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 a habit to recognize what you can do in the moment to get the outcome you want  
    • Take some sort of positive action to counter negative emotions   
    • Discard your emotions like a shitty first draft and let yourself reset 
    • Be very careful about what you allow on your calendar 
  • Question 2: “How do I get leads to roll in faster if I’m a new company and people are hesitant to use a newbie?” 
    • Fake it ‘til you make it—you don’t have to broadcast that you’re new 
    • Remember everybody was new at some point 
    • Embrace the advantage of being new and own it
    • Document all your projects to build your content and referrals 
    • Love the one you’re with—love that customer, don’t look forward and be in the moment  
    • Separate yourself from the older competition    



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