In my business of custom home building and design build remodeling, everything has been done. From the granite counter tops and stainless steel to the shabby chic reclaimed pallet coffee table in the Soho loft with exposed brick, it’s all been done, over and over again. For the last 40 years we have watched the process unfold. Starting with The PBS “This Old House” TV show … [Read more...] about Nothing New Under The Sun
I remember Zig Ziglar saying that an airplane breaks down faster when it stays grounded opposed to being in constant service. I was reminded of this fact again, while following recent stories surrounding the problems with the Boeing 737 and how even when the issues are fixed, all the planes will have a whole new set of problems from being on the ground for too long. I mentioned … [Read more...] about 2 Roads Diverged….Behind The Gym
When I chose to leave professional baseball behind 18 years ago and start my 2nd life as a carpenter and contractor, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into, let alone any real idea of HOW to run my business. My only background in construction watching This old house and a handful of sod and sprinkler installation jobs I had as a teenager in, Glendale CA. Now, … [Read more...] about Kinda Like The Pete Rose of Contracting…
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
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?