Give plenty of thought to decision to promote employees to management and leadership positions.

In your contracting business, who leads your employees? Do you have someone who directs your team? Do you have managers who make sure everyone does the work required?

If you have any kind of manager, foreman, team leader, or supervisor in charge of other employees, then you might be making two critical mistakes. Unfortunately, these can be very costly mistakes that could ultimately hurt your business.

Who Gets Promoted To That Position?

Before we get to the actual mistakes, the first thing we need to address is: who gets promoted to that management position?

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Mike Agugliaro reveals why having mental clarity in your mindset is the only way you can achieve greatness in any area of your life. Listen to Mike as he shows you how to understand your emotional mindset and take action steps to get it to where you want it to be.

Key Lessons Learned:

Mental Clarity

  • The biggest load that people carry isn’t physical, it’s mental and spiritual. What emotional pain have you been carrying around that is holding you back?
  • Having clarity in your mind is the key to greatness. You can’t have inspired ideas if your mind is clouded and jaded.
  • Ask yourself “where is your mindset right now on a scale of 1 to 10.” Without a way to measure something, you have no idea where you are.
  • Your mindset is a choice. You can look at something bad as a problem and a failure, or as a learning opportunity.
  • Most of your emotional state is created by you projecting into the future what you think is going to happen.
  • Peak performance comes from what you allow to be in your mind.
  • What do you have to do to become an 8, 9, or 10?
  • You are never gymless. Get down and do some push-ups or get out and start walking.
  • You don’t have to wait to make an improvement in your life. You can do it RIGHT NOW.
  • Course correction is the understanding that you are losing the game and making the choice to start winning.
  • Embrace the suck.
  • There is your mindset, and then there is the emotional state of your mindset. Is your emotional mindset empowering or disempowering?
  • The people who survive difficult situations believe in their ability to change things for the better.
  • Be curious about yourself and what makes you tick. Until you understand yourself, don’t judge other people.

Links To Resources Mentioned

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CEO Warrior hosted more than 80 home service business owners from 25 states and 4 countries for a leadership event that featured Highlander’s Adrian Paul and representatives from Google

CEO Warrior, a global business mentoring, training and coaching organization for service business owners, hosted its member-only CEO Warrior Circle event from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 featuring representatives from Google as well as Adrian Paul, an English actor known for his title role on the television series Highlander. More than 80 home service business owners from 25 states and 4 countries attended the four-day leadership event that took place at the CEO Warrior headquarters in East Brunswick.

It has already been picked up by 246 media outlets, including Yahoo Finance!, Market Watch, and the New York Business Journal.
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PLUS – PRNewswire

CEO Warrior hosted more than 80 home service business owners from 25 states and 4 countries for a leadership event that featured Highlander’s Adrian Paul and representatives from Google (PRNewsfoto/CEO Warrior)

“Having Google and Adrian Paul share practical insights at the CEO Warrior Circle event, in addition to other training sessions, helps business owners to improve their mindset, skillset and ability to take immediate action,” said Mike Agugliaro, founder of CEO Warrior. “We constantly test what works in the market so we can help business owners get results faster than anyone else. We’re not just about helping business owners create a plan to transform their businesses, but we’re there every step of the way as they implement the plan and take action.”

Isha Vij and Amy Gold, both agency development managers at Google, shared strategic and practical insights on how service businesses can closely partner with Google to grow their businesses. With Google playing a dominant role in making it easy for potential customers to find, vet, and contact local home service businesses, this presentation was one of the highlights.

Another high point of the event was the Highlander-style sword fight exercise presented by Paul. He used mental and physical challenges to force participants to make smart decisions under stress and to demonstrate the importance of team synergy on common objectives. Paul said, “In a sword fight, poor due diligence and decision making will cost you your life. In the corporate world, it could cost you your business.”

The CEO Warrior training system has a unique approach, inspired by Mike’s straightforward style and martial arts training, to help business owners create mental focus, strategic thinking, resiliency, respect and a warrior spirit to take their own businesses to the next level. Business owners participated in personal empowerment activities such as fire walking, fight training, and board breaking exercises.

“This is the best group on the planet,” said Gabe Wade, owner of Triple Service. “I have belonged to several business groups and a franchise. None of them can hold a candle to what CEO Warrior brings to its members. They care! We will be here forever.”

Brian Vardiman, owner of Best Service, added, “I’ve worked with these amazing people for three years now. I have no plans on ever stopping. I’ve grown my business 600 percent in three years. CEO Warrior has changed my life.”

The next major CEO Warrior event for members and non-members is Service Business Edge, previously known as the Warrior Fast Track Academy, scheduled for Feb. 6-9, 2018.

CEO Warrior works with business owners across the U.S., Australia, Bermuda, Canada, and New Zealand, creating a global movement in the home service industry. The company helps tradesmen grow their businesses and have the lifestyle they want from the business they have.

To find out more about CEO Warrior, visit www.CEOWARRIOR.com.

About CEO Warrior

CEO Warrior is a business consulting, training, and mentoring firm, providing tested and proven methods to defeat the roadblocks that prevent small to mid-sized businesses from achieving their ultimate success. CEO Warrior teaches business owners how to achieve wealth, freedom and market domination by using the tools and skills Mike Agugliaro, founder of CEO Warrior, used to build his home service business into a $30 million-plus business in 10 years before achieving his exit strategy and selling it this year. The Warrior system uses a unique approach to training, inspired by Mike’s straightforward style and martial arts training to create mental focus, strategic thinking, resiliency, respect and warrior spirit to take business owners to the next level. CEO Warrior targets the specific areas each business needs to address, eliminate, enhance or add in order to reach their business goals and attain what every business owner wants in the end: financial independence. For more information about CEO Warrior, visit CEOWARRIOR.com.

Even if you’re not an owner but part of a franchise system, co-owner, executive, general manager, or manager of a specific department, you should be constantly looking to grow.

Fortunately, there’s a simple solution that can help you achieve your growth goals. It can be best summarized by the Jim Rohn quote, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

Maybe you’ve heard that quote before but never thought about what it actually means for your business and life.

In your business — whether you are happy with all of it, some of it, or none of it and whether or not it’s growing — the results are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Therefore, if you are struggling with growth, it’s possibly because most or all of the five people you’re spending time with are not helping you grow your business.

This is a wake-up call for a lot of business owners. If your business isn’t growing the way you want it to or the way it should be, the fastest way to turn things around is to start hanging around with different people.

You might read the above and think, “Well, that’s not very realistic because I can’t very well stop hanging around with my executive team and management, I hang around with them all the time, and I need them.”

So here are two ways to think about that:

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Meetings. They’re often considered to be the “necessary evil” of every organization. There’s a reason why business meetings are so often parodied. Meetings are like going to the dentist; you know you need to but you’d rather do other things.

Every organization needs to hold meetings. And by the time you’ve ascended to the executive suite, meetings make up the bulk of your precious time.

But many will agree that meetings can sometimes feel like a colossal waste of time. How often have you sat through meetings that felt like they were going nowhere, or that dragged on for longer than they should? How often have you attended meetings where people were unprepared, or you left wondering what the meeting actually accomplished?

Put those meetings behind you and create an organization that embraces meetings because they are engaging, actionable, and serve to move the needle.

Here are my rules for holding productive meetings that can actually transform your organization.

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