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Episode 100! Interview with EMyth Coach Steve Edkins

Episode 100! Interview with EMyth Coach Steve Edkins

May 8, 2020

Episode 100! Interview with EMyth Coach Steve Edkins

The 5 years I spent in the EMyth Mastery program with my coach Steve Edkins, altered the course of history for me.
Without it, I would still be at the mercy of my business with no life outside of it.
In this episode, I get to interview my old cold and he brilliantly demonstrates why coaching is essential to positive change in our business and personal lives!

For those who don't know, Steve Edkins has been an EMyth Coach since 1997. Prior to being a coach, he had many diverse professional experiences, including roles in advertising and marketing, operations, sales, and sales management. His passion is to help owners see things they may not have seen before so they can make changes that give them the energy and confidence to build the businesses of their dreams.

Enjoy!

Connect with Steve Edkins by clicking here: EMyth.com/SteveEdkins 

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EmailAaron@AaronCrowley.com 

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Connect with Aaron Crowley with One on One Coaching

"If you are a highly motivated stone shop owner and desire to make big changes in your business and life, I offer one on one coaching/mentoring for 2-3 clients at any given time.  If you would like to experience the same kind of rapid growth and development that has transformed my business thru coaching, I’d like to connect with you and let you experience it firsthand!  Visit  www.AaronCrowley.com for more information." - Aaron Crowley

 

 

 

 

 

Interview Update with financial analyst Taylor St. Germain of ITR Economics.

Interview Update with financial analyst Taylor St. Germain of ITR Economics.

May 1, 2020

Interview Update with financial analyst Taylor St. Germain of ITR Economics.

What does the future hold for our businesses?  What does history show us about the current pandemic and recession?  Is there any good news on the horizon? 

These are important questions.  With the rapidly changing economy, we decided to bring Taylor St. Germain back on the podcast to give us an update on what has changed and what we can expect for the economy both short term and long term. 

For those who don't know,  Taylor St. Germain is an economic analyst that provides consulting services for small businesses, trade associations, and Fortune 500 companies across a spectrum of industries.

Taylor is a member of ITR’s Dallas team and specializes in forecasting at both the market and company levels. With his depth of experience, Taylor is a key contributor to ITR Economics’ forecast accuracy rating of 94.7%.

Enjoy and happy fabricating

 

Fabricators Friend is this week's sponsor.  Be sure to visit them here: www.FabricatorsFriend.com 

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Download the first 3 chapters of Aaron's book, Less Chaos More Cash, for FREE at www.AaronCrowley.com

EmailAaron@AaronCrowley.com 

Aaron Crowley - Instagram

Connect with Aaron Crowley with One on One Coaching

"If you are a highly motivated stone shop owner and desire to make big changes in your business and life, I offer one on one coaching/mentoring for 2-3 clients at any given time.  If you would like to experience the same kind of rapid growth and development that has transformed my business thru coaching, I’d like to connect with you and let you experience it firsthand!  Visit  www.AaronCrowley.com for more information." - Aaron Crowley

 

 

 

3 Challenges with Fixed Turn Around From Template to Install

3 Challenges with Fixed Turn Around From Template to Install

April 24, 2020

3 Challenges with Fixed Turn Around From Template to Install

When we commit to install dates, the clock starts ticking and when things go wrong, it can be a challenge!

And those challenges are real!

In this episode I discuss the top 3:
1. Passing on jobs
2. Delayed job scramble
3. Pressure on production when things go wrong.

I'd be remiss to not acknowledge these realities after advocating the value of a fixed turn around...so this is full disclosure:)

Enjoy!

Aaron

 

Stone Fabricators Alliance is this week's sponsor.  Be sure to visit them here: www.StoneFabricatorsAlliance.com

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Get Aaron Crowley's BookLess Chaos More Cash

EmailAaron@AaronCrowley.com 

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Connect with Aaron Crowley with One on One Coaching

"If you are a highly motivated stone shop owner and desire to make big changes in your business and life, I offer one on one coaching/mentoring for 2-3 clients at any given time.  If you would like to experience the same kind of rapid growth and development that has transformed my business thru coaching, I’d like to connect with you and let you experience it firsthand!  Visit  www.AaronCrowley.com for more information." - Aaron Crowley

 

 

The Rhythm of All Rhythms

The Rhythm of All Rhythms

April 17, 2020

The Rhythm of All Rhythms

Hold on fellow fabricator, in this episode, I make a bold statement. You should have a fixed, consistent, and repeatable turn around time from template install.

Yes, I said it.

In this episode of the Fab Lab, I explain detail the 4 benefits of creating such a "rhythm" in your production process.

1. Clarity
2. Known Install Dates
3. Minimize WIP (work in progress)
4. Acquire Job Info

You are going to be challenged by this one if you own or run a stone shop...Enjoy!

And happy fabricating!

Aaron

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Connect with Aaron Crowley! 

Get Aaron Crowley's Book: Less Chaos More Cash

Email: Aaron@AaronCrowley.com 

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Connect with Aaron Crowley with One on One Coaching

"If you are a highly motivated stone shop owner and desire to make big changes in your business and life, I offer one on one coaching/mentoring for 2-3 clients at any given time.  If you would like to experience the same kind of rapid growth and development that has transformed my business thru coaching, I’d like to connect with you and let you experience it firsthand!  Visit  www.AaronCrowley.com for more information." - Aaron Crowley

 

 

 

Why Routines, Rhythms, and Patterns are Essential to Business Success

Why Routines, Rhythms, and Patterns are Essential to Business Success

April 10, 2020

Why Routines, Rhythms, and Patterns are Essential to Business Success.

When leaders make the work in their companies predictable and "routine" the results can be astounding!

I begin to look at why this is so important and where to start in this episode of the Fab Lab.

I discuss:

1. Emotional Health for Employees and Customers
2. Optimal Efficiency for Operations and Profits
3. Turn Around from Template to Install

You need and like routine and so does your company!

Enjoy.

-Aaron

Moraware is this week's sponsor.  Be sure to visit them here: www.Moraware.com

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Connect with Aaron Crowley! 

Get Aaron Crowley's Book: Less Chaos More Cash

Email: Aaron@AaronCrowley.com 

Aaron Crowley - Instagram

Connect with Aaron Crowley with One on One Coaching

"If you are a highly motivated stone shop owner and desire to make big changes in your business and life, I offer one on one coaching/mentoring for 2-3 clients at any given time.  If you would like to experience the same kind of rapid growth and development that has transformed my business thru coaching, I’d like to connect with you and let you experience it firsthand!  Visit  www.AaronCrowley.com for more information." - Aaron Crowley

 

 

 

Interview with Aaron Crowley

Interview with Aaron Crowley

April 3, 2020

We could all use a laugh right now and this episode is full of them. In this episode, I interview Aaron and asks him a few fun questions. We cover topics from Aaron's favorite books to the countertop install that went horribly wrong!  It is a fun light-hearted conversation that should put a smile on your face :)

Enjoy and stay safe.

-Wesley

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Email: Aaron@AaronCrowley.com 

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Connect with Aaron Crowley with One on One Coaching

"If you are a highly motivated stone shop owner and desire to make big changes in your business and life, I offer one on one coaching/mentoring for 2-3 clients at any given time.  If you would like to experience the same kind of rapid growth and development that has transformed my business thru coaching, I’d like to connect with you and let you experience it firsthand!  Visit  www.AaronCrowley.com for more information." - Aaron Crowley

 

 

Economic Forecast with Taylor St. Germain

Economic Forecast with Taylor St. Germain

March 27, 2020

In this episode, we interview financial analyst Taylor St Germain, a financial analyst with ITR Economics.

While the forecast for 2020 has become uncertain, it's not as bad as you might think.  We cover a broad range of topics and you will be glad you tuned in.

For that matter, it's not just stone fabricators that will want to tune in, anyone with a business or interest in the economy is going to enjoy and appreciate this episode.

As an economic analyst, Taylor St. Germain provides consulting services for small businesses, trade associations, and Fortune 500 companies across a spectrum of industries.

Taylor is a member of ITR’s Dallas team and specializes in forecasting at both the market and company levels. With his depth of experience, Taylor is a key contributor to ITR Economics’ forecast accuracy rating of 94.7%.

Enjoy and take care,

Aaron

The Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) is this week's sponsor.  Be sure to connect with them on Facebook and at www.StoneFabricatorsAlliance.com

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Connect with Aaron Crowley with One on One Coaching

"If you are a highly motivated stone shop owner and desire to make big changes in your business and life, I offer one on one coaching/mentoring for 2-3 clients at any given time.  If you would like to experience the same kind of rapid growth and development that has transformed my business thru coaching, I’d like to connect with you and let you experience it firsthand!  Visit  www.AaronCrowley.com for more information." - Aaron Crowley

 

Managing Fear - Turning Panic into Productivity

Managing Fear - Turning Panic into Productivity

March 24, 2020

Managing Fear - Turning Panic into Productivity

In times like these, fear is an almost ever-present emotion for the folks we lead and even ourselves.
In this podcast we discuss 3 techniques to turn panic into productivity:
1. Remaining Composed
2. Remembering People Respond Emotionally
3. Replace Fear with Action
Listen and lead well fellow fabricators and we will get through this!
Take care,
Aaron

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If you are a highly motivated stone shop owner and desire to make big changes in your business and life, I offer one on one coaching/mentoring for 2-3 clients at any given time.  If you would like to experience the same kind of rapid growth and development that has transformed my business thru coaching, I’d like to connect with you and let you experience it firsthand! Visit  www.AaronCrowley.com for more information. 

 

 

 

 

Leadership Teams - Secret Service or a Posse?

Leadership Teams - Secret Service or a Posse?

March 20, 2020

Leadership Teams - Secret Service or a Posse?

When the shooting starts, it's nice to know you're not alone. It's really nice to know your team has your back no matter what.

In this episode, I discuss 3 key aspects and benefits of a leadership team.

1. Trust
2. Communication
3. Sharing the Burden

Its never too late to evaluate your team and select the cream of the crop to assist you in leading your company.

Enjoy!

 

Moraware is this week's sponsor.  Be sure to visit them here: www.Moraware.com

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Get Aaron Crowley's Book: Less Chaos More Cash

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Connect with Aaron Crowley with One on One Coaching

If you are a highly motivated stone shop owner and desire to make big changes in your business and life, I offer one on one coaching/mentoring for 2-3 clients at any given time.  If you would like to experience the same kind of rapid growth and development that has transformed my business thru coaching, I’d like to connect with you and let you experience it firsthand!  Visit  www.AaronCrowley.com for more information. 

Time to Lead - Coronavirus Edition

Time to Lead - Coronavirus Edition

March 16, 2020

Hello Fellow Fabricators!

We are experiencing unprecedented levels of uncertainty in the country and economy.
So what do leaders like you and I do in times like these?
In this special episode, I share 6 essential steps we must take to lead our companies through whatever is to happen.
1. Recognizing our moment, its time to lead!
2. Watching quote volume and sales - they are leading indicators of future workload
3. Conserve Cash - our business's lifeblood.
4. Cost Reduction Plan - If sales decline, we have to reduce expenses.
5. Don't be rash or reckless - cooler heads prevail.
6. Remember what's truly important - Your family and friends need your leadership too!
Lead Well!
-Aaron

If you enjoy The Fab Lab podcast, consider sharing it.  Thank you for your support and the support of our sponsors.  

Get Aaron Crowley's Book: Less Chaos More Cash

Connect with Aaron Crowley! 

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Connect with Aaron Crowley with One on One Coaching

If you are a highly motivated stone shop owner and desire to make big changes in your business and life, I offer one on one coaching/mentoring for 2-3 clients at any given time.  If you would like to experience the same kind of rapid growth and development that has transformed my business thru coaching, I’d like to connect with you and let you experience it firsthand! Visit  www.AaronCrowley.com for more information. 

 

 

 

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