The last month has flown by – spoke at the Remodeling Show in Chicago, several weeks of busy work/life, and last week we were on a family trip to Disney World (mostly magical, slightly too HOT.)


This afternoon I’m doing something I’ve never done before…

My wife has been working out consistently over the last couple months. She’s made it a priority and has a group of lady friends she’s doing it with – the group accountability has been key for her.

I know I need to be working out (I’m not overweight, but I’m not fit either.)

Even though I know I need to be doing it – I’m busy (growing business, 4 kids, church commitments, marriage, home, etc.) Don’t ‘have the time.’ Too much else to do.

I know it would be good for me. I know I need to get in better shape. I know it would give me more energy to use in other areas of my life. YET – I haven’t done anything about this year.

Here’s the something new I’m doing this afternoon:

From 3:00-3:30 I’m going to have my first workout with a personal trainer.

There are several areas in my life where I’m self-motivated. Don’t need accountability or coaching. It comes natural and I’m able to get done what I need to get done.

What I realized recently is that working out isn’t one of those things I’m self-motivated about. Therefore, I’m going to invest some money each month, have someone kick my butt, and hold me accountable.

Perhaps my story above is something you can relate to with your fitness/health – but let me spin it another way:

In your remodeling business:

  • How are you doing with improving your sales process so that you can close more of your leads?
  • How well are you following up with your current sales pipeline?
  • Are you staying-in-touch with your previous clients to help you generate more repeat and referral work?

Perhaps these are things that you know you need to be doing a better job of for the health of your business, but you just can’t seem to muster the motivation to get them done and in place (like my problem with working out.)

May I suggest (like my need for a personal trainer/coach for my fitness) – you may be in need of a coach to help you get those areas of your business improved – someone to help and hold you accountable.

May I also suggest, that if that last part rings true for you, please email me so that we can discuss how I can help be that accountability and kick in the butt you need 🙂

P.S. Speaking of health – It’s the time of the year that a lot of folks are looking into health insurance options. I’ve shared this with you before and have had several people ask me about it recently.This is the health insurance alternative that my family and I use (it’s Affordable Care Act compliant too.) With rising premiums/deductibles – this might be something that can help you out. I recorded an audio about it here.