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Ep.7 – Tim Brink

Tim Brink is the chief operating officer at the Mechanical Contractors Association of America. He’s also the executive director of the association’s foundation, the Mechanical Contracting Education and Research Foundation. Tim brings a unique perspective to his work at MCAA. He’s served in virtually every role in our industry, including a contractor, local association exec, […]

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Ep.6 – Dr. Hal Urban

Since 1992 Dr. Hal Urban has been passionately dedicated to the Character Education movement, and is recognized as one of the leaders in the field. He has been speaking both nationally and internationally since then.  It all started with his best-selling “Life’s Greatest Lessons.”  He is the author of seven books. You can learn more here https://halurban.com/ […]

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Ep.5 – Goal Achievement (How to Go From HERE to THERE!)

New Years Resolution don’t work. There, I said it and I am glad. We need to wake up! According to Newsweek “89% of American set Resolutions and only 49% are successful in achieving them six months later!” It’s a trap called “Fresh-Startism”. (This time it will be different.) Rubbish! It’s a wish. I ask people […]

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Ep.4 – Nic Bittle

Nic Bittle is the founder of Work Force Pro and works with contractors that want to prepare and develop their workforce to lead with impact, act like a pro, and perform at their best on a daily basis. He does this in a variety of different ways. Nic is author of three books, Small Business, […]

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Ep.3 – Elaina Burdick Wellstead

Elaina (Burdick) Wellstead is the President of EB&L Marketing (https://ebandlmarketing.com/), a full service HVAC marketing firm. Elaina grew up around HVAC and recognized that residential contractors – with their limited time and marketing training – needed help promoting their companies. This led her to open a marketing company that is 100% focused on HVAC. Her […]

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Ep.2- Optimism and Attitude

Most people want to be happy.  If you ask 100 people, 80% will say, “Of course I want to be happy.  Doesn’t everyone?”  Yet most of those people are not.  Why?  What causes happiness?  Can it be created? I believe the answer is yes.  Abraham Lincoln, who suffered more tragedy and heartache than most men […]

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Ep.1- Kevin Knebl

Kevin Knebl is an international speaker, author, trainer, and Joie de Vivre coach, whose clients include small, medium, and Fortune 500 companies. He’s an in-demand, leading authority on social selling, relationship marketing, LinkedIn and Twitter, with a healthy dose of personal development and humor blended in for good measure for conferences, conventions, company training, and […]

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Don’t Be a Door Mat

It’s summer time in beautiful Lake Chelan, WA. This sleepy little burg of 6,000 full time residents comes alive like Peter Frampton’s 1976 album. 250,000 people converge on this 55-mile long lakefront community from May to October. My wife and I spend as much time as we can here in the summer. With every rose comes […]

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Independence Means Choices

Most people I talk to don’t love their work. It’s a job. I have one friend who has been with the Post Office for 35 years and hates her job, always has. She can’t wait to retire to do something else. Wow. A 35-year self-imposed prison sentence. It’s the 4th of July. Independence Day. To […]

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Common Sense Ain’t So Common

Years ago I read a biography on Will Rogers. His rise to fame and fortune was astonishing. He died too soon. Like Mark Twain, he had a way with words. His quotes were pithy and poignant. Here are some of my favorites: When someone else blows your horn, it travels twice as far. If you […]

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