Contractor Tip Of The Month: Being Happy Where We Are Right Now, Will Help Us to Get Where We Are Going

Damian Lang In a meeting today, one of my business coaches asked me, “What do you want that you don’t have?” From somewhere out of the blue, I said, “I want to be happy where I am right now.” When he asked why, I told him it relieves stress from me demanding myself to do …

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Contractor Tip Of The Month: Good Performers Propose Answers and Provide a Path Forward

Damian Lang To succeed in business, you must surround yourself with people who can get things done quickly and efficiently. Ask yourself this question: Are your people coming to you with solutions, or giving you a situation and asking you what to do next?  One thing is for sure. Good performers do not try to …

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Contractor Tip Of The Month: Fighting With Your Competition Can Kill Your Business

Damian Lang Some contractor friends invited me to go ATV riding on the Hatfield and McCoy trails in Pocahontas, West Virginia. Intrigued by the history of the land we were riding on, I did some research on one of the greatest feuds of all time that was held between the Hatfield and McCoy families. Think …

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Contractor Tip Of The Month: You Don’t Get Results by Measuring Results. You Get Results by Measuring Activities that Lead to Results.

Damian Lang You can learn a lot about running a business by trying to lose weight. I knew it was time to make healthier choices a few years ago when one of my buddies on the golf course asked, “Are you two going to putt?” as if I were pregnant. The rest of the players …

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Contractor Tip Of The Month: Success is Defined as the Pursuit of a Worthy Goal

Damian Lang The president of a local community college asked me to speak at the 2020 commencement. Thinking of what I will tell the approximately 300 students, their parents, and guests have me wondering how these graduates will define success as they go out into the workforce. I hope sharing what success is to me …

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Contractor Tip Of The Month: There Is Only One Way to Become Successful – Slowly

Damian Lang There’s a popular Chinese proverb that says, “the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.”    My friend Steve’s son George learned this the hard way at six years old when his class was doing a scientific experiment on seed germination to grow trees. George took the …

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