19 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
Episode 98 - YouTube Interview With Jeff Brown on Becoming a Locksmith Now Available
Time does indeed fly by! It seems like only a few weeks ago, maybe a month or so since I did the last podcast episode - but it has now been more than a year! That's just crazy, because it certainly doesn't seem like that long ago. Anyway... MUCH has obviously happened since then. Like a worldwide plague and widespread civil unrest, unemployment, and massive amounts of stress for billions of people worldwide. Yet we continue ever onward. Instead of just sitting around and worrying - take action. Start researching and learning about income production opportunities that you like, pick something, learn it, and start doing it NOW!
9 minutes | Jul 15, 2019
Episode 97 - New YouTube Channels and Upcoming Plans
Just a quick update to let you know we are working on building several YouTube Channels - all at the same time! And we have some other resources we are about to publish including new courses and a couple of eBooks. If you have any recommendations or suggestions for courses or topics you would like us to cover please let me know! Join our email list and send me an email or join one of our Facebook Groups - you can find links to all of our channels and groups on our Free Resources pages at www.ldsewell.com
9 minutes | Jun 24, 2019
Episode 96 - Drivers BEWARE ! Lease Purchase Agreements are Often Designed for You to Fail!
In this episode of The L.D. Sewell Podcast, we focus on why lease-purchase agreements may not be your best option - especially when you are brand new to trucking and just starting out. Often lease purchase programs contain all kinds of restrictions, and you are at the mercy of the company for your loads - yet you take on a tremendous portion of the costs and liabilities of running the truck under the illusion of being an owner operator. Is your name on the title? Can you take the truck and leave that carrier and go wherever you wish so long as you continue to make the payments? In many cases, the answer is no - and if you can't do that then you need to take a hard look at reality. The reality is that some carriers allow you to have the illusion that you are somehow an "Owner Operator" when the truth is that you do not own anything at all. Even worse you can end up working harder yet making less than most company drivers make! So, do yourself a huge favor - hold off on signing that agreement! Start as a company driver and get a few months experience under your belt, learn the job, the business, the lifestyle first while you do your research into whatever program you are considering and then only proceed once you have enough information and experience to make an informed decision. Be sure to check out our new Youtube Channel Trucking Business Success. It should be up and running in a day or two and we will begin posting regular videos there too on all things related to Trucking Careers and Trucking Business Success. If you are serious about building your career and or trucking business you may also want to join our group on facebook. You can find it on facebook by clicking the link below; Trucking Business Success
6 minutes | Jun 7, 2019
Episode 95 - Don't Head Off to A New Trucking Job Broke!
Some people are in for a rude awakening. They get on a bus or a plane and travel halfway across the country to go to orientation with a motor carrier that has offered them a job. But what many fail to realize is that what they have is a conditional offer of employment and that is far different than actually completion of the hiring process and becoming an employee. There are many things that can and do go wrong during orientation. There may be a discrepancy with a former employer that cannot be cleared up to the carriers satisfaction or a gap in employment that becomes an issue. Some people fail their drug test and in some cases, it can be for prescription drugs that were taken after the prescribed dates, or someone taking insulin or some other issues that no one caught during the initial phone calls. Others will fail a physical or a physical agility test. Some will even fail their initial road test. All these things and many more problems can lead to the carrier deciding not to hire you after all. So what happens then? Usually, they escort you to their front door or the curb and tell you to have a nice life. At that point, they are done with you and really don't care much about what happens to you. You are no longer of any value to them. Sounds cold as hell doesn't it? It is. But it also still happens to unsuspecting drivers and then they have a serious problem. Listen to this episode and then be sure to not ever let that happen to YOU!
17 minutes | May 27, 2019
Episode 93 - Should You Become a Trucker?
How about it, should you become a trucker? It can be a great career option and you can make a better than good income doing it too. But like so many other things there are multiple considerations you need to take into account before you just go and jump in. Listen to this episode of The L.D. Sewell Podcast to find out what you need to consider next!
19 minutes | May 27, 2019
Episode 94 - Becoming a Professional Truck Driver
There are lost of things to think about before you become a truck driver. Your decisions may not seem as important to you right now as they really are - and what you decide to do nest will set the course for years of your life to come. Be careful. Take the time and make the effort to get the real information that you absolutely must have to be able to make the best decisions now for yourself and for your families future. Enjoy the podcast. This one will also be the first ever episode that we also put on our Youtube channel - and my intention is that most if not all future episodes will be on youtube as well as available through our page and on all major places that host podcasts. If you like be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel too!
15 minutes | Feb 3, 2019
Episode 92 - The Most Important Things...
A better life... That is what most people want - yet few actually ever attain it. Even those who do - take years and go through all kinds of struggles before they do, and for each one who eventually does achieve some level of a better life - there are others too numerous to count who never do. Instead, they spend their entire lives in desperation, struggling from one crisis to the next - until they eventually die. What a shame. What a tragedy. You can avoid all that. You can choose to build yourself a better life by choosing to follow proven and sound systems and using methods and tactics that work to help you make consistent, sustainable and measurable progress continuously in every key area of your life. If you choose to do so that is. Nobody but you can do it for you either. You and you alone must decide to do it and then actually do it if you want the rewards. Listen to this episode of The L.D. Sewell Podcast as I talk about these issues and more.
13 minutes | Jun 15, 2018
Episode 91 - Should You Become an Entrepreneur or Are You Better Off as an Employee?
There is a right choice for everyone - but it's not always the same choice either. Even then it may change during different phases of life and dependent on specific situations. It may be that you are best off as an entrepreneur for life and no other course in life will ever fit you as well. Others may have the opposite situation - and they may be far more happy, productive and better off as employees, or maybe you would be too. You have to decide for yourself. It is also possible - and probably even - that there are times you may wish to change from whichever you choose - back to the other again, either temporarily or long term. Nothing wrong with that either - so long as it's an intentional decision and makes sense to and for you in your life. There are so many things that need to go into that decision-making process, and in this podcast, we will touch on a few of them. Beyond that, if you want more information then check out our new Udemy course.
11 minutes | Apr 24, 2018
Episode 90 - Trucking Business Success, DOT Compliance and Risk Management
All businesses have their challenges and opportunities. Trucking, in particular, has a boatload of both. To start with trucking is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the country, and it is regulated in odd ways compared to other regulated industries. For example, trucking requires very little in terms of knowledge or money to get the legal right to operate, and what most industries would call license and what trucking typically refers to as "authority". Just fill out a few forms, pay some fees, get and maintain the requisite insurance or bond (for freight brokers) and voila you are in business! And yes that is an oversimplification of it all and there is a little more to it all than that - but not much. Compare that to other regulated industries. Real estate for starters. To get a license to sell real estate you must complete mandatory classes, pass the exams for those classes, the schedule an exam to sit for the state licensure test. You must pass that exam, then find a broker to hire you and then you can finally activate your license and commence selling or managing real estate under that broker's authority. The broker remains responsible for you in many ways. To become a broker yourself you would have to complete a few years as an agent first, then take several other mandatory classes, pass the exams for each class and finally schedule and sit for the broker's exam. If you pass the exam then you can finally get your brokers license and open your own firm. Want to be a lawyer? Then you have plenty of time and study to do first. Plenty of exams - and finally you get to sit for the bar exam, and if you pass it then you can become a lawyer. How about becoming a nail tech? Look up the regulations on what that entails if you like - but you can probably guess. In most states, there are mandatory classes, training, and exams. Pest control technician? Same thing. Mandatory classes, exams and then a license. Begining to see the pattern here? Yet when it comes to trucking - there is no such mandatory training before licensure - even though I would argue that in many cases trucking is far more regulated and complicated than some of the other examples given. Now you may be inclined to scoff at that, but before you do compare the specific regulations of any industry you choose to the massive FMCSR's or Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. You can find them at www.fmcsa.dot.gov and take a look for yourself. By the way, I was a real estate agent, property manager and broker for many years and the real estate regulations are childs play compared to the FMCSR's, at least in my opinion. All other industries I know of give you the exam BEFORE they allow you to start operations - yet for some strange reason trucking is different. The government gives you easy access and entry to a very complicated and heavily regulated industry with almost no upfront requirements - then it will hold you fully accountable if you mess anything up. You can start operations and then after the fact they will audit you and every other new motor carrier (trucking company) within the first twelve months of operation. Even before that, you are fully eligible for a compliance review and other enforcement actions from day one. Depending on how that new entrant audit goes the new motor carrier may or may not survive and may or may not have to pay heavy penalties for what violations are found. My point in all that is this - while there is no mandatory upfront education or testing required to be able to legally obtain your authority (license) and begin operations, you do need to take it upon yourself to get your own education on DOT Compliance, overall Risk Management and Trucking Business Management. DOT and other agencies will most definitely enforce all the regulations upon you - regardless of whether you understand them or not. Pleading ignorance will NOT help you one itty bitty bit. Even though you don't have any roadmap laid out for you like all those other industries do, and no extensive list of competent training providers either, you still need to get the education and training you need to not only meet all the regulatory requirements but also to help you become as successful in your trucking business as possible. To do that, you can try to figure it all out on your own or find your own source of help. You can spend hundreds of hours studying the FMCSR's and related regulations and maybe you can eventually figure out enough to get by, but chances are it would take several years of dedicated self study to gain a true authoritative knowledge of the regulations. Even then the regulations, while very important to understand - are really just the basic minimum foundation you need. To be successful in trucking over the long haul there is a ton of other stuff you need to know too. Things that are important to risk management and safety - yet are not covered in depth, if at all, in the regulations. Other things you need to learn and do consistently have nothing to do with regulations but everything to do with productive and efficient trucking business management. If you would like our help then visit www.transportresourcesolutions.com and take a look at the resources available to you there. If you can, consider attending one of our upcoming live seminar and workshop events. If you do you will get a massive amount of education and information in a very short period of time. You will all get ongoing direct support for 30 days after the event, and you will receive one year of access to online companion course which reinforces, reviews and goes over all of the information covered in the live events. You will leave the event with your own current copy of the FMCSR's, a Risk Management Manual and DOT Compliance Systems Manual as well as a workbook. The training you will receive, along with all the support materials will give you a very good foundation on which to build your trucking business successfully. Trucking Business Success requires a complete understanding of regulatory compliance, overall risk management and all other aspects of trucking business management. You have to understand the regulations because you can't protect yourself, your company, your drivers, and staff or the public if you don't. Failure to understand the regs, and failure to have in place at least adequate management control systems exposes your company to incredible risks and potential liability above and beyond enforcement and compliance. Just to start you have to have an excellent grasp on the following topics; Driver hiring and qualifications DOT drug and alcohol testing program requirements Financial responsibility/insurance requirements Hours of Service regulations and record keeping requirements Repair and Inspection and maintenance requirements Hazardous materials regulations Beyond these basics, there are many more regulatory and nonregulatory topics you need to know. Beyond all the regulatory knowledge required, you also need trucking business knowledge in multiple areas. Some of those critical areas include; Recruiting, selection, screening, hiring and onboarding Driver and staff training Communicating effectively Training drivers and staff Team building Leadership Dispatcher and operations efficiency training And much more. Trucking is super competitive and highly regulated. Those who do not learn quickly and adapt will be more likely to fail and go out of business. Even if they survive, they will never thrive - instead, they will always be bottom of the barrel poor performers just barely getting by. Don't let that happen to your company! Visit us today to find out how we can help you; www.transportresourcesolutions.com
9 minutes | Mar 20, 2018
Episode 89 - Perfection Is The Enemy Of Productivity
Nothing is ever truly perfect or complete. Not really. everything can always be refined, improved and made better. Beyond that, far too many people fiddle around with things forever trying to get them just right - and as a result, they never even launch their project or do whatever it is they are trying so hard to get done. Others don't even start. Instead, they wait for the RIGHT TIME or better conditions. Here is the real deal - there will never be a perfect time either, not until you make it a perfect time by simply choosing NOW and doing the thing! I have read thousands of books, taken hundreds of courses both live in person and online, and read tens of thousands of articles, reports, and guides. Seldom if ever have I found one that was perfect. They all had issues. Some had several typos, others had grammatical errors and formatting problems. Some had holes in their information. Others had serious mistakes, errors, omissions or some combination of all of the above. Yet they were done. They exist. And I got something useful out of damn near every one of them - including the terrible ones, which I learned more about what NOT to do from. This comes to mind as I and my wife work diligently to complete numerous reports, guides, checklists, courses, videos and even our massive site and membership areas. It's not perfect. But its getting done and launched. Step by step by sequential step... And that reminds me to remind you... just get started NOW and get it done. Whatever IT is to you, stop putting it off and start making it happen. Get it good enough and get it launched and out in the big bad real world. Don't let another day slip away without you taking action. You will learn as you go, and you can improve along the way. You can go back and tweak your work as needed if you need to - but after you launch it - and that way you get stuff that matters done.
10 minutes | Mar 16, 2018
Episode 88 - Never Ever Quit
I used to have a drawing of a frog that was halfway down a cranes throat - the only thing sticking out of his beak were the frog's legs and his two skinny arms and hands which he had tightly wrapped around the crane's throat preventing the crane from swallowing him. The look of shock and distress in the eyes of the crane was priceless and underneath the caption read; "Never EVER Give Up!" Those are words to live by. If you have carefully chosen a course in life and are sure you want to proceed that way and you have done your homework and know it is a viable path - then you do it. You keep doing it when you fall and are bloody and exhausted you keep slugging it out. Even if you get knocked down or knocked out - that's just an opportunity to rest, regroup and attack again. Decide what you want and go after it with everything you have to give and more. If you do you will accomplish more than you can even dream of. Know this too - this is not the way or the majority. They quickly and change direction like the wind does. Become your own best friend and ally and work toward your goals. Find others who can and will help you get there. Take classes and learn. Research and learn. Read and learn. Hire a coach or consultant. Find or start a mastermind group. Never let anyone tell you" your place" or your limits. Decide for yourself and take action and recruit other like-minded people who can and will help you get where you are going. Help them do the same in return and flourish together by doing so.
13 minutes | Mar 13, 2018
Episode 87 - Sharpening The Pencil...
When I first started out learning about the trucking industry one of the early lessons I learned was cost containment and maximization of resources to maximize profit. At first glance its easy to see how a driver or even an owner operator might be tempted to write this off in whole or in part - and many do. That's a tragic mistake that costs them big time regardless of whether they ever fully even realize it or not. For a fleet it has even more dire implications - and the bigger the fleet, the bigger they are. Learn how to manage available time and assets effectively, manage fuel burn and make sure you have excellent systems in place to handle fuel surcharges - including extreme and sudden spikes. Invest in consulting, coaching and training for your company and all key personnel and then make sure EVERY PERSON from the owner to the janitor and everyone in between is trained properly and then is continuous given continuing education periodically on an ongoing never ending basis. Be sure to incentivize those who can be incentivized - and that definitely includes drivers, recruiters, sales staff and dispatchers for certain. Always be learning and refining and always be looking at reports of all available management data. Comparatively, analyze EVERYTHING and EVERYONE and set benchmarks and hard stops. A benchmark - as I am using it here - is a specific target level of performance and a hard stop is the lowest threshold of that tolerance and one that triggers mandatory attention and corrective action. Want to learn more or get my help? Visit our Additional Resources page.
16 minutes | Mar 5, 2018
Episode 86 - How To Build Your Trucking Business Foundation
Consider becoming a truck driver first. Drive for a year or two before you launch your main trucking business. Doing this will give you insights and experiences that will help you deal with customers and drivers much better and it will provide you with information and skills that will help you manage your company better from day one. Granted - this is not a route that everyone is going to take, and you may choose to become a fleet owner or freight broker or start some other trucking-related business without ever having sat in the drivers seat of a single tractor trailer. But if you do choose to speed at least a little time in a truck - you will have information and experience that will help give you a few steps of a head start on your competition. You can also decide to go out on the road for a few days or weeks with other drivers. That will still help you gain some information simply not available to others who choose not to do so. We are continuing to build our organization and are adding additional resources for you every day now. In the near future, we will welcome our very first team members aboard who will be focusing on helping you choose the right membership options and courses for you. Keep an eye out on our membership page and on all our pages for a link to Meet Our Team. Select the person you want to talk to and get in touch and they will be more than happy to help you get started. Additionally, we will be adding some very in-depth trucking related courses inside our own Training Center in the coming months as well, so be sure to keep an eye on that and better yet - go ahead and become a member soon so you will be able to get all the help and ongoing live support you need.
20 minutes | Mar 2, 2018
Episode 85 - Is Your Business Scaleable?
It is important to carefully consider what exactly it is you are building. Are you creating a self-employment situation where you must do all the work or most of it personally? If so that business type is severely limited because you are limited in how much you can personally produce in a given day, week or month. If anything happens and you cant work for a while - or just don't want to - then your income stops as soon as you stop working. On the other hand, if you are using other people to help you build and grow your business by building a team of quality people and managing and leading them properly you can scale that as big as your abilities and ambitions can take you. You can even build a combination where much of the work is handled by others as employees, independent contractors or affiliates - while still retaining some of the key things that are profitable and that you enjoy doing personally, so long as you have the time and energy you will need to lead and manage your organization. Figure out your systems and put them in place by design. The core principles and systems can be applied to almost any kind of business in any industry. There are many benefits. The first is that it can be scaled. You can grow it as big as you like. The second is that you are the one at the helm instead of the one in the bilges. Your job is to be the visionary and to lead - others will happily do the work - for fair compensation. They don't want to lead. This world is made up of and needs both types of people. But for you - as the business owner, it is critical that you intentionally and systematically build your business to an intentional design instead of haphazardly as many are built. Just a few things to think about. As another quick update, we are working on our free reports and guides to go on our free resources page and we are making good progress. So check back there often as we begin to upload them sequentially over the coming days.
13 minutes | Feb 27, 2018
Episode 84 - DOT Drug And Alcohol Testing
One of the many things you are going to have to become knowledgeable of and set up and maintain is a compliant DOT drug and alcohol testing program. It is not a simple thing to understand or do and far too many companies and people screw it up. It is one of the areas that carries some of the highest fines and most severe penalties too. If you own or manage a trucking business you need to become educated on drug and alcohol testing requirements - and you absolutely need to know the difference between DOT and Work Place programs. There are many business consultants and service providers who do not have a clue. Not when it comes to DOT testing and all the regulations that go with it. They know business in general and they are experts or authorities on workplace testing, yet remain oblivious to the fact that trucking is one of the heaviest regulated industries in the country - and it has it own unique and SEPERATE regulations. So following the incompetent advice from a general business consultant or third party can destroy your company and put you out of business. Even if it isn't that bad - it will still cost you thousands in fines and possibly you all kinds of additional problems. Your customers may drop you as a carrier, your insurance may be increased and other unpleasant things may occur. Some companies develop a false sense of security when they have been doing such things wrong for many years - yet have never had anything bad happen - yet. That's because they simply haven't been caught. Sooner or later though the chances are good they will be and it will be painful and unpleasant when it does happen. My advice is don't do that. If you don't know the regulations or have systems in place to protect you and your company don't stick your head in the sand and pretend everything is fine. Instead get some training and learn what you need to know. then decide if you want to handle most of it in-house or if you want to outsource much of your program to a third party that specializes in trucking and knows what they are doing.
17 minutes | Feb 23, 2018
Episode 83 - Site Upgrades and General Updates Inprogress
We are reworking our Free Resources pages and Additional Resources pages along with the blog and some other parts of our site. We are also updating and changing some of the information on other pages. So if you visit over the next few days please keep all that in mind and be patient. You will find links that do not work and possibly even the site itself down momentarily - just know we are working on it with wrenches in hand day and night now until we get it in shipshape. Though the major structure is all in place (whew...) we are still moving provisions aboard and arranging the furniture - so to speak. in other news, we are also starting to look for our first Independent Sales Associate Membership Recruiters who will be authorities in their own core areas and will help us build and support this community as they also continue to build their own completely separate but allied businesses too. This is a very exciting phase of our business and we are looking for the best people, not the most people. We are also only going to have 24 filling these positions and they will be personally hand picked by me and recruited by me personally. Then they will be trained and supported by me also as it relates to what they will be doing within our membership. They are already authorities in their own right on their core topics, but in recruiting, coaching and mentoring our members - they will get all the information, training tools and support they need - and the compensation they need to do an outstanding job. So if I call you or message YOU be sure it is not random and you have been carefully selected. If you don't want to miss out on this opportunity of a lifetime then be sure to accept my offer quickly, otherwise, you may miss out on something awesome that will never come your way in your life again. For everyone else who wants an opportunity to build your own business - do not worry. As soon as we get the membership up and running YOU will have your opportunity to get the training and information you need and become an affiliate if you like and build your own independent business successfully right along beside us. Thanks for listening and I will talk to you again soon!
10 minutes | Feb 20, 2018
Episode 82 - Consider Becoming A Freight Broker...
Freight brokerage offers you an unusual opportunity to start a business capable of producing six figures - or even seven - if you can do the job, learn the business and become very proficient at it. It can do all that and more and you can get started with very little money comparatively speaking if you know what you are doing. You need a surety bond and that will be your biggest startup cost most likely, and beyond that chances are you already have most of what you need to start your business. You need a quiet place to work. Spare bedroom converted garage, basement, attic etc. You need a decent computer and a high-speed reliable internet connection, printer, basic office stuff - desk, chair, file cabinet and a few other things you can easily get from Amazon or any big box store. You will need some specialized information and training too - and that you can get from a number of different online courses and books - including my own course and soon to be courses and a future book. If you are interested in taking my Freight Brokerage course visit our Courses page and take a look at what we currently have to offer.
17 minutes | Feb 16, 2018
Episode 81 - Teaching Online Courses As A Business
Technolgy brings us new opportunities. One such opportunity that is truly exceptional is the ability to teach courses and workshops online with little more than a laptop, camera, decent microphone and some specialized knowledge. You don't need a license. You don't need a degree, certification or any other thing other than a strong desire to teach and something to teach that others want to learn. Add in some serious determination, some hard work, and a little patience and soon you will have your first student. Then before you know it your second, then third - and soon enough your student numbers will begin to grow with each new course you add. Some instructors earn incredible amounts of money on an ongoing basis, with many being multiple six-figure earners - and a few even beyond that. Personally, I'm not anywhere near that - yet. But my student numbers are slowly but consistently increasing across all platforms that I teach on and I am taking a long game approach and methodically building up a relatively large library of courses covering multiple topics on multiple platforms. From what I can see from my own research into online teaching as a business that is a solid path - though not the quickest. For those looking for get rich quick schemes - this isn't the way - instead, it will take time and a lot of work to build a profitable online teaching business. But isn't that pretty much true with any real business opportunity? You can get started by researching some of the top instructors and learning from them. Learn what they did, and what they are doing - then model that. It will help you potentially accomplish more faster than otherwise would be possible, all because of the work others have already done ahead of you - and that they are willing to share with you for a small price. Just the tuition for a couple of their course and a book or two in some cases - and completely free in others. Many have Youtube channels and multiple videos where they tell you most of what you need to know to start, build and grow your own online teaching business. Then as you begin to get some results and earn a little money, then more money - don't go piss it away and spend it on junk. Reinvest it back into your business. Take some courses yourself and learn more, get some better equipment, set up a dedicated recording space - your own little studio so to speak. While that isn't necessary - it sure is nice. It is great to have a nice camera, lights, backgrounds, editing software and not to have to set everything up and take it all back down every day. Instead, you just enter your space and get to work recording your next lecture. Then the next. Before you know it the course is finished, uploaded and live. Then you head on to begin your next course and you keep doing that until you have taught everything you have to teach and have built an extensive library of courses. Even then you are never really done until you decide you are. As you build your business and teach more and more courses you are continuing to learn new things - things you can then also teach. Even your existing areas of specialty will require updates and changes, and as you go further than beginner classes you will learn more yourself with each new course. So it is infinitely expandable. Maybe you have never considered teaching an online course before. Maybe it's time you should.
17 minutes | Feb 13, 2018
Episode 80 - Trucking - How to Become an Independent Owner Operator
There are some things you need to know if you intend to build your own trucking business successfully. Our new course is now live on Udemy and it will walk you through the key things you need to be aware of before you launch your own business. The course is called; Trucking - How to Become an Independent Owner Operator It is now live and available on Udemy and you can find it there or through our Courses page on www.ldsewell.com along with an overview of the course too. One of the big considerations when thinking about starting your own trucking company is whether to lease on to another motor carrier and run under their authority (and to a large part their control too) or whether to go the independent route and get your own authority and operate as a motor carrier. The independent Owner Operator route offers you by far the most freedom, control, and opportunity. But along with all that is good about it also comes all of the responsibility too. There is no company staff with multiple departments, divisions, and numerous personnel to handle all the behind the scenes stuff for you anymore - that is all on you and is your responsibility to either do it all yourself or hire your own people to do it for you. Either as staff or more likely as independent service providers, especially when you are just starting out. If you have any interest in starting your own trucking company with your own truck and trailer from the ground up then this is the course for you! We are still adding more and more resources to our site. At the moment there are a few pages that are not fully connected to their links - but we are working on it. So it won't be much longer and the site should be in pretty good shape. As far as an update goes, we did finally launch our own Training Center using Teachable as our platform and that is available from our Courses page under the Classes link and it is available from our additional resources page too. We are working on numerous courses for the Training Center that will be going live over the coming months on all of our core topics. So a lot is still going on. We have not started actively recruiting members for our membership yet, though we do have several facebook groups that are slowly but consistently growing. Soon we will begin looking for a few Independent Sales Associate Membership Recruiters ( they may have that or a different title but the mission will be to recruit members and build the membership as well as sell other select courses and products) which will be a one of a kind opportunity for a fortunate few. Anyway, that about does it for this one - talk to you again soon!
21 minutes | Feb 8, 2018
Episode 79 - Choose Your Work, Choose Your Business, Choose Your Life...
What you do to earn a living is so important and takes up so much of your life it should at the very least be something you enjoy too. It should bring you a certain satisfaction and fulfillment too at the same time. Here is the deal - whatever you do is a matter of choice. I know you know that deep down. But sometimes people forget that they can change jobs, businesses, and careers anytime they want to. So consider this a gentle reminder. You can change your life and what you do for a living anytime you decide to do it. Even if you are content with what you do now - you might want to get in the habit of learning some new skills NOW just in case. Today's world is not so stable as it may have once been, at least in terms of the speed of changes which is becoming ever faster. So think of what interests you and go take some classes and learn some new skills. As far as the site and our business update goes - we are so close to having this massive project finished! At least as much as such a thing can ever be finished anyway. I think of it like a very large boat or a ship, even when it is finished being built it will always be undergoing upgrades, additions, improvements, and maintenance as long as it is afloat - and this is no different. The ship is almost built, but it still has to be loaded out, stores and supplies moved aboard, and the rest of the crew has to be recruited and trained. So kind of like that - and that's where we are at, but it is exciting. Soon our emphasis can shift from all the site design and build stuff to producing more courses and content. We did launch our YouTube channel, for now just our intro - but hey its a start! We also did the same with Vimeo, and hopefully will have our GoToStage channel up and working with its intro in a few days. We have several courses we are trying to get published too on different platforms between all the other stuff - and build out our new Free Resources page and Additional Resources pages on our site. Some of these things have taken a little longer than we planned, but we are still making progress, step by step by step... Thanks for listening and reading and I will talk to you again soon.