Owning Your Life Means Owning Your Own Mind

RRSA is always looking for bright, enthusiastic people to join our team. We’ve found over the years that even if a person knows nothing about selling roofs, as long as they have the right mindset and attitude, they can do anything. That goes for life in general.

But most people are too afraid to break free of their dead end jobs, from living paycheck to paycheck. The only way to truly do this, to break free and try something new that will help you own your life is to first own your own mind.

Self doubt and lack of confidence are the killers of dreams. One of the best ways to get shed of these killers is to find inspiration from great minds who have overcome and excelled and to follow their advice.

Below is a list of famous people, their websites, their blogs, their quotes, and/or books, that will help you change your mindset. They offer words of wisdom and inspiration. Reading inspirational stuff really does work to help you move into the next level of your life. Get excited, YOU have the power to own your life!

Dr. Wayne Dyer

Tony Robbins

Dr. Phil

Kahlil Gibran

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How Hail Damages a Roof Video

This video explains in a very easy to understand way with images how hail damages a roof. Great little video for RRSA roofing salesmen.

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Ok. I Knocked. Now What?

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Since today is Saturday let’s have a little fun, and one person who makes learning about selling roofs a lot of fun is Mike Coday. This article on his blog, Ok. I Knocked. Now What? is packed full of helpful information about door knocking when selling roofs and it is pretty darned funny too. I love the way he is so straight forward.

Here is one of his money making tips from the article: MONEY MAKING TIP: You’ll make a lot more money when you stop driving around neighborhoods like your truck door is welded shut. Get out and knock because your odds of making more money go way up.

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    Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind--Bryant H. McGill
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The Hustler’s Playbook: Spend Time with People More Successful Than You

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Anthony Iannarino is an international speaker, author, and sales leader. His website offers tons of great inspiration and motivation for salespeople. Roofing salesmen need motivation everyday to maintain their hustle. Read this post from Mr. Iannarino called The Hustler’s Playbook: Spend Time with People More Successful Than You.

You will find so much inspiration and motivation there! Below is a portion of the article:

You can’t see your potential from where you are now. It isn’t visible to you. There is a reason that you should spend time and develop relationships with people who are more successful than you are now. But before we get into all the reasons this is true, we need to cover a few important issues.

First, success is personal. It isn’t measured on a curve. Your definition of success and my definition of success might be vastly different. They may even be at odds. In fact, you living my definition of success might make you miserable, while me living your definition of success might not make me the least bit happy.

Second, success can get a bad rap, and some people make the very pursuit of success a divisive issue. Success shouldn’t be divisive, and the idea that you need to surround yourself with people who have a greater level of success is not a judgment of the people you love and care about that aren’t experiencing the same level of success as the people you will need to spend time with.”

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Valuable Clues: What to Look for During Commercial Roof Inspection

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This great post from the Haag Engineering blog discusses what to look for during a commercial roof inspection. Below is the beginning of the article. You can read the full text here.

VALUABLE CLUES: WHAT TO LOOK FOR DURING COMMERCIAL ROOF INSPECTIONS
by Ken Gilvary, M.S., P.E., Haag Principal Engineer, 01/2016

Commercial roofing is one of the most demanding areas for expertise in the insurance industry today, as there are millions of commercial structures and hundreds of different roofing systems and variations in application. Further, the history of a building’s roof may have a significant influence on its performance. There may be multiple layers of roofing on a single building which include different materials and installation. Turning back the layers of roofing can reveal historic clues to help us in our evaluations, similar to turning the pages of a good mystery novel. Use the following tips to aid you in resolving roofing mysteries and reaching accurate conclusions.

The three most common types of low-slope commercial roofing systems are built-up roofing, modified bitumen roofing, and single-ply roofing. Built-up roofing comprises multiple layers of felt sandwiched together with molten asphalt, which are typically covered with a protective coating, gravel ballast, or a roll-roofing cap-sheet. These built-up systems offer redundancy due to their multiple layers of reinforcements. Modified bitumen roofing systems normally comprise a felt base sheet covered with one or two plies of modified bitumen membrane. The modified bitumen membrane comprises reinforcement coated with asphalt and mixed with a plastic or rubber to make the bitumen substantially tougher and resistant to tearing. The modified bitumen also needs to be covered with a protective coating such as aluminum-rich paint or granules to protect it from sun exposure. Single-ply roof systems comprise a variety of plastics and rubbers, including ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), thermoplastic olefin/polyolefin (TPO), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). These systems are single-layer applications of roofing sheets that are bonded along their seams with heat or adhesive. They rely directly on the strength of these seam bonds to keep water from infiltrating the building. Single-ply systems are designed for direct exposure to sunlight. When evaluating a roof system, it is important to determine the constituents and attachment of the system, as this information can provide clues as to how the roofing will respond to storm events such as wind and/or hail.

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