EP36: Highlights from 2018 AST from the DYB Coach Team


In this episode of the DYB Podcast, The DYB Team including Steve, Ron Ramsden, Scott Lollar, Dalton Tomlinson, and Nadia Burnett, discuss highlights and favorite moments from the AST conference this year.

You’ll be able to hear all about the panels and speakers, including talks from famed DYB members!

Enjoy this episode as we step into the shoes of AST attendees this year.



-What’s in store for the future of painting

-What it’s like to attend AST this year

-Details of the next upcoming AST conference

-Biggest takeaways from the AST conference




“What gets you to the next level will eventually break, and you’ll have to go to the next step.”

“Culture is your ultimate key differentiator.”

“If you focus on your culture by trusting and tracking, you will have the ultimate advantage.”

“I was truly blown away by everyone’s story at AST.”



[6:57] Rick Holtz — Culture & Hiring

[10:42] Mark Paulos — Be The Hero

[14:12] Jack West — Drive Safe

[18:02] Sponsors Speed Dating

[20:13] Tech in the Workplace Panel Discussion

[24:42] Sherwin-Williams Lake Minnetonka Cruise

[26:43] AST Awards & Election of Officers

[27:52] Contractor Spotlight — Nick Legrazio

[29:52] Nick Slavik — The Modern Apprenticeship

[32:39] Contractor Spotlight — Jason Parris

[38:08] Big vs Small Panel Discussion

[41:23] Jeff Sommers — Systems for Growth



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About the Author

As a newly single father of two from MI, he struggled to start over as a paint contractor in FL, going door to door. His situation was so bad, even the IRS had mercy on him.

 Feeling completely hopeless, he remembered the story of King Solomon praying for wisdom. Could it be so easy? 

He felt he had absolutely nothing to lose. So, as a bankrupt, divorced, high school dropout, single father of 2 young kids, now living 1250 miles away from all friends and family, started to pray for wisdom.
 And while he continues to wait for the wisdom to arrive, what did come was an insatiable desire to learn and read books… 
Thanks to God for giving him the burning passion to read books, and attend seminars, (oh and winning the wife lottery) he not only cracks the success code and overcomes the struggle, but also streamlines his painting business in less than 3 years, published a how to book, then sold the company. Now he leads a business coaching company for painting contractors so he can help other businesses, like yours, to do the same. Hear more... http://www.DYBCoach.com/01 Or JoinDYB.com