In this week's First $1,000 segment, we hear from someone who works at a home improvement store by day—and moonlights by advising homeowners on renovation projects. Side Hustle School features a new episode EVERY DAY, featuring detailed case studies of people who earn extra money without quitting their job. This year, the show includes free guided lessons and listener Q&A several days each week. Show notes: SideHustleSchool.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Be on the show: SideHustleSchool.com/questions Connect on Twitter: @chrisguillebeau Connect on Instagram: @193countries Visit Chris's main site: ChrisGuillebeau.com If you're enjoying the show, please pass it along! It's free and has been published every single day since January 1, 2017. We're also very grateful for your five-star ratings—it shows that people are listening and looking forward to new episodes.
Do you have a story of terrible customer service? I had a bad experience with Lowe's Home Improvement recently and want to hear your stories too! Listen to this episode of Chats from The Blog Cabin to learn more about my experience and how I was treated. Message me with your own stories of amazing customer service or nightmarish customer service experiences. Let's compare notes, watch the video now! Links to message email me at email@example.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/frugalmom/ or https://www.instagram.com/chatsfromtheblogcabin/ Message me here --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/chatsfromtheblogcabin/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/chatsfromtheblogcabin/support
An old home has many advantages - but there are also some disadvantages. We talk with an expert about what issues you may find and how they can be addressed.
How can you make sure the choices you make for your mid-century home RIGHT NOW will be ones you don't regret in the future? Ask the right questions!In Today's Episode You'll Hear:How to roll back remodeling choices you made in the past to get a home you'll love for decades to come. Plus, can a mid-century door that's been languishing in a shed for 16 years be salvaged?How to make sure replacement windows (or more) fit in well with the character of a mid-century house.Whether SolaTube lights are appropriate for MCM homes. Get the full show notes with all the trimmings at https://www.midmod-midwest.com/1208
Messy In The Middle: Podcast for Realtors
In this Ten-Minute Takedown, Jefi and Ed are talking about pre-list renovations and how you can spend money wisely when preparing to list a home. They suggest thinking about what buyers will see when they first walk up to the house, hiring a designer to help keep the colors neutral and modern, and adding small touches such as cleaning the windows and trim. Jefi and Ed also discuss how you can successfully stage your home. QUOTES“When you're getting ready to have a client list their home, or if you're a consumer and you're getting ready to list your home, the biggest bang for your buck is paint. End of story. ” -Jefi Moultrie [01:24]“I think updating appliances can make sense. I try to encourage folks to do that. Doing a full kitchen remodel is just too expensive. And when we get those calls, Jefi and I both tend to say: ‘What's the timeline? What are we looking at? Is this for immediate resale?'. That puts us on a decision path.” -Ed Billings [07:05]TIMESTAMPS00:10 Pre-List Renovations: How to Maximize Your Home's Value01:06 Home Improvement Priorities for Listing a Home03:10 Tips for Cleaning and Updating Your Home09:50 Designer Tips for Home Improvement on a BudgetRESOURCESNever Split the DifferenceThe Five Dysfunctions of a TeamThe Peak ExperienceThe U.S. Housing Market Has PeakedWhy Rising Mortgage Rates Push Buyers off the FenceThe One Thing Every Homeowner Needs To Know About a RecessionCONTACTMessy in the Middle: messyinthemiddlepodcast.comEd Billings: edbillings.comJefi Moultrie: jefisrealestate.com
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On today's Good Day Download:World Ovarian Cancer Day, recapping King Charles' coronation celebrations, AI issues and Michael J. Fox's "hazy" dating history. Plus, a conversation on learing from mistakes and addressing anger issues. Tom Kraeutler, our favorite home improvement expert (moneypit.com), joins to discuss that home warranty and more.Get more information on GoodDayShow.com.Follow us on social media. Facebook & Instagram - @GoodDayRadioShowTwitter - @GoodDayOnAir
HomeShow Radio Show | Tom Tynan
Home Improvements and answers to your questions with Tom Tynan on HomeShow Radio from 5/07/23 Hour 2 on SportsRadio 610 The post HomeShow Radio with Tom Tynan Podcast from 5/07/23 Hour 2 appeared first on HomeShow Radio Show | Tom Tynan.
Everyone would love to reduce their tax bill and pay less money to the IRS. But did you know that you can write off home improvements on your taxes? The good news is that certain home improvements can reduce your tax liability. For example, home upgrades that add value to your property, improve energy efficiency, or are adaptations for medical purposes are tax deductible. Of course, not all home repairs can lower your tax obligations. And there are certain limits on how much you can claim on your tax returns. But capital improvements to your home make you eligible for tax deductions or tax credits. As with most tax laws, the rules on writing off home improvements can be complicated. Therefore, this article aims to disentangle the complexities when writing off home improvements on your taxes. Before learning about home improvement tax deductions, there are a few things to watch out for. First, the rules can change from year to year. Therefore, you should speak with a tax advisor about how much you can write off on taxes. Additionally, your income level can also impact home improvement deductions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Housing Muse Podcast with Melissa Dittmann Tracey
EPISODE 36: Seasonal allergies can be a nuisance. Your home's outdoor plantings may be making it worse. Joining The Housing Muse Podcast is gardening guru Linda Vater to share which plants may be more prone to triggering allergies, and how to plan a landscape so that you can breathe a little easier. SHOW NOTES Learn more about Linda Vater Find gardening tips at Linda's YouTube channel Allergy Forecast Apps Allergy Plus by Pollen.com Zyrtec Allergycast WeatherWell Housing Muse home: housingmuse.com Follow the Housing Muse on Twitter or Instagram @housingmuse *DISCLAIMER: The content provided in this podcast are for information purposes only and the opinions of the host and guest. Please consult a health professional for any medical issues that you may be experiencing.
Our top picks when it comes to TV, Movies, TikTok, Instagram and all things entertainment.This week's episode covered (list below in no particular order):Living SingleHome ImprovementThe Fresh Prince of Bel-AirFrasierThe NannyDinosaurs
About Ron Rice Paint & ConsultingEmail: Ron@RonRicePainting.com firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: (619) 745-1883Ron Rice, the owner of Ron Rice Painting & Consulting (RRPC), is a painting veteran with over 30 years of experience. In 1987, he started painting part-time while juggling college courses. He discovered that he had a knack for the craft of painting and enjoyed helping others reach their vision for their home and office projects. After a stint as a foreman for Woods Painting in Nashville, Tennessee, he ventured out on his own and started Changes Painting.After his success in Nashville, Ron traded the cold winters of the Southeast for the endless sun of San Diego, and in late 2000, he founded Ron Rice Painting & Consulting. Since then, Ron and his team have completed thousands of jobs. From new construction to remodels to everything in between, Ron and his team would love to be your choice of professional painters in San Diego County. Contact us today to learn how we can deliver the best value in residential or commercial painting.Family & the Community: Outside of the office, Ron dedicates time to family–his two amazing daughters, Machalla and Sadie; a beautiful granddaughter, Mila; his talented wife, Tori; and his rescued fur-kids–two dogs (Tigre and Blanco) and two cats (OC Freddie and Bowie). An active Rotarian, Ron sits on the board of his Rotary Club, La Mesa Sunrise Rotary, and can often be spotted around town doing service work. Sometimes you can find him onstage–either singing and playing guitar with his rock band, A Month of Sundays, or doing improv comedy at local clubsRon Rice Wants to Be Your Painting ContractorAt Ron Rice Painting & Consulting (RRPC), we understand your quest for the best and want to be your choice in professional painters. We are transparent in all our dealings with customers, both new and current. We approach business in a professional manner, with all our staff committed to customer satisfaction.We want to make it as easy and convenient as possible for you to get your painting projects completed. Our process is straightforward:1You contact us via our website or phone. We'll discuss project details and requirements and schedule a time to estimate the job.2We'll visit your site to gather information and determine the scope and estimated cost of the project. This is ALWAYS complimentary, at no charge to you.3We'll send you a detailed estimate for the project.4You contact us after reviewing the estimate with any questions. If you choose us for your project, you will sign the contract and we will set a start date.5Our experienced painting technicians will begin the project on the specified date and time and complete the job according to the contract.When you choose Ron Rice to paint your home or commercial property, you can rest assured that the project will be done expertly and on time. Our painters are all Ron Rice employees; we never use subcontractors. That way, we can control the caliber of painters we assign to paint your property. Our employees are trustworthy, highly trained, and always professional.
Welcome back to another episode of In The Den Podcast, where we explore the exciting intersection of home services and AI! In today's episode, we have the pleasure of chatting with Corey Berrier, a sales guru and entrepreneur who's been revolutionizing the home services industry with his company, Resistance AI. Corey gives us the inside scoop on his top strategies for boosting sales and customer satisfaction, and he reveals how embracing AI can help you skyrocket your business to new heights! Join us for this lively and informative conversation that's packed with valuable insights and actionable advice. You won't want to miss it!
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We created the Mid-Century Master Plan Package to get you from “I want to remodel” to “let's call up contractors.” The masterplans we create for our clients include floor plans and images to help clients visualize the remodeling possibilities. We also share a style guide with project specific recommendations and our general design guidance. One they review these documents, we integrate their feedback into a set of final schematic designs they can use to guide their remodel. But what if you have a question after the master plan? We're always here to help! Listen in to hear more about how that works. Get the full show notes with all the trimmings at https://www.midmod-midwest.com/1207
HomeShow Radio Show | Tom Tynan
Home Improvements and answers to your questions with Tom Tynan on HomeShow Radio from 4/30/23 Hour 2 on SportsRadio 610 The post HomeShow Radio with Tom Tynan Podcast from 4/30/23 Hour 2 appeared first on HomeShow Radio Show | Tom Tynan.
Movies love to show architects creating away at a drafting table or sitting picturesquely at a cafe, sketchbook in hand. It's romantic, this vision of a endlessly creative mind conjuring beautiful buildings from some eternal, internal well. But *SPOILER ALERT* no one uses a drafting table anymore (except throwbacks and nostalgia lovers). In fact, I do all my sketching on a tablet. But there is another thing we do all the time...We spend A LOT of time answering questions. And that's why the next three episodes are going to focus on the questions I answer for clients, Ready to Remodel students…and you!Get the full show notes with all the trimmings at https://www.midmod-midwest.com/1206
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The Break Room (TUESDAY 4/25/23) 7am Hour Includes: 1) You'd be pissed if someone did this to you, but you probably have no problem doing it to someone else. 2) If you're currently running one of these types of businesses, it might be time to get out now before it's too late! 3) The Aaron Rodgers Jets Era has officially begun.
Are you a homeowner or a first time home buyer wondering which improvements add the most value to your home? Which value add improvements should you consider when buying a house? In this episode, we discuss the best improvements to add value to your home as well as those to help maximize the price if your considering selling while you become The Educated HomeBuyer. ✅ - Want to get connected with us or to a local expert in your market, please reach out at http://www.theeducatedhomebuyer.com/expert
HomeShow Radio Show | Tom Tynan
Home Improvements and answers to your questions with Tom Tynan on HomeShow Radio from 4/23/23 Hour 2 on SportsRadio 610 The post HomeShow Radio with Tom Tynan Podcast from 4/23/23 Hour 2 appeared first on HomeShow Radio Show | Tom Tynan.
By Walt HickeyWelcome to the Numlock Sunday edition.This week, I spoke to my friend Neil Paine, a sportswriter at FiveThirtyEight who can also be found at . I've been following some recent spat going on in NASCAR between ownership and the different charters; here's a recent thing I covered about it: NASCAR team owners collectively boycotted a quarterly meeting with NASCAR leadership over a kerfuffle over the sport's business model, which they argue pays track owners considerably more than it pays the racing team owners. The $8.2 billion media rights deal inked prior to the 2015 season splits the money 65 percent to the racetracks, 25 percent to the teams, and 10 percent to NASCAR itself, though there are just two track operators: Speedway Motorsports and, well, NASCAR, which owns most of the tracks on the Cup Series. Team owners don't like this arrangement, and argue that they have to spend a great deal of time trying to recruit sponsors in order to make their money, saying that sponsorships are 60 percent to 80 percent of the budgets of the 16 chartered teams.Fascinating! It's a corporate battle with billions on the line! What's not to love here! I knew Neil was into NASCAR and I wanted to talk to him about how the sport got into this mess and what the heck happened to it.Neil can be found at FiveThirtyEight and . Incidentally we can also be found out our hockey-related friend podcast .This interview has been condensed and edited. All right. Hey Neil, how's it going?Hey, Walt. Good to be here.People know you from many different places, primarily FiveThirtyEight, where you're a sports writer. But I wanted to talk to you today about a thing that I think is going to be very off-topic for a lot of readers in my newsletter and maybe even some reviews in your work, which is some extremely fascinating stuff that's happening in NASCAR, a league that has long existed but has diminished in notoriety.You and I have been talking a little bit about this on the side and I am just endlessly fascinated by some of the machinations going on in it. I just wanted to have you on to talk all about it. Do you want to talk a little bit about your experience with NASCAR and what drew your attention to it?Yeah, so I'm from the South. I'm from Atlanta and grew up watching the races and following the sport as a child. I think that that was something that was a lot more common at that time. We're talking about the '90s and the early 2000s being the heyday of not just my fan interest but also a lot of people's fan interest in the sport.I've recently gotten back into it over the past couple seasons, I don't really know why. I've definitely gotten more into motor sports in general with Formula One also coming back on my radar. That has actually been very popular among American audiences, I think, since you saw the Netflix series Drive To Survive and just people getting into the dramatic aspects of that, not necessarily maybe the on-track drama, but the personalities and the soap opera between the drivers and the teams, and all of the different backstabbing. Machinations is a good word for it that you used earlier.You see that in pretty much every motor sport though. I think that people, if they wanted to expand their horizons to a sport like NASCAR, there are so many beefs between drivers in NASCAR. The great thing about NASCAR is in Formula One, you do see sometimes drivers, they will wreck each other in the sense that they won't give someone space around a turn or something and they might touch wheels, or they might run into someone. But when you run into someone, it's the end of their day because the open wheel cars are pretty fragile, comparatively speaking.Whereas in NASCAR, these are big freaking tanks of vehicles that can hit each other. Often, there's this term, "rubbing is racing," where basically if you're not bumping people while you're out on the track, you're not really fighting for position. You can hit someone and as long as you don't put them into the wall, you can keep going.I think that that is unique in the way that it feeds into the aspect of rivalry and aspect of animosity between drivers, because you can get back at someone later in a race if they did you dirty earlier in a race, in a way that in Formula One, if you hit and mess up your front wing or whatever, you're both done for the race.Neil, I'm exhausted at the fact that you found another sport that is basically just hockey.Yeah, I know the checking aspect, definitely, the full contact aspect bleeds over between the two, I think.That's cool. I didn't know that you followed it when you were a kid, that's nice. I guess you got on my radar recently because there's beef on the track obviously, but there's also lately a lot of beef between NASCAR itself and the people who own the franchises. It's got this really interesting structure. Do you want to talk a little bit about that?Yeah, so starting in 2016, they put into place what's called the charter system, which for people that don't know, basically there are like 40 cars on the track for every NASCAR race. And in the past, you showed up for the race weekend and it didn't matter if you were a low tier team or one of the best; you still had to qualify and make a certain lap time and be among the top 40 or so qualifying cars to make it into the race on Sunday and, therefore, to get paid for the weekend.At the peak of NASCAR, if you go back and watch some of the old broadcasts, you'll see they list out a dozen or more teams that didn't qualify. So, cars that tried, they made the effort, they came out to the track, they got everything ready and they just didn't go fast enough to make the cut and they didn't end up making any money from that.Starting in 2016, they put into place these charters, which guaranteed that 36 cars would at least be able to have entry into the race. So, it only left four chances for teams that weren't part of the charter system to scratch and claw their way into the field for any given race. For those 36 teams, it offered a lot of cost certainty and also income certainty and it made things a lot easier for their dealings with sponsors, which, we'll probably go into as well, is a huge deal for NASCAR teams, more so than maybe any other sport.And so this charter system, it was put into place to make it more attractive to invest in a NASCAR team. I think since you've seen those go in, you've seen that Michael Jordan owns a team now, or co-owns it, the 2311 racing team, and you're seeing people because they can now latch onto these franchises, it's essentially the same ideas like the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. The teams that go into the charter is a car and the car number that goes with it. Sometimes the same owner can own multiple charters. So, Joe Gibbs Racing — Joe Gibbs is a former NFL coach who also runs a super successful NASCAR team — he has four charters, so he has four different cars on the track. But some teams only have one charter and these charters can be bought and sold between the different team owners as well. They can transfer the rights to the charter and that has allowed the value of those charters to go up.But the problem is that the charter system, when it was put into place, it has to be renewed. It's not like a permanent fixture in the way the sport is structured. So, there's some opposition at the top of the NASCAR food chain, because NASCAR itself is just the governing organization that oversees all of the races.It has said, "We're not really sure if we're going to renew the charters." And the teams are like, "You better renew the charters because this is the one thing that's driving our value in investing in your sport and making it more attractive for people to come in as owners and know that they can have that secured spot." That's a big part of this battleground, like you mentioned, between NASCAR, the organizing body, and the teams themselves.There are also the racetracks in the mix as well. The way that the money is split for a television contract, for instance, they have a big TV deal coming up I think after this season, maybe the NBC rights are up or whatever. They have to figure out a new TV contract and then figure out how that pie gets divided up among the teams, NASCAR itself, and the racetracks.The teams have complained that pretty much all of the money, or the overwhelming share of the money, goes to NASCAR itself and the tracks, and that they're not really getting that much, and it's much less equitable than you see in other sports, where in the NFL or Major League Baseball, you see roughly a 50/50 split between the teams and the players.In their mind, they're thinking of themselves as franchises that then supply the talent, the players, or in this case the drivers to the league, which would be NASCAR. NASCAR sees it differently. They see the drivers or the teams and drivers as independent contractors, and just part of this mix that also includes the racetracks that they have to coordinate with to stage the actual race events themselves.Combine that with the fact that advertising makes up a huge share of the revenue for any of the teams and teams are starting to lose really high profile advertisers. We're talking about the early to mid-2000s, the heyday of NASCAR, you had a lot of companies that just seemed like it made a ton of sense for them to be in NASCAR. Lowe's Home Improvement or the Home Depot, or just iconic brands being in the sport, that then you could associate with the driver. In a lot of cases the driver was in TV commercials — Tony Stewart was in Home Depot commercials — and it was really fed into a relationship where this sport, and by extension the driver in it, are the face of our brand and we have value in that.Those brands have left NASCAR over the past decade or so, and you're not seeing them really replaced with the same level of iconic brand. A lot of the cars that you see out on the track now are obscure, really more like niche motor racing, or car-related brands, and certainly not the sort of shiny big type of brands that you saw in NASCAR's heyday.That's trouble.That is big trouble, because advertising revenue from having these cars basically be rolling billboards for a particular brand, when the big brands leave, you get less advertising revenue. Since the teams are so dependent on that, that increases their desperation to leverage the charter system as an alternative means of getting revenue.This money bit's fascinating, and I want to get into sponsorship, so we'll get into that in a little bit.But first, I want to get into one other thing real quick, which is NASCAR itself. Most other leagues are large nonprofits, like maybe they're Major League Baseball and they have a century-old antitrust protection. They tend to be organizations that are either owned by the franchises or exist as a not-for-profit that basically serves as an intermediary between the franchises.But NASCAR is just a family business!Yeah, the France family, which goes back to this guy big Bill France who essentially created NASCAR. I mean, there were unaffiliated, loosely-run stock car races in the South before he came along, but he was the one that was able to wrangle together the support of all of those different factions and pull them into one system that then ran a series of circuits that became NASCAR. And it was all centered around things like the Daytona 500, which used to be literally run out on the beach of Daytona, Florida.And they built the Daytona Motor Speedway and they built Talladega, the other huge super speedway in Alabama. And you can see why the France family, and it's now run by his son, that they see it as being an extension of their father's legacy to continue running it. Bill France, he ran things, I don't want to say with an iron fist, but it was what he said went back in the day. A lot of what he chose to do with this sport was responsible for growing it. You couldn't really argue with his choices because the sport was making so much progress.Under the leadership of the rest of his family, though, you can take issue with that, and I think that's why maybe the France family and NASCAR itself as the central organizing body has lost some of their ability to have unchecked power over the sport, because a lot of the decisions that were put into place to try to make the sport more popular and capitalize on its moment of popularity in the 2000s have backfired and drove away the existing fans while not really adding new ones.Fascinating. The money split is wild, because now I want to talk about the tracks, which, I was reading up on it and the tracks get 65 percent of the money from the TV deal. They're a huge factor. And then I read a little more, and it was like there are two track operators. And one of them's NASCAR!I mean NASCAR, when they pay the tracks, they're actually also paying themselves. That goes back to the analogy to a sport like the NFL, where again the teams and drivers want it to be like, "Okay, Joe Gibbs Racing is the Patriots and yeah, Hendrick Motor Sports is the Eagles," or whatever. But NASCAR almost sees it as the tracks are the franchises, because the tracks are where they're actually holding the events, and the teams are just the players. The Eagles can cut some defensive back, but they're still the Eagles afterward.Whereas in the case of the teams, they're like, "Can you really have a sport without Denny Hamlin? Can you have a sport without Martin Truex Jr.?"That's probably the most similar aspect of this fight to the fights that you see in other sports, which are between the owners, who are represented by a Rob Manfred or a Roger Goodell type of commissioner, and the players; the players are making the argument that we are the sport, people come to see us, they don't come to see the laundry that the players are wearing in the form of uniforms.You see parallels of that in this NASCAR spat where it's like, are you really coming for the track or are you coming for the players or for the drivers? And you can see why they are coming for the track in a lot of ways. That's what makes this more complicated, is because the tracks are so ingrained into the culture of the sport. Could you have a NASCAR without a Daytona or a Talladega? The tracks themselves make up so much of the fabric of what we think of as NASCAR.Which is true, but you can have a race without Daytona and the answer is F1. F1 is in Vegas, now they're in Miami; they're eating their lunch domestically. It's interesting that you can watch this, if you look at it very closely, it's like, “Oh yeah, NASCAR totally has the advantage because people come for the tracks, not the drivers.” And then if you take two steps back you're like, "Oh wait, no, there's other racing in the world."Well, and there are other sports as well, and that's really interesting. NASCAR was in a position of real relative power in the mid-2000s. In 2005 I think they were the second-most watched sport in the country behind only the NFL. That was the peak moment of the sport, where all of the big advertisers were in on NASCAR as the fastest growing sport in America.Wow.The story of NASCAR since then has been a story of really steep decline, I think, in both viewership, money from some of those advertisers, and just general fan interest in a lot of ways. The sport is no longer at the peak of its space in the cultural zeitgeist, to say the least. And there are a lot of reasons for that that I think nobody can really fully agree on.Like what?Well, in my opinion, the biggest reason is that they put in trying to capitalize on the success and looking around at the other sports leagues and thinking, "Well, they have playoffs, so we need a playoff system as well. We can't have a situation where some guy is so far ahead in the standings in the last handful of races of the season that why would you watch? We need to manufacture some drama late in the season, the same way that every other sport does with its playoffs."So, they put in this thing called the “Chase for the Cup” starting, I want to say it was in 2004 or 2005, was the first year that they put it in.The problem has been that the rules around the chase keep changing. It's a very convoluted system. If you think about the playoffs in other sports, it's pretty straightforward, right?Yeah.At the end of the regular season, every team that doesn't qualify for the playoffs is eliminated, and then you have head-to-head competitions until you whittle it down to the Super Bowl and whoever wins is the champion.You can't really do that in auto racing because you can't really have a race with two drivers in it. That would be incredibly bizarre. And so, what they do is they still have the eliminated drivers be in the field, and they run the races the same way they would any other race, but the drivers that are qualified for the championship chase just are competing against each other as well. And they get a separate series of playoff points, and then they've added stages—Oh, screw that.Well yeah. They've added stage racing, which is where they put in these competition caution flags three times in the middle of a race, so that they pull the pack back together and you get points for winning the stages that are subpoints within a race. I think one of the valid complaints is that the system has become so convoluted that it's very difficult to keep track of the implications or the stakes.It's not like in football where you can just look at the score and realize, okay, this team is winning and these are the implications. And maybe if I need to, I'll look at the standings and try to come up with the little permutations that people do in week 18 of the NFL season. That's about as complicated as it gets for the other sports. But in NASCAR, it's like that all the time! And even more convoluted because of the points system.I think that has really backfired. It used to just be like you just went out and raced and whoever won the most races or had the most points, that's who won the championship. I do think NASCAR was also a victim of its own success in a certain way, in which you saw in the past the drivers used to be guys like Dale Earnhardt, who was the son of another NASCAR driver, but he grew up in relatively modest circumstances in North Carolina.He was a dyed-in-the-wool racer and he was a man's man and one of those types of guys and he didn't take any crap from anyone. And he wasn't really about the corporate scene. I mean, he was just about doing whatever made sense in the moment as a racer. A lot of guys were that way. It was a very Southern sport and they all came from that shared background.But as the sport became more popular, you saw drivers come from other parts of the country, like Jimmy Johnson and Jeff Gordon before him, but especially Jimmy Johnson, I think, is the poster child for this. He's from California. And when you hear Jimmy Johnson talk, he's kind of boring. He doesn't have that sort of same kind of colorful personality. He's very corporate. He's like, "Well, the Lowe's 48 Chevy did great. My guys put together a great race car for us today and we did the best we could." It's this very robotic type of talking, that I think a lot of the guys have, especially as NASCAR had a higher barrier to entry in terms of finances for a family trying to get their son or a daughter into driving. You had to be rich to be able to participate in this sport when you were young. And then that's the type of people that rise up to the highest level later on.So, a lot of the drivers now, I feel like fans complain that they can't connect with them in the same way because the fan base is fundamentally more of a blue-collar working class type of fan base, more concentrated in the South.They want John Wayne on wheels and they're instead getting the spokesperson for Walmart.Absolutely. I mean, that's a great comparison. I think that they found it more difficult to relate to the drivers. So, when you combine that with the super convoluted playoff system that feels very contrived, and the fact that the playoff system, it produced a lot of Jimmy Johnson titles, he won seven titles, which is tied for the most of all time, and he's arguably the greatest driver ever. But that came at the expense of somebody like Dale Earnhardt Jr. who never actually won a championship despite being the most popular driver and the son of the previous greatest driver of all time, and a guy who really embodied that spirit that has been lost.So, I think you had situations where there was a misalignment between who the champion was and the most popular driver, and just a lot of different changes. I think in a lot of ways, this doesn't get talked about a lot, or maybe as much as it should have, but I think the 2008 financial crisis also played a big role in the decline of NASCAR.Oh, now you have my attention. Go on, what?Well, so NASCAR's fan base was probably affected by that more, just in terms of the region that it's concentrated in and also just the more blue-collar type of fan base, that you saw them probably lose a lot of disposable income and just not have that same ability to attend races, or watch them on television, and they would be less attractive to sponsors as a result of that.You can go back and watch a race and see that it's sponsored by American Century Mortgage or something like that. It's a lot of the stuff that we saw in other sports for sure around that same period of time. But I think NASCAR in particular was in that sweet spot of demographics where the rise of NASCAR was fueled by a lot of the same things that drove the housing bubble and the various other aspects that were not sustainable about that economy. And then it was also taken down by the same things when those evaporated.So, those are my two cents. You'll hear a lot of culture war talk around it as well, where they'll complain that NASCAR has gone woke and all this stuff because they won't let them fly Confederate flags in the infield at races anymore, which was a thing as recently as maybe four or five years ago.Oh boy.I don't buy a lot of that. I think that mostly, it's just really difficult to get people to buy into a sport when they have trouble relating to the drivers, trouble following the standings and the playoff system. I forgot to mention also, the broadcasts have drawn a lot of complaints, especially this year, but I think in general about having commercials during green flag racing, about the fact that the races are really long.Baseball we're seeing as an example of a sport right now that's making a concerted effort to present a more viewer-friendly product that has less downtime and more action and doesn't drag on. And they've been pretty successful so far early in the season with the pitch clock and some of the other things that they've done.Whereas in a NASCAR race, man, you have to be committed to watching this thing for four hours on a Sunday. And that's a pretty big ask, I think! Especially given how many different options people have now for entertainment. I think that is also combined with the fact that maybe millennials are not as into car culture and they're not as into some of the things that maybe people that were drawn to NASCAR were in a previous generation.Off the top of my head, those are all I think probably the most valid reasons why NASCAR has lost its cachet. We're just seeing the effects of it because it's a sport that wants to feel like it's in that same conversation with the NFL and the NBA and the NHL and Major League Baseball. But the numbers don't really bear that out as much.Now, it's still relatively popular. I mean, that's an interesting place for it to be as well. Rumors of NASCAR's decline have in some ways been overstated and in some ways, they're also still trying to claw their way back to where they were in 2005 and not finding a way to move forward and think about 2023 instead.Talking a little bit about sponsors, because I did want to hit that before we wrapped it up, it's interesting because from the perspective of the France family, being a very successful popular regional sport that promotes the venues that you yourself own is a fine outcome for them! But I can understand why for the charters and the cars and the drivers, maybe regional popularity isn't what they want.They look across the ocean and they see F1 being one of those popular sports on the continent. I think you can see that there's a world in which NASCAR can be very lucrative while still not being nationally dominant. But that's not a world that the drivers want to see, and it's not a world that the sponsors would probably want to see. How do the sponsors factor into it?Yeah, the sponsors being a national brand I think is what drives every sports league and their ambitions. I don't think NASCAR, to their credit, they did not rest on those laurels of being a regional sport. In some ways I think the fan base complains that they're almost ignoring the Southern roots of the sport too much by expanding to places across the country and going on these cookie-cutter tracks that ignore the special historical tracks that there are in the South.They're trying to go back and re-appreciate the roots a little bit more. There was a track called North Wilkesboro in North Carolina that got shut down and they moved away from it in, I want to say the '90s. They've actually restored it. And Dale Jr. has actually been a big driving force behind that. And they're going to race there again and they do dirt track races in cup cars, which they used to really never do at Bristol.That was a couple weeks ago as well. So, they're trying to make an appeal to that core base and fan base. But I think there is always this tension in a sport like NASCAR between the original fan base and the Southern roots of the sport, and expanding it is almost your duty as a sports league, to have that ambition to be a bigger brand and capture more of the market share as a league, compared with some of the other leagues that they feel like they're on the same footing with.That tension is probably stronger in NASCAR than any other sport. Maybe you hear a little bit of this in hockey, where it's like, "Why are they expanding to the Sunbelt or the West Coast of the U.S. when they should be concentrating on Canada?" I think that's an interesting parallel for NASCAR because in NASCAR it's like, "Why are they focusing on the rest of the country when they should be focusing on the Southeast?" But you don't hear that in the NFL. There's no talk of, "You should be respecting Canton, Ohio, as the seat of NFL history." You just don't hear that. Or Green Bay, or something.Yeah, I do think that all of these historical factors and the different competing interests come to the fore in NASCAR more than other sports because it's the curse of being either the largest fish in a small pond of the leagues that are under the big, major pro sports leagues, or they're the smallest fish in that huge pond, and they can't really decide which of those they want to be.Fascinating. So now, I think what needs to happen is we need to trade one Canadian hockey team for a racetrack that will be located in Manitoba, just to maximally piss everyone off.I would love to see that. Yeah, I don't think they've raced in Canada. I could be wrong about this. There are street tracks in places like Toronto and Vancouver, where indie cars would race, but I don't think NASCAR has done that. But I wouldn't put it past them.I mean, they're doing a race on the streets of Chicago, which sounds like the execution of the prep for it has been a disaster, but it seems really cool also. And they did a version of it on iRacing, which is a video game, during COVID; they actually broadcast and had real drivers driving the cars virtually on the streets of Chicago, which was the brainchild of it.They're doing some of these gimmicky things that the fan base is pissed off about, but I still think could be cool. I'm of also both minds on it as well, because I love when sports do things that are outside the box and just weird, but hey man, it could be cool, throw something at the wall. That was the spirit of original sports leagues like a hundred years ago, and in some ways we've lost that spirit over time as they've stagnated and become more concentrated on not losing their spot in the pecking order.You could see a sport like NASCAR being more willing to take chances, but sometimes those chances work out well. Sometimes when you shake up your whole playoff system and nobody can keep track of it and it makes no sense and it seems super contrived, they work out poorly.When your playoff system is too heavily mathematical for a FiveThirtyEight sports writer to really engage with, you screwed up badly.Thanks again for coming on. Again, I think it's not a topic that crosses a lot of people's plates all the time, but I think it's a fascinating thing. So, thank you for coming on doing it. Neil, where can folks find you?Well, they can find me at FiveThirtyEight, of course. Some of my overflow ideas are at my Substack, which is neilpaine.substack.com. You can find some of my NASCAR thoughts on there.It's really fun. I like the whole things that are a little bit about messing around and having fun with it, both in sports and in your work, man. It's good stuff. I'm enjoying the Substack.Thank you.Sweet. Thanks for coming on.Thanks for having me.If you have anything you'd like to see in this Sunday special, shoot me an email. Comment below! Thanks for reading, and thanks so much for supporting Numlock.Thank you so much for becoming a paid subscriber! Send links to me on Twitter at @WaltHickey or email me with numbers, tips or feedback at email@example.com. Get full access to Numlock News at www.numlock.com/subscribe
What is a micro space? A micro space (also know as a "nook") is an area within a room that does one specific job. A few examples: a reading chair in the corner of a larger living room, an eat in area in the kitchen, a closet repurposed as an office or crafting space. Today I'm going to teach you to capitalize on the micro space idea to improve on your home…without moving a single wall. And, great news! This works for both large and small spaces. Get the full show notes with all the trimmings at https://www.midmod-midwest.com/1205.
The man, myth, pest control legend, and host of The Trades Podcast, Jeff Mudd goes into detail about the pest control industry and what it takes to get a job in this market! Listen, share, and enjoy!
In the ongoing attempt to deconstruct Dad, A.K.A. The Angry Ginger, Producer Kyle PhD once again takes on cohosting duties. Things discussed in this episode very from us taking Staycations to do some Home Improvements around the house. Being careful not to spend all of the money because we had 3 BIRTHDAYS to celebrate in the span of 2 weeks! Ginger then questions why won't his girlfriend ever dress up for him... even a lil bit? Because that topic didn't kill him, we segway to another terrible topic but one that has become important in our family for multiple reasons, School Shootings. How do we talk to our kids about them and have we been able to comfort them in anyway? In Shared Streaming or Infidelity, Ginger admits to not straying off the agreed digital watching landscape. Show's we are currently watching and loving is easily one of the best shows ever created for all of the reasons, SHRINKING. Harrison Ford is dry, smart and funny! This show should be watched on a loop in every household! Parks N Rec is our current pregame before the big sleep each night and when Kyle is in the right mood, we're catching up on The Last of Us. Thanks so much for listening. Tune in each week for a brand new epsiode and don't forget to visit MonkeyPooStudios.com or DeconstructingDadBlog.com to read new entries each week! -Monkey Poo
Prices are no joke out there for building materials and we take a look in this mid-week special about how that is changing how people look at their home improvement projects. This and much more in this weeks special. Thanks for listening to Around the house if you want to hear more please subscribe so you get notified of the latest episode as it posts at https://around-the-house-with-e.captivate.fm/listenIf you want to buy Eric G a beer or coffee you can support the show here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ATHERICGWe love comments and we would love reviews on how this information has helped you on your house! Thanks for listening! For more information about the show head to https://aroundthehouseonline.com/ We have moved the Pro Insider Special on Thursday to its new feed. It will no longer be on this page. You can find it and subscribe right here: https://around-the-house-pro-insider.captivate.fm/ Information given on the Around the House Show should not be considered construction or design advice for your specific project, nor is it intended to replace consulting at your home or jobsite by a building professional. The views and opinions expressed by those interviewed on the podcast are those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Around the House Show.
For all you entrepreneurs out there you'll enjoy this episode with special Guest, Chris Thompson, co-owner of Thompson and Sons Home Improvements! Chris discusses his leap of faith into becoming a full time business owner and the rewards and challenges involved. He also discusses current projects, specialization and giving back to the community as they build for Habitat for Humanity! ts-homeimprovements.com 419-989-6983 Show hosted by Justin Bigelow, John Pavlansky and Pete Peterson, produced by Mark Gray
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In this series titled "People Make Dream Businesses", Jason Phillips of Phillips Home Improvements will be discussing how to escape contractor prison and build the painting company of your dreams. It is a 6-part series. In this episode, Jason walks us through the dynamite sales process that his team at Phillips Home Improvements uses to consistently close residential repaint projects at high profit margins. There is a tremendous amount to learn from his company's value-oriented, consultative sales approach that effectively "decommoditizes" Phillips Home Improvements from other painting companies in their service area. If you want to ask Jason questions related to anything in this podcast series, you can do so in our exclusive Painter Marketing Mastermind Podcast Forum on Facebook. Just search for "Painter Marketing Mastermind Podcast Forum" on Facebook and request to join the group, or type in the URL facebook.com/groups/paintermarketingmastermind. There you can ask Jason questions directly by tagging him with your question, so you can see how anything discussed here applies to your particular painting company. Jason is a return guest from Season 2 of the Painter Marketing Mastermind Podcast. Jason Phillips Live Podcasts: Part 1 we compared each other's DISC assessments. - https://fb.watch/jaaUXg8bV0/?mibextid=q5o4bkPart 2 is about parenting your children with DISC. - https://fb.watch/jaaB0WVMpT/?mibextid=q5o4bkPart 3 is diving deeper into the D and S styles. - https://fb.watch/jaayxWulbu/?mibextid=q5o4bk
Spring in the northern hemisphere is here, bringing warmer days, longer hours of sunshine, and a sense of fresh possibilities. Let's take advantage of an early-spring day to “spring forward” on a few household organizing tasks. In episode #162 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, shines daylight into neglected corners of our homes and offers a list of simple tasks to kick off your spring cleaning regimen.Co-host Ed Gumnick was out sick, so Karen Baker of Soho Productivity Solutions graciously agreed to help moderate this episode.Show notes: http://cfhou.com/tcfw162The Clutter Fairy Weekly is a live webcast and podcast designed to help you clear your clutter and make space in your home and your life for more of what you love. We meet Tuesdays at noon (U.S. Central Time) to answer your decluttering questions and to share organizing tools and techniques, success stories and “ah-hah!” moments, seasonal suggestions, and timeless tips.To participate live in our weekly webcast, join our Meetup group, follow us on Facebook, or subscribe to our mailing list. You can also watch the videos of our webcast on YouTube.Support the show
Smart homes are becoming more popular every day, and it's not hard to see why. The convenience, security, and energy savings they offer are hard to beat. If you're looking to upgrade your home, here are five smart home upgrades you can make today. Smart ThermostatOne of the easiest ways to save energy and money is by upgrading to a smart thermostat. These devices learn your habits and automatically adjust the temperature based on your schedule. You can also control them remotely from your smartphone, so you can adjust the temperature from anywhere. Smart LocksSmart locks are a great way to add an extra layer of security to your home. With a smart lock, you can lock and unlock your doors remotely, so you never have to worry about forgetting your keys or leaving your door unlocked. You can also give temporary access to friends or family members without giving them a physical key. Smart LightingSmart lighting is not only convenient, but it can also save you money on your energy bills. With a smart lighting system, you can control your lights from your smartphone or voice assistant, so you never have to worry about leaving your lights on when you're not home. You can also set schedules and scenes to create the perfect ambiance for any occasion. Smart Security SystemA smart security system is an excellent investment for any homeowner. With a smart security system, you can monitor your home from anywhere, receive alerts when someone enters your home, and even speak to visitors remotely. You can also set up sensors to detect water leaks, smoke, and carbon monoxide. Smart SpeakersSmart speakers are becoming increasingly popular, and for a good reason. They allow you to control your smart home devices with your voice, play music, set reminders, and answer questions without ever having to pick up your phone. With the rise of voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, it's easy to find a smart speaker that fits your needs and budget. In conclusion, upgrading to a smart home can make your life more convenient, secure, and energy-efficient. By investing in these smart home upgrades, you can enjoy the benefits of a modern home while also saving money in the long run. View the blog post on my website... XXXXX To checkout listings all over southern Maine visit: https://www.makemaineyourhome.realestate/ Check out our Facebook: www.Facebook.com/MakeMaineYourHome You can listen to the audio podcast on any podcast app. Just search for Make Maine Your Home. Be sure to subscribe, like, share and tell your friends. To contact Doug you can call or text to 207-838-5593, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or check out http://www.MakeMaineYourHome.com.
Become an exclusive member to get ad-free and bonus episodes at https://tmgstudios.tv Microchips, Electric Vehicles, Apple and the EPA. The future is technology driven and everyone wants a piece of it. This week the guys cover America's manufacturing boom, its move away from China and how that might influence chip stocks and electric vehicles. Bitcoin is back over $30k and its supporters speak out about crypto's carbon emissions. Also, enjoy Ben's new shirt. Get the only digital wallets with real cash access, activated by MoneyGram. Learn more at https://moneygram.com/stellarwallets Go to https://hellofresh.com/trill50 and use code trill50 for 50% off, plus your first box ships free! HelloFresh: America's #1 Meal Kit! Full-season plans start at just $109, and you can get 20% off when you visit https://getsunday.com/trill at checkout! Go to https://public.com/trill to unlock 5.3% APY Buy tickets to Emil's LA show here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/612561376567 Check out our channel page on Apple Podcasts, go to: https://apple.co/trillionaire SUBSCRIBE to Trillionaire Mindset at https://www.youtube.com/trillionairemindset Want to subscribe to our newsletter? http://bit.ly/3k4Nfar Trillionaire Highlights Channel: https://www.youtube.com/TrillionaireMindsetHighlights Trillionaire IG: https://www.instagram.com/trillionairepod Trillionaire Twitter: https://twitter.com/trillionairepod TMG Studios YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tinymeatgang BEN https://www.instagram.com/bencahn/ https://twitter.com/Buncahn EMIL https://www.instagram.com/emilderosa/ https://twitter.com/emilderosa *DISCLOSURE: THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS VIDEO ARE SOLELY THOSE OF THE PARTICIPANTS INVOLVED. THESE OPINIONS DO NOT REFLECT THE OPINIONS OF ANYONE ELSE. THIS IS NOT INVESTMENT ADVICE. THE VIEWER OF THE VIDEO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CONSIDERING ANY INFORMATION CAREFULLY AND MAKING THEIR OWN DECISIONS TO BUY OR SELL OR HOLD ANY INVESTMENT. SOME OF THE CONTENT OF THIS VIDEO IS CONSIDERED TO BE SATIRE AND MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED FACTUAL AND SHOULD BE TAKEN IN SUCH LIGHT. THE COMMENTS MADE IN THIS VIDEO ARE FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE NOT MEANT TO BE TAKEN LITERALLY.* Chapters: 0:00 This Week! 1:08 Home Improvement called 3:39 Ben's “Doctor Appointment” 6:35 Housekeeping 10:52 CPI Rolls in… 13:12 Thanks to Moneygram! 14:02 The Fed & Inflation 15:25 American Manufacturing is Back 17:25 McCaul on Taiwan 20:09 Electric Vehicles & Semiconductors 22:30 Employees in Manufacturing 24:05 Thanks to HelloFresh! 25:52 Factory Work's Big Demand 28:30 Union's & Industry Concerns 30:46 The Biggest Automation Stocks 33:00 Shitty L.L. Bean 34:20 Chips, EVs, & OEMs 36:20 Thanks to Sunday! 38:02 Biggest Microchip Stocks 40:00 Apple Can't Sell Products 43:10 The EPA 45:10 The Peril of EVs 48:46 Our Crumbling Infrastructure 50:00 Thanks to Public! 51:33 Trill Secret Presidents 52:03 Tesla Camera Leaks 54:40 Dealing w/ OPEC 58:00 Challenging Energy Regulations (hoarding oil) 1:02:00 Bitcoin is BACK 1:05:30 Bitcoin's Energy Sink 1:07:12 Riot's Video Response 1:09:33 Wrapping Up 1:10:40 Coming up in After Hours! References: https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-manufacturing-factory-jobs-comeback-3ce0c52c?mod=hp_lead_pos7&utm_source=www.execsum.co&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=billy-mcfarland-is-back-on-the-map https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/12/climate/biden-electric-cars-epa.html https://www.ft.com/content/9e1e089e-163d-43a7-9b75-15e2e2cbcfd6 https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/09/business/bitcoin-mining-electricity-pollution.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes https://twitter.com/caitoz/status/1645557357014048768?s=20 https://twitter.com/RiotPlatforms/status/1645473961004892162?s=20
Remodeling isn't easy - even when everything goes right. We talk with an expert about the importance of preplanning when contemplating a home renovation.
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SHOW NOTES: Women in Home Improvement: Women are taking on more DIY home improvement projects than ever before, so why does gender bias persist? Deck Materials: Wood is the most popular choice for decks, but what type of lumber should you use? We'll discuss several kinds of wood for decking. Bathroom Moisture: Tired of dealing with a damp and moldy bathroom? Get tips on how to get rid of bathroom moisture. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions. Soundproofing: Marilyn doesn't want to listen in on her neighbors' conversations! We've got tips for soundproofing the walls, outlets, and other openings. Home Remodeling Value: How can you market improvements you've done when selling your home? Mike can say it's newly remodeled and offer an inventory of the updates he's done. Floor Nails: One nail keeps popping up from the wood floor. Tammy needs to use a trim screw that won't move as the floor expands and contracts. Water Heater: It's time for David to replace his old electric water heater. Switching to natural gas would be best, but he can also consider a standard electric heater with a timer or an efficient heat pump water heater. Squeaky Floors: Nancy wants to fix a squeaky subfloor before installing new hardwood flooring. We tell her how to find the floor joists and stop the squeak. Painting Siding: Should you paint vinyl siding if you hate the color? We tell Van it's not a good idea because it won't last long and offer suggestions to improve the look. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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What Personality Makes a Good Painter?You may be wondering what personality has to do with painting. This is as important a quality as your training and physical abilities. You'll be representing your company and working with others daily. That makes certain personality traits important, such as:Proper behavior and attitude on job sitesDealing with demanding customers professionally and respectfullyInterpreting instructions wellTeamworkTime managementDependabilityGood personal presentation clean appearance. Why is Painting a Good Choice for Women? Women are just as capable as men when it comes to the physically demanding aspects of the trades. Women can handle most of the heavy lifting and climbing that is required, and they are also better at detail work that most painting projects require. There are a few different types of painters that can be classified by the type of work they do:Exterior Painters: Exterior painters work on the outside of homes and buildings. They paint to protect the surface from weather elements such as rain, snow and wind. Exterior painting is usually done in the spring or summer when the weather is warmer.Interior Painters: Interior painters work on the inside of homes, offices, and other buildings. They usually paint walls, ceilings, and trim. Interior painting is usually done in the fall or winter when it is too cold to work outdoors.Decorative Painters: Decorative painters use paint to create beautiful designs on walls, ceilings and furniture. They often use different techniques such as stenciling, marbling and faux finishing. Decorative painting can be used to decorate a room or to make a statementWallcovering Specialists: Wallcovering specialists install wallpaper and vinyl wall coverings. They use special tools and techniques to apply these materials evenly and securely. Wallcovering specialists can also be called upon to remove old wallpaper and repair the damage to walls.Epoxy Floor Installers: Epoxy floor installers install epoxy coatings on concrete floors.It is important to weigh all of the pros and cons carefully before making a decision about whether or not painting is the right career choice for you. However, after considering all of the information we have provided, we believe that a painting career can be a good choice for women. If you are passionate about decorating and want to make a living out of it, then a career in painting may be perfect for you.It is important to weigh all of the pros and cons carefully before making a decision about whether or not painting is the right career choice for you. However, after considering all of the information we have provided, we believe that a painting career can be a good choice for women. If you are passionate about decorating and want to make a living out of it, then a career in painting may be perfect for you. HOUSE PAINTER CAREER PATHSAs you move along in your career, you may start taking on more responsibilities or notice that you've taken on a leadership role. Looking at a career map, a house painter can determine their career goals through the career progression. For example, they could start out with a role such as delivery driver, progress to a title such as technician and then eventually end up with the title owner.Business Skill Tips1. Go the Extra Mile Once the job is finished, nothing ruins a good paint job quicker than leaving a mess behind. Some painting contractors take cleanliness to a new level.2. Stay in Contact Successful painters make it a point to stay in touch with good customers. Remind customers that January through April is our slow time and an excellent time to have interior painting done.3. Make a Lasting Impression. The atmosphere, service and attitude of the employees of your favorite restaurant is what keeps you coming back time and again? Don't they make you feel comfortable, maybe even a little pampered? These kind of feelings linger with your painting customers too. Taking the extra time and paying attention to details will pay off in the long run. "I look for nice, polite painters who are conscientious when they are in a customer's home. Someone who goes out of their way to not disturb a sleeping baby, or whatever the situation may be at a particular job site."What to start your own Painting Business Here are some of the must-have supplies when you're first getting your painting company off the ground:Brushes RollersExtension poleLadderPaint traysDrop clothsPainter's tapeCaulkingSandpaperSpongesPutty knifeProtective gearYou'll also need a vehicle to transport your equipment to each job site. However, you can use your personal vehicle at first (though you'll still need (commercial auto insurance). https://arizonapaintingcompany.com/12-facts-didnt-know-paint/https://housegrail.com/house-painting-statistics/
MWP: S3, E7: Shari's Home Improvement Project is almost over - at least for now!
John Gordon is the Director of National Accounts at the Home Depot and a radio host with a show on home improvement for over 20 years now. He is with us today to help us better understand the world of home improvement and how it has changed through the years. Listen now to learn more about John, the impact of technology on home improvement, and how the Home Depot has been serving its customers consistently! Key Talking Points of the Episode 00:00 Introduction 00:46 Who is John Gordon? 02:20 What is John's advice to people today? 04:03 What do you do when the economy turns on you? 07:11 Why did John decide to focus on the bottomline? 09:53 How have professionals been dealing with the changes in the market? 12:10 What was it like for John to experience the growth in technology through the years? 16:00 Why is balance important for technology in business? 21:42 How have people been adapting to supply chain issues? 24:31 What is the importance of building strong relationships? 30:45 What is John's advice to young entrepreneurs today? 32:33 How does the Home Depot value wheel help maintain culture across the organization? 37:01 Why does John like doing the Home Improvement radio show? 40:58 Why are relationships important to your success? 43:52 How much has the Home Depot app developed over the years? 46:15 Where can you listen to John's Home Improvement show? Quotables “Where there's not a balance between understanding technology and understanding the real estate business, there's ugliness.” “If you have a healthy balance between technology and your business, you're gonna be fine.” “If you don't do the work on the front end, the back end is going to be garbage. We heard garbage in, garbage out – I say nothing in, garbage out.” “Shortcuts are not good in technology. I know that they're designed to save time, but you gotta do a little leg work.” “Think about the investors when things got dicey in 2008-2009 who did not slam on the brakes – they did very well and they began an industry that didn't even exist until they decided to keep going.” “Look at your relationships, look at your network, and understand. Do you have the right people in it?” “You don't wanna look for money when you need money, you wanna build the relationship for when you may need the money, and I think it's the same when you're working with the Home Depot.” Links Website: RCN Capital https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast Website: REI INK https://rei-ink.com/ Website: The Home Improvement Show with John and Dave https://wbt.com/ Email: John Gordon email@example.com
Painter Marketing Mastermind Podcast
In this series titled "People Make Dream Businesses", Jason Phillips of Phillips Home Improvements will be discussing how to escape contractor prison and build the painting company of your dreams. It is a 6-part series. In episode 6, Jason Phillips talks about how to effectively motivate your team members to create an all-star team at your painting company! If you want to ask Jason questions related to anything in this podcast series, you can do so in our exclusive Painter Marketing Mastermind Podcast Forum on Facebook. Just search for "Painter Marketing Mastermind Podcast Forum" on Facebook and request to join the group, or type in the URL facebook.com/groups/paintermarketingmastermind. There you can ask Jason questions directly by tagging him with your question, so you can see how anything discussed here applies to your particular painting company. Jason is a return guest from Season 2 of the Painter Marketing Mastermind Podcast. Jason Phillips Live Podcasts: Part 1 we compared each other's DISC assessments. - https://fb.watch/jaaUXg8bV0/?mibextid=q5o4bkPart 2 is about parenting your children with DISC. - https://fb.watch/jaaB0WVMpT/?mibextid=q5o4bkPart 3 is diving deeper into the D and S styles. - https://fb.watch/jaayxWulbu/?mibextid=q5o4bk
HomeShow Radio Show | Tom Tynan
Home Improvements and answers to your questions with Tom Tynan on HomeShow Radio from 4/09/23 Hour 2 on SportsRadio 610 The post HomeShow Radio with Tom Tynan Podcast from 4/09/23 Hour 2 appeared first on HomeShow Radio Show | Tom Tynan.
Episode 88: On today's program Andy and I sit down to discuss the new "Power Trip" rock festival, 15 legendary rock albums turning 50, and examine a list of the greatest guitarists of all-time.0:00 - Cold Open / Intro (Lee Michaels)0:53 - The Promotions Manager4:07 - Home Improvements 5:36 - Power Trip & Other Festivals10:29 - Worst Concerts14:45 - Lost Love for Bands18:22 - Rock Albums Turning 5019:25 - Aerosmith20:05 - Pink Floyd20:33 - Led Zeppelin21:47 - David Bowie22:20 - Paul Simon23:22 - Queen24:10 - ZZ Top25:17 - Elton John26:09 - Montrose / Van Halen27:40 - The Who28:16 - Black Sabbath29:18 - Hall & Oates30:19 - Emerson, Lake & Palmer31:11 - Paul McCartney & Wings32:22 - The 100 Greatest Guitarists List33:19 - Andy's Selections34:27 - Other Friend Selections37:27 - Josh's Selections38:37 - Total Guitar's Selections41:21 - Howard Stern's Selections41:48 - Winner's Reaction & His Favorites43:49 - Other Great Guitarists45:33 - Hot Chicks & YouTube Stars46:40 - Final Thoughts & Future Lists48:43 - Andy's Last Addition49:32 - Bands Bigger in Different Regions51:45 - Like, Subscribe & Comment!52:45 - Outro / Close
Recorded- April 7, 2023 Uploaded- April 8, 2023 Everyone is upgrading their ballparks and their coaching staffs this week. Nick and Will break all that down and discuss the newest members of the 25th anniversary team. That and some humor on this week's episode of the Indy Ball Report Podcast.
You don't need a mid century mood board…but feel free to make one, if it feels like fun to you. It's just not the tool that is going to destress and simplify your remodel decision making. For that, you're gonna need a style guide. In Today's Episode You'll Hear:Why a mid century mood board won't cut it for your remodel.How a style guide is different and better (for our purposes) than a mood board.Tips for creating a style guide that will simplify all your remodeling decisions. Get the full show notes with all the trimmings at https://www.midmod-midwest.com/1203
The Housing Muse Podcast with Melissa Dittmann Tracey
EPISODE 35: The top concerns from homeowners recently surveyed about selling their home: They fear their home is in need of too many repairs, has an outdated interior, not trendy enough fixtures and lacks curb appeal. Sorry to say, but all of those things could potentially lessen your sales price! So there's reason to fear. But a pre-listing improvement or renovation could help—and you don't even have to foot the bill for it. Olivia Mariani from the company Curbio joins The Housing Muse Podcast to talk about this latest trend in real estate, and how it's helping home sellers see some impressive results. Curbio's website: Curbio.com Learn more about Olivia Mariani: https://www.housingmuse.com/guests/olivia-mariani/ The Housing Muse's home: housingmuse.com Follow the Housing Muse on Instagram or Twitter @housingmuse
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Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS
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FromThe108: White Sox for the Inebriated
Chorizy-E and MySoxSummer join the show to discuss their early thoughts on the season, where things WILL BE DIFFERENT and how the White Sox can be better at home in 2023. Follow Chorizy-E on twitter https://twitter.com/chorizy Follow MySoxSummer on twitter https://twitter.com/MySoxSummer Lastly, go to our merch store and buy something!! We got great fits for White Sox and non-White Sox fans!! https://fromthe108.bigcartel.com/prod...
Today let's talk about the right way to steal mid-century style ideas. There is actually a right way and a wrong way to find your mid mod home improvement inspiration. Done right, you can light up your mind with great ideas. You can connect with mid-century homeowners who have walked the path you're on to find out what they learned. But done wrong, your search for ideas can lead you into overwhelm. Or terminal house envy.Get the full show notes with all the trimmings at https://www.midmod-midwest.com/1202