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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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Oct 1, 2017
This is the first of a six part series in which I will be talking about The six basis needs that we all need and how we can start the process to stay in a positive circle.  Life can be tough and have many ups and downs, just having a place to go where you can find comfort in a tough situation can make all the difference. The only way that this can be done comes back to us, we have to make a choice, join me as I discuss how you can begin your  own journey. Stay Safe and Keep Surging Forward 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 visit our website at www.surgingforward.com [maxbutton id="2" ] [maxbutton id="1" ]
Aug 28, 2017
You ever have one of those days where things just seem to be against you? everywhere you turn something happens or there is a new problem rising to the surface.  How we react to these circumstances, many which are beyond our control, is a choice that we must make each and every time. Making the wrong choice can cause a domino effect in which the fires never seem to end. Making the right choice can Keep you Surging Forward to achieve your goals based on your decisions, not what others do. Other people influence or lives in so many negative ways without us even realizing the damage being done to our own reputations due to allowing the circumstances around us to affect the way we react toward others.  Many times you may never know an opportunity that may have been lost. Serving your customers as a contractor, whether you are an electrician, HVAC technician, Plumber, or any other tradesman or career you are in can be a challenging job in it self. Learning how to deal with each situation in its own way will allow you to meet the challenges at hand. You can start leadding anytime from where you are Feel free to chack out one of the past lessons for Episode 41 Leading form where you are.  Join me today as I talk about what it means to be resilient in this weeks podcast. http://surgingforwardpodcast.com/leading-episode-41/   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 [maxbutton id="2" ]    [maxbutton id="1" ]  
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 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" ]

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" ]
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
Mar 3, 2017
Being a leader in any industry can be pretty tough these day. You have to be able to organize, plan the job or task at hand, understand different personalities, and it also seems you have to have a degree in counseling and psychology. It can be pretty tough at time juggling all of the things Read More
Feb 24, 2017
This week’s episode I have a great guest that is a successful Project Manager for a Nationwide Company and he started from the ground and worked his way up in 15 years. If you are looking for a career, a change in career or just want to know some secrets on how to move up Read More
Feb 17, 2017
This week I want to discuss a tough topic and I am looking forward to the reviews though I know some may be negative I hope that we will all be on the same page. So I too start off I want to ask a question are you a giver or a taker? Many are Read More
Feb 10, 2017
In the last episode I talked on school or no school this as well as many other decision we make in life can be very hard. I recently had a talk with a colleague that I had not seen it a while. He spent most of the time talking about all the things he wish Read More
Feb 3, 2017
This week there was a question posted on a facebook group I am a part of and the person asked the group: I am going to school to learn electrical but have been offered a job, which pays a good deal more then what I make now. Should I quit school or finish school and Read More
Jan 27, 2017
Hello and Welcome to the Surging forward podcast this weeks episode is a great time with an  interview with Thomas Bennett an Electrical Tradesman in the Hampton Roads Area of Virginia.  I think you will enjoy hearing about his great success at a young age and how you can love the work you do. Lets Read More
Jan 21, 2017
I had an interesting question posed to me by an apprentice at school the other night. He was at a cross roads that many of us have been at least sometime in our career, if you have not than believe me you will. The superintendent has asking, well more like depending that he do work Read More
Jan 14, 2017
How to Increase Your endurance? Last week I talked about being Overwhelmed. This week I want to talk about increasing your endurance. Do you ever wonder why it seems that some people seem to get so much done and yet you feel I would like to make it through the day? Why is that? Well Read More
Jan 7, 2017
Do you sometimes just feel overwhelmed? Last week I talked about setting the right goals if you have not listen to that episode you may want to go back and listen so that we make the right goals. This week I want to talk about not getting over whelmed. I had mention that we should Read More
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