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Shop for Deals on This Week’s Video Blog

Did you know that it’s OK to shop for deals…… and to enjoy the benefits you get by getting a great deal?

In this week’s video I am in Cancun, Mexico at an all-inclusive resort where we brought the management team from one of my clients down for an annual business meeting. What astonishes me is that it was cheaper to fly everyone to Cancun, Mexico and cover their all-inclusive hotel costs then it was to hold the event in the city that the business operates.

Watch this week’s video for more tips on spending your money wisely!

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Integrity & Courage on This Week’s Video Blog

In this week’s video I am in front of the Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial.

There are two sides of the memorial over my shoulder, one is Integrity and the other is Courage. In running our businesses and as leaders, we need to have integrity…… but often it takes courage to stand up for what is right.

Watch this week’s video below as I encourage you to establish integrity and courage in you and your staff.

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Competition on This Week’s Video Blog

Did you know that having a competitive spirit is a good thing?

In this week’s video I talk about how our staff have competitive natures too. They want the more challenging jobs…… sometimes you can even reward staff by giving them the trickiest, hardest, most difficult jobs as they feel a great deal of satisfaction out of handling them properly.

Remember, when you’re dealing with people, we’re all competitive…… we need to understand what people are thinking, what they go through and then use that to our advantage.

Watch this week’s video below and learn more!

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What is Your Core Value on This Week’s Video Blog

In this week’s video I ask, “What is your core value?”

Can you sum it up in one word…… or at least in one sentence?

Do your employees know what your core value is?

You should have a core value, something you stand for long after you’re gone.

If you don’t have a core value, watch this week’s video with tips to establish your core value, you’ll be glad you did!

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No F.E.A.R. on This Week’s Video Blog

Too many times, we fear things that are not really going to affect us in the big picture.

In this week’s video I talk about how we often worry about how our customer is going to react when we tell them the real story about what we have to do in their home or property.

Sometimes we fear telling an insurance adjuster, “We can’t do it that way, and here are the reasons why…”

But, do you know what F.E.A.R. is?

Watch as I talk about the acronym for F.E.A.R. and encourage you to deal with things!

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Adapt and be Creative on This Week’s Video Blog

In this week’s video I just finished a great workshop in Scottsdale, Arizona and there are lots of good things happening in this industry.

Yes, we have many challenges and curve balls, but we need to adapt and be creative. This business is matured but there are many opportunities left.

As an example, check out this outdoor patio behind me and how they’re keep folks comfortable in the 107˚ F heat.

Watch below as I encourage you to be innovative and do great things in your business.

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Are Business Plans Relevant on This Week’s Video Blog

Are business plans still relevant? That’s a question I get asked a lot.

In this week’s video, I have a simple answer for you…… YES!

There are so many questions that go unanswered if you don’t have a vision, mission and a plan for your business.

Don’t miss this video if you want your business to grow and thrive in today’s economy.

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Stand Out on This Week’s Video Blog

How do you stand out from your competition?

In this week’s video I am standing in front of some tourist shops and they all look the same.

It got me thinking, how do we as restoration contractors make our business stand out so that adjusters, agents and other people involved in dispatching claims understand that we give outstanding whatever we do?

Watch this week’s video to learn more!

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Training and Networking on This Week’s Video Blog

It is so important to be investing in yourself by doing training and networking at different events in our industry.

In this week’s video I am speaking at a Fireline workshop and noticed that some of the best ideas are coming from networking at lunch, breaks, and at the restaurant.

Watch this week’s video as I encourage you to pick a couple of events this year that you’re going to send yourself or your key staff members to. It’s a great way to help people develop…… and you can also have a little fun at it!

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Fishing on This Week’s Video Blog

In today’s video we are going to be talking about fishing.

What does fishing have to do with business? Well let me tell you…… there is a lot in common!

To start, you need to have the right gear. You need the bait, the right type of line, the right area and the ability to read the water.

This leads me to ask…… where are you fishing for new clients? Are you going after the right areas?

Watch this week’s video for some great tips to help you target your marketing so you can hook the right clients.

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