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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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Now displaying: August, 2020
Aug 31, 2020

Seek and you shall find. We all need a reminder that we get what we look for. What we continuously tell ourselves is what we will continuously see in our lives, so make sure your brain is focused on the right things!

 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • You see more of what you continue to tell yourself
  • Thoughts lead to beliefs, beliefs lead to actions, actions lead to results
  • Eventually, your beliefs will be the only things that you see
  • Start your day in a fashion that will positively impact the rest of the day

 

Links to resources:

Learn how to market like a pro in our Marketing Boot Camp

Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo

Order Your Fight Planner

The Contractor Fight Facebook Group

The Contractor Fight Night

The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It’s time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back!

The Bridge

The Contractor Fight TV

The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast

 

Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game-changer for your business.

 

Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

Aug 28, 2020

2020 has been rough for some, a win for others, and an opportunity to get better for business owners. Tom’s guest today is Daniel, a builder that builds stuff and does a hell of a job of it. Daniel has been in business for 12 years and currently has 8 employees and does $2.6M in revenue.

 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Financial challenges are always on the frontline for business owners
  • Life is too short to suck at what you are doing
  • Having an abundance mentality allows the guilt around money to fade away
  • Every day, the light at the end of the tunnel gets a little bit brighter
  • Breathing room can help you focus on improving your systems
  • You didn’t get where you are over night

 

Links to resources:

Learn how to market like a pro in our Marketing Boot Camp

Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo

Order Your Fight Planner

The Contractor Fight Facebook Group

The Contractor Fight Night

The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It’s time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back!

The Bridge

The Contractor Fight TV

The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast

 

Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game-changer for your business.

 

Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

Aug 27, 2020

We are all wired a certain way. That’s just how it is. Knowing what you are good at and what you don’t do so well can help move some major obstacles out of the way. The DISC assessment can help you figure out those strengths and weaknesses so you can bring in the right people to grow your business. Tom just took his and the results are pretty interesting!

 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Breaking down the DISC assessment
  • People do all sorts of things to waste time
  • Find out what motivates people by finding out how they are wired
  • What your weaknesses can tell you about growing your business

 

Links to resources:

Innerview Advisors

Learn how to market like a pro in our Marketing Boot Camp

Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo

Order Your Fight Planner

The Contractor Fight Facebook Group

The Contractor Fight Night

The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It’s time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back!

The Bridge

The Contractor Fight TV

The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast

 

Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game-changer for your business.

 

Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

Aug 26, 2020

You go out to consult; they like you; everything is going great, and then what happens? They go into the witness protection program and you can’t get ahold of them. Getting ghosted has happened to every contractor during the sales process, but are you ghosting your clients?

 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • The impression that consumers have with contractors
  • If you’re going to have a company FB page, you have to respond to people
  • Stop giving your leads more on their to-do list
  • Make it simple for people and reply yesterday

 

Links to resources:

Learn how to market like a pro in our Marketing Boot Camp

Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo

Order Your Fight Planner

The Contractor Fight Facebook Group

The Contractor Fight Night

The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It’s time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back!

The Bridge

The Contractor Fight TV

The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast

 

Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game-changer for your business.

 

Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

 

Aug 25, 2020

Take a minute and think about the way that you view yourself. Our words have a massive amount of power towards other people and ourselves. Words can recreate the outcomes in your life like you wouldn’t believe!

 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Positive affirmations can totally change the game for you
  • Neuroplasticity is the ability of our words to rewire our brains
  • Combat your negative self-thoughts with positive “I am” statements

 

Links to resources:

Learn how to market like a pro in our Marketing Boot Camp

Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo

Order Your Fight Planner

The Contractor Fight Facebook Group

The Contractor Fight Night

The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It’s time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back!

The Bridge

The Contractor Fight TV

The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast

 

Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game-changer for your business.

 

Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

Aug 24, 2020

This is going to seem counterintuitive, but you need to schedule days off for yourself every month. You may think that this is going to slow you down, but sometimes you have to slow down to speed up. This doesn’t mean your team isn’t working, it just means you aren’t!

 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Look at your calendar and plan stuff that you want to do
  • You will always use the time that is available for a task
  • The worst thing that can happen if you take a day off
  • Benefits of taking days off

 

Links to resources:

The 4-Hour Workweek

Learn how to market like a pro in our Marketing Boot Camp

Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo

Order Your Fight Planner

The Contractor Fight Facebook Group

The Contractor Fight Night

The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It’s time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back!

The Bridge

The Contractor Fight TV

The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast

 

Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game-changer for your business.


Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

Aug 21, 2020

One of the hardest things for contractors to do is show their worth, but that doesn’t decrease their value. Tom’s guest today is Jason, a handyman that has been in business for 3 years. As a one-man show, he pulls in $125K in revenue a year and pays himself 35% more year-over-year because of what he has learned in The Fight!

 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Over-the-phone pre qualifications are now a necessity
  • Charge what you are worth no matter what
  • It takes trust to bring other people into your business
  • How the pandemic has affected contractors everywhere
  • One of the essential qualities of successful people
  • Wherever you are at, find a way

 

Links to resources:

Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo

Order Your Fight Planner

The Contractor Fight Facebook Group

The Contractor Fight Night

The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It’s time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back!

The Bridge

The Contractor Fight TV

The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast

 

Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game-changer for your business.


Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

Aug 20, 2020

We make mistakes, drop the ball, and don’t prepare the way we should. It happens to the best of us. After those mistakes, we have a tendency to tear ourselves down, but it was just a mistake. Don’t let that moment of frustration ruin your day!

 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • We bash ourselves for human mistakes
  • You will have to self-correct multiple times a day
  • Build the habit of intentionally putting good stuff in your head
  • Take time to sharpen your ax a little more

 

Links to resources:

Learn how to market like a pro in our Marketing Boot Camp

Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo

Order Your Fight Planner

The Contractor Fight Facebook Group

The Contractor Fight Night

The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It’s time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back!

The Bridge

The Contractor Fight TV

The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast

 

Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game-changer for your business.

 

Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

Aug 19, 2020

Nothing in the contracting world can happen without a sale. You must take your role as a salesperson seriously. Get it through your head that to be a professional in anything, you have to put in the time to get better at the craft!

 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Most contractors don’t take themselves seriously as salespeople
  • You have to put in the rehearsal time
  • If you are not roleplaying, you will always underperform

 

Links to resources:

Learn how to market like a pro in our Marketing Boot Camp

Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo

Order Your Fight Planner

The Contractor Fight Facebook Group

The Contractor Fight Night

The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It’s time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back!

The Bridge

The Contractor Fight TV

The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast

 

Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game-changer for your business.

 

Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

Aug 18, 2020

It’s one of the hardest things to do as a business owner, but if you don’t grow the balls to do it then you’ll never get unstuck. What’s the best way to explain to existing customers that your rates have gone up? You’ve already done great work for these customers at a cheaper price and you’re afraid that they will leave. Well, if you don’t tell them then you will have no money anyway, so just do it!

 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Two reasons that you are afraid to tell clients that your pricing has gone up
  • Don’t defend it, just tell them straight up
  • Stop pricing your work to go out of business
  • Be confident and secure in where you are going and what your goals are

 

Links to resources:

Learn how to market like a pro in our Marketing Boot Camp

Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo

Order Your Fight Planner

The Contractor Fight Facebook Group

The Contractor Fight Night

The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It’s time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back!

The Bridge

The Contractor Fight TV

The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast

 

Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game-changer for your business.


Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

Aug 17, 2020

Our expectations for ourselves affect our future performance. Why do we sabotage the results that we want to get in our business by expecting bad stuff to happen? All we see is evidence everywhere of what we expect. Perspective leads to behavior. Behavior leads to action. Action leads to perspective. Get the cycle right!

 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • The more you expect something, the more likely it is to happen
  • Our performance is based off of our expectations
  • Force yourself to expect the very best from you

 

Links to resources:

Learn how to market like a pro in our Marketing Boot Camp

Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo

Order Your Fight Planner

The Contractor Fight Facebook Group

The Contractor Fight Night

The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It’s time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back!

The Bridge

The Contractor Fight TV

The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast

 

Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game-changer for your business.


Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

Aug 14, 2020

Your business may be running just fine, but you can’t expect to grow it without implementing the proper processes and systems. Tom’s guest today is Joe, a kickass fencing contractor who has owned his business since 2016, though it’s been in business for over 60 years. He knew that he had to change something about his family business in order to grow it, so that’s exactly what he did. Joe currently has 10 employees, utilizes 9 subcontractors, and does about $2.4M in revenue!

 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • A lack of processes and systems will hold your business back from growing
  • Legacy acts as a source of motivation when running a family business
  • Implement the profit-first system and watch your mindset change
  • Until you implement your ideas, they don’t mean anything
  • We are each our own key employee
  • Attack your priorities one nail at a time

 

Links to resources:

Profit First

Profit First for Contractors

 

Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo

Order Your Fight Planner

The Contractor Fight Facebook Group

The Contractor Fight Night

The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It’s time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back!

The Bridge

The Contractor Fight TV

The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast

 

Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game-changer for your business.


Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

Aug 13, 2020

Everyone seems to think that the only way to succeed in business is to go pedal to the metal all the time. That’s just not the case. You have to step on the gas in the right places, not the wrong places. Slow down!

 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Take some time to sharpen your axe
  • Slowing down in the right areas makes you move faster
  • Quit wasting your time and energy

 

Links to resources:

Learn how to market like a pro in our Marketing Boot Camp

Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo

Order Your Fight Planner

The Contractor Fight Facebook Group

The Contractor Fight Night

The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It’s time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back!

The Bridge

The Contractor Fight TV

The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast

 

Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game-changer for your business.

 

Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

Aug 12, 2020

The importance of marketing cannot be overstated. Workflow will slow down at some point, especially if you live in a colder climate. It is important to remember that you actually run a marketing company that provides a trade. You absolutely need to implement whatever you need to in order to market the hell out of your company!

 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • You are a marketing company that happens to provide a trade
  • Don’t come across as desperate during sales
  • Plenty of leads should equal plenty of high-profit sales
  • What you need in order to grow your business
  • None of it matters if the phone doesn’t ring

 

Links to resources:

Learn how to market like a pro in our Marketing Boot Camp

Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo

Order Your Fight Planner

The Contractor Fight Facebook Group

The Contractor Fight Night

The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It’s time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back!

The Bridge

The Contractor Fight TV

The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast

 

Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game-changer for your business.

 

Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

Aug 11, 2020

As a business owner, it’s super easy to feel overwhelmed by all the stuff that you have to do. How do you beat overwhelm? Well, don’t do this thing alone and don’t spend money on stuff that you do not need!

 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Most contractors are asking the wrong questions
  • Ask who you know that can help you take care of this task
  • How winners get stuff done and commit to profit

 

Links to resources:

Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo

Order Your Fight Planner

The Contractor Fight Facebook Group

The Contractor Fight Night

The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It’s time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back!

The Bridge

The Contractor Fight TV

The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast

 

Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game-changer for your business.


Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

Aug 10, 2020

Contractors get accustomed to being bullied by their customers. It’s unfortunate but it’s a reality. All contractors need to commit to their process no matter what. If you can learn to be that disciplined, you will stop wasting your time, losing money, and being bullied by your customers!

 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Everyone has those clients that think they can do it better
  • What happens when you are on the customer’s process
  • Be bold and know that you are the professional

 

Links to resources:

Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo

Order Your Fight Planner

The Contractor Fight Facebook Group

The Contractor Fight Night

The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It’s time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back!

The Bridge

The Contractor Fight TV

The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast

 

Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game-changer for your business.

 

Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

Aug 7, 2020

The best way to feel confident in your business is to know your numbers through and through. Tom’s guest today is Jason. Jason has been a remodeling contractor for the last 33 years. He currently has 13 employees and does about $2.2M in sales!

 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Inefficiency will cause you to dump a lot of money
  • Create a solid sustainable business than can insulate you from the world
  • Have confidence in knowing your numbers and what they mean
  • Eliminate the chaos by giving clarity and order
  • The importance of joining groups of like-missioned people

 

Links to resources:

Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo

Order Your Fight Planner

The Contractor Fight Facebook Group

The Contractor Fight Night

The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It’s time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back!

The Bridge

The Contractor Fight TV

The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast

 

Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game-changer for your business.


Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

Aug 6, 2020

So many of us do not know how to implement what we learn because we try to do too many things at once. Take a look at this quarter’s main goal and think of it as the one nail that you need to pound until it is all the way in. Pounding in that one nail will make everything else in your business so much easier!

 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • The chaos that makes implementation difficult for so many people
  • Identify that one nail that will make everything easier
  • 3 actions that you can do today to raise gross profit
  • Ask yourself what problem you really have in your business

 

Links to resources:

The One Thing

Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo

Order Your Fight Planner

The Contractor Fight Facebook Group

The Contractor Fight Night

The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It’s time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back!

The Bridge

The Contractor Fight TV

The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast

 

Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game-changer for your business.


Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

Aug 5, 2020

Success comes when we consistently do the things that we don’t want to do. You need to plan tomorrow today so you can hit the ground running tomorrow. Prioritize your tasks by importance and hit one nail in at a time. Do this every day and your business will skyrocket!

 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Breaking down the Ivy Lee method and how it works
  • The most successful people in the world say no to all the wrong stuff
  • Commit to being a finisher and finish your list
  • 3 things that you can do every day to reach your quarterly goal

 

Links to resources:

The Ivy Lee Method 

 

Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo

Order Your Fight Planner

The Contractor Fight Facebook Group

The Contractor Fight Night

The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It’s time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back!

The Bridge

The Contractor Fight TV

The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast

 

Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game-changer for your business.

 

Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

Aug 4, 2020

Everything you need to know about how to grow your business successfully is already out in the world for you to use. However, all that information doesn’t mean anything if you don’t consistently implement it in your business. Learn to consistently implement good habits and watch your business take off!

 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Consistency is the best way to make sure you don’t hijack yourself
  • What happens when you create consistent habits
  • Put meetings and marketing on the calendar and honor it
  • Make these daily habits second-nature

 

Links to resources:

Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo

Order Your Fight Planner

The Contractor Fight Facebook Group

The Contractor Fight Night

The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It’s time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back!

The Bridge

The Contractor Fight TV

The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast

 

Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game-changer for your business.

 

Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

 

Aug 3, 2020

If you are not implementing on a regular basis, then all the new knowledge that you are gaining does you no good. Tom is here to talk to you today about weekly crucial results. Look ahead to the week and determine what you absolutely must achieve before the week is over. Go after them as if your business depends upon it!

 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • What are the couple of things that have to be done by Friday night?
  • Crucial just means something that is incredibly important
  • The difference between the winners and losers of anything
  • Indicators that tell you what items and tasks are crucial

 

Links to resources:

The Compound Effect

 

Learn how to raise your ESR: contractorsalesacademy.com/talk

Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo

Order Your Fight Planner

The Contractor Fight Facebook Group

The Contractor Fight Night

The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It’s time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back!

The Bridge

The Contractor Fight TV

The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast

 

Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game-changer for your business.

 

Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

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