Builder Nuggets

We’re in IBS 2023 countdown mode. This year, IBS (the International Builders Show) and KBIS (the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) will be in Las Vegas. This is one of my favorite industry events. The best and brightest in the construction indus…

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Oct. 18, 2022

Get In The Room

There is something special about being in a room full of your peers. Your guard comes down, the fear of perceived competition fades away, and you just start talking to one another. The information and content presented by speakers is valuable but th…

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Aug. 23, 2022

The Hedgehog Concept

I first read Good to Great by Jim Collins over 10 years ago. I recently revised it for a presentation I will be giving to group of entrepreneurs that are looking to Level Up their businesses and professional skills. The book is full of examples of c…

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If you completely detached and walked away from your business for 30 days what would happen? Would it be business as usual? Would there be some confusion? Would there be a big mess you would have to clean up when you returned? If you're like most bu…

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As prices for all things construction related continue to go up, it is easy for builders and remodelers to be reduced to a commodity. The construction industry has done a poor job of positioning anyone in the skilled trades as professionals. The pub…

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At some point I am sure you have seen one of the many versions of Robert Kiyosaki's cash flow quadrant. I keep a copy of the one below in my office to keep me focused on where I want to spend my time and energy. As I talk with builders, remodelers a…

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A common struggle I find among many builders and remodelers is that they still have a technician mindset. The entrepreneur is battling the craftsman. The question you must challenge yourself with is this: Do I own my business or simply own a job? Y…

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Feb. 15, 2022

Upbeat at IBS 2022

Nick Schiffer and Duane Johns toast to the success of IBS2022   This past year has been fun for us at Builder Nuggets. In a topsy turvy world the message that we have been able to promote every week is one of true collaboration. Our guests ha…

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Jan. 4, 2022

Keep It Simple

As we launch into 2022 many of us have goals, resolutions, and aspirations for the new year. The one thing we can all do to keep ourselves on track will be to simplify. When things get complicated we tend to avoid them. When we make things com…

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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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