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EP71 Nick Lauro of Lauro Painting Shares How he is Making the Shift from Intense Commander to Patient Leader


In this episode of the DYB Podcast, Steve welcomes back Nick Lauro of Lauro Painting to talk about perspectives on improving oneself in order to improve one’s business and relationships. Nick shares his own challenges in shifting his character for the better, from being an intense commander to a patient leader.

In the podcast, Nick points out his own shortcomings and what he used to do in certain scenarios. He shares how to effectively approach these situations by pausing and reflecting before reacting. Nick explains how he’s managed to improve communication with his employees.

Nick goes on to share how these habits crossed over into his personal life and points out important realizations he’s had along the way. Nick was the guest on episode 31 of the DYB podcast.




“Work harder on yourself than you do on your business.”

“Something that I try to do every time there’s a challenging situation is that I remember to pause, think or reflect on what it is that’s exactly going on.. and some things you can control, and some things you can’t and then I decide how I’m going to move forward.”

“People don’t remember what you said, they remember how you made them feel.”

“What I like to have is more dialogue and understanding and have them (foremen) be a part of the decision because that’s how they’re growing.”

“I’m not walking into the house on the phone, I’m walking into my home as the father, the husband that’s willing to spend time and be there with them, and I shut everything else out.”




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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