TCF 398: Contractor Q&A : When is Debt “Good Debt”?

September 9th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF 398: Contractor Q&A : When is Debt “Good Debt”?

Listen in as Tom and Dan answer your questions about how to communicate with customers during a long wait and whether there’s such a thing as “good debt”.  In this episode, we talk about… Question 1:  "Exclusively because of the Shin-Fu, we have clients with large renovation projects with deposits paid stacked up until February 2022.  What additional word tracks can I use for clients who have the money, but are discouraged by such a

TCF397: Offer Financing through Hearth with Sarah Kreps

September 8th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF397: Offer Financing through Hearth with Sarah Kreps

Offering financing to your customers is a fantastic way to close deals and scale your business. Tom’s guest today is Sarah Kreps from Hearth, a company that provides financing options for your home improvement projects with no fees attached. Sarah walks us through how Hearth can help you differentiate your business, sustain your prices and make more money!   In this episode, we talk about… How Hearth helps contractors close more deals and grow your business

TCF396: Monday Mojo – Mediocrity Dies Today

September 6th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF396: Monday Mojo – Mediocrity Dies Today

It’s time to ditch the “good enough” mindset and go for excellence every damn day! Tom’s here to remind you to let mediocrity die today!     In this episode, we talk about… Why average isn’t going to cut it anymore Imagining what your business and life would be if you embraced the mantra mediocrity dies today Mediocrity can’t survive in an environment where there are high standards and hard goals that make you bring your best 

TCF395: Friday Fail: Don’t F@#k With The Money!

September 3rd, 2021|Comments Off on TCF395: Friday Fail: Don’t F@#k With The Money!

Don't Fuck With The Money!  In this episode of the Friday Fight, Dan discusses Cashflow issues that can cause so many problems like missed payroll, suppliers, liver disease, failed Marriages, and much more.  Get your mind and your money right with the Friday Fight! Resources: Order Your Fight Planner The Contractor Fight Facebook Group The Contractor Fight Night $100k Contractor The Contractor Fight TV

TCF393: Living Up to Your Standard with Ben Newman

September 1st, 2021|Comments Off on TCF393: Living Up to Your Standard with Ben Newman

Are you living your life based on how you feel in the morning or by a standard you’ve set for yourself? Tom’s guest today is Ben Newman, top performance coach, international speaker, best-selling author, and the mental conditioning coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team. Ben breaks down the value of setting a standard for your life, how to silence negative self-talk, and ways to get clear about the life you really want so

TCF392: Always Stay Top of Mind with Bill Reiman

August 30th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF392: Always Stay Top of Mind with Bill Reiman

As a subcontractor, it’s crucial to stay top of mind to get the bids you want. Tom’s guest today is Bill Reiman of R.K. Reiman Construction based in Naples, Florida. Bill explains how subcontractors can approach custom builders and why consistent communication always matters!  In this episode, we talk about… Perks and downsides of working in a family business What subcontractors should know about working with luxury and custom builders: Approach builders without being too

TCF391:The Real Reason Why She Doesn’t Support

August 23rd, 2021|Comments Off on TCF391:The Real Reason Why She Doesn’t Support

If you don’t feel 100% supported by your partner, instead of getting angry or blaming them—take a hard look at all the things you’re NOT doing. Tom’s here to share some tough love and remind you to stop making excuses, own your shit and keep moving forward!    In this episode, we talk about… It’s okay to struggle as long as you’re actually making progress and moving in the right direction Stop making stupid speculations about

TCF390: How to Collect More Client Reviews

August 18th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF390: How to Collect More Client Reviews

This week's drop is a SPECIAL EPISODE. If you want more sales, you need more reviews. Customers make decisions based on your reviews. If you're tired of chasing down reviews you'll love Nice Job. Nice job makes it easy for you to collect reviews and your customers to submit them! For more info visit thecontractorfight.com/nicejob

TCF389: #TooStrong with Mike Claudio

August 16th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF389: #TooStrong with Mike Claudio

Winning is a choice you have to make for yourself. Tom’s guest today is Mike Claudio, founder and CEO of Win Rate Consulting, founder of the nonprofit A Champion’s Shoes, and the author of the new book #TooStrong. Mike explains why he almost ended everything and how he’s made the choice to win in every aspect of his life, and is here to remind everyone you are #TooStrong to let life’s challenges define you!  In

TCF388: 3 Areas of Focus for Business Owners with Sasha Berson

August 9th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF388: 3 Areas of Focus for Business Owners with Sasha Berson

Building a business takes time, money and energy and must be your priority to be successful. Tom’s guest today is Sasha Berson, who’s owned and sold several profitable businesses. Sasha shares 3 areas every business owner should address and encouragement to find the support you need, follow the instructions and implement to take your business where you want it!    In this episode, we talk about… Sasha’s take on the opportunity we have in the US

TCF387: Improve Your Change Order Process with Cameron Page

August 2nd, 2021|Comments Off on TCF387: Improve Your Change Order Process with Cameron Page

No one becomes a contractor to do paperwork, but if you want to get paid, keeping track of documents like change orders is crucial to save you time and money. Tom’s guest today is Cameron Page, creator of the software app Extracker. Check out how Extracker’s simple tools can help improve your communication, change order process and business!        In this episode, we talk about… Communication is the number one skill general contractors need to build

TCF386: Get Your Ass to the Mile High Profit Summit!

July 30th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF386: Get Your Ass to the Mile High Profit Summit!

No more excuses—it’s time to make a commitment to yourself and get your ass to Denver for the Mile High Profit Summit! Tom explains the powerful experience of being in the same room with people who’ve already traveled the path you’re on and who are ready to share what it takes to learn, grow and succeed in every aspect of your life. Stop procrastinating and get your ticket now!       Top 10 Benefits of the Mile

TCF385: Investing in Your Brand with Dan Antonelli

July 26th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF385: Investing in Your Brand with Dan Antonelli

Investing in your brand is a surefire way to scale your business and increase your revenue if you take the time to do it right. Tom’s guest today is Dan Antonelli, the founder of KickCharge Creative. Dan explains why branding isn’t just about having a logo or clever company name, and how to build a stronger brand that makes more customers want to hire you!         In this episode, we talk about… How to know

TCF384: Take Ownership of Your Overwhelm

July 19th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF384: Take Ownership of Your Overwhelm

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, it’s time to take action and do something about it! Tom and Dan are here to remind you to take back your power and make the choice to prioritize what matters most so you can get your shit done!  In this episode, we talk about… Tom’s Advice to Combat Overwhelm: Recognize your choice—when everything is crucial, nothing is Take a day off or more to reset—the world won’t end if you

TCF383: It’s Time to Implement with Kevin and Oleysa Focht

July 12th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF383: It’s Time to Implement with Kevin and Oleysa Focht

If you’re ready to increase your profits and make sure your team sticks around, get ready to do the research and implement the steps necessary to make it happen! Tom’s guests today are Kevin and Oleysa Focht, owners of Beaver Building and Remodeling. Kevin and Oleysa share the secret sauce of building their brand into a multi-million dollar company!  In this episode, we talk about… Background of Beaver and where it is now How learning

TCF382: Behind the Scenes with the Contractor Fight Coaching Team

July 5th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF382: Behind the Scenes with the Contractor Fight Coaching Team

Running your own company ain’t easy so it’s imperative to have the right tools, mindset, and community that has your back. Tom’s here to introduce you to the men and women behind the Contractor Fight Team who are ready to support your growth and success! In this episode, we talk about… Team introductions and what makes this team unique: grounded, growing, generous, grateful Common mistakes the team sees over and over Example of a hard

TCF381: Join the Revolution and Fight for Your Freedom!

July 4th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF381: Join the Revolution and Fight for Your Freedom!

For Independence Day, Tom’s here to remind you to stop following the contractor masses, stop being a victim of disrespect and poverty, and take the next steps toward your freedom!  In this episode, we talk about… The first shots in the fight for independence Contractors face abuse and oppression—and it’s often self-imposed Freedom, wealth and happiness are about your mindset and taking the right action Resources: The Mile High Profit Summit The $100k Contractor is

TCF380: Keep Showing Up with Brian Hess

June 28th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF380: Keep Showing Up with Brian Hess

You don’t know what happens when you don’t show up so it’s important to stay consistent and keep going if you want your business to grow. Tom’s guest today is Brian Hess, president, and CEO of the Pavement Group, Top Contractor School, and host of the Perspective Podcast. Brian understands how the little things we do every day add up to big results—if we keep doing them—and shares how contractors can keep prospecting simple, why

TCF379: The Impact of Live Events

June 21st, 2021|Comments Off on TCF379: The Impact of Live Events

Inflation will always happen and the economy will always take a shit, and if you’re not prepared—you’re out of luck. Tom and Dan are here to explain the impact of live events and why you need to get your ass to The Mile High Summit to make sure your business is ready for whatever happens next! In this episode, we talk about… The powerful connection of face to face meetings The reason the same stuff

TCF378: Real Mental Strength with Amy Morin

June 14th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF378: Real Mental Strength with Amy Morin

Mental strength is not the same thing as mental health and it’s important to know the difference so you can learn how to manage your emotions when life gets tough. Tom’s guest today is Amy Morin, a successful author, licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist focused on helping people grow stronger mentally. Amy sheds light on why building your mental strength isn’t all about being tough, easy ways to start building your mental strength, and

TCF377: Don’t Scale Your Business

June 7th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF377: Don’t Scale Your Business

Before you add a service, open a second location, build a showroom or bring on a new business partner, stop and get real about your current business. Tom’s here to share why you must get the fundamentals down before you take any big steps with your business! In this episode, we talk about… There is no such thing as magic contractor fairy dust  Create relevant content to get more eyes on your business Two shitty

TCF376: The Why Behind Our New Sponsor

May 31st, 2021|Comments Off on TCF376: The Why Behind Our New Sponsor

Bringing respect and dignity back to the trades is always our top priority and it’s awesome to find a company that truly understands that mission. Tom and Dan explain why it finally feels right to bring on the show’s first-ever sponsor!        In this episode, we talk about... The why behind our first ever sponsor Logan Shinholser and the Contractor Growth Network  Difference between sales and marketing Why your website should be a sales tool Establishing

TCF375: The One Thing with Geoff Woods

May 17th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF375: The One Thing with Geoff Woods

As a contractor, sometimes it’s hard to know where to invest your time and energy to get the best results for your business. Tom’s guest today is Geoff Woods, the man charged with running The One Thing Company. Geoff provides powerful examples of why clarity is key in both goal setting and leadership, and how to increase productivity by saying yes to what matters most—one thing at a time! In this episode, we talk about…

TCF374: Going All In with Jefferson Rogers

May 3rd, 2021|Comments Off on TCF374: Going All In with Jefferson Rogers

Success takes sacrifice and massive action. Tom’s guest today is Jefferson Rogers, who shifted his life from partying and couchsurfing to starting a window replacement business that went from $0 to $10 million during the first two years of the company’s existence. Listen up as Jefferson explains why you always have the choice to go all in and create the business and life you want for yourself!     In this episode, we talk about… Jefferson’s past

TCF373: Build a Valuable Business with John Warrilow

April 26th, 2021|Comments Off on TCF373: Build a Valuable Business with John Warrilow

Even if you have no plans to sell your business, you should build it so that others want to buy it! Tom’s guest today is John Warrilow, author of Built to Sell, The Automatic Customer, and most recently, The Art of Selling Your Business which is based on concepts from his Build to Sell podcast. John reveals the secrets of building a business that’ll have buyers knocking at your door!  In this episode, we talk