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Surging Forward Podcast - A Podcast Devoted to the Working Class

Common sense for the everyday worker! Creating a Positive you in a Negative World to Keep you Surging Forward. Career tips for the Electrician, HVAC tech, Plumber, Contractor,other Tradesman or blue collar worker to help you become successful and stay motivated to achieve your goals
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Aug 21, 2017
Ever want to have that feeling of accomplishment? How do you get there? What to do when you get there? In this episode I will be talking about the 4 ways to achieve the dreams, goals and success that you dream of or want to achieve. You have to keep these 4 steps in your circle of think before you can even think of reaching your success. You can achieve your goals and you aspirations by simply taking the step.          We all have dreams, goals,    as well as things we want to accomplish. Help understand you reasons for that and you will make it through any issues that may stand in your way.  Enjoy the podcast and I look forward to your comments. This message is great for Tradesman, Project managers, Foreman, or any other person wanting to grow their career. If you enjoy this podcast please share with a friend and also visit or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SurgingForward/ We also have a You tube page where you can watch the actual podcast visit us at https://www.youtube.com/user/surgingforward Looking to network and get personal training visit us on face book click here Follow us on twitter click here Follow us on Instagram. Contractor and Tradesman courses viist our website at www.surgingforward.com
Aug 14, 2017
We have all heard those words from somebody that is actually Bold enough to say "I'm Always Right. How arrogant is that really. That is what many people actually think you have to be in order to be a good leader.This is so far from the truth. In this weeks episode I am going to address some of these hard facts that many don't want to discuss because they think it makes them a weaker person if they do not know everything. I look forward to you comments about this episode drop us a line on Face book at the link below. Please feel free to pass the episode along a nd show your peers how to Keep Surging Forward by subscribing to this podcast. Thank you for allowing me to serve you and Remember to Stay Safe and Keep Surging Forward. Looking for Training for your Tradesman CEU's or start your own Contracting Business www.surgingforward.com Join us on Face Book click here  Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram [maxbutton id="2" ]     [maxbutton id="1" ]  
Aug 7, 2017
We are often angry when we find out that someone has not been honest with us and we find out they were not telling the whole truth. As I suspect most of us would be very offended. It may also cause a rift in the relationship with that individual.  This weeks episode I talk about 3 things big questions that we should ask ourselves. The way you answer these questions will define as to how you will be able to Keep Surging Forward. In order to Keep Surging Forward and become a good leader it is important that we understand that many times Honesty may mean different things to different people, and may no always be truth. Join me today for this weeks episode as I share the 3 questions and some insights that will help you make your own choice. Looking for Training for your Tradesman CEU's or start your own Contracting Business www.surgingforward.com Join us on Face Book click here  Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram  
Jul 31, 2017
Sometimes the Passion need to Keep Surging Forward requires that you must dig deep down to find the passion needed to overcome the struggles that will come on the road ahead. My friends the struggle will come, it is how you handle them that will define you as a leader. We all here the words never quit, but those are just words, when the storms come in life will you just rum for shelter or will you face it head on. You see every time you run away you are that much further from your dreams. Today is a great Interview with David Rubalcava of the Awaken the Leader Podcast. Join me today as we dig deep to find your Passion. Check Out the Awaken the Leader website at www.awakentheleaderinside.com Thank you for checking us out and if you enjoy the podcast leave us a review on ITunes simply slick below [maxbutton id="1" ]                        [maxbutton id="2" ]    

 

Jul 24, 2017
Being a good leader means that sometimes you have to deal with those that are easily offended. When is the right time to ask questions? Should you call someone out when they do something wrong? Do you get upset when someone calls you out? These are but some of the questions we address in this podcast as we help you to Keep Surging Forward.  Whether you are a leader or work simply work in the field, we all get exposed to those that seem to get offend very easy.  Sometimes each of us have a time when we are offended. Enjoy This podcast as we discuss how to avoided being easily offeded and how to deal with those that are easily offended. Check out the Surging Forward podcast on ITunes and any other podcast app. Please let us know if you cannot find it. Looking for Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing Code update courses for your State License renewal? Looking to start your own Contractor business and need training for your state? Visit www.surgingforward.com Please feel free to leave us a comment or contact us if there is anything you would like us to discuss Looking to network and get personal training visit us on face book click here Follow us on twitter click here Stay Safe and Keep Surging Forward Creating a Positive You in a Negative World to Keep You Surging Forward   [maxbutton id="2" ]     [maxbutton id="1" ]
Jul 17, 2017
This week Episode is a great Interview With Dustin Stelzer from Live wire Electric. He has his own company as well as does a Vlog and a podcast documenting what it is like to be in the electrical field and be successful in business. Learn how to deal with the ups and downs as Dustin shares where you can go to get help and offers great encouragement to those just starting out as well as seasoned Journeyman.  He is totally transparent as to what works and what does not work by sharing his success as well as the not so successful ventures in his career. Make sure you check out his links below. Facebook group Electrical Wizardy You Tube Channel Journey2master Here are the links to Surging Forward Need Tradesman courses?  www.surgingforward.com Surging Forward facebook [maxbutton id="1" ]                 [maxbutton id="2" ]  
Jul 10, 2017

Ever seem like no one is listening to you?  Do you ever get tired of listening to others? We live in a hectic world nowadays and in seems like we have lost the ability to get our thoughts out to others. In todays episode I will be talking on how to communicate and Keep Surging Forward. You can succeed in the workforce and be able to prosper, but basic communication skills are essential.  Learning how to get your point across can open up many doors to Keep You Surging Forward. Stay connected with us on: Twitter Facebook Instagram. Need License CEU's , Exam prep courses, or Contractor/business prep courses click here [maxbutton id="1" ]                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           [maxbutton id="1" ]

Jul 3, 2017
You will have ups and downs in your life. How you deal with those up and downs will determine how you Keep Surging Forward or if you just quit moving forward at all. Life happens, learn how to make the best and still come out ahead. Only you can make this choice. So will you choose to listen or just keep being satisfied with the status quo.   Find out today how you can Keep Surging Forward in a Negative world. Need Tradesman course visit www.surgingforward.com Looking to network and get personal training visit us on face book click here Follow us on twitter click here Stay Safe and Keep Surging Forward Creating a Positive You in a Negative World to Keep You Surging Forward [maxbutton id="1" ]               [maxbutton id="2" ]
Jun 26, 2017
When learning to be a leader there are two different styles. In today's episode I talk about the two styles and give insite on which one will allow those around you to work as a better team member. Whether you work as and Electrical Foreman, HVAC Supervisor, or Plumbing Foreman, we all need to know what tyoe of leader to be and learn what we should not become to keep you crew motivated and encouraged. Join me today as we talk about the Styles of Leadership. Have a topic you would like discussed click on the contacts tab and send us a question. Need courses for your Contractors license or Code update courses for you license renewal check us out at www.surgingforward.com For a video of this podcast visit us on You tube and FaceBook Stay Safe and Keep Surging Forward   [maxbutton id="1" ]             [maxbutton id="2" ]  
Jun 19, 2017

Some call them Father figures, teachers, or even Coaches. But really they are mentors people that make a difference in our lives.  Do you need a Mentor?  Should you have a Mentor? What is a Mentor really?  Can you be a Mentor? All of these questions are answered in this weeks podcast where we talk about Finding a mentor. Looking for More encouragement and help to pass your Contractor Electrical, HVAC or Plumbing exam check out what we offer at www.surgingforward.com If you enjoy this podcast please share with a friend and also visit or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SurgingForward/ We also have a You tube page where you can watch the actual podcast visit us at https://www.youtube.com/user/surgingforward Please leave us a review on ITUNES of STITCHER Thanks for Listening Stay Safe and Keep Surging Foward [maxbutton id="2" ]                                                 [maxbutton id="1" ]

Jun 12, 2017
Ever have one of those days or even weeks where nothing seems to go your way? Yes we all have them. Join me for this weeks episode as we talk about how to make it through those days, and how those days can even make use stronger. What will you do to make the situation a better one. Looking for Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing Code update courses for your State License renewal? Looking to start your own Contractor business and need training for your state? Visit www.surgingforward.com Please feel free to leave us a comment or contact us if there is anything you would like us to discuss Stay Safe and Keep Surging Forward [maxbutton id="2" ]                [maxbutton id="1" ]
Jun 5, 2017
True Freedom Starts by knowing what your dreams and goals are. What is it that you are trying to achieve? Is it more time with family? is it Financial Freedom? How much money do you really need to live on? Vincent Pugliese joins me to talk about this and many other ways to achieve the freedom to Keep Surging Forward [maxbutton id="1" ]                            [maxbutton id="2" ] Links to sites mentioned in the show Freelance to Freedom for free information  http://freelancetofreedombook.com/ Vincent Pugliese website  http://vincentpugliese.com/
May 29, 2017
Welcome to The Surging Forward Podcast. This weeks podcast I am talking about not allowing time to steal your success. There are 3 steps that you need to take in order to avoid allowing time to steal yor success and avoid procrastination. I will be addressing this and more as you listen to the podcast. Start your trip on attaining your goals as you begin to fell that felling of accomplishment. one step at a time. Check out the website at surgingforward.com if you are looking to expand your trade by getting your contractors license, or if you need your CEU’s for you license renewal as a special thank you anyone listening to this podcast, go to www.surgingforward.com and enter the code SURGING5 at check out and get 5% off. This is my way of saying thank you for allowing me to serve you. Be sure to tell a friend and help them in their career also and don’t forget to subscribe on Itunes or your favorite podcast app. Again if you have any career issues in the field and would like a second opinion feel free to email me at Dave@surgingforward.com Stay Safe and Keep Surging Forward [maxbutton id="2" ]                           [maxbutton id="1" ]
May 22, 2017

We have been there, life happens. What do you do when you get to that Fork in the Road. Change is often very hard, but it is inevitable. We all have to make decisions. If you never make a decision you cannot Surging Forward. Join me today as I provide the 3 most Important steps to take when coming to the Fork in the Road. Need Code update or Contractor courses or looking into going in business for your self?  Visit our website at www.surgingforward.com Also feel free to leave a comment or share with a fellow tradesman as we all strive to Keep Surging Forward [maxbutton id="1" ]                                                      [maxbutton id="2" ]  

May 15, 2017
Hope you are having a great start to the week. If you have noticed this episode came out a little later. I have chosen to change to Mondays to help you to be able to Start your week Surging Forward, instead of ending the week. This week is a great episode where I will be talking about how you can start leading from where ever you are. I will be going over the seven steps that you can implement no matter where you are on the career ladder. I am going to help you to take that step and take a risk. Once done you will find that the risk was not that bad but the rewards can cause you to begin to start Surging Forward. So go ahead and click on the link to listen or down load this episode on your favorite podcast app. Dont forget to subscribe you can click below for stitche of ITunes or search on your phone from your favorite podcast ap. If you dont happen to see us let me know I will make sure we are there to help you to Keep Surging Forward.  Leave a comment below and tell me which app you are using and feel free to share your success story. I may ask you if I can share your experience with someone else and you will be helping others to Surge Forward. Thank you for allowing me to serve you. You can check out web site at www.surgingforward.com [maxbutton id="2" ]                    [maxbutton id="1" ]
May 5, 2017
This weeks Episode I am talking about how you can use social media to help you succeed.  There are so many ways in which you can learn more about the work that you do or even learn about a new career.  I am going to be talking of some of the basics of how you can grow and start the path to success just by learning how to listen by reading and using differnt types of social media.  Join be today as I talk about the benefits to help you to Keep Surging Forward. Links to Facebook Groups
  1. Electrical Tricks & Tips
  2. Electricians Lair
  3. Electrical Wizardry
  4. Electrical Code Discussion
  5. Electrical Safety
  6. Plumbers talk group
  7. HVAC technician group
  8. HVAC Pro Talk
Some good free Podcast Apps for your phone
  1. Itunes of course but good only on Iphone at this time
  2. Stitcher a free app on Android phone
  3. Podbean
  4. Tunein
  5. Podcast Addict
Great Podcasts to listen to
  1. Awaken the leader
  2. 48 day to the work you love
  3. The Surging Forward Podcast of course
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Apr 28, 2017
Is your work too hard? This week I am talking about becoming a success. Success is not something you can just say I want to be successful. You have to put in a little bit of hard work. Being an Instructor for the Apprenticeship I get the privilege of see many that graduate go on to be very successful in the trades. They are not always the smartest either, but they did know how to work hard and ask questions. They also have become respected in their field and are still learning, Many time those that claim to know it all are still in the same position years later and have not advanced much.  I can also tell you that though some claim to know it all, they really don't. They just want everyone to think they do, which is way they are so hard to work with. You never get to a point where you have nothing to learn. Understand this simple statement and you will always be able to step into the opportunity that may come your way.  You can spend a lot of time listening on how to be successful, or you can just wish to be successful, but success is not always about the money. Either way it will not happen with some good old elbow grease and hard work.  Are you looking to be successful in the trades. You can make a good living but it does not happen over night.  Start hanging around those that influence others not those that are always tearing others down. The positive  attitude will take you a long way. Do you want to succeed than join me today as I talk about If it was Easy it Would not be Called Work Episode 39 Here are the links for the Code update Training for Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, as well as the Exam prep and Contractors prep course. We are now Nation wide www.surgingforward.com  [maxbutton id="1" ]                                                  [maxbutton id="2" ]
Apr 22, 2017
Being prepared is something we hear about but many times dont take action until we are in the middle of the battle. So when that right opportunity comes around and you are offered that promotion or new job. First comes the excitement than comes the fear. Training to be a leader should start way before you actually become a leader.  I was at a conference one time and heard John Maxwell speak. He made a very profound statement that I will never forget. He was talking to a person that was very intested in what John had to say and it went something like this: Individual: "wow John great word when I get to be a leader I am going to buy one of your books" John:Looked and him confused and said: " Why don't you buy one of my books and learn to be a leader" Interesting statement but hopefully you see the point. Those of you that have never heard of John Maxwell any of his books are a great read 360 leadership is a good one to start with. Hopefully you get the point don't wait to get thrown to the wolves before you learn how to get away. Enjoy this weeks podcast Episode 38 Don't get Thrown to the Wolves. [maxbutton id="1" ]                     [maxbutton id="3" ]                    [maxbutton id="2" ]
Apr 21, 2017
Being prepared is something we hear about but many times dont take action until we are in the middle of the battle. So when that right opportunity comes around and you are offered that promotion or new job. First comes the excitement than comes the fear. Training to be a leader should start way before you actually become a leader.  I was at a conference one time and heard John Maxwell speak. He made a very profound statement that I will never forget. He was talking to a person that was very intested in what John had to say and it went something like this: Individual: "wow John great word when I get to be a leader I am going to buy one of your books" John:Looked and him confused and said: " Why don't you buy one of my books and learn to be a leader" Interesting statement but hopefully you see the point. Those of you that have never heard of John Maxwell any of his books are a great read 360 leadership is a good one to start with. Hopefully you get the point don't wait to get thrown to the wolves before you learn how to get away. Enjoy this weeks podcast Episode 38 Don't get Thrown to the Wolves. [maxbutton id="1" ]                     [maxbutton id="3" ]                    [maxbutton id="2" ]    
Apr 14, 2017
We all have to start somewhere.  This Episode talks about taking the first step. The decision is up to you. Yes it is tough out there. Yes you may not have someone beating your door down to give you a high priced job. With that said I have great news for you, you can succeed Read More
Apr 7, 2017
Are you looking to start your own business Are you looking just to have a successful Career than you are going to love this podcast as I Interview a very successful friend of mine, that is not only successful in the trade but also in his own business. He is truly Surging Forward in his Read More
Mar 31, 2017
I was talking with a young man this week that is trying to move ahead in the field and is struggling because he says that not one listens to him. Listen to this weeks podcast to find out how you can stand above the crowd. If you like this podcast click the subscribe buttons below Read More
Mar 24, 2017
Hello and welcome to the surging forward podcast where we are creating a positive you in a negative world. I want to give a special welcome to you if this is your first time listening. This is a show that provides workforce training and tips to help you excel as we continue to stay positive Read More
Mar 17, 2017
Hello and welcome to all of you that are working hard in the workforce and the construction Trades. I had a very interesting discussion with one of my students this week. The question he ask me a first sounds pretty legit but when you think about It,  it is one of the main reasons why Read More
Mar 10, 2017
Hello and welcome to all of you that are working hard in the workforce and the construction Trades. This is episode number 32 titled Bridging the Gap I just got back from a great few days down in Sunny Fort Lauderdale for the Annual Apprenticeship Competition.  What a great time of encouragement for me as Read More
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