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Stop stressing out about your contracting business and take back control. The Contractor Fight is bringing respect and dignity back to the trades one contractor at a time. Discover how to market, sell, and consistently produce your projects at a profit with industry expert and powerful motivator Tom Reber.

Stop stealing from your family.
Earn what you're worth.
Build a business that serves you.

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber Tom Reber

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Stop stressing out about your contracting business and take back control. The Contractor Fight is bringing respect and dignity back to the trades one contractor at a time. Discover how to market, sell, and consistently produce your projects at a profit with industry expert and powerful motivator Tom Reber.

Stop stealing from your family.
Earn what you're worth.
Build a business that serves you.

    TCF912: What it takes to be a Millionaire

    TCF912: What it takes to be a Millionaire

    Do you want to hit that million-dollar mark in your business? What do you think is the secret to becoming a millionaire? Is it working long hours, cutting-edge strategies, or something else? In this episode, Tim and Derek discuss the often-overlooked factors that lead to true business success. Tune in as they share what it really takes to become a millionaire and share powerful lessons on communication, leadership, and treating people well.
    In this episode, they discuss:
    The 3 simple steps to becoming a millionaire – communicate well, treat people well, aim for 50% gross profitImportance of good communication skills to prevent misunderstandings and build strong relationshipsThe value of being personable and building relationships with employeesHow Tim and Derek learned to be better leaders over timeImproving company culture and making employees feel appreciated

    Resources:
    💰 You didn’t become a contractor to struggle financially. Download our worksheet and start calculating a 50% gross profit on every job. It’s time to get your shit together! https://thecontractorfight.com/50/ 
    💸 Grab your copy of our FREE Contractors Guide to Spotting Cheap Prospects here: https://thecontractorfight.com/cheap 
    == Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==
    Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info, check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 
    == Get your questions answered and connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 
    == Grab the Gear ==
    https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 
    == Find Us on Social Media ==
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 
    Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig 
    == Rate the Podcast ==
    Help your fellow contractors find the podcast! Please leave a rating/review! 
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    • 15 min
    TCF911: 8 Signs of a Sick Business

    TCF911: 8 Signs of a Sick Business

    There are many things you have to get right as a business owner, and the number one thing is running a healthy business. Tom shares the top warning signs that your business may be sick and in need of some TLC. He wants you to pay attention to these signs, examine them in your business, and implement the necessary changes to keep your business fighting fit. 
    Episode Highlights:
    [00:00] - Intro
    [01:13] - Run a healthy business
    [01:40] - 8 signs of a sick and dying business
    [02:42] - #Sign1: Lack of cash flow
    [03:56] - #Sign2: Not paying yourself fairly
    [06:10] - #Sgn 3: Low pre-tax profit
    [07:20] - #Sign 4: Borrowing money to survive
    [09:14] - #Sign 5: Low-quality or inconsistent leads
    [10:56] - #Sign 6: Busy but broke
    [12:40] - #Sign 7: Outdated books
    [14:34] - #Sign 8: Irregular meetings
    [15:48] - Closing remarks
    If you need help with your business, visit https://thecontractorfight.com/help/ to schedule a call and see if you qualify for the Battleground program. 
    Resources:
    💰 You didn’t become a contractor to struggle financially. Download our worksheet and start calculating a 50% gross profit on every job. It’s time to get your shit together! https://thecontractorfight.com/50/ 
    💸 Grab your copy of our FREE Contractors Guide to Spotting Cheap Prospects here: https://thecontractorfight.com/cheap 
    == Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==
    Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info, check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 
    == Get your questions answered and connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 
    == Grab the Gear ==
    https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 
    == Find Us on Social Media ==
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 
    Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig 
    == Rate the Podcast ==
    Help your fellow contractors find the podcast! Please leave a rating/review! 
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    • 18 min
    TCF910: Setting Your Boundaries

    TCF910: Setting Your Boundaries

    Do you sometimes feel like you are taken advantage of or stressed because you don’t want to say no to a client or someone else? It can be hard, but setting clear boundaries is really important for reducing stress and standing up for yourself. Tim and Derek talk about setting boundaries with clients, family, and friends. They discuss why boundaries matter, how to establish them, and the courage it takes to stick to them. 
    In this episode, they discuss:
    The importance of setting boundaries in personal and professional lifeThe time when Tim almost lost money by underestimating a landscaping job costSetting a boundary with yourself to not be crossedWorking to get better at setting boundaries instead of avoiding confrontationsUsing tactical empathy to respond thoughtfully instead of reacting when boundaries are testedRespectfully setting boundaries while also validating other people’s feelings
    Resources:
    💰 You didn’t become a contractor to struggle financially. Download our worksheet and start calculating a 50% gross profit on every job. It’s time to get your shit together! https://thecontractorfight.com/50/ 
    💸 Grab your copy of our FREE Contractors Guide to Spotting Cheap Prospects here: https://thecontractorfight.com/cheap 
    == Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==
    Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info, check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 
    == Get your questions answered and connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 
    == Grab the Gear ==
    https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 
    == Find Us on Social Media ==
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 
    Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig 
    == Rate the Podcast ==
    Help your fellow contractors find the podcast! Please leave a rating/review! 
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    • 13 min
    TCF909: Mediocrity Dies Today

    TCF909: Mediocrity Dies Today

    It’s the middle of 2024. How’s business going? Are you hitting your goals? Is everything going as planned? Or are you stuck with average results and wanting more? 
    Many contractors are finding that their sales and leads are lower than expected. In this episode, Tom talks about breaking free from mediocrity and aiming higher and tells you to live every day with the mantra “Mediocrity Dies Today.”

    Episode Highlights:
    [00:00] - The challenges many contractors are facing
    [01:09] - Where you’ve allowed mediocrity to creep in
    [02:21] - Be clear on your WHY to maintain focus
    [03:51] - Find your most important discipline
    [05:58] - Use the next six months to make 2024 the best year yet
    [06:59] - Full-day boot camps for Battleground members
    [07:35] - Free training to increase your income to $200k
    [09:34] - Lean into discomfort for growth
    [12:31] - Closing remarks

    Click here to access the free training on increasing your income: https://thecontractorfight.com/200k/  

    Resources:
    💰 You didn’t become a contractor to struggle financially. Download our worksheet and start calculating a 50% gross profit on every job. It’s time to get your shit together! https://thecontractorfight.com/50/ 
    💸 Grab your copy of our FREE Contractors Guide to Spotting Cheap Prospects here: https://thecontractorfight.com/cheap 
    == Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==
    Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info, check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 
    == Get your questions answered and connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 
    == Grab the Gear ==
    https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 
    == Find Us on Social Media ==
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 
    Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig 
    == Rate the Podcast ==
    Help your fellow contractors find the podcast! Please leave a rating/review! 
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    • 13 min
    TCF908: $500k to $2.5 Million in ONE YEAR

    TCF908: $500k to $2.5 Million in ONE YEAR

    Tom is joined by Battleground member Derek Prince to discuss his incredible business transformation. Derek shares how he grew his contracting business from $500k in revenue with a 26% gross profit to $2.5 million with a 44% gross profit in just 12 months. They talk about Derek’s approach to managing multiple ventures—his construction business, gym, and property management company—and the strategies he applied to his business.
    Episode Highlights:
    [00:00] - Intro
    [01:11] - Derek’s background
    [03:32] - Derek’s journey into contracting
    [05:21] - Fitness routine of Derek and why staying healthy matters
    [07:48] - Tom’s 75 Hard experience and finding what works for you
    [10:45] - Tracking KPIs and macros
    [12:26] - Derek’s construction company
    [13:07] - Implementing the subcontractor model
    [16:22] - How Derek found The Fight and why he joined
    [18:55] - Transformation in business after applying The Fight’s teachings
    [21:08] - What got him from $500k to $2.5 million
    [23:19] - Importance of niching in business
    [25:12] - Leveraging his project manager’s sales skills
    [26:14] - Taking action instead of just consuming info
    [28:14] - Derek’s pricing strategy
    [32:22] - Business is all about adjustments and improvements
    [34:13] - Handling issues the right way
    [38:22] - Key takeaways from joining Battleground
    [40:31] - How fitness and discipline impact business 
    [44:11] - Expansion and contraction phases of business
    [48:29] - Best way to connect with Derek
    [49:20] - What Derek’s average day looks like?
    [52:55] - Closing thoughts

    Resources:
    = Pro Property Services Website: https://www.propropertyserviceswnc.com/ 
    = Pro Property Services on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/propropertyserviceswnc/ 
    💰 You didn’t become a contractor to struggle financially. Download our worksheet and start calculating a 50% gross profit on every job. It’s time to get your shit together! https://thecontractorfight.com/50/ 
    💸 Grab your copy of our FREE Contractors Guide to Spotting Cheap Prospects here: https://thecontractorfight.com/cheap 
    == Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==
    Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info, check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 
    == Get your questions answered and connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 
    == Grab the Gear ==
    https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 
    == Find Us on Social Media ==
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 
    Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig 
    == Rate the Podcast ==
    Help your fellow contractors find the podcast! Please leave a rating/review! 
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    • 56 min
    TCF907: Don't Screw your Future Self

    TCF907: Don't Screw your Future Self

    Have you ever put off an important task and then regretted it later? Or made a decision you wish you could take back? Tim and Derek discuss how the actions we take today directly impact our future success. They tell you not to screw over your future self by procrastinating or neglecting important tasks. Take action on your goals, so you have no regrets down the road. Your future success depends on it!
    In this episode, they discuss:
    The impact of today's actions on your tomorrow's outcomeMaking decisions and taking action today – if you delay, things may not be not favorable for youImportant things contractors need to be doing in their sales process so that they don't screw their future selvesFollowing up with clients — small actions like reminder calls or emails can make a big difference long termNot delaying important tasks or your future self will be mad you missed out on opportunities
    Resources:
    💰 You didn’t become a contractor to struggle financially. Download our worksheet and start calculating a 50% gross profit on every job. It’s time to get your shit together! https://thecontractorfight.com/50/ 
    💸 Grab your copy of our FREE Contractors Guide to Spotting Cheap Prospects here: https://thecontractorfight.com/cheap 
    == Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==
    Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info, check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 
    == Get your questions answered and connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 
    == Grab the Gear ==
    https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 
    == Find Us on Social Media ==
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 
    Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig 
    == Rate the Podcast ==
    Help your fellow contractors find the podcast! Please leave a rating/review! 
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    • 12 min

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Tom has been great in showcasing his guest's expertise, experiences and highlighting their contribution to the field. Not only is this podcast entertaining but also value-driven. This podcast is a must! It gives value, learnings, and practical tips!

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