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Where Do You Want to be This Time Next Year – Part 2

In part two of this two-part series, “Where Do You Want to be This Time Next Year”, Richard shares an action you can take RIGHT NOW to change the direction of your plumbing business and achieve the success you desire.


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3 Golden Nuggets

  1. Re-Address Your Why. The beginning of the year is a great time to sit down and remember why you started your plumbing business.
  2. Pull the Trigger. Stop waiting for the perfect time. If you keep waiting, it will never happen. So do the thing you’ve been putting off. 
  3. Expand your horizons. It’s time to get comfortable being uncomfortable. Go out and find some rooms where you aren’t the smartest person there.


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Show Notes

Re-Address Your Why

[12:30] Why are you doing this plumbing thing? It’s not because you like plumbing or you love plumbing. If you love plumbing, go be a plumber for someone, there’s nothing wrong with that. 

But when push comes to shove, that’s not enough. What is enough is, why me? What’s in it for me? What’s in it for us, me and my wife, my family? Why am I putting up dealing with the customers who are pushy or sometimes bullies? Or the employees, the that guys every week, someone off because a toe hurts or they got the sniffles.

You need to revisit your why and remember why you put up with the hardships of owning your own plumbing business. Revisiting and reaffirming those measurable things will help motivate, focus, and drive forward for 2022.

It’s Time to Just Do It

[21:25] There’s a difference between being an entrepreneur and a wantrepreneur. 

For a wantrepreneur, there’s many reasons why they can’t. There’s just not enough of this, there’s not enough that, I didn’t come from this, I don’t have that. All these reasons, I’m tired. I just didn’t get the breaks. And then it goes all the way to, well, I gotta wait till everything’s perfect.

An entrepreneur grabs the bull by the horns and makes it happen. There is no such thing as perfect timing, so now is the time to hire the new tech, to buy the truck, to bring on a CSR. 

2022 is the time to just get it done. 

Expand Your Horizons

[30:55] If you really wanna make 2022 different and achieve the success and lifestyle that you desire, you gotta expand and grow yourself. 

You didn’t get good at plumbing by just staying and pulling parts for guys or running to the truck, right? You had to had to learn new things. And what’s really happening as you’re learning is that you’re expanding yourself, you’re growing yourself, you’re learning a new discipline, which all winds up going right back to helping your business.

You get used to that change, that being comfortable, being uncomfortable. Stop being only in rooms where you’re the smartest one. Challenge yourself to surround yourself (at least sometimes) with people who are smarter than you, that are more successful than you, or challenge the way you think. You’ll be surprised how much that benefits your business.

Richard’s Call to Action

[28:37] if you’re a new viewer or listener and you haven’t done it yet, you need my MDP Blueprint. In it, I lay out the specs that you need to build a successful, self-sustaining, and profitable plumbing business. You follow this blueprint, you’re in; and it’s free. Simply go to, to grab your free copy of the Million Dollar Plumber Blueprint today.

[39:53] If you’re not a Success Academy member yet, why not? Now is the perfect time to take your business seriously. You didn’t learn plumbing in a day, you were taught plumbing. Let us give you the shortcut to learn the business of plumbing. It’s all laid out there for you. I’ve made it simple for you to understand because I made it simple for me to understand. It’s all laid out there for you. You do these things, you will be in a whole other spot this time next year. 

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