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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 31, 2022

Are you satisfied with where you are in your life and business? Are you aware of the path that will lead you toward your goals? Then, what are you waiting for? What are you afraid of? Why do you keep delaying that decision and stay miserable? Tom, Steve & Derek are here to encourage you to take a leap of faith and jump into the decision you want to take to chase your dream.

 

In this episode, we talk about… 

  • Having the guts to jump into the abyss 
  • Tom, Steve, and Derek share the defining moments in their life and business
  • Encouragement to take the chance on yourself and jump into the decision
  • Taking action and doing what you want to instead of worrying about things that have never happened
  • Pushing yourself to get out of your comfort zone
  • Empowering ourselves to make choices with more confidence

 

Resources:

Need to level-up your sales game? Check out Contractor Sales Pros on Facebook: https://thecontractorfight.com/salespro   

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND == 

Up your sales game! Find everything your contracting business needs to price, sell and produce for profit in one comprehensive program - BATTLEGROUND. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 

== Get your free copy of Tom's book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) ==

https://thecontractorfight.com/book

== Connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: http://thecontractorfight.com/facebook

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber

Instagram: http://thecontractorfight.com/ig

May 30, 2022

When was the last story-worthy moment of your life? Are you telling the same stories over and over for years? If so, then you are not improving or developing, and you need to create new, powerful stories to tell. 

 

Tom challenges you to start this week by taking action and becoming someone who's worth telling a new story.

 

In this episode, we talk about… 

  • Growing and being able to have another story to tell
  • Not repeating the same story for years and years

 

Resources:

 

== Whether you are struggling or succeeding in your business, there is always something you can learn and apply to take it to the next level. Attend the Mile High-Profit Summit and gain some valuable insights on how to grow your business: https://thecontractorfight.com/mhps 

 

If you enjoy the podcast please consider leaving us a rating and share the show with a fellow contractor: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-contractor-fight-with-tom-reber/id964304361  

Follow Tom on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realtomreber   

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==

Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground

== Get your free copy of Tom's book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) ==

https://thecontractorfight.com/book

== Connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: http://thecontractorfight.com/facebook

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber

Instagram: http://thecontractorfight.com/ig

May 28, 2022

As a business and sales coach, Tim and Greg often receive inquiries from people looking for advice or solutions to their problems. Tune in to hear "What Would Tim and Greg Do" if they were in your shoes.

 

In this episode, we talk about… 

  • Creating the belief in yourself that you possess the ability to solve a problem
  • Reasons why some people struggle to make a decision
  • Treating yourself with kindness, not contempt
  • Motivating yourself to make the decisions you want

 

Resources: 

 

Greg Dempsey, GC with Stonehill Builders - https://stonehillbuilders.com/ 

 

Tim Cutroni, Pond Builder with New England Aquatic Landscapes - https://iloveponds.com/ 

 

Download The Contractor’s Guide to Spotting a Cheap Prospect BEFORE They Waste Your Time and never hear “we need to think about it” again!

https://thecontractorfight.com/cheap/ 

 

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==

Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 

 

== Order your free copy of Tom's book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) == https://thecontractorfight.com/book 

 

== Connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight:

https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 

 

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 

Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig

May 27, 2022

Repeat business is the holy grail for any business — it is more than just a sign of customer satisfaction; it is the key to long-term sustainable growth! 

 

Dan advises you to focus on the relationships resulting in revenue, sales, and jobs you need to grow your business. If you do that, you will have a steady stream of leads in the future.

 

In this episode, we talk about… 

  • Building a long-term relationship with a client on trust
  • A repeat client is exponentially easier to do business with than a cold call
  • Tips to increase customer retention rates and get more repeat customers

Resources: 

== Check out Contractor Sales Pros on Facebook. The place to ask questions and share strategies and best practices to help each other get better as salespeople in the construction industry: https://thecontractorfight.com/salespro 

 

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==

Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 

 

== Get your questions answered and connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 

 

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 

 

Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig 

May 26, 2022

Tom and Dan answer your questions about dealing with customers hovering over the crew during the workday and how to deal with unrealistic expectations from customers.

 

Question1: How do you mitigate customers hovering over the crew during the workday?

  • Let them know beforehand what will happen and what you expect from them.
  • Zip walls keep the customer away if you work inside.
  • Handle it playfully — tell them that your people are uncomfortable and less efficient when they watch their every move.
  • Ask why they are watching you and express your concerns to them — they will usually understand

 

Question2: How do you deal with customers' unrealistic expectations besides walking away?

  • Make sure you know all their expectations before you accept the job. 
  • Before you take even a penny from them, be clear and precise about the work — they'll have no leverage at that point.
  • Include them in the contract, and list them in the work order — so that there is documentation on what was discussed and agreed upon.

 

Resources: 

Submit your questions to help@thecontractorfight.com with the subject “Podcast” and Tom and Dan will try to answer them on an upcoming show.

 

Visit our sponsors of this episode, NiceJob. NiceJob is Reputation Marketing software that will help your business collect 2-3 times more reviews on Google, Facebook, and the platforms that matter. Don’t forget to use code “Fight” for $50 off the first month on new accounts! https://www.TheContractorFight.com/nicejob 

 

Are you stealing money from your family because you aren’t charging enough for your services? Discover what you SHOULD be charging. Download our 50% Gross Profit cheat sheet: https://thecontractorfight.com/50

 

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==

Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 

 

== Order your free copy of Tom’s book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) == https://thecontractorfight.com/book 

 

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 

Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig

May 25, 2022

Tom spoke with Tyson Chischillie of Nava Electric — an Army veteran and now an electrical contractor. Their discussion focuses on sales and how to use your values to stand out from the competition, as well as the lessons he learned from his military experience and applied to the business world.

 

In this episode, we talk about… 

  • Tyson's backstory and how he ended up in the electrical contracting business
  • Tyson's struggle with his mental health
  • The things he learned from the military that he applied to his business like delegation of responsibility and standing up for what you believe in.
  • Raising your prices and making the sales process simple for people.
  • Tyson's advice to those who have concerns about Shin-Fu's pre-sales qualification process
  • Examples of motives that he has encountered as an electrical contractor 
  • Tyson's experience using the Shin-Fu pre-qualification sales process as an electrical contractor
  • Tyson's advice for specialty contractors to niche down
  • About his unique selling proposition and how he conveys it to people
  • His experience at the Mile High-Profit Summit held in Denver in September

 

Resources: 

 

= Nava Electric: https://navaelectricinc.com/ 

 

= Join us in BATTLEGROUND – Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info, check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground  

 

= The profit you earn starts with the stories you tell.  Most contractors will never build their empire because they're telling the WRONG stories. Join us this September in Denver, and learn how to control your story and your profit. https://thecontractorfight.com/mhps 

= Get your free copy of Tom's book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship): https://thecontractorfight.com/book 

= Connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: http://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 

= Grab the Gear: https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

= Find Us on Social Media: 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 

Instagram: http://thecontractorfight.com/ig

May 24, 2022

Price objections are a common occurrence in sales conversations, and if you fail to handle price objections properly, you may end up making mistakes that can negatively affect your business. Tom explains how some people make mistakes when they encounter a price objection — if you avoid these mistakes, you'll sell more.

 

In this episode, we talk about… 

  • The most common mistake people make when they get a price objection
  1. Defending your price 
  2. Offering to lower your price
  3. Not Asking questions about the objection
  • Strategies to help deal with the price objection

 

Resources:

Need to level-up your sales game? Check out Contractor Sales Pros on Facebook: https://thecontractorfight.com/salespro   

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND == 

Up your sales game! Find everything your contracting business needs to price, sell and produce for profit in one comprehensive program - BATTLEGROUND. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 

== Get your free copy of Tom's book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) ==

https://thecontractorfight.com/book

== Connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: http://thecontractorfight.com/facebook

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber

Instagram: http://thecontractorfight.com/ig

Live Unafraid Swag: http://thecontractorfight.com/unafraid 

May 23, 2022

Stories sell — it is human nature to connect with other people's stories and get emotionally invested in them. Selling through stories is one of the most powerful tools you can use. This is why Tom advises you to tell stories to the clients and use them as a way of connecting with them.

 

In this episode, we talk about… 

  • Generating clients by connecting with them emotionally
  • Understanding the power of telling stories in your marketing
  • Some strategies that you can use to tell better stories in your marketing

 

Resources:

 

== Whether you are struggling or succeeding in your business, there is always something you can learn and apply to take it to the next level. Attend the Mile High-Profit Summit and gain some valuable insights on how to grow your business: https://thecontractorfight.com/mhps 

 

If you enjoy the podcast please consider leaving us a rating and share the show with a fellow contractor: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-contractor-fight-with-tom-reber/id964304361  

Follow Tom on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realtomreber   

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==

Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground

== Get your free copy of Tom's book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) ==

https://thecontractorfight.com/book

== Connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: http://thecontractorfight.com/facebook

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber

Instagram: http://thecontractorfight.com/ig

Live Unafraid Swag: http://thecontractorfight.com/unafraid 

May 21, 2022

Tim and Greg continue their discussion about organized chaos. In part one, they talked about self-development, finding a balance between your business and personal life, and giving yourself some leeway since no one works at the same pace or learns in the same manner.

 

In this episode, we talk about… 

  • One of the best ways to learn — focusing on one thing at a time
  • Developing the habit of self-reflection
  • Having accountable people around you
  • Ensuring that you are doing what you need to do

 

Resources: 

 

Greg Dempsey, GC with Stonehill Builders - https://stonehillbuilders.com/ 

 

Tim Cutroni, Pond Builder with New England Aquatic Landscapes - https://iloveponds.com/ 

 

Download The Contractor’s Guide to Spotting a Cheap Prospect BEFORE They Waste Your Time and never hear “we need to think about it” again!

https://thecontractorfight.com/cheap/ 

 

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==

Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 

 

== Order your free copy of Tom's book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) == https://thecontractorfight.com/book 

 

== Connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight:

https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 

 

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 

Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig 

Live Unafraid Swag: https://thecontractorfight.com/unafraid

May 20, 2022

Accountability is a critical skill with which you can create the life and business you desire — it is a highly effective strategy for staying motivated and achieving your goals. It is what keeps you on track for success. Dan talks about the importance of accountability in one’s life.

 

In this episode, we talk about… 

  • Definition of accountability and the impact of having an accountability partner around you
  • Developing the habit of being accountable to hold yourself to your goals
  • Ways for making accountability ever-present in your life

Resources: 

== Check out Contractor Sales Pros on Facebook. The place to ask questions and share strategies and best practices to help each other get better as salespeople in the construction industry: https://thecontractorfight.com/salespro 

 

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==

Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 

 

== Get your questions answered and connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 

 

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 


Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig

May 19, 2022

In this episode, Tom and Dan answer your questions about some word tracks to gracefully turn down customers you don't want to work with, tips to attract FWS quickly, and the reason why painters wear white clothes.

 

In this episode, we talk about…  

Question1: What are some good word tracks to gracefully reject projects that you don't want to do?

  • Just playing the schedule card will get you off the hook with some of those people
  • Record a video appreciating them for reaching out and let them know your situation — offer to refer them to someone else
  • If you don't want to work with a client, tell them it won't be a good fit

 

Question2: What's the quickest way to pull-in FWS?

  • Build your brand — it will draw your customers and employees in
  • Be in a place where people want to work with you 

 

Question3: Why do painters wear white, and is it important?

  • In the past, they wore whites because everything was painted white
  • Blue jeans look sloppy — it sends a bad message
  • This is about being intentional about the culture you're building

 

Resources: 

Submit your questions to help@thecontractorfight.com with the subject “Podcast” and Tom and Dan will try to answer them on an upcoming show.

 

Visit our sponsors of this episode, NiceJob. NiceJob is Reputation Marketing software that will help your business collect 2-3 times more reviews on Google, Facebook, and the platforms that matter. Don’t forget to use code “Fight” for $50 off the first month on new accounts! https://www.TheContractorFight.com/nicejob 

 

Are you stealing money from your family because you aren’t charging enough for your services? Discover what you SHOULD be charging. Download our 50% Gross Profit cheat sheet: https://thecontractorfight.com/50

 

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==

Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 

 

== Order your free copy of Tom’s book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) == https://thecontractorfight.com/book 

 

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 

Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig 

May 17, 2022

In order to be confident, we need to know. We need to know what we are doing and how to do it in the best way possible. Knowledge is power, and the more knowledge you have, the more confident you will be. 

 

Tom and Derek remind you that the sales game requires confidence and that confidence comes from knowledge.

 

In this episode, we talk about… 

  • Things that exude up your confidence
  • Some things that derail people's confidence in the sales game
  • Tips for having a confident conversation with the prospect
  • Developing the habit of asking questions when conversing with a customer
  • Advice for somebody who is struggling in the sales process

Resources:

Need to level-up your sales game? Check out Contractor Sales Pros on Facebook: https://thecontractorfight.com/salespro   

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND == 

Up your sales game! Find everything your contracting business needs to price, sell and produce for profit in one comprehensive program - BATTLEGROUND. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 

== Get your free copy of Tom's book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) ==

https://thecontractorfight.com/book

== Connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: http://thecontractorfight.com/facebook

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber

Instagram: http://thecontractorfight.com/ig

 

May 16, 2022

Tom discusses the theme of the upcoming Mile High-Profit Summit, which will be held in September, to help business owners identify the best ways to grow their businesses and make more money. He also shares what people can expect from the summit.  

In this episode, we talk about… 

  • The theme of the upcoming Mile High-Profit Summit: Change your self-talk
  • Being unafraid of challenges the world throws at you to grow your business
  • Things that you can expect from the summit

 

Resources:

 

== Whether you are struggling or succeeding in your business, there is always something you can learn and apply to take it to the next level. Attend the Mile High-Profit Summit and gain some valuable insights on how to grow your business: https://thecontractorfight.com/mhps 

 

If you enjoy the podcast please consider leaving us a rating and share the show with a fellow contractor: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-contractor-fight-with-tom-reber/id964304361  

Follow Tom on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realtomreber   

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==

Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground

== Get your free copy of Tom's book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) ==

https://thecontractorfight.com/book

== Connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: http://thecontractorfight.com/facebook

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber

Instagram: http://thecontractorfight.com/ig

 

May 14, 2022

Are you losing your mind trying to balance your personal life, work-life, and everything else in between? Relax...Tim and Greg are here to help you gain control over your organized chaos.

 

In this episode, we talk about… 

  • The issue with striving to be good at everything all at once
  • Fear of missing out on other things when you’re focused on one thing
  • Encouragement for doing one thing at a time

 

Resources: 

 

Greg Dempsey, GC with Stonehill Builders - https://stonehillbuilders.com/ 

 

Tim Cutroni, Pond Builder with New England Aquatic Landscapes - https://iloveponds.com/ 

 

Download The Contractor’s Guide to Spotting a Cheap Prospect BEFORE They Waste Your Time and never hear “we need to think about it” again!

https://thecontractorfight.com/cheap/ 

 

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==

Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 

 

== Order your free copy of Tom's book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) == https://thecontractorfight.com/book 

 

== Connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight:

https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 

 

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 

Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig 

 

May 13, 2022

Do you feel overwhelmed by life right now? Is it hard to keep up your pace? Do you wonder how you'll keep going in this manner? Then tune in as Dan talks about how you can help yourself when you feel overwhelmed by work, stress, or busyness.

 

In this episode, we talk about… 

  • Common reasons for feeling overwhelmed
  • What to do when you are feeling overwhelmed
  • Three key elements to time management: routine, time blocking, and prioritizing your tasks

Resources: 

== Check out Contractor Sales Pros on Facebook. The place to ask questions and share strategies and best practices to help each other get better as salespeople in the construction industry: https://thecontractorfight.com/salespro 

 

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==

Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 

 

== Get your questions answered and connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 

 

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 

 

Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig 

 

May 12, 2022

The guys answer questions from a contractor who wants to use an RMO ( Relationship Managing Officer) for his unlicensed business and a young businessman who wants advice on getting more leads considering his young age and the small town where his company is located.

 

In this episode, we talk about…  

  • Question 1: I'm considering hiring an RMO for my unlicensed business, which will cost me five to ten percent. What is your opinion on hiring an RMO?
    • It sounds like a half-baked plan that is destined for disaster
    • Contact Legal Coach Karalynn Cromeens
    • Don't do it and go through the effort to get your own license

 

  • Question 2: I recently started my own contracting company in a small blue-collar town, but I'm having trouble getting leads due to my age (18) and location. Can you provide any advice on this issue?
    • Age has nothing to do with it — it's all about how you're showing up
    • Get legal, get insured, and take advantage of the lawful things that are available to a business owner 
    • Build your brand through social media and by building relationships in your town with influencers

Resources: 

Submit your questions to help@thecontractorfight.com with the subject “Podcast” and Tom and Dan will try to answer them on an upcoming show.

 

Visit our sponsors of this episode, NiceJob. NiceJob is Reputation Marketing software that will help your business collect 2-3 times more reviews on Google, Facebook, and the platforms that matter. Don’t forget to use code “Fight” for $50 off the first month on new accounts! https://www.TheContractorFight.com/nicejob 

 

Are you stealing money from your family because you aren’t charging enough for your services? Discover what you SHOULD be charging. Download our 50% Gross Profit cheat sheet: https://thecontractorfight.com/50

 

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==

Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 

 

== Order your free copy of Tom’s book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) == https://thecontractorfight.com/book 

 

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 

Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig 

 

May 11, 2022

Tom speaks with Stephanie Burgess from Burgess Construction, an outstanding example of a woman in the trades. Stephanie started the company with her husband in 2020, and in just three years, she has led it to experience rapid growth with her determination, self-awareness, self-discipline, and clarity. 

 

In this episode, we talk about… 

  • Stephanie's backstory of how she got involved in contracting business
  • Approaching clients in a new business
  • Tips for people who're thinking about starting a contracting business
  • Promoting yourself on Facebook consistently to make sales
  • The biggest changes she made in her business since she joined The Fight
  • Using social media to market yourself when you don't have the budget to spend on advertising
  • Advice to somebody who's hesitant to raise their price
  • Working with your spouse and creating a positive and healthy work environment



Resources: 

 

= Burgess Construction: https://burgessconstructionllc.com/ 

 

= Join us in BATTLEGROUND – Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info, check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground  

 

= The profit you earn starts with the stories you tell.  Most contractors will never build their empire because they're telling the WRONG stories. Join us this September in Denver, and learn how to control your story and your profit. https://thecontractorfight.com/mhps 

= Get your free copy of Tom's book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship): https://thecontractorfight.com/book 

 

= Connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: http://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 

= Grab the Gear: https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

= Find Us on Social Media: 

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May 10, 2022

Have you started saving for your retirement? Or, are you the one who believes retirement is a long-ago possibility and planning for it can be done much later on? 

 

Steve is here to remind you to get your shit together now and start saving for your future because you're going to retire one day, and you'll need a nest egg when you're no longer working.

 

In this episode, we talk about… 

  • Having enough money so you don’t have to worry about money after retirement
  • Factors to consider while calculating your retirement corpus
  • The two types of assets: good assets and bad assets
  • Learning how to make money and enjoy your life at the same time
  • Steve's three basic principles to run your business:
  • Knowing your numbers and charging the right amount — The easiest way to get rich
  • Communication — Having the right discussions can get you to know the real customers and save time
  • Leadership — Treating people so they want to stick with you so they can agree with your vision

 

Resources:

Need to level-up your sales game? Check out Contractor Sales Pros on Facebook: https://thecontractorfight.com/salespro   

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND == 

Up your sales game! Find everything your contracting business needs to price, sell and produce for profit in one comprehensive program - BATTLEGROUND. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 

== Get your free copy of Tom's book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) ==

https://thecontractorfight.com/book

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May 9, 2022

No one is coming to save you. No one's going to fix all your issues for you. Don't sit around and wait for things to happen. Be your own hero. Throw the excuses away and take action towards your business and life! Tom motivates you to find a way to win, whatever the circumstances are right now.

 

In this episode, we talk about… 

  • The story of the bookmark business and what contractors can learn from it
  • Helping yourself is the best way to solve your problems — not waiting for others to do it
  • Finding a way to win when you are in a challenging situation. 

Resources:

 

If you enjoy the podcast please consider leaving us a rating and share the show with a fellow contractor: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-contractor-fight-with-tom-reber/id964304361  

Follow Tom on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realtomreber   

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==

Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground

== Get your free copy of Tom's book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) ==

https://thecontractorfight.com/book

== Connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: http://thecontractorfight.com/facebook

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

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May 7, 2022

Do you want to make improvements to your business or personal life? If so, what are you waiting for? What is stopping you from making the choices you want to? When are you going to take action? 

 

Tim and Greg are here to motivate you to take action to initiate the change you want in your life and business.

 

In this episode, we talk about… 

 

  • Motivation for not being in a stagnant state and making progress 
  • Doing what needs to be done
  • Things that hold us from making a decision

 

Resources: 

 

Greg Dempsey, GC with Stonehill Builders - https://stonehillbuilders.com/ 

 

Tim Cutroni, Pond Builder with New England Aquatic Landscapes - https://iloveponds.com/ 

 

Download The Contractor’s Guide to Spotting a Cheap Prospect BEFORE They Waste Your Time and never hear “we need to think about it” again!

https://thecontractorfight.com/cheap/ 

 

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==

Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 

 

== Order your free copy of Tom's book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) == https://thecontractorfight.com/book 

 

== Connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight:

https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 

 

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

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Live Unafraid Swag: https://thecontractorfight.com/unafraid 

 

The Contractor Fight is the ultimate resource for becoming an uncommon contractor! Pick a fight with mediocrity. Live Unafraid.

 

May 6, 2022

One of the most significant factors affecting success — personal or professional — is a person's mindset. What you think about every day directly affects how you behave, so it's imperative to grasp this crucial ingredient well! Dan explains the importance of maintaining a killer mindset in your business and personal life.

 

In this episode, we talk about… 

  • The importance of maintaining a solid mindset
  • Three things need to be done in business to have a strong mindset:
  1. Believing in yourself
  2. Knowing your numbers and selling with confidence
  3. Maintaining control of the project at all times

 

Resources: 

== Check out Contractor Sales Pros on Facebook. The place to ask questions and share strategies and best practices to help each other get better as salespeople in the construction industry: https://thecontractorfight.com/salespro 

 

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==

Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 

 

== Get your questions answered and connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 

 

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 

 

Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig 

 

Live Unafraid Swag: https://thecontractorfight.com/unafraid 

 

The Contractor Fight is the ultimate resource for becoming an uncommon contractor! Pick a fight with mediocrity. Live Unafraid.

May 5, 2022

A remodeling contractor is in a bind when the homeowner he worked for claims that one of his subs has broken their window while working. However, the sub did not tell him about any damage, and now the homeowner wants him to fix the window. He seeks advice from Tom and Dan on how to proceed with the situation.

 

In this episode, we talk about…  

  • A similar experience Tom had in the past with a client
  • It doesn't matter whose fault it is because you're attached to it — write her a check for the new window or have one installed.
  • Not wasting your mental energy, focus, and time on the issue — it will take you away from scoring points in other areas of your business.
  • Counting it as a marketing expense

 

Resources: 

Submit your questions to help@thecontractorfight.com with the subject “Podcast” and Tom and Dan will try to answer them on an upcoming show.

 

Visit our sponsors of this episode, NiceJob. NiceJob is Reputation Marketing software that will help your business collect 2-3 times more reviews on Google, Facebook, and the platforms that matter. Don’t forget to use code “Fight” for $50 off the first month on new accounts!  https://www.TheContractorFight.com/nicejob 

 

Are you stealing money from your family because you aren’t charging enough for your services? Discover what you SHOULD be charging. Download our 50% Gross Profit cheat sheet: https://thecontractorfight.com/50

 

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==

Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 

 

== Order your free copy of Tom’s book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) == https://thecontractorfight.com/book 

 

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 

Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig 

Live Unafraid Swag: https://thecontractorfight.com/unafraid 

 

The Contractor Fight is the ultimate resource for becoming an uncommon contractor! Pick a fight with mediocrity. Live Unafraid.

May 4, 2022

It's time to think outside the box with Tom and Tim Cutroni — one of the coaches on The Fight and the host of The Long & Short of It. Together, they roleplay sales calls with prospects and share tips and tricks for closing sales over the phone!

 

In this episode, we talk about… 

  • An example of bad sales tactics
  • Questions to ask while attending a sales call
  • Reasons why you should ask for pictures from the client
  • Advice for contractors who are having a hard time getting pictures from the clients
  • Making the conversation about the client and not going to the technical stuff
  • A roleplay about how to approach a sales call in these two scenarios:
  1. When a prospect reaches out through the phone, and you have to ask for pictures
  2. Talking to the client after the pictures have been sent



Resources: 

 

= Tim Cutroni, Pond Builder with New England Aquatic Landscapes - https://iloveponds.com/ 

 

= Join us in BATTLEGROUND – Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info, check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground  

 

= The profit you earn starts with the stories you tell.  Most contractors will never build their empire because they're telling the WRONG stories. Join us this September in Denver, and learn how to control your story and your profit. https://thecontractorfight.com/mhps 

= Get your free copy of Tom's book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship): https://thecontractorfight.com/book 

 

= Connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: http://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 

= Grab the Gear: https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

= Find Us on Social Media: 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 

Instagram: http://thecontractorfight.com/ig 

Live Unafraid Swag: http://thecontractorfight.com/unafraid   

May 3, 2022

Are you constantly tracking your sales, numbers, and leads? If not, you could be missing the secret to a successful business. In this episode, Steve, Tom, and Derek give you a glimpse into the Battleground group by explaining the importance of tracking for your business.

 

In this episode, we talk about… 

  • The importance of tracking
  • The difference between a successful business and an unsuccessful one
  • Examples of how tracking can make your business batter
  • Things you need to track in the 5 phases of your business: marketing, sales, operations, back-office stuff (Quickbooks), and leadership
  • Reasons why tracking feels like a daunting task for some people
  • Tips for making tracking easy for you
  • Advice for somebody who's not in the habit of tracking anything

 

Resources:

Need to level-up your sales game? Check out Contractor Sales Pros on Facebook: https://thecontractorfight.com/salespro   


== Join us in BATTLEGROUND == 
Up your sales game! Find everything your contracting business needs to price, sell and produce for profit in one comprehensive program - BATTLEGROUND. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 

== Get your free copy of Tom's book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) ==
https://thecontractorfight.com/book

 

== Connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: http://thecontractorfight.com/facebook

 

== Grab the Gear ==
https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber

Instagram: http://thecontractorfight.com/ig

May 2, 2022

Have you felt the loneliness of a leader? Although leaders are surrounded by people, they may still feel alone due to the multitude of responsibilities they have to maintain the business. To get through this week, Tom encourages you to keep going with your gut when you know something is right and not back down.

 

In this episode, we talk about… 

  • Examples where the leader is often standing alone or feeling alone.
  • Sometimes, as a leader, you have to make decisions that are not popular with your team
  • Listening to your gut when something feels right and then sticking to it

 

Resources:

If you enjoy the podcast please consider leaving us a rating and share the show with a fellow contractor: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-contractor-fight-with-tom-reber/id964304361  

Follow Tom on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realtomreber   

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==

Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground

== Get your free copy of Tom's book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) ==

https://thecontractorfight.com/book

== Connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: http://thecontractorfight.com/facebook

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber

Instagram: http://thecontractorfight.com/ig

Live Unafraid Swag: http://thecontractorfight.com/unafraid  

 

The Contractor Fight is the ultimate resource for becoming an uncommon contractor! Pick a fight with mediocrity. Live Unafraid.

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