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Episode 86 You Can Succeed in Business


Welcome to this weeks episode of the Surging Forward podcast. This weeks episode is a rebroadcast of episode number 36 where I talk to Mike Gesick from my Three sons HVAC. his website is http://www.mts757.com/ he talks about how to start you own business I think you will enjoy this weeks episode as a prelude to next weeks that you don’t want to miss as I will be talking with a very successful businessman that can help you to go to that next level. Make sure you subscribe today so you don’t miss.

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What is Your Why Episode 85


What is Your Why?

(What does this even mean?)

Being successful in the trades require skills.  It requires that you learn the physics involved in how things work and what is going on. But before even attempting to learn these skills you need to understand “your why”.   Most people never really stop to think about their “why”.   This is the reason that many people are not Surging Forward in their life.  They just go about living day to day going where the wind blows.  These people have no goals. 

They never sat down and took the time to ask:

Why am I here?

What do I like to do?

Why do I want to do other things?

What is important to me?

What am I good at doing?

Knowing “your why” will help keep you on the right track throughout your life. 
Understanding “your why” will help you define your goals and help you understand your purpose in life.

You determine what your why is by thinking about the questions above.

Here are examples of some “Your Whys”, but these are just to get you thinking:

Wanting to fix and repair AC units, to help people’s lives be more comfortable.

Wanting to be an electrician to provide power for others.

Aiming to be able to provide safe running water for others.

Desiring to serve others.

Being the best at something you enjoy doing, such as building things.

Creating graphics and cool pictures that can help a company succeed.

Being a good father or mother and setting an example for your children to be able to succeed in life.

“Your why” is “Your” why

“Your why” is “Your” why.  It is not the dream of someone else or their passion. You have to narrow down “your why” in order to be able to set the goals to help you achieve the success that you want. Success is different for all of us.  We often get caught in the Hollywood idea that it is about making big money.  But that is not what it is about.  Success is based on “your why”.  Define “Your” why and that will help you to achieve your success. 

Success does not happen by accident, with the exception of the rare cases of an inheritance that you did not know about.  But even then, if you don’t have a why and you receive a lot of money you will more than likely just waste it.

Life is not like the video games or the movies where we can just live life haphazardly and hope for the best, then die and get another chance.  In games we can keep playing over and over until we get it right.  In real life there is no do over or rewind.  If you make a bad choice it can stick with you forever.  A bad choice when you are young may hinder you, but it does not mean you can’t become successful.  It just may place limitations and cause you to rethink “your why”.  That is why we need to be very conscious of the people that we hang around with.  If you hang around negative people all the time, then you are going to become one of them and that becomes your why.

The choice of “your why” is decided by:  what you are good at, what you enjoy, or just by what you want to do.  It is a choice only you can make. 

That is why “your why” is “Your” why

Take advantage of the resources around you that can help you with “your why”. Hopefully by listening to this podcast it can help you to simply take a moment to stop and think about “your why”.

We have all been created with special skills.  But we often allow other people to define who we are and what they think is best for us to do.  By honing in on our special skills it will enable us to stand out from the crowd instead of just being a number. 

By knowing “your why” it will help you to focus on what needs to be done to achieve success.

When you start, “your why” can be small but then it builds over time.  Be flexible, over time “your whys” can change so that you can Keep Surging Forward.

Start today.  What is “Your” Why?

Once you have determined this; then you can start taking steps to achieving your goal.

If you would like to set up a coaching session contact me at dave@surgingforward.com

 

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Don’t Wait to be Trained Episode 84


Pursuing Your Dream or Just Following the Crowd

Many people are pursuing someone else’s dream.  They have not even thought about their own dream and don’t have anyone to talk to or guide them.  These people just jump into going to college because that is what everyone is doing and may even be expected of them.  They go to college without even having any idea of what they want to study and are told just to start taking courses and they can decide along the way.  But many are finding this even more confusing and overwhelming with all the career choices.  Many times these people then get out of college and cannot find a good paying job in their field of study.  But they have racked up all this debt because of their student loans that are now coming due.

Not All Trades Schools Are the Same

There are also some people that attend trade schools that charge very steep tuition, but only give students the book work and not the hands on skills needed for the trades.  Working in the trades takes skill that need to be developed.  You have to be able to work out in the field and produce.  Apprenticeship programs are great because you get both the book knowledge and also the on-the-job training to develop hands on skills.

Ron’s Email

I received an email from someone I will call “Ron”.  He wrote to me in hopes that he could save someone some time and money because this is exactly the route that he followed.

Here is a summary of what Ron wrote:

Ron wrote that he felt he got tricked into the whole “go to college” scam.  He went to college without really having any idea of what direction he wanted to go. He graduated with a degree in Personal Training.  Ron started working as a personal trainer and after about 8 months, he received a letter in the mail wanting him to begin paying off the $95,000 school loan.  Ron at this time was 23 years old, married and his wife also had school loans.  Instead of thinking about buying a house and starting a family, they had to work on paying off these student loans.  Both of them were working hard, but did not seem like they were getting anywhere.

Ron’s father-in-law had a small HVAC shop and Ron started working for him.  Ron really did even know what HVAC was, but he was willing to learn and had good work ethics.  At first Ron felt like a failure because he was not working at a job of his degree he thought that manual labor was more for unskilled workers. Ron fell into depression.  Until one day he decided that he was going to make HVAC his career.  He saw that he was able to do things that others could not.  He decided to make HVAC his passion.  Ron stated watching YouTube Videos and listening to podcasts.  He started to gain technical skill and knowledge.  Ron is now only months away from taking the Master’s Test for HVAC. 

Pursue the Training That is Best For You

People often look down on workers in the trades, but college is not for everyone.  The average age of a tradesman is now 56 years old so there is a great need for skilled tradesman.  Many workers are retiring and their knowledge and skills will be lost.  There are many opportunities out there and college is only one option.  Don’t get caught up in the hype of what others are doing. 

Verify, confirm and pursue the training that is best for you so that you can keep Surging Forward.

 

If you enjoy this podcast, please feel free to leave a comment below, share with a friend and also visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SurgingForward/

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Contractor and Tradesman Courses to help you Get and Retain your Tradesman License; visit our website at www.surgingforward.com

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