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Protect your attitude, work on you instead of watching the weather and news

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sun, Dec 21, 2008 @ 03:56 PM

Over the past week many in the northeast have been walloped by the Ice Storm of 2008 leaving many without power and the basic necessities. On top of the recent economic downturn, foreclosures, declining real estate construction activity and financial troubles it is not suprising that people's attitudes are affected. We are easily reminded of all the recent and current challenges on the news, in the paper, the radio, the internet, work and the coffee shop. It is very easy to get caught up in the misery and before you know it you are not feeling very positive and your attitude towards things turns negative.

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Tags: coaching, contractors, Contractor Business Coach, homeowners, construction

Ice Storm of 2008, lifes' basic necessities, an early Christmas gift

Posted by Mark Paskell on Tue, Dec 16, 2008 @ 09:16 PM

Last Thursday evening I went out for dinner with my wife and came home around 10:00PM with a lite rain falling. Just after 12:00 midnight we lost power. Little did we know that a few hours later our yard would look like a tornado had ripped the trees in the yard to shreds. For three hours we heard huge thuds from snapped branches and tree tops that battered our property and the side of the house.

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Tags: coaching, roofers, helping homeowners, contractors, residential remodeling contractors

Another happy client

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sun, Dec 07, 2008 @ 04:39 PM

I am fortunate and blessed to have the support of many contractor clients in my first year as a contractor coach. I recently received a letter from a client describing his satisfaction with our coaching services and relationship. It describes what The Contractor Coaching Partnership means to him. 

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Tags: residential contractor business coach, coaching, design/build remodeling coaching, systems

Thanksgiving; Practice Gratitude and Humility All Year

Posted by Mark Paskell on Fri, Nov 28, 2008 @ 12:51 PM

Thanksgiving is the time of year when we historically reflect on what we a grateful for in our lives. This is a time to express humility, gratitude and thanks for the blessings we enjoy in our lives and business. It seems natural to give thanks in the fall after the crops have been harvested. It is the time when we take stock of of our blessings and store up for the coming winter. Our year of hard work comes to a close and at Thanksgiving we reflect on our results. We are hopefully prepared for the long cold winter having harvested enough from our years efforts. If we planted our seeds and prudently nurtured them, we should have enough stock to make it through the winter until spring. For this bounty we express gratitude and thankfulness. 

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Tags: business, home improvement contractors, coaching, mark the coach, contractor coach, The Contractor Coaching Partnership

Does networking really work? You be the judge.

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sat, Nov 15, 2008 @ 01:55 PM

Recently someone said to me I was crazy to spend so much time networking. So it got me thinking was he right? Well some may think I'm crazy (and he may be right) so I reviewed my results from the past two years and here is what I found.

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Tags: coaching, contractors, NARI, design/build, Corridor Nine, Networking, systems, Mark Paskell

NARI member shoplight

Posted by Mark Paskell on Wed, Sep 17, 2008 @ 12:16 AM

An article recently published by Eastern Mass NARI in the monthly newletter sent to all members about The Contractor Coaching Partnership. 

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Tags: coaching, contractor coach, Networking, residential contractors, best practices

The Contractor Coaching Partnership and Sandler Seminar for contractors

Posted by Mark Paskell on Tue, Sep 02, 2008 @ 11:23 AM

Our first joint seminar hosted by Joe Holm of Sandler Sales Training in Marlboro and Mark Paskell of The Contractor Coaching Partnership, on 8/28/08, was well attended by 12 companies.

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Tags: grow your business, residential, coaching, Contractor, remodelers, best practices

The Contractor Coaching Partnership and Sandler Training Seminar for Contractors

Posted by Mark Paskell on Mon, Aug 18, 2008 @ 12:13 AM

On 8/28/08 The Contractor Coaching Partnership and Sandler Training are hosting a complimentary seminar specifically designed for contractors. The seminar will be held from 3:30-5:30 PM at the Sandler Training facility on route 20 in Marlboro. The program is for remodelers, kitchen and bath companies, custom home builders, handyman, roofers, siding contractors, painters, landscapers, electricians, plumbers and small trades who service the residential home owner construction market. Sandler Trainer Joe Holm will share his cutting edge approach to blending Sandler principles with best practice systems for residential contractors.

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Tags: grow your business, residential, coaching, Contractor, remodelers, best practices