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The Love Connection Episode 64


The Love Connection, this is number four in our series on the Six Basic Human Needs

Remember the song, “What’s Love Got to do With It.  Loves got everything to do with it.  We all have this deep down desire to be loved, but many people go out looking for love just like another song says “… In All the Wrong Places”.  They have that roaming eye, that desire to be with someone when they don’t even know who they are.  That one night stand, satisfaction for about 10 – 15 minutes and then it wears off and they feel that sense of loneliness and the pain that it didn’t work out again.

In scripture Jesus states that the greatest commandment is to love.  Not talking about a sexual or romantic love, but the true deep love.  But before you can be loved and cared for, you have to put yourself out there and be vulnerable.  It is called the “Servant Attitude” of taking that first step.  When you do for other people, they will be thankful and have a sense of love or being cared for.  It starts from you.  We need to do for others like we want them to do for us.  If you want them to care about you and love you, then you need to start loving other people and doing for them.  It is a choice. 

We can’t always be on the receiving end of things.   Podcast Episode 29 spoke about whether you are a taker or a giver; which one are you?  You can listen to this episode by clicking here  If you are always on the taking side then you are not going to feel that sense of love that you are looking for.  True love comes with caring for someone else.  When you care for someone then they in turn will love you back.  We need to make a choice.  In order to be loved we need to choose to love first.  People who are truly successful in life are the ones that have learned to put others first.  They take time to make others feel cared for and feel special and then they in turn feel love and are able to keep “Surging Forward” in life.

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The Need to Feel Important Episode 63


Significance – “The Need to Feel Important” this is number three in our series on the Six Basic Human Needs. 

If we search deep down in our hearts, we all have the need to feel important.    We are not talking about being the President of the United States or a famous football player or the lead speaker at an event.  But just in our family, around friends, at work or wherever, we want to feel important. 

When we are constantly comparing ourselves to someone else we start failing, because we are trying to live someone else’s life.  We need to find our special gift.  Find out what you enjoy doing and bring others along.

Often you hear people saying “I deserve” or “I need a raise” or “I have to have more money”.  It is not the responsibility of someone else to take care of your needs.  It is up to you to make “choices”.  If someone else is making choices for you then you are not going to feel significant.  We need to make our own decisions.  If we want a raise because we don’t have enough money, then we need to make a choice; first, to stop spending.  Then second, we need to make a choice to increase our skill level.  There are many on-line classes available where you can learn at your own pace, on your own time.  With these classes you can increase your knowledge and skill level.  As you increase your knowledge, you become more valuable.  Others will see and soon you will receive a raise or even a new job offer.  When you start making good choices then you feel significant.

Another part of significance is having others around us; not being that “lone wolf”.  As we focus on what we would like to achieve, find out what we are good at, and make good choices, we make a difference in other’s lives.  Making a difference gives us a sense of importance.  All of us are important.  All of us were put on this Earth to make a difference and to help others keep “Surging Forward”.

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Changing the Mundane Episode 62


Variety – “Changing the Mundane” this is number two in our series on the Six Basic Human Needs. 

We need to have variety in our lives.  We don’t want to just keep doing the same thing over and over.  If we just keep doing the same thing everyday, day in and day out this can lead to being stuck in a rut and feeling like you are not making a difference with people.  Without variety you can get burned out.  It can lead to lead to drinking or even taking drugs to try to escape.

We need to have some kind of variety in our lives, something to break up the mundane.  Most of us work a five day work week, but we need sometime, evenings or better yet set aside one day a week to do something that is not work.  Go on a vacation and enjoy yourself.  We may think that we are too busy providing for our families to take some time off, but you need a break to re-energize yourself.  Need to find some quality time to spend with family and friends so that your world is not all just about work.  No matter your age we all need to have some variety to add spice and adventure in our life to keep us “Surging Forward”. 

Last week’s podcast was on Certainty and Comfort where we saw that there are no absolutes so we need to make right choices.

Join me next week as we discuss number three in our series – “Significance”

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Taking Your Ideas to Reality Episode 60


Many of us come up with that great idea that can make something easier. Yet most of us do not really do anything about it. In today’s episode of the Surging Forward podcast you will here the story of how a simple tradesman that works hard every day took a simple idea and made an actual working product that he than got into selling at his local retailer. Find out how he was able to take his ideas to reality and make a product that every electrician can use as well as any other trade that uses a simple Fish Tape.  Learn how you can make you dream a reality.

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Should I Give a Two Weeks Notice? Episode 59


In this Podcast Episode I talk about the question that many ask, “Should I give a two weeks notice?” In the discussion I will address the pros and cons as to how giving a two weeks notice or choosing not to give a notice can affect your reputation in the field as well as later on in life. Electricians, HAVC tech, Plumbers and many tradesman face these issues as well as those in other careers.  How do you handle them as a worker, Project Manager, Foreman, or other Manger can mean the difference in that next great opportunity.   Many look at the issues of today and fail to look at what the consequences of our choices we make will affect our future down the road.  I look forward to your comments and your stories as we share the 4 reasons why you should always give a notice before quitting.

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Learn from Your Failures Episode 58


Find the Drive within you that can help you succeed. In this episode I was able to interview Ryan Jackson.  Ryan shares his story about how he was able to become successful and about how to be the best a what you do. Ryan brings a passion and a drive from his experience. This experience shows us how to use the negativity that is given in life and turn it into a drive that helps you become  the best you can be.  Find out how you can step up to the challenge and overcome some of the many issues that you may encounter in life. Do you have a story about your success contact us and I look forward to your comments.

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Reconstruction after a disaster



Many times things happen in our lives that are not in our control. Some of the situations we can see coming down the road and some we cannot. Many time we cannot even prepare for the disaster that may be looming ahead. The most important key to being able to Surging Forward during and after is to keep hope alive. I also means not being taken advantage of and knowing who is there to help and who is there to take advantage of a bad situation. Dont be a victim after a disaster. Keep your mind sharp and stay focuses. This too will pass and there are good people always to help you out. Join me in todays episode as I talk about the Trades and rebuilding after. Hurricane Harvey. Stay Safe and Keep Surging Forward.

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Hurricane Harvey Reconstruction

 

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Being Resilient Episode 56


You ever have one of those days where things just seem to be against you? everywhere you turn something happens or there is a new problem rising to the surface.  How we react to these circumstances, many which are beyond our control, is a choice that we must make each and every time. Making the wrong choice can cause a domino effect in which the fires never seem to end. Making the right choice can Keep you Surging Forward to achieve your goals based on your decisions, not what others do. Other people influence or lives in so many negative ways without us even realizing the damage being done to our own reputations due to allowing the circumstances around us to affect the way we react toward others.  Many times you may never know an opportunity that may have been lost. Serving your customers as a contractor, whether you are an electrician, HVAC technician, Plumber, or any other tradesman or career you are in can be a challenging job in it self. Learning how to deal with each situation in its own way will allow you to meet the challenges at hand. You can start leadding anytime from where you are Feel free to chack out one of the past lessons for Episode 41 Leading form where you are.  Join me today as I talk about what it means to be resilient in this weeks podcast.

Leading From Where You Are Episode 41

 

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That Great Feeling of Accomplishment Episode 55


Ever want to have that feeling of accomplishment? How do you get there? What to do when you get there? In this episode I will be talking about the 4 ways to achieve the dreams, goals and success that you dream of or want to achieve. You have to keep these 4 steps in your circle of think before you can even think of reaching your success. You can achieve your goals and you aspirations by simply taking the step.          We all have dreams, goals,    as well as things we want to accomplish. Help understand you reasons for that and you will make it through any issues that may stand in your way.  Enjoy the podcast and I look forward to your comments. This message is great for Tradesman, Project managers, Foreman, or any other person wanting to grow their career.

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I’m Always Right Episode 54


We have all heard those words from somebody that is actually Bold enough to say “I’m Always Right. How arrogant is that really. That is what many people actually think you have to be in order to be a good leader.This is so far from the truth. In this weeks episode I am going to address some of these hard facts that many don’t want to discuss because they think it makes them a weaker person if they do not know everything. I look forward to you comments about this episode drop us a line on Face book at the link below. Please feel free to pass the episode along a nd show your peers how to Keep Surging Forward by subscribing to this podcast.

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