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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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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
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
Dec 30, 2016
This time of year we always hear about setting goals. Unfortunately most of the resolutions or goals are never met.  This is not due to the person not wanting to achieve them. As a matter of fact they might even want to achieve the goal with all their heart. So why do so many fail Read More
Dec 23, 2016
I am reminded this time of year right before Christmas of the little girl in Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus. You may be wondering why I would relate this to believing that something can be done, because we all know that Santa is not real. The Idea of Santa very real and that Read More
Dec 16, 2016
This week’s podcast is titled Are you striving to be like Scrooge? Depending on when you are listening to this podcast it is about a week away from Christmas a very busy time of year. Many of you may not even be listening until well after Christmas just because of how busy it is. Well Read More
Dec 9, 2016
Hello and welcome to the Surging Forward podcast where we are creating a positive you in a negative world. I would like to welcome our new listeners to the  surging forward team. This is a show that provides workforce training and tips to help you excel as we continue to stay positive in this negative Read More
Dec 2, 2016
Hello and welcome to the Surging Forward podcast where we are creating a positive you in a negative world. Been a busy week this week, Thank you for some of the comments on the site as well as by email. If this is your first time listening than welcome to the surging forward team. This Read More
Nov 25, 2016
“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” – Tony Robins Hello and welcome to the Surging Forward podcast where we are creating a positive you in a negative world. If this is your first time listening than welcome to the surging Read More
Nov 18, 2016
Have you ever thought about who you are thankful too or what you are even thankful for join us today as we talk about Thanksgiving. Hello and welcome to the Surging Forward podcast where we are creating a positive you in a negative world. If this is your first time listening than welcome to the Read More
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