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We left you last month at the end of the road for Best Bros Builders Ltd

We left you last month at the end of the road for Best Bros Builders Ltd

We left you last month at the end of the road for Best Bros Builders Ltd. Two mates, being forced to go separate ways, two families close to breaking point, a massive debt, homes on the line and bankruptcy looming. A tragic story but also a very common one, this sort of thing has been going on for decades and will continue to go on for many more decades and the reason being, people are involved. We are a complicated bunch and although there are a set of simple business rules 101 to follow when y...
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Welcome to what we all hope

Welcome to what we all hope

Welcome to what we all hope (especially me) will be an on-going feature in the Building Today magazine. Why do I hope it will be on-going? Well it’s good for the ego seeing your name in print and a great opener, “what do you do?” “I’m a writer……..” but besides making me feel better I am hoping to share with you endless tips on business coaching and some case studies from actual clients. Now I know you think you are very special and what you face ...
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Build mag article

Build mag article

You have all heard the saying “all good things come to those who wait” and we will all have examples of life turning out that way.    Can it be the true for Trades Coaching New Zealand? The answer to that is a definite yes but not only for Trades Coaching New Zealand as a company but also for all the Trades Coaching New Zealand future coaches. Why? Let me fill you in on our progress so far and a fantastic offer that we are launching. As mentioned in previous articles for...
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Article on Planning

Article on Planning

There are certain words in business that when they are spoken or in many cases mumbled behind a quivering hand, they make the chin drop and eyes bore holes in the carpet. Words like all the tax phrases, terminal, provisional, GST etc. Words like balance sheets, bank reconciliations and creditors reports. All really nice words if used in a non-business sentence, like the word ‘plan’ can be a great word, “let’s plan our holiday”. But when I talk to clients and I put t...
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When was the last time you sat on your deck

When was the last time you sat on your deck

When was the last time you sat on your deck, stared up at the stars and wondered if we are actually alone? Okay I know romantic thoughts and the nature of a stereo typical construction boss are not normally found in the same sentence so let’s try again. How often do you find your self hiding out on your deck, with a strong drink in your hand just hoping there was some one out there you can call?   Well there is and they didn’t just drop from the stars. Who are they? Trades Coa...
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Are the power of the media

Are the power of the media

Are the power of the media, who says print is dying and the digital age is taking over marketing?   Well a lot of people actually but that does not mean they are correct all the time. If we take Trades Coaching New Zealand Statistics for the month of December, one referral from digital and nine from Building Today, go print. So why is Trades Coaching New Zealand waxing so lyrical about print? It’s because we are currently working with nine potential new Trades Coaches, from Christc...
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You have just read in the previous pages about some outstanding vehicles or at least looked at pictures

You have just read in the previous pages about some outstanding vehicles or at least looked at pictures

The world of media advertising is over flowing, full to the brim and beyond with car adds and a good deal of them are for vans and Utes. One of the main groups targeted are the humble tradie and for a very good reason you need them, you buy them and for some you’re obsessed with them. Sorry car sales people but I’m going to say “NOooooo DON’T DO IT” not to everybody but definably a certain group. Let me explain myself.    Seven weeks ago I met a young ma...
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By now you are covered with lists

By now you are covered with lists

By now you are covered with lists, on the desk, across the dash board in the Ute even in the tool box. Yep so last decade I know, naturally all your lists are either on your phone, tablet or laptop. Which is exactly where they need to be as that saves us step number 1 of transferring all those bits of paper to a spread sheet of some kind. Sorry my fellow technophobes, get typing and enter those bits of paper. Your computer screen now has a list of what you have done, when you done it, how long i...
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After last month you should now have a well penned list of all your daily tasks

After last month you should now have a well penned list of all your daily tasks

After last month you should now have a well penned list of all your daily tasks, jobs, duties whatever you want to call them. If you haven’t got a list then maybe a pile of papers with neat writing on, okay stop scratching your head I will accept the pocket load of scraps.   So what am I hoping you have on these bits of paper? The task you performed, when you done it, how long it took you, do you like it and is it making you a dollar. For example, invoiced last month’s jobs, W...
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Well did you do it

Well did you do it

Well did you do it? Did you say no to anybody? I hope not.   What I hope you said was “yes we can do that but…….” So if you managed this approach your month should have been a little less stress filled. But keeping 60 minutes of work to 60 minutes of time and not trying to cram in 80 minutes of work for every 60 minutes is only part of the solution.  There are dozens of books on the shelves that cover the subject of time management, live a stress free life ...
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  • We left you last month at the end of the road for Best Bros Builders Ltd

    We left you last month at the end of the road for Best Bros Builders Ltd. Two mates, being forced to go separate ways, two families close to breaking point, a massive debt, homes on the line and bankr...
  • Welcome to what we all hope

    Welcome to what we all hope (especially me) will be an on-going feature in the Building Today magazine. Why do I hope it will be on-going? Well it’s good for the ego seeing your name in print an...
  • Build mag article

    You have all heard the saying “all good things come to those who wait” and we will all have examples of life turning out that way.    Can it be the true for Trades Coaching New...
  • Article on Planning

    There are certain words in business that when they are spoken or in many cases mumbled behind a quivering hand, they make the chin drop and eyes bore holes in the carpet. Words like all the tax phrase...
  • Last month I mentioned I will fill you in on some scary

    Last month I mentioned I would fill you in on some scary, maybe unwelcome or possibly head in the sand don’t want to think about that sort of stuff tit bits.   So the subject today is ret...
  • Welcome to the first of many

    Welcome to what we all hope (especially me) will be an on-going feature in the Building Today magazine. Why do I hope it will be on-going? Well it’s good for the ego seeing your name in print an...
  • Calling all potential Business Coaches

    You have all heard the saying “all good things come to those who wait” and we will all have examples of life turning out that way.    Can it be the true for Trades Coaching...
  • Lets get planning!

    There are certain words in business that when they are spoken or in many cases mumbled behind a quivering hand, they make the chin drop and eyes bore holes in the carpet. Words like all the tax phrase...