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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...

Duration: 00:27:14

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...

Duration: 00:23:02

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...

Duration: 00:40:17

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...

Duration: 00:40:42

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....

Duration: 00:22:01

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...

Duration: 00:32:43

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...

Duration: 00:24:27

Is Honesty Really the Best Policy? Episode 53

We are often angry when we find out that someone has not been honest with us and we find out they were not telling the whole truth. As I suspect most of us would be very offended. It may also cause a rift in the relationship with that individual. This weeks episode I talk about 3 things big questions that we should ask ourselves. The way you answer these questions will define as to how you will be able to Keep Surging Forward. In order to Keep Surging Forward and become a good leader it is...

Duration: 00:33:00

Digging Deep Episode 52

Sometimes the Passion need to Keep Surging Forward requires that you must dig deep down to find the passion needed to overcome the struggles that will come on the road ahead. My friends the struggle will come, it is how you handle them that will define you as a leader. We all here the words never quit, but those are just words, when the storms come in life will you just rum for shelter or will you face it head on. You see every time you run away you are that much further from your dreams....

Duration: 00:33:10

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...

Duration: 00:26:58

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...

Duration: 00:33:44

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. Stay connected...

Duration: 00:28:29

Life is Like the Stock Market Episode 48

You will have ups and downs in your life. How you deal with those up and downs will determine how you Keep Surging Forward or if you just quit moving forward at all. Life happens, learn how to make the best and still come out ahead. Only you can make this choice. So will you choose to listen or just keep being satisfied with the status quo. Find out today how you can Keep Surging Forward in a Negative world. Need Tradesman course visit Looking to network and get...

Duration: 00:23:30

Leadership Styles Episode 47

When learning to be a leader there are two different styles. In today's episode I talk about the two styles and give insite on which one will allow those around you to work as a better team member. Whether you work as and Electrical Foreman, HVAC Supervisor, or Plumbing Foreman, we all need to know what tyoe of leader to be and learn what we should not become to keep you crew motivated and encouraged. Join me today as we talk about the Styles of Leadership. Have a topic you would like...

Duration: 00:20:08

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. Looking for More encouragement and help to pass your Contractor Electrical, HVAC or Plumbing exam check out what we offer at If you enjoy this podcast...

Duration: 00:27:25

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. Looking for Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing Code update courses for your State License renewal? Looking to start your own Contractor business and need training for your state? Visit Please feel...

Duration: 00:21:26

Searching for Freedom Episode 44

True Freedom Starts by knowing what your dreams and goals are. What is it that you are trying to achieve? Is it more time with family? is it Financial Freedom? How much money do you really need to live on? Vincent Pugliese joins me to talk about this and many other ways to achieve the freedom to Keep Surging Forward [maxbutton id="1" ] [maxbutton id="2" ] Links to sites mentioned in the show Freelance to Freedom for free information Vincent Pugliese...

Duration: 00:37:45

Don’t Let Time Steal Your Success Episode 43

Welcome to The Surging Forward Podcast. This weeks podcast I am talking about not allowing time to steal your success. There are 3 steps that you need to take in order to avoid allowing time to steal yor success and avoid procrastination. I will be addressing this and more as you listen to the podcast. Start your trip on attaining your goals as you begin to fell that felling of accomplishment. one step at a time. Check out the website at if you are looking to expand your...

Duration: 00:19:33

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. Need Code update or Contractor courses or looking into going in business for your self? Visit our website at Also feel free to leave a comment or...

Duration: 00:23:42

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...

Duration: 00:31:08

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