Recently, I spoke with a veteran contractor who was having challenges with his business. There was significant budget slippage on projects and poor communication between his carpenters and customers. These challenges were causing significant culture issues among the employees in the field and the office. The owner found himself putting out fires every day. All departments were playing the blame game pointing fingers at everyone but themselves.
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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.
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.
I met with a prospect recently who is afflicted with chief cook and bottle washer syndrome. He is the CEO, the salesman, the bookkeeper, the office clerk, the production manager, the service manager, the marketing manager. He is working over 75 hours per week and said he is concerned that he is working at a breakneck pace. He said he would like to leave the business to his kids who work in the business. He also said he doesn't really take vacations and when he does he is working from the vacation destination.