Episode 57

Published on:

24th Feb 2023

8 Secrets to Level up as a Leader

Like it or not, when you’re the owner of a Trades Business you are a leader. And leading your team is actually your most important role in the company.

The problem most people find when they get to be in this position is that nobody ever taught them how to be a good leader, let alone a great one.

That means they have to make it up on the job.

Some people manage to do it well. But most do a really bad job of it. And a lot of the time they might not even know it…

The downstream effects of bad leadership can turn a good business into a bad one.

And vice versa with good leadership.

That’s why in today’s podcast Tony and Phil are going to help you take the guesswork out of how to be a good leader.

Having worked with thousands of leaders in the trades over the years, they’ve come up with “8 Secrets to Being a Successful Business Leader”.

When you master these 8 things you’ll find that you’re not so busy and overwhelmed, because everything doesn’t always have to go through you.

You’ll be less frustrated with your team because they’ll be performing better and showing the initiative you want them too.

Plus you’ll find hiring and retaining the best employees much easier too. Which is really helpful because you’ll find that with successful leadership your business will be growing smoother and faster than ever…

Let’s get into it…



  • You’ll learn to delegate and build a strong team around you to help you get stuff done but also to grow a business.
  • Create an amazing lifestyle where you can take holidays and vacations without worrying about the business.
  • Attract and retain the best talent which will make life and business so much more fun.
  • You’ll actually achieve way more in your business than you ever thought possible


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How to build a profitable Plumbing, Electrical or similar business that gives you the time, money and freedom to enjoy life.
Are you the owner of a Plumbing, Electrical, or similar service business and looking to increase your profits and regain your freedom?

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Presented by Tony Fraser-Jones and Phil Smith from Profitable Tradie. We dive into what it takes to build a profitable trades business that gives you the time and freedom you deserve.

We touch on topics like...
- How to hire decent tradespeople.
- What to do when clients don't pay their invoice.
- How to get around people beating me down on what I charge.
- Should I buy or lease my next van/truck?
- How to get my team to get off their phones and be motivated for work.
- The second easiest way to increase your profitability.

Along with sharing a ton of free resources so you can get started on what we're discussing right away!

We also talk with some of the world's most successful trades business owners and learn how they took their businesses from mediocre to multimillion.

In short. We don't know what we don't know.

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