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The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber

The Contractor Fight Podcast challenges contractors to live unafraid & motor against mediocrity. It's time to pick a fight and take back our dignity. It's time to wage war on the mindsets that hold us back from business and personal success.
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May 23, 2016

In this episode Tom interviews Keith Kalfas about how he grew a youtube channel from 0 to 21,000 subscribers. Keith gives advice to those who are unsure of what to use youtube and other platforms for growing your contracting business. 

http://www.thelandscapingemployeetrap.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheEmployeeTrap 

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May 16, 2016

In this episode Tom interviews Matt White, the founder of Remodeler Marketing Institute and owner of JoltCMS and The Remodeler's Edge about how to build credibility and trust in this new world of buying & selling.

 

stopsellingstarthelping.com

joltcms.com

theremodelersedge.com

remodelermarketinginstitute.com

contact:matt@theremodelersedge.com

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May 9, 2016

In this episode Tom interviews Tom Lopatosky about nailing down your sales process, building relationships, charging for estimates, and add value to your community. Tom L gives you 5 steps to creating a system for maximizing networking events. 

http://www.lopcocontracting.com/

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May 2, 2016

In this episode Tom interviews Travis Brown the producer of the Strongpreneur Podcast. They talk about why every human being should podcast.

1. Become an authority

2. It's "evergreen" promotion3. People get to know you

4. Tell future clients what you want them to know

5. Podcasts are freee.

6. No one reads blogs

7. Technology is your friend. 

travisbrown79@me.com

630.915.5780

iamtravisbrown.bandcamp.com

 

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Apr 25, 2016

In this episode Tom interviews David Chism from adavidcreation.com a small marketing firm that helps small businesses grow, be more profitable and become better known to their target clients. 

David touches on 5 mistakes contractors make in marketing themselves and their business. He talks about closing on the spot and what avenues he thinks are best for contractors to market their business.

adavidcreation.com

ralawn.com

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Apr 18, 2016

In this episode Tom interviews Steve Shinholser about the golden rules of contracting.

1. Treat your customers and employees as you want to be treated (like an owner).

2. Make 50% on bids and track your jobs.

"I'd rather make an easy $50 than a hard $100." - Steve Shinholser

Contractor Sales Academy

The Shinholser Effect

www.motorhard.com

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Apr 14, 2016

In this episode Tom breaks down the business math of a contractor. 

Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold = Gross Profit

Gross Profit - Overheard = Net Profit

Challenge: Next project cut your cost by 1/2 = 50% Gross Profit

www.motorhard.com

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Apr 11, 2016

In this episode Tom talks about the "rebirth" of the podcast and why he's making the changes to become a contractor specific podcast. 

"A man who chases two rabbits catches none." ~ Roman Proverb [15138]

www.motorhard.com

www.orderofman.com

2 words that will always lead to business successClarity & Consistency

motorhard.com/contractor-coaching-group

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Apr 4, 2016

In this solocast Tom discusses how you can create the ultimate experience for your clients.

1. You are where you are because of the choices you've made.

2. You become the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with - Jim Rohn

3. Don't project your beliefs about money on your clients.

4. Two things that reveal your priorities your checkbook and your calendar: How are you spending your time and money?

5. Make sure your new hires see you have a plan for them while on boarding.

6. It's not your responsibility to find your clients magic money tree.

7. There is enough time in the day.

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Mar 21, 2016

In this episode Tom answers user questions from the Strongpreneur Nation Mastermind Group. 

Level up your business and join 275 other entrepreneurs today by clicking here

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Feb 22, 2016

In this episode Tom interviews David Katz a conscience CEO and change maker.

David Katz is a social entrepreneur from Vancouver, Canada who decided to do something about plastic waste. David is the Founder & CEO of The Plastic Bank, the world’s first triple-bottom-line company that turns plastic waste into an even more valuable social and economic asset (called Social Plastic®) that also empowers leadership and economic prosperity in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Tom sat down with David to ask him some questions on his personal journey being a leader of a rapidly expanding global movement.

David Katz Twitter

SocialPlastic.org

The Obstacle is the Way Book

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Feb 8, 2016

In this SOLOCAST Tom tells you how to sell more of your stuff.

Create content to become the expert in your field, answer customer questions, update your site with relevant data for good google search results, and continue to add value to potential customers life. 

Challenge: Create one piece of content a week for your site

Marcus Sheridan - The Sales Lion

 

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Feb 1, 2016

In this SOLOCAST Tom Reber discusses not taking the bait that inevitably steals your time from your ultimate goals. Are you a fish? Do you find yourself biting on the new shiny option? Are you focused on the right things? 

"Taking the bait always begins with good intentions."

Tom's tip: Use https://basecamp.com/

If you like this podcast please remember the #1 rule of the internet: Sharing. 

Share this podcast on whatever social media you like best Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or Instagram! By sharing you can help Tom grow and continue to make more and more content going forward. 

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Jan 25, 2016

In this SOLOCAST Tom Reber shares an embarrassing story about himself that made him feel foolish.

Are you missing details in your life and business? 


Do you have someone to keep you accountable and double check your decisions?

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Jan 18, 2016

In this episode Tom interviews Midwest Fit Club's co-founders Steve Arch and Shane Herman. 

Midwest Fit Club (MFC) is a privately-owned gym that offers personal training, fitness classes, and corporate wellness programs. MFC’s fitness staff members are certified professionals with years of training experience obtained through formal education, certification programs, and practical applications. Club members receive expert fitness guidance and motivation to exceed their health and fitness goals, whether a member is new to working out or a fitness enthusiast. MFC’s trainers offer a variety of training styles and develop customized fitness plans for its clients.

http://midwestfitclub.com/

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Jan 11, 2016

In this episode Tom interviews Brad Barton a witty, magical business speaker. 

Professional keynote speaker Brad Barton was a misdirected kid headed for disaster. He ran headlong into a stern Greek wrestling coach who looked at this skinny little rebel and created a world class athlete. He ricocheted off an English teacher who took the time to read his dyslexic ramblings and created an author and public speaker. He bounced like a positive pinball from mentor to mentor all the way to a successful happy life as a father of six, a husband, a corporate speaker – a life designed for failure but destined for greatness.

Brad Barton Speaks

Brad on Linkedin

Brad@BradBartonSpeaks.com

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Jan 4, 2016

In this SOLOCAST Tom Reber takes you through 3 steps to actually starting your business.

Are you falling into the typical traps that most people do when starting a business?

Expedite the process, stop waiting, and get what you really want.

It's 2016 - Are you ready to Motor this year?

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Dec 28, 2015

Ryan Michler is a husband, father, Iraqi Combat Veteran, and the Founder of Order of Man.


Growing up without a permanent father figure, Ryan was left to learn how to be a man on his own and with the help of a few strong men in his life.

He believes that most, if not all, of the world's biggest problems could be solved if males everywhere learned how to be better husbands, fathers, friends, and leaders. He's on a mission to help all men become the men they were meant to be.

http://www.orderofman.com/

Order of Man Podcast

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Dec 21, 2015

Ryan Stewart builds websites and then markets the sh*t out of them. 

Ryan is a digital marketer with 8 years of client facing marketing experience. He's worked with Accenture, Target, and more. 

webris.org/blog

ryanwashere.com/

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Dec 14, 2015

From building backyard ponds to house his pet turtles to building ponds to make money over the summer, Greg Wittstock has been dabbling in water gardens since the age of 12. He began with a concrete creation and evolved to the ecosystem ponds that Aquascape is well known for. Now that you know how Wittstock's love of ponds began, here's how Aquascape, Inc. has grown and evolved into what it is today.

In this episode:

Find out how Greg went from summer job to being featured in the Chicago Tribune to a Top 500 Company in INC magazine.

"All business is, is fixing people's problems." - Greg Wittstock

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Nov 11, 2015

Strongpreneur & Personal Trainer Ted Ryce has had the pleasure to train celebrities such as Ricky Martin, Robert Downey Jr. and Richard Branson. He also works with many top level CEO’s & entrepreneurs to help them reach their life and fitness goals.

But, things weren’t always smooth for Ted. He’s had to overcome several rounds of personal tragedy in order to reach his levels of success.

“It’s just to show you that ANYONE can overcome tragedy and succeed in life. I’m living proof that YOU can succeed too.”

In this episode of the SPN Podcast I ask Ted questions like:

  • What did you learn about yourself from all the tragedy you went through?
  • You’ve been a fitness trainer for 17 years and worked with celebrities and some top CEO’s…are there any habits or mindsets that jump out at you from these top performers?
  • What surprised you most about working with Richard Branson?
  • You’ve got 5 minutes before you go on stage to give a talk that will save humanity from their troubles….what would be your main points?
  • If you could only do one exercise for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

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Who Is Ted Ryce?

The following is from Ted’s website, Legendary Life

I’m Ted. I’m a 37 year dude who has a passion for helping men build muscle, lose fat, develop more confidence and go after what they want in life. I’ve spent the last 16 years of my life experimenting with exercise, nutrition, supplementation to find out what methods help — and which ones are hype.
 
Nov 5, 2015

Leadership is a topic that you’ll find an endless supply of information on. Here’s a little bit of my take and a few reasons why you should stop calling yourself a leader.

1. You continue to not reach goals

Each year you set goals in your business and each year you fall short. A true leader wins. He gets results. You can have a great game plan, good players and a ton of support…you can even be a real likable guy. But, in the end..you will be judged by the results you produced.

2. You want credit

I have a large ego and want credit. I want the world to know that I’m doing good! Real leaders don’t want the attention when things are going well…they point to their people and give them credit. The only time they should pull the attention on themselves is when the team fails.

3. You don’t create more leaders

Because you’re the center of everything, others can’t grow to their full potential….AND THEY LEAVE!
A real leader will find, develop and keep talented people.

4. Your people don’t feel safe

Simon Sinek’s talk “Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe” says it best…so, Google it. The bottom line is that if the environment is right in your organization your people will feel safe. There are many things in the world coming after your people…many threats in their lives. A true leader will sacrifice her own comfort, opinion or position in order to provide safety for the people she serves.

The leader sets the tone…
How do you measure up? Which of these resonates with you most? Is it time to level up your leadership skills for entrepreneurs?

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Nov 2, 2015

Today’s guest went from a self-described money moron at age 22 to self-made millionaire 13 years later by raising his financial IQ and implementing some simple concepts. These same concepts are the same things he teaches others now in order to help them get out of debt, save more money and retire early.

In this episode of the SPN Podcast I ask Scott questions like:

  • If you could be a guitarist for a day who would you be?
  • What kind of head trash did you have about money?
  • As a financial coach what are some of the most common issues you see?
  • What do you tell the guy who’s in his 40’s and behind financially?
  • You’ve got 5 minutes before you go on stage to give a talk that will save humanity from their financial troubles….what would be your main points?

 

Who Is Scott Alan Turner?

The following is from Scott’s website, Scott Alan Turner Dot Com

I am a serial entrepreneur and small business owner.  I started this website and my podcast to take all the knowledge and wisdom about money and business I have learned to help people with their finances and to reach their personal goals.

  • I’ve been an owner/partner in eight companies since the year 2000.
  • In 2005, I started working with a Certified Financial Planner to help me with my finances (I still meet with him to this day).
  • In 2007, I was on Clark Howard’s TV show spotlighted as a successful entrepreneur.
  • In 2009, I was completely out of debt with no mortgage.
  • In 2013, I taught Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.
  • I’ve read over 200 books on personal finance.
  • I’m currently working on my  Masters Degree in Personal Financial Planning.

I’m also one of the founders of the National Registry for Adoption, a service to simplify embryo donation and adoption, and to help make adoption more affordable.

 

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Oct 31, 2015

Not winning financially? Still having a hard time building a solid team?

If you continue to find yourself on the losing end of business this Solocast is for you.

I share 3 reasons why you may be losing:

  1. You’re a victim.
  2. Not getting clear about what you want.
  3. You don’t do the right things consistently.

Join me for a quick 4 minute episode of The Strongpreneur Nation Podcast

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Oct 19, 2015

Most small businesses have a hard time hiring & keeping top talent. In this episode of The Strongpreneur Podcast I talk with Hiring Coach Art Snarzyk, of InnerView Advisors about leveling up in this area of your business.

Art & I talk about…

  • What makes a great job ad!
  • Mr Rogers & Donald Trump!
  • The 1st thing to do when you need people fast!
  • How to motivate employees!
  • And, of course…more!

Who is Art Snarzyk?

In management and hiring since 1996 and owner of a successful painting company for 9 years, Art knows first-hand the hassle, expense, and headache of trying to hire quality employees.

Let him introduce you to a scientifically tested and proven way to attract, hire and retain the best people for your company. You’ll no longer need to rely on intuition, skewed references, and subjective work history to make your hiring decisions. The best are out there and you deserve them!

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