Can the Leader be the Chokehold of a Company?

How can this be? As the owner of the company,  you have built your business on your back with your financial resources. You gave your blood, sweat and tears! When your back was against the wall in difficult times, who else was there with you? Maybe your spouse? Did your employees come to your rescue? Probably not. And if they did, could they really feel the pain you were experiencing?

A resounding “Heck No” is what I imagine you’re thinking.  (more…)

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Overcoming your “Setback”

Having been in the disaster restoration business for 21 years now, I’ve developed some good relationships with friendly competitors. Recently a few have asked “how is it that your company is doing so well, while others are struggling right now?”

What they may not realize is that before my “Breakthrough” of excelling in this business, I had what I call a “setback”.  (more…)

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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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