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Episode 78 Life's Hurdles

2/19/2018
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Today I want to talk about overcoming the big hurdles. The answer may not be as hard as you think. I had one of the members of Surging Forward Freddy email me this week and proceeded to tell me that every time he tries get ahead something always happens. He is having issues with his truck. His job has him working further from his home than usual. It seems like a constant struggle to simply stay ahead. He is almost at the point of burnout. The email came at an interesting time as I too seemed...

Duration:00:22:11

The 3 Rs to success Episode 4

2/9/2018
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Find out how the three R.s can change how others will treat you. Learn how to apply these to your life to Keep Surging Forward. If you like this post please share with others on your favorite social media below, Thank you in Advance.

Duration:00:35:39

Myths of Leadership Episode 77

2/5/2018
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Join us today as we discuss 5 myths leadership that just might be holding you back from Surging Forward. Myth Number One – Leaders Are Born, Not Made. You make think that in order to be a leader you have to have a lot of money, or have attended all the right schools, but all of this is a myth. Look at Abraham Lincoln. His father worked odd jobs and then leased some farm land. Most of Abraham Lincoln’s education was largely self-taught, but yet he became the Sixteenth President of the...

Duration:00:23:05

Your Time is Your Money in Episode 76

1/29/2018
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We all know that there are 24 hours in a day. We sleep for 6-8 of these hours so that only leaves 16-18 hours to get something accomplished. With these remaining hours we need to find a balance. How we divide up our time with these remaining hours plays a huge role in our success. We can not spend all of our time sitting on the couch playing video games or watching football or Game of Thrones though it is important to have some down time to just relax. We can not just spend 16 hours...

Duration:00:21:42

Relationships Episode75

1/22/2018
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How you handle your relationships can either take you to the next level or bring you down. I want to expand a bit on this as I talk too many during some of my coaching sessions with students others in the Trade. Many people have a lot of relationships yet they have no one to talk to or even feel that no one cares about them at all. How can this be in the age of social media how small the entire world is now a days The problem is that the way people truly feel is usually hidden and only a...

Duration:00:29:59

Dealing with Authority/Inspectors Episode 74

1/15/2018
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Many time those in authority tell us to do things that may cost you time, money or worst yet cause you to be embarrassed due to being called out in public. How do you deal with those times where you and the person in authority or maybe even that inspector that you need his approval to pass you work before you can move on? This many times turn into a battle and escalate into verbal of sometime get physical. The first thing we all need to remember is that everyone has a boss. I have heard...

Duration:00:29:42

Taking a Risk Episode 73

1/8/2018
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Many people spend time making goals while many people just spend time doing nothing. They feel taking a chance is to Risky. What if doing nothing at all was actually what had the most risk? Making a choice to be better off is not really taking a risk, it is being ready for the unknown things in life that will happen. It is all about choice. Join me today as I talk about making a choice to take a risk. If you enjoy this podcast please feel free to leave a comment below, share with a friend...

Duration:00:24:03

What is your Outlook? Episode 72

1/1/2018
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What is you outlook on your job, life, or those around you? Join me as I continue to discuss some of the biggest Hurdles that you feel keep you from succeeding in the Trades or on your job. How to you see things around you and how do you feel about yourself. What is the biggest thing that is needed to succeed? Each day, each week, each month and even each year provides you with an opportunity to make a choice. Decide today what you will do to Keep Surging Forward. As usual I look forward...

Duration:00:29:09

Gaining Knowledge Episode 71

12/18/2017
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In this Episode I was actually on the Road and was able to answer a question that I posted on Facebook. I simply asked what are some of the biggest Hurdles that you feel keep you from succeeding in the Trades or on your job. There was a Large response over many of the groups that I am in. All of which I will address in future episodes. The one that seemed to be the biggest hurdle was how to gain more knowledge so you can grow and become successful. So this episode which is my first episode...

Duration:00:34:24

Not Enough Time in the Day Episode 70

12/11/2017
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It has been a busy week for me this week. I had the opportunity to go over to the UK and inspect some Industrial equipment. I have had many tell me "wow", that is really cool you must have had a great time. Others, have asked me how I fit that into my busy schedule. As I was thinking about this, I realized that I really didn't have enough time to get done what I needed to do, because there is only 24 hrs in a day. Sometimes we wish there were more hours, but I am sure we would use those up...

Duration:00:27:54

Deal With It Episode 69

12/4/2017
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Are you simply going along for the ride or are you driving the car? Which choice will take you where you want to go? Last week on Episode 68 we spoke about “Turning a Negative Into a Positive” and we are going to continue speaking about this, in this week’s episode “Deal With It”. In the construction trade we work ourselves out of a job. If you haven’t been laid off it may very well happen in the future; because this is just the nature of our job. Should we slow down our work to make the...

Duration:00:31:23

What Seems like a Negative could Really be a Positive Episode 68

11/20/2017
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You may be wondering about the strange title I chose for this week episode. Why talk about a negative so close to Thanksgiving.Yes it is that time and to be truthful many of you may not think you have much to be thankful about. Lets be real It seems too many other things control our lives including our jobs schedule, our boss, our family, even things we have to get done for a good cause. Many people put on the face of being thankful but are really hurting and just wish for once that...

Duration:00:32:38

Going in the Right Direction Episode 67

11/13/2017
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Are You Going in the Right Direction – Sometimes as leaders we tend to feel alone and that no one understands the stress that we have. I would like to address this by wrapping up the past six episodes in our series on the Six Basic Human Needs. By understanding how to apply each of the Six Basic Human Needs we will learn to see how looking out for the needs of others, your own needs as a leader will be met. We will see how when motivating others to succeed, we will succeed as well. Basic...

Duration:00:31:56

What is Your Contribution? Episode 66

11/6/2017
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This is Part 6 of the series about the 6 basic needs we all have. In this weeks podcast I talk about the desire to contribute something of value to society. We all have that special talent that others don't have, but for some reason we allow others to discourage us from sharing that talent. This causes us to feel that we have nothing to give and there for nothing we do matters. This is so far from the truth the special talents we have can bring about a big differnce in other peoples lives....

Duration:00:23:28

Continuing to Grow Episode 65

10/30/2017
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Welcome Back to the Surging Forward Podcast join me today as I talk about Number 4 of the six basic human needs is Growth. Continuing to grow in your life, skills and knowledge is Critical. Many say that they don’t want to grow yet this is mostly due to the fear of the unknown. Growing also produces maturity and helps you learn to interact with others better. The more you learn how to interact with others to more successful you can become. Fear is the biggest hindrance to growth as it...

Duration:00:24:32

The Love Connection Episode 64

10/23/2017
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This is the Fourth of a six part series in which I will be talking about number 4 of the six basis needs that we all need and how we can start the process to stay in a positive circle. In the Last episode we talked about Significance and how atain that feeling of being important, In this episode I will be talking about Love. We all want to be loved but there are things we need to make choices about ourselves to Keep Surging Forward. Life can be tough and have many ups and downs, just...

Duration:00:21:19

The Need to Feel Important Episode 63

10/16/2017
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This is the Third of a six part series in which I will be talking about number 3 of the six basis needs that we all need and how we can start the process to stay in a positive circle. In the Last episode we talked about Variety and how to keep from getting bored, In this episode I will be talking about Significance. Learn to achieve that feeling of Importance that we all desire to Keep Surging Forward. Life can be tough and have many ups and downs, just having a place to go where you can...

Duration:00:24:46

Changing the Mundane Episode 62

10/9/2017
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This is the Second of a six part series in which I will be talking about The six basis needs that we all need and how we can start the process to stay in a positive circle. In the Last episode we talked about Certainty. In this episode I will be talking about Variety. Learn to avoid boredom which can hinder you from being able to Keep Surging Forward. Life can be tough and have many ups and downs, just having a place to go where you can find comfort in a tough situation can make all the...

Duration:00:30:28

A False sense of Security Episode 61

10/1/2017
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This is the first of a six part series in which I will be talking about The six basis needs that we all need and how we can start the process to stay in a positive circle. Life can be tough and have many ups and downs, just having a place to go where you can find comfort in a tough situation can make all the difference. The only way that this can be done comes back to us, we have to make a choice, join me as I discuss how you can begin your own journey. Stay Safe and Keep Surging Forward...

Duration:00:25:02

Taking Your Ideas to Reality Episode 60

9/25/2017
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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...

Duration:00:27:14

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