Nuggets and Other Goodies

Nov. 2, 2021

The Level 10 Meeting

Ever come out of a meeting and wonder what just happened? If so, the meeting was probably hijacked. Poorly run meetings are inefficient and dreaded by those that have to attend them on a regular basis. So what makes a good meeting? Structure, purpo…

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Oct. 5, 2021

I'll Just Do It Myself

The title of this post contains the words that will stifle growth and leave you in the weeds forever. For many builders and remodelers these words come pouring out like a built in reflex reaction. I am as guilty of this as anyone. We get frustrated …

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When it's time to implement some change the most common excuse I hear from builders and remodelers is “I don’t have time for that”. It doesn’t really matter what the topic is since this has become a reflex response for most t…

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July 6, 2021

Keeping It Simple

The title says it all, and the quotes below speak volumes, so I'm going to keep this post as simple as I can.     You need to reduce your complex thoughts, systems and processes down to simple, clear, understandable instructions.…

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What stage of the business life cycle is your company in? Take a look at the chart above which gives an overview of the various stages. Although the length of time in business can be a major factor it is not the only thing that determines this. Wha…

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May 11, 2021

Risky Business

The construction industry comes with some inherent risks but there are a few things, that when left unchecked, can put you out of business. Here are a few of the top things that can be very risky to your business.   Growing Too Slow The…

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I was talking with a very successful builder recently and we were discussing the ways we all measure the success of our businesses. Ask most builders and remodelers how things are going and the response is usually "Busy". You'll hear things like "Th…

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The past year has affected all of our businesses in one way or another. High demand, soaring lumber prices, and an economy that is about to go red hot from stimulus money means inflation is likely to be on the rise. One of the most critical items to…

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Feb. 23, 2021

Free Estimate = No Value

Think about the term FREE ESTIMATE. It’s exactly what it says. I gave up on offering free estimates many years ago. In my opinion they simply bring very little value to the table when talking with new clients. Of course the industry will urge …

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Feb. 9, 2021

The Power of Saying No

In 2018 I stood in front of 250 fellow builders and remodelers and challenged them all to say NO. Why, because after years of finding myself overwhelmed and overworked I wanted to share my new found freedom - my ability to say no. The challenge is,…

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