What does it mean to be a Leader?

Anybody seen any water damage?

Have you ever heard the story of Joseph of Egypt? Joseph was the 2nd youngest of 12 brothers and his Dad loved him best. You could imagine that he got picked on a lot. So much in fact that his brothers conspired to murder him and tell their dad an animal had done it. He ended up in the bottom of a pit, left to die until his brothers being the capitalists they were decided to instead sell him into slavery.

Joseph at the bottom of this pit becoming a slave had two choices— mourn his plight and toss up his hands or become the single best slave he could be.

He ran a house and became 2nd in charge when his master’s wife tried to seduce him. He rejected her and she got angry and accused him of attempted rape. Back in jail but it wasn’t long before he became the top prisoner. Eventually he would reign as 2nd in charge of Egypt.

As a restoration owner, chances are you’ve found yourself at the bottom of a few pits. Are you like Joseph— refusing to give up and always clawing yourself to the top? (more…)

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Is Your Business Meeting the 6 Basic Human Needs?

Every day, I have the opportunity to visit with entrpreneurs: Carpet Cleaners, Plumbers, General Contractors. When I tell them about my business and how much I love it and inevitably try to encourage them to take a good hard look at it, they inevitably want to know:

Why would I want to get into the restoration business?

As humans we all have needs that must be met. Tony Robbins describes them as the 6 human needs.

These are not desires or wants or goals, but they are needs that are universal to all humans. Tony teaches us that meeting only 4 of these needs has the ability to create an empowering habit or even addiction. And like all addictions, this can have a negative or positive outcome (i.e. an addiction to integrity vs an addiction to drugs or alcohol).

Today I want to show you how the disaster restoration industry meets at least 4 needs, creating an empowering habit. (more…)

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