The 7-Power Contractor® Radio

Information and insights for plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical, and other service contracting business owners direct from your host, contracting business consultant and former contractor, Al Levi. All episodes are 10 minutes or less.

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022 – Mastering the Top 30 and Top 5 List

Learn a fool-proof way to prioritize and energize all those great ideas so that you work on the right things, at the right time, in the right way with Master Top 30 and Top 5 project lists.

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021 – It's Not All About the Work

Your business is supposed to serve your life, not your life serving your business. But the fact is at first, especially, some sacrifice is required. In this episode I talk about how to minimize that sacrifice by working smarter not harder.

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020 – The Importance of Getting Away From Your Business

The ability to stop what you’re doing (and time away from your business will help) can help you learn how to work smarter and not harder and avoid burning out. This episode talks about how to do just that.

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019 – Goals, Beliefs, and Actions: The Foundation of Leadership

Ever set goals and even have actions attached to them but you never seem to reach those goals? The step you might be missing is belief.

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018 – Difference Between a Leader and a Manager

What’s the difference between a Leader and a Manager? It’s a great question because it can be confusing to distinguish between the two roles. In this episode I explain how to tell the difference.

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017 – Cleanup, Reorganize, or Move Your Shop

What are you going to do right now to make things better moving forward? One of the ways to make your future better is to organize your workspace.

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016 – Stepping over Dollars to Pick Up Dimes

Making smart long term investments involve spending money. Are you starving your future by pinching pennies today?

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015 – Leading with Humor

Business is serious business, am I right? Yes—and no. There are times when taking a light hearted approach can be helpful and a welcome release of the tension that tends to build up when the company is running full tilt. In this episode I provide some guidance for when to bring humor into the mix to make things better.

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014 – Beware Actions Born of Boredom

Everything's going well. You've got customers. The phone is ringing. Time to start another service line, right? Not so fast. In this episode I outline the perils of acting out of boredom rather than from the foundation of a solid strategic business plan.

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