📌 Pivotal moment: Guidance counselor's suggestion leads to pursuing a career as an electrician and eventually starting own electrical contracting business.
📌 Overcoming struggles: Faced bankruptcy scare twice, but persevered with a "never surrender" mentality and strategic problem-solving.
📌 Comfort and risk: Balancing discomfort for growth with a level of comfort necessary to take calculated risks.
📌 Skepticism towards consultants: Emphasizes the importance of tangible experience and profitability over empty promises of sales increase.
📌 Dealing with challenges: Confronting clients for payment and resolving issues by assertively communicating with the decision-makers.
In this episode, Doug Winston shares a pivotal moment in his life when a guidance counselor steered him towards becoming an electrician, ultimately leading to the founding of his successful electrical contracting company. He reflects on overcoming struggles, including near-bankruptcy experiences, which reinforced his "never surrender" mentality. Doug emphasizes the importance of finding a balance between discomfort and comfort when taking risks. He expresses skepticism towards business consultants who lack hands-on experience and profit-oriented strategies. Doug also highlights the significance of assertive communication in resolving challenges, emphasizing the need to confront clients for payment directly.
Doug Winston from D&M Electrical Contracting Inc.: https://dmelectrical.com/
Chad Kaleky from Cosmic Design: https://www.cosmicdesign.io/
00:02:57 The Aha Moment
00:04:43 Struggles Along the Way
00:08:08 Thoughts on Business Consultants
00:08:55 When the Jobs Gets Bigger Than Expected
00:11:10 Taking Calculated Risks
00:17:05 Contact Doug