Attitude

Question: How does attitude affect the success or failure of a construction project?

Answer: Optimism and pessimism are attitudes you are free to choose and to embrace. Whether for good or bad, your thoughts make you who you are. They direct your self-fulfilling prophecies. Positive or negative self-talk becomes reinforced into the paradigm that you have determined and then produces evidence to support your belief. If you think you will have a bad project, then you are definitely right. If you think you will have a good project, you’re probably right.

Point: Attitude is a matter of personal choice. It is the key that either opens you to success or locks you out.

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Is more always better?

Guest Blogger – Carly Ties

Making sure your business has a presence on social media has become essential, but it can be overwhelming with the thought of not only having a Facebook but also a Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.

Could having all these accounts be beneficial for your business? Especially if they are not maintained on a daily basis?

In this situation maybe less is better.

Point: Pick a few social media platforms, create some killer content, and stay engaged with your target audience.

Selling the Next Big Project

Question: When do I begin to sell the next project?

Answer: Today and everyday after. The project you are on today is selling or not selling your next one. Your customer observes how you perform now and will assume the same performance on the next project. Good performance is measured in both the number of successes performed and failures remedied. Also remember that the last 10% of the project is what your customers remember most… just when most are out of time, money and patience.

Point: Make your project a positive projection – A prediction made from past observations.