Are You Easily Offended? Episode 51

Being a good leader means that sometimes you have to deal with those that are easily offended. When is the right time to ask questions? Should you call someone out when they do something wrong? Do you get upset when someone calls you out? These are but some of the questions we address in this podcast as we help you to Keep Surging Forward.  Whether you are a leader or work simply work in the field, we all get exposed to those that seem to get offend very easy.  Sometimes each of us have a time when we are offended. Enjoy This podcast as we discuss how to avoided being easily offeded and how to deal with those that are easily offended. Check out the Surging Forward podcast on ITunes and any other podcast app. Please let us know if you cannot find it.

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Being Transparent on the Road to Success Episode 50

This week Episode is a great Interview With Dustin Stelzer from Live wire Electric. He has his own company as well as does a Vlog and a podcast documenting what it is like to be in the electrical field and be successful in business. Learn how to deal with the ups and downs as Dustin shares where you can go to get help and offers great encouragement to those just starting out as well as seasoned Journeyman.  He is totally transparent as to what works and what does not work by sharing his success as well as the not so successful ventures in his career.

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Failure to Communicate Episode 49

Ever seem like no one is listening to you?  Do you ever get tired of listening to others? We live in a hectic world nowadays and in seems like we have lost the ability to get our thoughts out to others. In todays episode I will be talking on how to communicate and Keep Surging Forward. You can succeed in the workforce and be able to prosper, but basic communication skills are essential.  Learning how to get your point across can open up many doors to Keep You Surging Forward.

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Finding a Mentor Episode 46

Some call them Father figures, teachers, or even Coaches. But really they are mentors people that make a difference in our lives.  Do you need a Mentor?  Should you have a Mentor? What is a Mentor really?  Can you be a Mentor? All of these questions are answered in this weeks podcast where we talk about Finding a mentor.

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How to Keep Moving on when Things don’t Go Your Way Episode 45

Ever have one of those days or even weeks where nothing seems to go your way? Yes we all have them. Join me for this weeks episode as we talk about how to make it through those days, and how those days can even make use stronger. What will you do to make the situation a better one.

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Episode 42 When Your at A Fork in the Road

We have been there, life happens. What do you do when you get to that Fork in the Road. Change is often very hard, but it is inevitable. We all have to make decisions. If you never make a decision you cannot Surging Forward. Join me today as I provide the 3 most Important steps to take when coming to the Fork in the Road.

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Leading From Where You Are Episode 41

Hope you are having a great start to the week. If you have noticed this episode came out a little later. I have chosen to change to Mondays to help you to be able to Start your week Surging Forward, instead of ending the week. This week is a great episode where I will be talking about how you can start leading from where ever you are. I will be going over the seven steps that you can implement no matter where you are on the career ladder. I am going to help you to take that step and take a risk. Once done you will find that the risk was not that bad but the rewards can cause you to begin to start Surging Forward. So go ahead and click on the link to listen or down load this episode on your favorite podcast app. Dont forget to subscribe you can click below for stitche of ITunes or search on your phone from your favorite podcast ap. If you dont happen to see us let me know I will make sure we are there to help you to Keep Surging Forward.  Leave a comment below and tell me which app you are using and feel free to share your success story. I may ask you if I can share your experience with someone else and you will be helping others to Surge Forward. Thank you for allowing me to serve you. You can check out web site at



Using Social Media to Help You Succeed Episode 40

This weeks Episode I am talking about how you can use social media to help you succeed.  There are so many ways in which you can learn more about the work that you do or even learn about a new career.  I am going to be talking of some of the basics of how you can grow and start the path to success just by learning how to listen by reading and using differnt types of social media.  Join be today as I talk about the benefits to help you to Keep Surging Forward.

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  5. Electrical Safety
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  8. HVAC Pro Talk

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Great Podcasts to listen to

  1. Awaken the leader
  2. 48 day to the work you love
  3. The Surging Forward Podcast of course



If it was Easy it Would not be called Work Episode 39

Is your work too hard? This week I am talking about becoming a success. Success is not something you can just say I want to be successful. You have to put in a little bit of hard work. Being an Instructor for the Apprenticeship I get the privilege of see many that graduate go on to be very successful in the trades. They are not always the smartest either, but they did know how to work hard and ask questions. They also have become respected in their field and are still learning, Many time those that claim to know it all are still in the same position years later and have not advanced much.  I can also tell you that though some claim to know it all, they really don’t. They just want everyone to think they do, which is way they are so hard to work with. You never get to a point where you have nothing to learn. Understand this simple statement and you will always be able to step into the opportunity that may come your way.  You can spend a lot of time listening on how to be successful, or you can just wish to be successful, but success is not always about the money. Either way it will not happen with some good old elbow grease and hard work.  Are you looking to be successful in the trades. You can make a good living but it does not happen over night.  Start hanging around those that influence others not those that are always tearing others down. The positive  attitude will take you a long way. Do you want to succeed than join me today as I talk about If it was Easy it Would not be Called Work Episode 39

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