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The Blue Collar Gold Podcast
26 minutes | 7 days ago
#103 - Shelby & Bezos
This weeks episode I talk about the challenges of the winter storm that has gripped Tennessee. I also discuss a book I recently read called the 12 week year and tow very different American Icons, Carroll Shelby and Jeff Bezos I'm going to start putting the podcast on Youtube on a weekly basis so check it out if you prefer video! It's under Mark Stoner
30 minutes | 14 days ago
#102 - Guest Tiffany Largie talks Delegation
This week I give a sneek peak at a new podcast I'm doing with my friend Tiffany Largie. We talk about the pitfalls and rewards of delegation. Enjoy!
27 minutes | 21 days ago
#101 - THE 1 BIG thing
What's the one thing that will help most people grow and scale their business? It's simple but not easy. If your business isn't growing and scaling, theirs one thing that you aren't doing for sure! There is some reality that you are going to have to face as well. Listen up and I hope you like it!
30 minutes | a month ago
#100 - Guest Jim Thrift - Secret Service to Entrepreneur
My 100th episode! I get to interview a fascinating guy with a background that you hear about in the movies plus he's a Gracie trained Brazilian Jujitsu black belt. He has started 2 gyms in the Maryland area and talks about some of the challenges in the Covid world. We talk about his journey from civil servant to entrepreneur....enjoy!
26 minutes | a month ago
#99 - Your Money is the Result of Your Effectiveness
I spoke to a group of entrepreneurs this week and I told them about some business truths that are sometimes hard to hear when you are just getting started.
36 minutes | a month ago
#98 - Guest Chuck Hall - What Not to Do When Building Your Business
Hot out of our 2 day business symposium, we had one of our favorite guests and my good friend back on the podcast. Chuck Hall is the past president of the Chimney Safety Institute of America and is the CEO of Winston's Services in Washington DC. Chuck is super entertaining to listen to and very insightful on the challenges of running a service business.
34 minutes | 2 months ago
#97 - Treadmill, Pathfinder, Trailblazer, Peak Performer, Legacy
This episode is about the stages of business that I recently hear on the Dave Ramsey podcast. These stages are what everyone must got through to achieve the greatness that business can be. They all have their ups and downs and I discuss what its like in each stage. Don't forget that I still have hundreds of my book, Blue Collar Gold that I am giving away. If you would like 1 or 50 copies, let me know! email@example.com
28 minutes | 2 months ago
#96 - New Year - New Leadership Thoughts
As we ring in a new year, we say good bye to the most challenging year in any of our memories. So many challenges and changes...especially in all aspects of leadership. In this final episode of 2020 I discuss some different thoughts on leadership. We will be having a 2 day business symposium at my shop on January 12-13. All the in person seats are sold out but you can still attend virtually! Here's the link: https://web.csia.org/events/Business-Symposium-In-PersonVirtual-Smyrna-TN-4158/details
27 minutes | 2 months ago
#95 - Merry Christmas and a Little Secret
Merry Christmas everyone! In this episode I tell a few Christmas stories and one that lead me into the chimney business. Also, I discuss the very very simple fact of people that become wealthy.
37 minutes | 2 months ago
#94 - Guest Chad Murray
Today i welcomed Chad Murray to the podcast. Chad runs a very large chimney operation out of Dallas Texas as well as a coaching business for leaders and entrepreneurs. Chad has some great insight on business and how to run a larger service company. Please bear with me as I had some audio difficulties recording this zoom call.
35 minutes | 2 months ago
#93 - Your Wealth is in Your Waste
Mr. Waste is a very very well paid employee in every business. It is in everything that you do. It's in wasted movement, wasted materials, wasted data and wasted human assets. In this episode I break down where waste is and what could be done.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
#92 - What Motivates You to Take Action?
What motivates you to take action instead of just dreaming? I talk about the vicious cycle that many people go through with their business dreams. The cycle includes uniformed optimism, informed pessimism, the Valley of Despair, Informed Optimism, and then Success. Also, Hotttttttttt Profits with Alan Rush talking about consistency!
36 minutes | 3 months ago
#91 - The Power in Thanks
Its the week of Thanksgiving and we all have so much to be thankful for. By being outwardly thankful and giving should be part of your entire business model, from your employees to your customers. Plus Hotttttttt Profits with Alan Rush - He discusses "what the customer really wants" Thank you to all of the listeners that tune in weekly!
41 minutes | 3 months ago
#90 - Success Requires Replacement
On this episode I discuss several areas of "replacement' that people and businesses need to make to be more successful and even healthy. Also, I messed up last week and only posted part of my technology talk with Alan Rush so I reposted it this week with the full interview plus I have a link to another business symposium at my facility on Jan 12-13. This is open to all business owners of any type of business. Below is the link if you are interested. https://web.csia.org/events/Business-Symposium-In-PersonVirtual-Smyrna-TN-4158/details
24 minutes | 3 months ago
#89 - Non-Compete Clauses
I recently rolled out a non-compete clause in my company and I discuss what I learned in the process. PLUS - HOTTTTTTT PROFITS with Alan Rush as he discusses technology he uses in sales.
36 minutes | 4 months ago
#88 - Ranty Rant
Frustrations and lessons of the week plus Hottttttt Profits with Sales guru Alan Rush
29 minutes | 4 months ago
#87 - The Success Kit - Persistence - with contractor Mike Lunn
The final episode in my Success kit series is Persistence. I speak with a good friend of mine and contractor Mike Lunn. We talk about how he has been persistent in his philosophy of business and the importance of staying small. I also tell a great story about the Mexican Fisherman that fits well with this episode.
30 minutes | 4 months ago
#86 - The Success Kit - Crticism
Criticism is this weeks topic and is one of the most important aspects to becoming better at anything that you strive for! I will discuss all types of criticism and the right and wrong way to be a critic yourself . Enjoy!
30 minutes | 4 months ago
#85 - The Success Kit - Patience
This weeks episode is about the importance of patience in business. I personally struggle with some aspects of this trait. I will discuss articles from Forbes and Entrepreneur magazines to talk about this topic! Have a good week!
30 minutes | 5 months ago
#84 - The Success Kit - Risk!
This is one of my favorite topics in the entire success kit. The more businesses that I work with and the more things that I become involved with, the more risk shows up everyday for me. I discuss many different ways that you can add risk into you life without risking it all. Taking risk is absolutely necessary if you want a different result than you are currently getting in life! Enjoy
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