" is better than competition. - How and why to get started with "relationship mining." - One common mistake to avoid when you start working with a new client... or change jobs. - Some changes Russ would suggest to cont…
 
Here's what you're going to get out of this construction podcast episode with Justin Bride of Ascent Contracting: - The difference between commercial and residential construction, and what each can learn from the other. - The importance of preconstruction in the residential construction industry. What happens when it's NOT done well? - How to marke…
 
Here's what you're going to get out of this construction podcast episode: - Things to stop doing if you want to recruit and hire young people. - What do most people get wrong about the skilled labor situation? - What is CREW Collaborative? - How the Build My Future event is different from other career fairs. - What ISN'T working when it comes to at…
 
What you'll get out of this construction podcast episode: - The Art Of Delegation: How To Get Out Of Your Own Way - Addition Through Subtraction: How To Compound Your Results - Cost-Plus vs. Fixed-Cost projects. - The top one or two root cause problems builders and remodelers should focus on. - Putting systems and processes in place. - The problem …
 
What you'll get out of this construction podcast episode: - Kristin Larson's top priorities as a CEO of Southwest Industrial Electric. - The keys to growing from 10 employees to 50, and the failure cycle she had to stop. - The few things on her financial dashboard she uses to keep tabs on her business. - A mindset shift that is common to most succe…
 
What you'll get out of this construction podcast episode: What does Spencer Powell mean when he says to become "the Red Bull of the construction space." How the "script has flipped" when it comes to sales and marketing. Marketing activities that are mistakes and wastes of time. What a marketing funnel is, and the keys to a good one. Why did Spencer…
 
64% of construction companies fail in the first five years, usually because of cash flow problems. In this construction podcast episode you'll learn about: 8 mistakes construction business owners make when trying to solve their cash flow problems. What "Right to Left" operation looks like, and how it solved cash flow problems for one business. Some…
 
What you'll get out of this construction podcast episode: - How can going modular help builders deal with the current lumber price situation? - "All modular homes are prefab homes but not all prefab homes are modular homes." What does that mean? - What's in it for the homeowner in the way of indoor air quality? - What is the business opportunity in…
 
What you'll get out of this construction podcast episode: - Unique challenges of a project that is over 1,000,000 sf on a 125 acre site. - How to get people to fill out daily reports. - The tools two superintendents from Willmeng Construction are using to keep up with hundreds of employees on a massive project. - How they're using FieldChat and Pro…
 
What you'll learn about in this construction podcast episode: "Stop screwing around with symptoms" How to get to the root cause of just about any problem. The "Systems Mindset" and what it looks like. Top 4 Profit Bleeds most contractors suffer from. Two big profit bleeds that can't be quantified, but are incredibly expensive. Answer to the questio…
 
What does a Navy SEAL strategy for raiding insurgent houses have to do with minimizing chaos for you? I'll try to explain... What you'll learn about in this construction podcast episode: How a "touch it once" system helped Navy SEALs catch more insurgents during the war on terror. How "Point of Sale Thinking" will help you eliminate chaos in your b…
 
Martha Weidmann - CEO and Co-Founder at NINE dot ARTS | Art Consultants and Curators. NINE dot ARTS uses the power of original art to transform spaces (office buildings, multifamily, large land developments, healthcare facilities, to name a few, into experiences. They bridge the gap between arts and business. What you'll get out of this constructio…
 
How many referrals are you losing because of your warranty process? Matt Hobbs shares some keys to a rock solid warranty program. What you'll hear about in this construction podcast episode: - The surprising connection between your referrals and the warranty period. - How to prevent warranty claims, regardless of the type of work you do. - Four key…
 
What you'll get out of this construction podcast episode: - How creating space to fail allows for innovation. - The surprising connection between safety and asset tracking. - Problems with the typical approaches to asset tracking on jobsites. - One way to create a culture of accountability. - An interesting jobsite Innovation Lab Oracle created, an…
 
You should walk into every contract expecting to negotiate? Learn what to look for and how to quit getting screwed. What you'll get from this construction podcast episode with construction attorney Karalynn Cromeens: - The bid and scope are never the same, and not understanding the difference has cost some people their business. - There's no room f…
 
In this episode you'll hear my conversation with Ken Kucera, Vice President of Installed Sales and Manufacturing at 84 Lumber. What you'll learn from this construction podcast episode: - How you, the contractor, can get better value from your supplier. Info to share, questions to ask. - How will the lumber supply business look different to builders…
 
Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas survived her brother's suicide and is now a subject matter expert in workplace suicide prevention, men's mental health and resilience. What you'll learn from this construction podcast episode: - Why a business owner said to her over coffee, "I don't want to wait until an employees dies." - Story about what a police chief sa…
 
Here's what you'll get out of this construction podcast episode: - What is the #1 mistake small business owners make when recruiting for a new employee? - Questions you can ask to determine culture fit. - What is the #1 mistake small business owners make during the first week? - Why is the first week for an employee so critical? - What's the 80/20 …
 
An interview with Corina Burton, Co-Owner of CPR Construction Cleaning, which currently serves the Arizona, Utah and California markets. This is a great conversation where we discuss topics including: - Why Corina says it's important to expect nothing in life. - What it was like starting a business as a single mom. - Transparency and authenticity. …
 
Pitfalls to avoid when promoting your people and creating job titles for them. What you'll get from this construction podcast episode: The Law of Crappy People Avoiding the Peter Principle in your company. How to (and why you should) think about job titles. The pitfalls of promoting people, and how you can skip them. How to set up a low stress prom…
 
What you'll learn about in this construction podcast episode: - Benefits of getting out over your skis. - How Eric thinks about failure. - Why You DO need the practice. - What does "branding" mean? - The fine line of pushing your team just enough, without being reckless. - Specializing, and when it makes sense NOT to specialize. - Overhead creep an…
 
What you'll learn about in this construction podcast episode: - How Travis Gardner ended the practice of doing free estimates. -The surprising response from the first prospect he pitched a preconstruction services agreement to. - How much he collected in the first month doing this. - The unexpected side effect on his business after he made this shi…
 
"It was an incredibly powerful object lesson about what our unchecked negative self-talk can turn into and just how toxic it can be for all of us." What you'll learn about in this construction podcast episode: What the "Inner Critic" sounds like, and how it can become toxic. How it's self-sustaining and what it says can become a self-fulfilling pro…
 
What you'll learn from this construction podcast episode with Jeff Sawyer of TruNorth Construction: - How unhappy customers can be a symptom of gaps in your processes. - How Jeff's team uses TQM, total quality management, to make customers happier and get buy in from his team. - How Jeff looks at red flags and flaws in his processes. - We go deep i…
 
Paddling his canoe to a flooded jobsite, Byron didn't realize disaster would turn into opportunity. What you'll learn from this construction podcast episode with Byron Brooks: - The "Builders and Brews" program he's been working on to bridge the gap between builders, designers and architects. - The mindsets that keep construction business owners fr…
 
What you'll learn from this construction podcast episode with David Procida: How "money is a scorecard" and how David thinks about money. How does action cure fear? Biggest mistake to avoid when selling a business His favorite failure in business How being leveraged is like walking a tight rope How the purchase price for a construction business is …
 
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