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Latest Episodes

TIB644 Are You Abdicating Or Delegating? How To Spot The Difference
Why do some tasks fail despite clear instructions?Waz & Nic are breaking down the ins and outs of delegation vs. abdication in your trade business, and how common abdication is…
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TIB643 Could This Simple Training Hack Save Your Business?
Staying compliant with ever-changing laws and regulations can seem like a daunting task, especially for small and medium-sized trade businesses. In a recent chat with Deborah Coram, a seasoned professional…
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TIB642 From Lawn Mowing to YouTube Fame: Ben Sims’ Story on Growing Greens and Views
What does it take to grow a YouTube channel from zero to hero? From green keeping to becoming a full-time content creator and savvy online entrepreneur, Ben Sims shares his…
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TIB641 Growth, Branding, and Workwear with Troy Yewdall of Totally Workwear
How can you build a brand that goes beyond the product and truly resonates with people? Let’s take a peek at Totally Workwear’s journey as Troy Yewdall shares how they’ve…
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TIB640 Real Tradie Stories – Liam and Samara from Trethowan Building
Running a successful building business and maintaining a healthy personal life is possible and that’s what Liam and Samara demonstrate in their business and family life. In this episode, Liam…
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TIB639 Real Tradie Stories – Scott Wrigley from ACT Certification
Ever wondered what it takes to transition from being a builder to a building certifier and then a successful business owner? We’re back with our Real Tradie Stories and in…
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TIB638 How To Avoid Legal Battles With Clients with Greg James from Built Environment Building Consultants
Ever heard the saying, “Never argue with an idiot because they’ll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience”? The same could be said about arguing with…
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TIB635 Free Trade Day Founder Ryan Wilson on The Truth About Electricians, Business Survival and Giving Back
We have another chat to Ryan Wilson who, back in 2017, founded ‘Free Trade Day’. Free Trade Day is an initiative that helps those less fortunate with free tradie services…
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TIB632 How To Avoid Falling On Your Face In Business With Rakesh from Aureus Financial
When Rakesh Nairn’s family fell on their face in business, he decided to educate himself and avoid the same mistakes. He’s gone on to work with some of the country’s…
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TIB629 The 5 Questions To Answer About Your Social Media with Dante St James
 Meet Dante, a self-proclaimed nerd who rode the waves of technology from the Commodore 64 era to becoming a versatile professional in various fields. From donning the hat of…
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TIB626 50 Ways To Pull Your Profit Levers
You’re in business to make money. More specifically, you should be in business to make a profit. Profit first, then cash and we all love cash right? Problem is, many…
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TIB624 How Will You Handle Another Interest Rate Rise?
Up or down… what’s your bet? Aussies have been hit by some horrendous interest rate hikes in the past year and it’s starting to land hard for trade business owners.…
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TIB621 Does Your Marketing Align With Your Why? And Why It Should!
It’s all well and good to chase the most profitable work, or the biggest dollar jobs, but at what cost? What if you’re going after the wrong clients and the…
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TIB618 How Marketing Can Solve Your Burnout Issues
After the past 4 years, you’d be familiar with the burnout that has affected many business owners. Tradies in business have copped it even more it seems with some specific…
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TIB615 Is AI Even A Thing and Should You Be Using It in Your Tradie Business?
Today we’re talking AI (Artificial Intelligence). Seems the whole business world is going troppo over this latest tech advancement and Nic and Waz decided it’s time to share their insights.…
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TIB614 A Chat with Callum MacPherson from Young Blood Men’s Mental Health
Waz and Nic sit down with Cal McPherson from Young Blood Men’s Mental Health for an unfiltered conversation about the real challenges surrounding mental health. Now, if you’re wondering who…
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TIB613 From Sporting Success to Psychology and Building Your Own Winning Team with Wayne Pearce
If you’ve been around as long as Waz, you’ll remember the good old days of Aussie rugby league. Back then, no one had a bigger impact on fitness in the…
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TIB612 A Better Way To Own Your Ute with Tim Cullen from TradieSpec
What happens when you rent 500 utes out to tradies? You get to learn a LOT about how the winners are winning and the learners are learning! In this podcast,…
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TIB610 See You Next Year for A New Season Of The Show
As Nic and Waz head off on the annual TIB refresh period, they want to leave you with a few final thoughts as you go into your own holiday season…
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TIB609 Managing Your Reputation as a Tradie with Tony at Birdeye
Reputation is key when it comes to attracting and retaining clients. Contrary to what you may think, reputation is also a lot more than just ‘doing a good job’ or…
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TIB607 James from The Online Co on Why Marketing Is More Than Clicks and ROI
We’ve all heard the same old story: a trade business hits a dry spell, and suddenly, they realize they should’ve been shouting about their skills from the rooftops all along.…
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TIB605 Tammy Vos on Apprentices, Women In Trades and Changing Stereotypes
Picture this: you’re a teenager, just beginning your apprenticeship in the family electrical business, looking forward to learning the ropes from your dad. Life seems pretty straightforward, right? But then,…
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TIB604 Getting Invoices Out in the Next Minute with Emily Ossington from NextMinute
Cash flow troubles can be a real game-changer for trade businesses. In fact, it’s often the number one challenge we face. The good news? There’s a solution that can ease…
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TIB603 Admin Tasks Beating You Down? There Is A Better Way!
Owning and running a trade business might seem like a dream job, but the reality is that it comes with a never-ending list of administrative tasks that can be seriously…
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TIB602 How To Sell More Without Being Sleezy
We’re getting real about sales systems – no fancy jargon, just good ol’ trade business talk. Last time, we asked if business systems were all hype; today, we’re spilling the…
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TIB601 Business Systems – Holy Grail or Hype? Nic and Waz Cut Through The Chaff
If Nic and Waz had a dollar for every tradie business that said “I just need to get some systems in place…”, well, let’s just say they wouldn’t be flying…
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TIB600 CELBRATING 600 EPISODES! Nic and Waz Reflect On The Last 9 Years
Can you believe the ride we’ve had with the Tradies In Business podcast? We’re talking more episodes than you can shake a toolbox at! But hang on, this one’s a…
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TIB599 Jimmy Tranter on Calming Your Mind and Managing Stress Using The Wim Hof Method
Ever wished there was a simple, low-cost and quick way to reduce your stress levels, quiet your busy brain and feel more grounded and less burned out? Wim Hof’s been…
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TIB598 Two Drunk Accountants Go Toe To Toe With Two Business Coaches
Ever wondered if accountants and business coaches could be the ultimate tag team? Well, hold onto your calculators, because in this episode, Waz & Nic team up with Dan and…
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TIB597 AWARDS SPECIAL – How A Surprise Nomination Has Changed This Tradie’s Business
Guess what, folks? It’s that time of year again – award season is here, and the spotlight’s on the Tradies In Business Excellence Awards! Now, before you brush it off…
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TIB596 How To Choose A Good Insurance Broker with Shane Moore from TradeRisk
Picture this: a guy who’s head-over-heels in love with numbers and patterns – what career do you think he’d choose? Finance, of course! Meet Shane Moore, the brain behind TradeRisk,…
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TIB595 Real Tradie Guys – Joel from Instyle Gardens on Winning Awards, TV Appearances and Passion In Business
Today, we’ve got something special in store that’s all about landscaping, passion, and podcasting! You know that saying, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your…
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TIB594 What Do Plumbing, Politics, PR and Business Ownership Have In Common?
Meet Nathan Smith, a man with a remarkable story that will leave you inspired and amazed. Starting his career as a plumber, Nathan never imagined he would one day find…
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TIB593 A Guy With One Eye Becomes a Skydiving Instructor and a TikTok Star
Prepare to be inspired by the incredible journey of Aaron Wilton-Jones. Losing an eye in a work accident didn’t deter him; instead, he became a skydiving instructor. But that was…
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TIB592 Real Tradie Guys: Brad from The Grout Guy Talks School, Boats and Business Success
Brad Young, the owner of The Grout Guy, may come across as a laid-back tradie business owner who enjoys boats, beer, and hoodies. However, there’s more to him than meets…
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TIB591 A Different Way to Recruit Your Next Team Member with Renee Boardman from Trade-o
Let’s face it: finding good staff can be such a pain. The worst part? Figuring out where the heck to advertise your job openings and dealing with the outrageous costs…
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TIB590 What Is The Right Way To Market Your Trade Business During Tough Times?
There’s no denying we’re entering some ‘interesting’ times in Australia’s economic history. With 12 interest rate hikes now there’s a lot of consumers and businesses feeling the pinch. It may…
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TIB589 Mike Ross on What It Takes To Go From Sparky To Pro MTB Rider and Gold Medal Winner
There are many parallels between success in sport and success in business. Dedication, commitment, hard work, ability to get back up after a fall and many more! Today, we bring…
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TIB588 Is Self Managed Superannuation an Opportunity or Distraction? Matt Heighway from Lifetime SMSF Spills The Beans
Let’s have a real talk about something that can leave us scratching our heads: superannuation. I mean, seriously, who has the time to figure out all those confusing rules and…
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TIB587 TradeMutt. What Loud Shirts Have To Do With Mental Health For Tradies
In just five short years, Ed Ross and Dan Allen, a dynamic duo of chippy mates, have not only established a thriving empire in the workwear industry but have also…
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TIB586 Real Tradie Guys – Steve Rooney Shares His Stories of Broken Partnerships, Wearing Lycra and How To Get Better At Stuff
We’re on a run of ‘real tradie’ stories lately and this one is a treat. While we try not to have favourite Tradiepreneur clients, this bloke is on the short…
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TIB584 Aimee Stanton – From High School Expulsion to Reality TV Star and Now Launching Her Own Women’s Workwear Label
 Aimee Stanton’s not your average tradie. She’s a Plumber turned Entrepreneur and Tiny House Builder. In 2017 she Cofounded Tiny Stays with her brother Ben – a company that…
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TIB583 Real Tradie Guys – How A Boy From The Bush Has Found Business Success with Nick Allen
It’s been a while since our last “Real Tradie” story and we’re stoked to share another one of our Tradiepreneur’s stories on the podcast. Nick Allen grew up in ‘the…
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TIB582 Employer Must-Listen Episode – Kristy-lee from People Powered Business with the changes that you need to know about
Someone smart once said “there is nothing permanent except change”. HR law and policy is certainly no exception! If you employ team or are thinking you might, you MUST listen…
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TIB581 Patrizia Cassaniti Lost Her 18yo Son To A Workplace Incident. Are You Part Of The Problem?
WARNING: This episode discusses very emotional topics including tragic loss of life. Please use discretion when listening. Safety is a big issue. It’s one that gets talked about a lot…
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TIB580 How To Say No To Sh*t Jobs (and Stop Wasting Time)
While it’s easy to blame certain clients for wasting your time, being difficult or worse still, taking advantage of you, there IS something you can do about it. The first…
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TIB579 How To Recession Proof Your Trade Business through Marketing
Nic and Waz are talking again about the ongoing grumblings in the marketplace regarding the recession. With interest rate rises continuing, materials prices still volatile and many tradies seeing a…
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TIB578 Michael Nuciforo On How To Automate Your Financial Admin With Thriday
One of the biggest time-sucks for any tradie in business is the financial admin… invoicing, reconciliations, paying BAS, paying bills, quoting and chasing payments. Our guest today has many years…
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TIB577 Real Tradie Guys – Luke from The Offroad Tradies talks fulfillment and legacy
Our childhood experiences can be so formative for our adult preferences. That’s especially true when it comes to travel and holidays. Our guest today spent many years as a defence…
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TIB576 Recessions, Grey Hair, Hindsight and Measuring Everything
Nic and Waz jam on some thoughts around the possible economic downturn. What is likely to happen? What will be the impact on tradies? Can you do anything about it…
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TIB575 Turning Conflict Into Agreement With Nicole Davidson
Nicole Davidson knows a thing or two about conflict. After a number of years in the legal industry she’s seen a few stouches! These days though, Nicole teaches and helps…
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TIB574 Jim Penman from Jim’s Group talks about the perfect lawn, creating raving fans and what he thinks about modern tradies
Jim Penman started out mowing lawns in the 70’s. Before brush cutters were a thing for edges (remember those mongrel edging wheels?!) These days, Jim is one of the OG’s…
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TIB573 What makes a good business plan and how we’re helping you do it better
Nic and Waz take a look at why more people don’t make plans, what makes a good one, and what they’re doing to help trade business owners nail it in…
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TIB572 How To Use YouTube To Grow Your Trade Business with David List
Have you heard of ‘Mr Beast’ on YouTube? Google this… “MrBeast income”… you’ll be amazed. Now look at his age! Ok, while we’re not here to teach you how to…
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TIB571 Fergus Founder Dan Pollard Talks About The Future Of The Industry
We chat to our serial-guest, Dan Pollard the founder of Fergus job management software today. This episode bounces around a little as we delve into topics such as how to…
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TIB570 Leadership or Management? How To Create Better Team Culture with Amanda Rosazza the PopCoach
Are leaders born or made? Is it better to lead than manage? Just some of the questions we get asked by listeners when it comes to building a team that…
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TIB569 Protecting What You’ve Worked Hard For with Helen Kay from Rise Legal
We’re rolling out the expert interviews on the show at the moment! Today we chat with our favourite solicitor, Helen Kay from Rise Legal. Helen answers some of the burning…
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TIB567 Isaac French Talks Super Nice Advice About Your Business Numbers
Arrgh! Accountants! Why do they have to make everything sound so complicated? Don’t you wish they’d use simple language and just give you the right advice to help you run…
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TIB566 How To Profit From The Knowledge In Your Head with Sam Winch
If you’re like many of our listeners and fellow tradies in business, much of your business is quite literally ‘in your head’. Trying to explain to others how to do…
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TIB565 How To Stop Reacting To Others and Choose Joy This Christmas
There are plenty of things that can annoy us and at this time of year especially, it’s easy to react to the reactions of others. Carpark rage, customer deadlines, unpaid…
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TIB564 How To Manage Risk Without Insurance – Rami Fahmy from NSure tells us how
You probably know how important insurance is. You may have made a claim yourself or know someone who has. Perhaps you’ve also notice premiums increasing of late? Either way, we…
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TIB563 Nice Guys And Gals Finish Last – or – How To Not Get Screwed In Business
[NEW NUMBERING! We decided that just because Nic wasn’t here for the first 280 episodes doesn’t mean we shouldn’t share how many episodes the show has been around for!] Now……
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TIB286 Joe Pane talks Emotional Intelligence, Dealing with Uncertainty and Letting Go
  There’s plenty of so called experts telling us we need to “let go” of stuff in order to reduce stress… but how do you actually achieve that? Joe Pane…
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TIB285 Is Your Business Ready For Christmas? What You Can Do NOW To Prepare
Chrisco figured this out years ago. Start planning (and saving) for Christmas on the 26th December THE YEAR PRIOR! That way you avoid the embarrassment of Aunty Beryl’s pavlova being…
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TIB284 Which Numbers Should You Be Looking At In YOUR Trade Business?
Know your numbers. It’s one of almost every business coaches’ mantras. Perhaps you’ve heard it from your accountant too. Any way you look at it, know which numbers to measure…
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TIB283 How To Not Get Sick And Die with Matty Lansdown
Know your numbers. It’s one of almost every business coaches’ mantras. Perhaps you’ve heard it from your accountant too. Any way you look at it, know which numbers to measure…
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TIB282 The Mental Health Merry-go-round. Some Questions We Should Be Asking
With another high profile sportsperson losing their life recently we feel it’s important to tackle, again, the mental health and suicide issue. August is Tradie Health Month and Nic and…
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TIB281 Tips On How To Get Tipped In Your Trade Business
Tipping. It’s not very Australian. You might be surprised to learn that quite a number of our Tradiepreneur clients actually get tipped by their customers! And we’re not talking $10…
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F#ck It Friday Number 70 Toss Wallops, Venting Appropriately and How To Express Emotion Healthily
With a couple of character building weeks under their belts, Nic and Waz share openly and honestly how they’ve been feeling about and dealing with their emotions! Part therapy for…
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TIB280 How To Outsource More So You Get To Live More Life
If you want it done properly, do it yourself. You’ve probably heard at least one business owner say that of late. Maybe that’s your mantra too?!! But how is this…
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TIB279 Change Ahead! How To Deal With The Economic Uncertainty You’re Faced With
  Many songs have been penned about change. From David Bowie to Peter, Paul and Mary (ok, Waz is showing his age here) and many more. Fortunately, Waz does NOT…
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F#ck It Friday Number 69 All Business Coaches Are Wankers
  Aren’t they? Do all dogs bite? Are all millennials impossible to work with? Are all politicians actually liars? We answer these very important questions and more in today’s FIF…
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TIB278 Is free really free? How to overcome the fear of being taken advantage of
  There are so many free offers around these days. But are they all actually free? Sometimes there’s a catch and many of us are afraid of the good old…
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TIB277 James Castrission on Crossing The Tasman, The Antarctic and What That Has To Do With Your Own Success
When you’re in the middle of the Tasman Sea, half way between Australia and New Zealand, and a huge shark is trying to roll you out of your kayak, what…
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TIB276 Getting Aligned with Your Partner or Spouse. Is It Possible?
Have you noticed that some couples working together just seem to ‘gel’? If you’re one of them then that’s awesome! Whether you are or not, do you actually know how…
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TIB275 How to Beat The Big Banks and Simplify Your Financial Affairs with Dan Cannizzaro from Parpera
It might come as a surprise to learn that the big banks in Australia aren’t actually interested in your banking. Sounds like a bit of a riddle huh? Most of…
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TIB274 Cal Robinson from Yung Gunz on Millennials, Parenting, Mentorship and Manhood
Cal Robinson knows a thing or two about working with, and mentoring, millennials. Firstly, he’s 23 years old! Second of all, Cal has built an entire business that works with…
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TIB273 You Can’t Carry It All – A Lesson On Vulnerability and Open Doors
How do you manage stress and overwhelm? We cover this topic a fair bit on the podcast but it’s a conversation that needs to be had often. With so many…
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TIB272 When being the lead vocals and guitar isn’t the best thing for your band
  We get it. You’re a cool cat. You feel good up front on the mic, thrashing out a tune on your Stratocaster and spitting flames into the microphone. It…
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TIB271 It’s About Time! The Art Of Shorter Meetings with Donna McGeorge
  Ever feel like the life of a trade business owner is a string of meetings? Even if you don’t spend lots of time in meetings, they can still chew…
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TIB270 Maintaining Perspective In Business and Life with Nicholas Dogulin
  Have you ever wondered how certain perspectives can influence your business? In today’s episode, we had an amazing chat with our guest, Nicholas Dogulin, about maintaining perspective in our…
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TIB269 Why Covid Is Such A Good Thing For Your Business
With more than 2 years of Covid-chaos under our belts, you’d think we’d all have a handle on how to deal with the challenges that keep getting thrown at us…
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TIB268 The burden of consecutive long weekends and how to lessen it
  With Easter comes a string of long weekends. For employees at least! For many tradies in business though it means even more work to catch up on, cash flow…
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TIB267 How to go from chaos to control AND pick up $15k cash for your business!
  The past couple of years has seen our fair share of chaos, both in business and in our personal lives. While we’re seeing increasing levels of government control it…
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F#ck It Friday Number 67 Drama Kings, Drama Queens or just Dramas? Oh and who has our $360 Billion?
  It’s been a long while since a F#ck It Friday episode and in today’s instalment, Nic & Waz share some stuff that gets them pretty mad… including industry revenue…
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TIB266 How To Thrive in Business with Elise Balsillie: Head of Thryv Australia
  We’re excited to be supporting the Thryv Small Business Grant initiative and were lucky enough to chat with Elise Balsillie, the ‘big boss’ of Thryv Australia. Elise has been…
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TIB265 Real Tradie Guys – Starting A Business with Ben Hulsbosch from MOA Heavy Diesel
  This instalment of Real Tradie Guys is a cracker. Not only is our guest a Kiwi, a heavy diesel fitter, a West Australian and a TiB Tradiepreneur… he’s also…
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TIB264 Riding The Waves of Success with Surfing Legend Tom Carroll
  We chat with Aussie surfing legend, Tom Carroll, not just about his journey through surfing including back-to-back world titles but also about his success habits, battle with addiction, recovery…
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TIB263 How To Get Over Yourself and Get On Video with Julian Mather
  Most of us love to WATCH videos but not many of us actually like being in front of the camera. You probably know, or have heard, that video is…
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TIB262 FLOOD RELIEF FOR TRADIES
  With the flooding hitting Qld and NSW in March 2022, tradies have scored another kick in the teeth trying to improve their businesses. Nic and Waz are offering free…
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TIB261 Goal Setting. Waste of Time or Ninja Skill? Top Tips To Make It Work For You
Do you set goals? Or do you find them to be a waste of time? Maybe you’ve missed so many over the years that there seems little point. Perhaps you’re…
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TIB 260 Real Tradie Stories – How A Punk Rock Skateboarder Became An Award Winning Electrical Business Owner
Today’s guest is a young tradie who has learned some important lessons about loneliness, lockdowns and love! Along with his wife Kobie, Damien Goddard has started and grown Shift Electrical…
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TIB259 Going With The Flow Is Not Just For Plumbers – Reducing Stress Through Acceptance
Some people say ‘going with the flow’ and accepting how things are is just being weak or lazy. Images of long haired, headband wearing 1970’s hippies are often stuck on…
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TIB258 Why Customers Don’t Know, Don’t Care and Why They’re Right! [about that]
Take the Get Off The Tools Test Here. Now, to the episode… Waz had a bit of a learning experience lately with a business he purchased from. He’s dying to…
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TIB257 Redefining Failure and How To Overcome Our Fear Of It
You can join the free FB group, Get Off The Tools, by clicking HERE. Fear of failure stops many people from achieving many things. Nic shares a recent observation regarding…
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TIB208 Getting Off The Tools. Maybe It’s Your Definition That’s Stopping It From Happening?
Most tradies dream of getting off the tools (GOTT) some day. Yet this goal, more than any other, seems to be incredibly elusive when it comes to actually achieving it!…
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TIB207 Listener suggestion: Is it over working or under recovering? How to tell and what to do about it
Overworked and underpaid. It’s the life of a self-employed tradie right?! Sadly, it’s a true story for many business owners who seem to work the hardest and get paid the…
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TIB206 Money is a four letter word and it starts with F – Jackson Millan from Aureus Financial explains
  We’re talking money (again) in today’s episode, but this time it’s with a difference. Today we’re looking at how our attitudes, habits and language affect how much (or how…
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TIB252 Christmas Sucks: Do You React or Respond At Emotional Times Of Your Life?
If Christmas is so awesome, how come so many of you get so stressed?! While the few days of Christmas can certainly be filled with wonderful times, there is also…
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TIB252 More tips on prepping for 2022 PLUS news on our result at the Australian Podcast Awards
We’re helping you with your prepping… not for doomsday, for 2022! With the challenge running at the moment to make 2022 your best year yet, Nic and Waz drop by…
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TIB251 Don’t Let December Get You Down. One Thing You Can Do To Regain Control
Aaarrgh! December is here! Yep, it’s that time of year when clients lose their minds, suppliers go missing and we consider cancelling the whole Christmas thing! Never fear, Nic has…
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TIB250 How To Make 2022 Your Best Year Yet plus We Have a New Challenge For You
First, to register for the Best Year Yet challenge CLICK HERE. Next, to find out how to make 2022 better than this year (probably not hard for some of us),…
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TIB242 Take a break or you could be faced with a break-down
Break downs happen. Usually to machinery. Often because they weren’t serviced or maintained as well as they should have been. People are the same. If not given down time, maintenance…
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TIB 249 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US! The 7 Year Itch Episode
Can you believe it? Waz can’t… 7 years today of the Tradies In Business podcast! Nic and Waz take a quick look back over the past 2,555 days and encourage…
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TIB248 Business Coaches: How To Pick The Best One for YOUR Business and What SHOULD They Do For You
Alright, so you’ve decided it’s time to open your mind to growth, change and the possibilities of a better trade business, family and lifestyle. So how DO you choose a…
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TIB247 True or False: Only Successful People Have Business Coaches
  With many trade business owners busier than ever, it’s almost inconceivable that there are significant numbers of business failures at the same time! How can this be? Nic and…
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TIB246 TradiePad on Business Technology: When, How and Who is Right For You?
  Silver bullet or rusty nail? Tradie tech, in the form of job management systems and software, is often seen as the magical solution to getting time back, running business…
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TIB245 First Remove The Log From Your Own Eye. Criticism and Responding vs Reacting
There’s an easy way to elevate yourself and your business. To get more clients, more social media attention, more revenue. Yep, all you have to do is criticise others in…
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TIB244 How To Avoid The Price Matching Game and Wasting Time With Tyre Kickers
It’s magic! At least it seems that way sometimes. Some trade businesses just seem to attract the ‘right’ kinds of clients. You know, the ones who pay on time, don’t…
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TIB241 Mitch from Speak Up Stay ChatTY on mental health and dealing with guilt, shame and sadness
August was national Tradies Health Month and we were fortunate to have the opportunity to interview Mitch McPherson from SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY. Mitch started this not-for-profit after his younger brother took…
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TIB230 How to use the HR stuff to motivate your team with Kristy-lee Billett from The Footprint Group
HR gets talked abot a lot on this podcast and in general. It’s something you really need to have sorted or you’re exposing your business to more risk than necessary.…
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TIB213 How to get customers coming back, and back, and back for more with David from repeatbooking.com.au
One massively overlooked area of marketing in many trade businesses is repeat purchasing and customer loyalty and retention programs. With many companies solely focused on winning new business, the customers…
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TIB212 Making Safety Simple. How to make safety a part of your every day with Vanessa from HazardCo
    Safety. Most of us admit it’s important. Critical even. Yet many of us in business are mystified as to how to ‘do safety’ properly, how to make it…
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TIB209 Real Tradie Guys with Jason from Fair Fight Foundation on family, business and finding your purpose
Shortly after his daughter’s first birthday, Jason Sotiris noticed his little girl acting ill. Several visits to 4 different doctors resulted in a trip to Westmead children’s hospital where after…
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TIB208 Systems. The holy grail of business success or urban myth? David Jenyns from Systemology answers the question.
We all know systems are THE way to create a successful business. Well, we heard it somewhere from someone who said so… even author of The E Myth, Michael Gerber…
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TIB207 What’s YOUR story? Unpacking the stories that keep us where we are
In another episode focused on change and how to make it in business and life, Waz and Nic take a look at the stories we tell ourselves. Especially the ones…
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TIB206 Are you a finisher? Why it’s important and how to stop starting things and start finishing them
Do you have unfinished projects around the home? What about your to-do list… is that completed at the end of every week? Maybe you feel like you have a thousand…
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Tradies in Business Podcast

TIB205 Real Tradie Guys – Dan Pollard founder of Fergus on business as a science AND how to do it in your business
It seems a lot of people think business success comes from luck, inheritances, natural talent or all of the above! While it can often appear as though this is the…
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TIB204 Comfort zones and the hidden cost of staying inside them
You’ve probably seen the graphic showing the 2 circles, one being your comfort zone and one being way outside it… and that’s where the magic happens? Problem is, so many…
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TIB203 Cyber Security. Protecting yourself from attack using some simple tools
  Yuk. Cyber crime. It just feels so icky when someone makes a fraudulent transaction on our card or copies our Facebook profile and tries to set up a fake…
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TIB202 Being vulnerable – why getting fit before you join the gym is hurting your business
As a former CrossFit trainer, Waz saw countless people come to the gym wanting to get fitter and stronger, only to have them leave and say “I’ll come back when…
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