TCF 447: Friday Fails: There is no replacement for life experiences

December 3rd, 2021|Comments Off on TCF 447: Friday Fails: There is no replacement for life experiences

There is no greater importance to life than the experiences it brings — they make you realize what is important and what is not. Dan is here to remind you not to underestimate the importance of life experiences. In this episode, we talk about… When it comes to business — there is no replacement for life experiences Lack of life experiences are holding back young contractors If you’re able to harness the superpower life experiences

TCF 446: Contractor Q&A: “Should a new contractor spend a large amount of money to build a website?”

December 2nd, 2021|Comments Off on TCF 446: Contractor Q&A: “Should a new contractor spend a large amount of money to build a website?”

Listen in as Tom and Dan answer your questions about how to pay your sales representative, spending money on building a website as a new business, and the time you need to stay live while doing video content for a business page. In this episode, we talk about… Question 1: “Should I spend a large amount of money on building a website as a new contractor? I don’t have the funds yet.” Build your own

TCF445: We’re Not Taking These Bad Habits with Us into the Future

December 1st, 2021|Comments Off on TCF445: We’re Not Taking These Bad Habits with Us into the Future

Don’t be afraid to play the long game—build the foundation as strong as you can! Tom’s here to remind you not to move for anything advanced until you master the basics.  In this episode, we talk about… The habits you need to let go of—to work towards the future that you want Until you have that strong foundation, you’ll not be able to bear more load The foundation of contractor business The next level of

TCF444: Monday Mojo – You’re Being Refined

November 29th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF444: Monday Mojo – You’re Being Refined

Challenges are opportunities for personal growth and self-improvement! Dan is here to remind you that hard times are there to refine you and mold you into a better version of yourself. In this episode, we talk about… Being refined, being tested, and growing through it Making you a better version of yourself Refining yourself through the heat of your life Learning from your pains Your perspective of seeing problems will change your life Things don’t

TCF 443: Friday Fails: Cut the cord

November 26th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF 443: Friday Fails: Cut the cord

You must explore areas in your life that need improvement, eliminate activities that are draining you, and cut people out of your life if you wish to be happy and successful. Dan is here to remind you that in order to grow in your life and business, you must cut the cord. In this episode, we talk about… Prioritizing people in your life Things that are holding you back, dragging you down, or making you

TCF442: Contractor Q&A: “How to maintain quality standards?”

November 25th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF442: Contractor Q&A: “How to maintain quality standards?”

Listen in as Tom and Dan answer your question about ensuring that the quality standards are being met without physically checking every step of the process. In this episode, we talk about…  Question: “How to ensure that quality standards are being maintained?” Setting a proper expectation of the result Having weekly meetings with your team Commit to training your people and giving them autonomy Rising up and developing other leaders Look at the big picture

TCF441: Bringing respect and dignity back to the trades

November 24th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF441: Bringing respect and dignity back to the trades

Managing a business will always present challenges, and peer networking allows you to have a better chance of overcoming them. Today, Tom’s guest is Jeremy Owens, the CEO of Three Generations Improvement and founder of US Construction Zone, a new community built to help contractors, leaders, and vendors in the construction industry by building relationship networks. In this episode, we talk about… Advice for people working in family businesses — do what you’re good at,

TCF440: Monday Mojo – Thank You

November 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on TCF440: Monday Mojo – Thank You

Your single act of gratitude can make a positive impact on so many lives! Tom is here to remind you of the power of gratefulness. In this episode, we talk about… The power that gratitude holds. Letting people know that you are grateful to them. How being grateful makes people feel significant. How giving feedback encourages people. Things and people that Tom is grateful to: His team His relationships The support he is getting from

TCF439: Friday Fails: Make Your Mediocre Planning Meetings Exciting

November 19th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF439: Friday Fails: Make Your Mediocre Planning Meetings Exciting

Turn your mediocre meetings into incredible ones—more ideas will pop up! Dan is here to remind you that a planning meeting can be exciting. In this episode, we talk about… Tests like the DiSC test and Kolbe test can help you learn more about your colleagues Using the data of personality assessment tests to celebrate your strengths and uniqueness Incorporating your strengths in a way that propels your team members forwards Mutual clarity gives good

TCF438: Contractor Q&A: “How to build a good relationship with your clients and employees?”

November 17th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF438: Contractor Q&A: “How to build a good relationship with your clients and employees?”

Listen in as Tom and Dan answer your questions about how to build a good relationship with your clients and employees so that you can boost your sales. In this episode, we talk about… Question 1: “What should you do to build a healthy relationship with your clients and employees?” Set expectations in the sales process with your client Respond to your clients within minutes Select who you work for Level up your brand and

TCF437: Monday Mojo – It’s Easy to Make Money

November 15th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF437: Monday Mojo – It’s Easy to Make Money

Don't let your bank account dwindle or be struck with the same amount. Tom’s here to remind you that it's easy to make money. In this episode, we talk about… Be picky about what you allow into your brain. Tell yourself that it's easy to make money. Remember TBAR: Thoughts, Beliefs, Actions, Results We BELEIVE what we THINK We ACT what we BELIEVE. We get RESULTS from what we ACT. Take the necessary actions to

TCF436: Friday Fails: Don’t be Scared of Scaling

November 12th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF436: Friday Fails: Don’t be Scared of Scaling

If you want to grow your business, you have to let go of the fear of failure. Dan’s here to remind you growing pains are unavoidable so just go for it!   In this episode, we talk about… Learn how to delegate—there’s only so far you can go by yourself  Realize you can’t control everything—things will go wrong  3 Ways to Minimize Damage: Set clear expectations—provide contracts to inform customers and employees   Have systems in place

TCF435: Contractor Q&A: “How do you know what you should pay your employees?”

November 11th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF435: Contractor Q&A: “How do you know what you should pay your employees?”

Listen in as Tom and Dan answer your questions about how to know what you should pay employees and why market value is about more than just money!  In this episode, we talk about… Question 1: “How do you know what the market value is to pay an employee or what you should pay yourself?” Employees must add value to the company  Owners must know what the position is worth to them  Consider current costs

TCF434: Being the Best Will Cost You

November 10th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF434: Being the Best Will Cost You

Being your best requires you to show up and do the work daily, even when you don’t feel like it. Tom’s here to remind you to pick your pain, stay consistent and focus on the long game!   In this episode, we talk about… Pick your pain—you have a choice between success or struggle   Embrace the long game: Get familiar with patient urgency   Take the pressure off yourself to be perfect and cut yourself some slack 

TCF433: Monday Mojo – Be Stubborn

November 8th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF433: Monday Mojo – Be Stubborn

Tom’s here to remind you to keep showing up and be stubborn about the right things!      In this episode, we talk about… Be stubborn about: Your vision and targets for the future  Your brand—consistency matters  Getting oxygen—so you can continue your impact  Your culture—intersection of what you expect and what you tolerate so know what you want    Trusting your gut—honor your commitment to yourself  Resources: Follow Tom on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/realtomreber The $100k Contractor is

TCF432: Friday Fails: Advantages of the Underdog

November 5th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF432: Friday Fails: Advantages of the Underdog

Dan’s here to remind you that people want the underdog to win so learn to embrace it and keep going!  In this episode, we talk about… Definition of an underdog 3 Advantages of Being an Underdog  Forces you to excel and harness nervous energy   Nobody pays attention to you—including competitors  People root for you and want to see you succeed! Resources: The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year

TCF431: Contractor Q&A: “I’m struggling with hiring. What can I do?”

November 4th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF431: Contractor Q&A: “I’m struggling with hiring. What can I do?”

Listen in as Tom and Dan answer your questions about how to hire, even when it feels like no one is available.  In this episode, we talk about… Question: "I have a relatively new business that’s two years old. I'm struggling with hiring, I have two people but I need ten, and even subcontractors in my area are a no-go. Finding able-bodied young people is really difficult. Any suggestions?”  Bid and sell your work at

TCF430: Get to Nashville

November 3rd, 2021|Comments Off on TCF430: Get to Nashville

If you’re ready to change your life and strengthen your business, get your ass to Nashville!       In this episode, we talk about… Why you should get to NashVegas  Breakdown of the NashVegas Schedule Opportunity to hang with the Contractor Fight Team and Shin-Fu Black Belts Chance to change your life and your business! Resources: Who’s joining us in Nashville this year? Our Shin-Fu Sales Training is focused on one area of the sales

TCF429: Monday Mojo – You Have What it Takes

November 1st, 2021|Comments Off on TCF429: Monday Mojo – You Have What it Takes

No matter what you’re going through, you have to believe you can get through it! Tom’s here to remind you that you have what it takes to keep going and never give up!     In this episode, we talk about… You have to believe there’s a brighter future  Take action—think right and act right  Lean on your community for support You are not alone—Don’t ever give up!   Resources: Follow Tom on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/realtomreber The

TCF428: Friday Fails: Control Your Shitty Mental First Drafts

October 29th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF428: Friday Fails: Control Your Shitty Mental First Drafts

When your day goes sideways, it’s easy to let your emotions take over. Dan’s here to remind you to keep your headspace in check and control your shitty first draft! In this episode, we talk about… Examples of shitty mental first drafts:  Witnessing a customer’s body language and making an assumption of what they’re thinking Spinning negative narratives about emails you haven’t even read yet  Spending money on ads with no returns and thinking marketing

TCF427: Contractor Q&A: “How do you adjust your mindset when your day goes to shit?”

October 28th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF427: Contractor Q&A: “How do you adjust your mindset when your day goes to shit?”

Listen in as Tom and Dan answer your questions about how to respond when shit goes sideways and how to get leads to roll in, even if you’re new to the game!  In this episode, we talk about… Question 1: "How do you guys adjust mindset-wise when your day’s plan goes to shit while still having to get your other shit done?" Remember getting tripped up is a common daily experience   Read positive affirmations  Create

TCF426: Your 2022 Attack Plan

October 27th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF426: Your 2022 Attack Plan

2022 is just around the corner. Tom’s here to remind you to step on the gas and create momentum to start the year strong!  In this episode, we talk about… The One Page Business Plan—keep it simple! Get clear on the foundation of your business  Who do you serve?   What are the most profitable projects?  How will you meet the needs of your ideal clients? What problem are you trying to solve and why are

TCF425: Monday Mojo – 5 Reasons 50% Makes Sense!

October 25th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF425: Monday Mojo – 5 Reasons 50% Makes Sense!

A higher gross profit makes everything easier. Tom’s here to remind you that when you sell your services at the right price, you don’t have to live paycheck to paycheck or run job to job to collect money, so stop settling for anything less than 50% gross profit!  In this episode, we talk about… 5 reasons 50% Gross Profit Makes Sense:  Low-hanging fruit     It’s RIGHT to get 50% or better—you’re worth it  You need less

TCF 424: Friday Fails: Is Your Tank Full?

October 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on TCF 424: Friday Fails: Is Your Tank Full?

How present are you in your day-to-day life? When you get home from work at the end of the day, you want to have enough left in your tank to be present with your family, and not be retreating into your head trying to solve work problems. In this episode, we talk about… The usefulness of blocking out time to take care of certain tasks and focusing only on those tasks during that specific time.

TCF 423: Contractor Q&A: Killer Marketing Strategy

October 21st, 2021|Comments Off on TCF 423: Contractor Q&A: Killer Marketing Strategy

Listen up for a discussion on two great contracting questions the guys got asked recently. In this episode, we talk about… A question seeking advice about starting a painting company in the middle of a paint/labor shortage. The value of hiring in an existing subcontracting business before starting a new business. How painting’s labor and materials costs differ from other trades. Why starting a company just to fulfill your own needs is likely going to