Jesse Hoover always wanted to be a police officer, but that dream died, and he went to work for an HVAC contractor. After that he worked for a plumbing company, and eventually ended up installing cabinets.
He learned during this time how to be efficient with his time.
When working alone, it’s very important that you learn how to problem solve by yourself. This can be a key trait to completing a job successfully.
If you find yourself stuck in a job you do not enjoy, start looking for other things. Pay attention to what it is that you really enjoy doing. What it is that makes you “come alive.”
And then in your free time, start doing more of that. That may just open the doors to start a business and go full time.
Jesse has found that Instagram helps build trust.
Here are a few tips he uses on Instagram:
- Use geotags to show where he is from and where he wants to work.
- Use lots of hashtags
- Use videos
- Document. Document. Document. It builds trust, and people love it.
A few other tips Jesse shared on building trust are:
- Be honest even at your own expense.
- Put the best quality product out there that you can.
- Try to be a better version of yourself each day.
When Jesse looks back toward the beginning of his business, he wished he knew in advance how hard it was going to be. But he is so glad he kept going. He says that perseverance will bring you through.
Concerning the importance of time-management, Jesse encourages contractors to find systems and processes that will help identify things you can eliminate.
Jesse’s best advice is to, “Treat others the way you want to be treated.”
When he was asked to what he contributes his success, Jesse said…
- Hard work
- Nothing good comes easy.
- God has been gracious to me.
Jesse said that if you find yourself in a situation where your dream is crushed: “Don’t give up hope. Things won’t change unless you take the steps to make that change.”
The book that Jesse recommends is called.
The One Thing – by Gary Keller (You’ll find a link to the book in our Contractor Resources Page.)
Jesses admits that he’s made a lot of mistakes and learned some very hard lessons along the way. But he encourages every contractor out there to strive to be better every day.
This was an awesome conversation! Listen all the way through and be inspired!
Today’s Protractor Tip is given today by Brad Leavitt from AFT Construction. In this tip he shares some great advice on clearly defining the scope of your work! It’s a great tip!
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Our book recommendation for today is The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People. If you haven’t read it yet. You should get it and start reading it today!
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