As we enter the final month of 2019, I am again amazed at how time continues to fly by. The end of the year is a month away and the books will close and the report cards will be issued. How well did I do? Not just in my business, but in all the orange Homer buckets that hold my life? Work, family, health, finance, etc. I want to get a head start on closing out the year by … [Read more...] about 2020 All Clear Ahead
As we gather around our collective tables this holiday season, many of us will remember the old adage that "You can't choose your family" so even though you didn't get to pick the family you were born into, you do have a choice when it comes to selecting a general contractor for your next project. We contractors come in all shapes and sizes just as the family around your … [Read more...] about Contractor Hell and Homeowner Purgatory
The list of “to do’s” in the life of an owner operator contractor can seem endless and many day’s you might want to curl up into a ball and suck your thumb, while Pink Floyd’s "Comfortably Numb" plays on loop inside your over saturated brain. Friday's we don’t have that luxury and somehow we muster up the courage to soldier on and close down the week with a little bit of order … [Read more...] about The 3 Things Contractors Must do Every Friday
James Lawrence aka The Iron Cowboy I watched “Iron Cowboy” the other day. For those of you not in the know, this is a documentary about James Lawrence and his attempt at a 50/50/50 which was to complete the equivalent of 50 Ironman triathlons, in 50 states in 50 days. 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, topped off with a 26.2 mile marathon, every single day, for 50 straight … [Read more...] about Is Your Business Made of Iron or Glass?
Everything I know about business, I learned from Mike Mulligan Mike ran a small excavating business, many years ago in a big city (I don’t exactly remember which one) and then ended his career in the town of Popperville. He interacted with countless customers and worked alongside other contractors, where he was on sites that varied from residential houses, to large … [Read more...] about Everything I Know About Business, I Learned From Mike Mulligan