[VIDEO] the low supply creates huge opportunities

“The average age of skilled tradesmen is 56 year old. Younger people are not entering the trades at a rate sufficient to replace retirements.  As a result, 10 million new skilled workers will be needed by 2020.” – Matt Michel of the Service RoundTable.

It's time to learn a trade

Matt Michel wrote an eye opening lead-in to Ron Smith’s New Edition of HVAC Spells Wealth. Matt’s chapter, The Future of HVAC, creates a vivid picture of how the future could look.

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turning 38

Today’s my 38th birthday.  I’ve been contemplating this last year, and what it has meant to me.   I’ve decided to walk through a few points, and share them here with you.

Just to set the stage, I wrote this at a coffee house.  My preferred coffee is a simple brewed coffee.  I like a touch of cream, and just a few shakes of sugar.  I don’t need my drink to be fancy.  Yet, I want the base of my coffee to be really good.  A high quality bean that is expertly roasted.  That is a great analogy to my life.

My life is built upon a good base.  It’s a solid one that has allowed me to weather the very turbulent year that was 37 for me.

In my 37th year; I lost my mom, my dad had a heart attack, I had a major surgery, I bought a new home, was asked to be an elder in the church, and added 3 new team members to the SET Team.  You can read more about the loss of my mom here, and how it effected me:  When life knocks you down.

But what about now?  Now, I’m 38.  How’s the State of Todd?

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the thing that stops you

I often hear people say, “I don’t have the money.”  It’s an excuse.  It’s not a reality.  The reality is something much more serious.

Money is abundant.  It is literally everywhere.  And, money is like seeds.  It grows when it is planted in the right places.

The issue isn’t money, it’s your mindset.

If your mind isn’t ready, then pouring money into it will not yield any returns.

You have to prepare your mind.  You need to treat it like a garden.

Remove the weeds that are choking out growth.  Turn over the old top soil and get down to some fresh dirt.

When your mind is ready, then you are ready.

That’s why we always start our Training Programs with “Prepare.”

That’s why we influence you for months, sometimes years, through our blogs and free content.

We are Preparing Your Mind for Growth!

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going the extra mile, aka - making the muffins

Wouldn’t it be nice to work at a company where people go above and beyond what is expected?  Not for praise or reward, but because they have the ability and desire to give back. Imagine a workplace where every team member gives their best every day, and goes the extra mile to make sure the team is successful.

Creating a giving culture copy - Brandy Rogers
Brandy Rogers submitted today’s article. She is the Marketing Director for Gary’s AC in Amarillo, TX.

I work for Gary’s AC in Amarillo, TX.  And, we have a culture of “going the extra mile.”  We call it “Making the Muffins.”

Normally, “Making the Muffins” goes unnoticed.  That’s because the type of person that makes the muffins, doesn’t brag or seek a pat on the back.

Companies reward so many types of behaviors: revenue numbers, callbacks %, closing %, service agreement conversions, and so on.  All of those things are good, and we reward them too.

But what about the “muffin makers’?  Their good deeds often go unnoticed.

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What a National Award Winner says about the Manager Series

Corey Hickmann Testimony

Corey Hickmann is the owner of Comfort Matters HVAC. You probably know him, or at least have heard of him.

Corey Hickmann Award

Corey’s company is a National Award Winner for Installations, and his company is on the list of Forbe’s Fastest Growing Businesses.

Corey Hickmann and PlungerIn addition, Corey has a reputation for being a giver to other leaders (and a bit of a comedian.)

Corey can often be heard in the Service Nation Alliance Peer Groups as he leads contractors to better results.

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