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The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber

Stop stressing out about your contracting business and take back control. The Contractor Fight is bringing respect and dignity back to the trades one contractor at a time. Discover how to market, sell, and consistently produce your projects at a profit with industry expert and powerful motivator Tom Reber. Stop stealing from your family. Earn what you're worth. Build a business that serves you.
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Now displaying: April, 2023
Apr 27, 2023

Have you ever had a client hold your feet to the fire on everything, demand discounts, nitpick your work, and leave bad reviews? Tom knows your pain, and he's here to help. He shares his insights on why some clients can be a pain in the ass and shows you some practical techniques to navigate demanding clients and avoid getting screwed over.

 

So, tune in and don't let the client drama get in the way of your success — learn how to win the race today!

 

Conversation Highlights:

[00:00] - Intro - ways that your clients make things tough for you

[02:10] - Three ways to avoid client issues

[03:04] - Communicate effectively with your clients

[03:23] - How the common contractor communicates

[06:15] - Stop avoiding tough conversations

[07:50] - Set expectations with your clients

[09:43] - Closing remarks

 

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== Find Us on Social Media ==

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

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Apr 20, 2023

Today’s guest, Jordan Adams, is a stoicism practitioner, proponent, and fitness coach. Jordan comes from a family of contractors and has a background in sales and management. During the discussion, Tom and Jordan explore the fundamental principles and values of stoicism and how these can benefit personal and professional growth. Jordan also shares his expertise in sales and leadership, providing valuable insights for contractors.

 

Conversation Highlights:

[00:00] - Intro

[01:50] - Jordan’s background

[10:06] - What is stoicism

[15:13] - The four main principles of stoicism

[15:23] - The concept of Memento Mori

[18:18] - Why not live life as a hedonist

[21:53] - Stoicism in Action

[29:58] - The dichotomy of control

[32:00] - The role of attitude in sales and leadership

[35:11] - Stoic response to when things don’t go as planned 

[41:39] - Dwelling on past mistakes is unproductive

[43:51] - The concept of Eudaimonia

[47:10] - How stoicism can help someone become a better father

[51:47] - The ultimate goal of a stoic 

[53:56] - The best way to connect to Jordan

 

Resources:

 

== Jordan Adams on IG: https://www.instagram.com/thestoicdad_/ 

 

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In this workshop, you’ll learn the ONE thing you need to focus on to take your business to the next level and make more money! 💰 Plus, you’ll network with other badass contractors and have fun in the sun at our gorgeous resort location! 🌴

So, if you’re ready to transform your business and have some fun doing it, click the link to reserve your spot NOW! We can’t wait to see you there! 🤘

Register today: https://thecontractorfight.com/strong

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== 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 

 

== Rate the Podcast ==

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Apr 13, 2023

In today's episode, Tom discusses his personal journey and how his time in the Marine Corps has shaped his approach to business.

He kicks off the episode by discussing the truth about big goals. He shares that while setting ambitious goals is essential, only about 6% of people actually reach them. Next, Tom delves into why many people struggle to hit goals, including lack of consistency, fear of failure, and not taking enough action.

Drawing from his experience in the military, Tom reveals how the discipline, determination, and perseverance instilled in him during his time in the Marine Corps have been key factors in his entrepreneurial success. He shares how the rigors of military training taught him the importance of consistent effort, regardless of obstacles or setbacks, and how this mindset has translated into his approach to running his own business.

Tom also opens up about his current big goal and how he is applying the lessons he learned in the Marine Corps to achieve it. He emphasizes the importance of consistent action toward one's goals and shares practical tips and strategies for overcoming challenges and staying focused on the desired outcome.

As Tom reflects on his military experience and entrepreneurial journey, he offers valuable insights and advice for aspiring contractors and anyone striving to achieve their goals. From the power of consistency to the importance of taking action, Tom's story is a compelling reminder that success is achievable with the right mindset and determination.

 

Conversation Highlights:

[00:00] - Tom’s big goals and the truth about them

[02:25] - Only 6% of people reach their goals

[04:03] - Reasons why you're not hitting your goals

[05:32] - The current big goal of Tom

[05:56] - Consistent effort brings success

[06:58] - Take action on your goals

 

Resources:

 

== STRONG LEADER LIVE: Who wouldn’t want to take a break on the beach while supercharging their business? Join bestselling author Mike Michalowicz and the TCF team at our exclusive Strong Leader Live workshop in Panama City Beach, Florida! ☀️

In this workshop, you’ll learn the ONE thing you need to focus on to take your business to the next level and make more money! 💰 Plus, you’ll network with other badass contractors and have fun in the sun at our gorgeous resort location! 🌴

So, if you’re ready to transform your business and have some fun doing it, click the link to reserve your spot NOW! We can’t wait to see you there! 🤘

Register today: https://thecontractorfight.com/strong

 

💸 Grab your copy of our FREE Contractors Guide to Spotting Cheap Prospects here: 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 

 

== 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 

 

== Rate the Podcast ==

Help your fellow contractors find the podcast! Please leave a rating/review! 

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Apr 6, 2023

Tom’s guest today knows a thing or two about business growth. Jim Kaloutas — the owner of Kaloutas, a commercial painting business, and an all-around cool guy. He has a wealth of experience in leadership development and building killer teams. 

In this episode, Jim shares insights on how he has leveraged LinkedIn to drive growth for his company. Beyond attracting new clients, Jim highlights how LinkedIn has helped him hire highly skilled employees, develop a strong team and create a company culture that rocks - all contributing to his multi-million-dollar business success.

 

Conversation Highlights:

[00:00] - Welcome notes and Jim’s intro

[02:40] - Why Jim’s business took ten years to hit $1M

[04:51] - Pivotal moments that shaped Jim’s business trajectory

[07:56] - Utilizing LinkedIn to grow business

[11:18] - How Jim’s business grew through acquisitions

[12:19] - Jim’s definition of culture

[13:46] - Balancing firmness and high standards with a safe work environment

[17:47] - Jim’s employee recruitment strategies

[25:05] - Jim’s biggest struggle with the career path

[29:08] - Teaching your crew members to think independently

[32:35] - Training your employees without compromising financial stability

[36:24] - Tom’s biggest leadership fail

[40:48] - The current challenges that contractors are facing

[44:09] - Jim’s message to fellow contractors

[45:53] - The best way to contact Jim

[48:31] - How Jim evaluates his performance for job suitability

 

Resources:

 

== Kaloutas on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kaloutas/

Website: https://www.kaloutas.com/

 

== STRONG LEADER LIVE: 

Who wouldn't want to take a break on the beach while supercharging their business? Join bestselling author Mike Michalowicz and the TCF team at our exclusive Strong Leader Live workshop in Panama City Beach, Florida! ☀️

In this workshop, you'll learn the ONE thing you need to focus on to take your business to the next level and make more money! 💰 Plus, you'll network with other badass contractors and have fun in the sun at our gorgeous resort location! 🌴

So, if you're ready to transform your business and have some fun doing it, click the link to reserve your spot NOW! We can't wait to see you there! 🤘

Register today: https://thecontractorfight.com/strong

 

💸 Grab your copy of our FREE Contractors Guide to Spotting Cheap Prospects here: 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 

 

== 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 

 

== Rate the Podcast ==

Help your fellow contractors find the podcast! Please leave a rating/review! 

Apple Podcasts  

Spotify 

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