This is literally a podcast for tradies in business. Whether you're a plumber, electrician, builder, motor mechanic, landscaper, tiler, glazier, painter, carpenter, concretor or any of the myriad of trades and contractors in Australia, this podcast has been produced with you in mind. Your hosts, Warrick Bidwell and Nicole Cox, were both born into tradie families and have first hand experience of the gut busting, money stress and pressures that trade businesses can place on their owners! They also strongly believe in the opportunity that exists for all tradie business owners to create a flexible, financially secure business for now and for their families future. Waz and Nic interview guests on a range of topics such as marketing, finances, human resources, legal issues, mindset, motivation, physical and mental health, industry updates and more! They love a laugh and a good story so tune in for a unique look at how to 'get off the tools' and break the cycle of financial hardship and stress to create the trade business you really wanted!
TIB188 Real Tradie Guys with Alistair Hutton from Everscapes Landscaping
Even before Covid-19 and the global changes to the way we work, stress and anxiety for business owners was a reality for many. While we've interviewed a number of guests on the podcast discussing this topic, few have explained the what, how and what-to-do of dealing with 'business owner anxiety' better than today's Real Tradie Guy. Alistair Hutton shares some personal experiences and lessons about the physical signs of stress, the importance of time out, the incredible transformation he achieved with the help of his Business Coach and a surprising admission about a change he's made in his life. This is another cracking Real Tradie Guys episode!
TIB187 How to get more work from Property Managers with Kylie Walker, That Property Mum
Almost everybody wants to know the answer to the 64 bazillion dollar question... "How do I get more work from property managers?" In today's episode, Waz and Nic chat with Kylie Walker of That Property Mum and iThinkProperty. Kylie is a Property Manager and mentor and shares her secrets, insights and lessons on how to work with and retain property managers for your trade business. It can be a lucrative source of business so listen in and take notes!
TIB186 Breaking the cycle, why EVERYONE has a story to share and how to do content well with Odell Harris
Today's episode is a bit of a mixed bag. If you've ever experienced stress in business or life, have experienced feelings of overwhelm or anxiety OR you've wondered if you actually have any content worth sharing then today's episode is for your ears! Our guest today is a former high-level football player turned professional jiujitsu instructor who is now a content creator and marketer for a trade business. Odell Harris has been through quite a bit in his life and he shares some amazing insights into what it's like to realise you have anxiety, how he overcame it and what all this has to do with creating and sharing great online content. Strap yourself in for another cracking episode.
TIB185 Real Tradie Wives with Amii Jones from TouchWood Tree Services
Amii Jones epitomises many 'tradie wives'. She's incredibly humble about her role in her family and business and tends to understate how much she contributes to the smooth running of both. We had a fantastic chat to one of our rock star Drawing Board members about how she's managed to 'feel the fear and do it anyway', influence her husband to make positive change, overcome her self-doubt, harness her strengths, embrace the title of Business Manager and more. Amii also gives some insight into the power of community and the Tradies In Business Drawing Board with Waz and Nic. Finally, we celebrate her and husband Brendon achieving the massive goal of buying their first house! This is a cracking episode with one of our favourite tradie wives.
TIB184 Are tradie men struggling to face their fears, especially their fear of success?
After some solid coaching sessions with premium members, Waz and Nic dig in to some of the issues they've been seeing repeatedly. One of the big ones is business owners avoiding the 'tough conversations' with certain people. Staff are often top of the avoid-at-all-costs list when it comes to confrontation and sadly, Waz and Nic see many blokes struggle in this area. They take a look at the reasons behind it, the effects on employers and perhaps most importantly, the effects on families.
TIB183 Wise Words Wednesday - What your undies have to do with business success
Buy it once. It's a mantra many in business try and educate their customers on... but what are we like at following our own advice? Waz and Nic have worked out some ways to tell if you could benefit from some focus on this area of your life. You might be surprised to learn a bit about your hosts' behaviours when it comes to underpants, tool purchases and what all this has to do with self-worth, pricing and dealing with staff.
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We love your show... we look forward to your next episodes! Cheers!
Recently discovered this podcast, and it’s definitely a show you want to keep your eye on. Keep up the great work, Warrick & Michaela.
Good job guys. It is nice to find a podcast dedicated to those in the trades. As a paint contractor, I am always looking for ways to improve. I've only listened to three so far, but I like what I am hearing.
Keep up the good work.