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EP67: How to Handle the Seasonal Crush


In this episode of the DYB podcast, Steve, April, Ron, Greg, and Scott talk about how to handle seasonal crush. The team tackles the important things to consider when things are or about to get really busy.

Steve and the gang discuss how to properly plan ahead and focus on priorities during the busy season. They stress the importance of communication, affirmation for employees, having time off and setting boundaries in order to be on top of the chaos. The team also gives some professional advice regarding growth pains during challenging times.



  • How to properly plan ahead and focus on priorities
  • Importance of communication, having time off and setting boundaries
  • How to keep growing your company even during difficult times





“Right now we have blinders on, all we’re thinking about right now is the busyness of the season…what we really need to do, as leaders and CEO of our business, is work our plan.”

“Don’t make it your painters’ fault that this happened or that you got here. This is your business; you created this chaos and you have to uphold the culture.”

“If I’m doing something and my phone is ringing off the hook, I will pause and let people leave messages and make sure that I’m focusing on what I’m working on because it can get pretty chaotic this time of the year with your phone.”

“You always need an opportunity for people to make an appointment.”

“There’s so much freedom when someone isn’t tethered to cash flow.”



1:00 Importance of planning

5:49 Handling appointments

10:10 How do you insulate your team from the seasonal crush?

16:56 How to take care of oneself during the chaos

19:42 How to scale and forecast



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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... Or