Steve Jobs Top 10 Rules for Success-Video

Roofing salesmen! Take a few minutes to watch this video, it could change your life.

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    For your Sunday inspiration and motivation going into your new sales week, here is an awesome post from the website Ambition, with 10 epic videos to inspire salesmen. Below is one of the ten videos with words of wisdom from Steve Jobs, Kevin Spacey, Adrian Peterson. The video is called…
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    It has been quite a while since we talked about safety on the roof. I decided it was time to share a video from OSHA about safety while roofing. Watch and learn!
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    If you don't do anything else today, watch this video. Roofing salesmen will learn a lot about sales motivation from watching.
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    Great roof sales training video for RRSA salesmen.
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13 Entrepreneurs Share the Best Career Advice They Ever Got

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First of all, roofing salesmen, with no glass ceiling on their earnings, and working as independent contractors, ARE entrepreneurs in every sense of the word. You are building your self, that is your brand, and how much roofing you sell determines your earnings and your lifestyle. The only thing holding you back is YOU.

In that vein, read this great article, 13 Entrepreneurs Share the Best Career Advice They Ever Got. Below are the first few sections from the article:

It’s like building a bridge as you barrel across while blindfolded. But at least you’ve found some bridge designers to show you what to do (and almost as importantly, what not to do).

You can find startup mentor advice is all over the internet. However, the best guidance are the field-tested, entrepreneur-approved strategies from the trenches. These 13 industry leaders share below their very best career insights from applying their coaches’ hardest-hitting startup mentor advice.

The following answers are provided by members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.

What is the absolute BEST piece of advice a mentor has ever given you—the kind that sticks, time and again?

1. Sell Once, Sell Again and Scale

A few years ago, I saw Mike Evans from GrubHub speak, and the way he described business stuck with me to this day. He said, 1) sell the first dollar, 2) get the customer to buy again and 3) hire the right people to scale. When you think about it, that’s all you need. Of course, easier said than done!
– Tim Jahn, matchist

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    We are going to do some forward thinking today for new RRSA roofing salesmen, or this post could well apply to current salesmen and management. The National Roofing Contractors Association has this great teaching module called How to Be an Excellent Trainer. The course is free and last about 15…
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    RRSA is always looking for bright, enthusiastic people to join our sales team. If you are someone who thought you'd never be a salesman, think again. You are only held back by your own lack of belief. Anyone is is willing to learn and ambitious can become a salesman or…
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    If you ask any successful salesperson in any industry what has helped them succeed, I would bet that managing their time wisely would be high on the list. To manage your time well, prioritize, and be organized, you can save yourself so much hassle, stress, and time, thus opening windows…
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How to: Roofing – Capping and Installing Ridge Vent Video

Watch this excellent video showing how to cap and install GAF ridge vent.

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    Though we have posted a lot of roofing training videos, this is the first one about how to install flashing on a roof. This video is courtesy of GAF.
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    It is very important that RRSA roofing salesmen understand the actual process of roofing. Being a pro roofing salesman means knowing your business inside and out. This video from GAF, Low Slope Roofing Installation Guide, is a great way to educate yourself on the roofing process so that you can…
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    Great video for roofing salesmen to learn tips and tricks roofers use for steep roof installation.
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How Warranties Can Help You Sell More Roofing Jobs

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I found this great article at Remodeling.com, on the subject of How Warranties Can Help You Sell More Roofing Jobs. Great read for RRSA roofing salesmen. Below is the first portion of the article:

When it comes to roofing manufacturer warranties, the only thing that can be said with certainty is that no two are the same. Some transfer from one homeowner to the next, some don’t. Most are pro-rated, though a few are not. Some begin depreciating after a set time period has elapsed. Exactly which products are covered and for how long also varies from manufacturer to manufacturer and from product line to product line. Some warranties are only honored if installed by “credentialed” contractors, which generally means those whose installers have been trained by the manufacturer on how to do the work. One result is that contractors who install the products often view product warranties as deliberately ambiguous. (These roofing warranty comparison charts from Tamko and GAF offer a quick view of warranties on different products by different companies.)”

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    RRSA is coming to the end of our busy season for 2016. Usually by Thanksgiving our roofing salesmen are home with their families and will remain so until April-May, when we decide where we'll be setting up our next wind damage/hail storm. So what do RRSA roofing salesmen do while…
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    Good Sunday Morning, Real Career US Readers! Usually when I write an inspirational post I direct it at salespeople in general. But today I am specifically targeting roofing salesmen. (Don't be offended feminist, that I made that gender specific, but the major majority rules here. Roofing salesmen, by the nature…
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WHAT IS THE COST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ASPHALT SHINGLE AND METAL ROOFING?

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To help continue educating our RRSA roofing salesmen, we have found this great blog from McGarry and Madsen home inspectors, where they answer questions from homeowners. Every blog post is the answer to a question that homeowners have posed to them, and it is chock full of educational information for roofing salesmen.

This post, What is the Cost Difference Between Asphalt Shingle and Metal Roofing? lays it out in plain and simple language. Read and learn!

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Do You Drive from House to House When Selling Roofs Door to Door?

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Why Your Commercial Roof Should Be Inspected after a Major Storm

With the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew here in South Florida, this post is timely. If you have a commercial roof, you should definitely get it inspected after any major storm. This article from CRS explains the reasons why.

Below is the first portion of the article:

In a commercial building, the roof is the first line of defense against natural hazards such as hail, ice, wind, rain and fire. This makes it one of the most vulnerable parts of the building since it is exposed to the weather and elements that cause decay and deterioration everyday. Storms in particular, increase the risk of damage to the roof itself and the rest of the contents under it. Professional commercial roofing inspection after a major storm is a necessity.

It‘s a safety requirement

The safety standards for commercial buildings are set by the International Building Code, the IBC. These standards stipulate that roofs serve to protect the building in terms of design, material selection and installation during construction or remodeling. The standards also discuss the necessity of regular inspection, maintenance and repair. These activities should be part of the operation planning of the commercial building in order to preserve the life of the roof and to make sure it efficiently serves it’s function of protecting the building, especially from weather damage. Inspection of the roof after heavy storms is a requirement buy the IBC to ensure that roof of your commercial building serves its purpose as stipulated.

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Using Google Earth to Measure a Roof

Although you will always have to visit your potential roofing sales client and do an in person, in depth roof inspection, this video will show you how to use Google Earth to find leads, view a roof before you visit, or say you forgot to measure something while you did the inspection, you can view that particular roof using Google Earth once you leave the property.

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Roofing Talk at the Johnny Cash Museum

The roofing wizard, Mike Coday, gave a speech that was sponsored by Lowe’s and GAF Roofing at the Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville, TN, and all you roofing salesmen out there need to read the full text of his speech by following this link. Great info and training for your roofing sales success.

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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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How to Become a Great Salesperson

One of the best videos I’ve watched on how to become a great salesperson by Victor Antonio, great for roofing salesmen.

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