In this Episode, our hosts Mike Nelson and Derek Foster interview Anthony Guadagnino, owner and operator of Veteran-Made Woodworks! Anthony shares some great stories about past successes - and failures - and discusses his workman's philosophy in this brand new episode!
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Anthony Guadagnino - Veteran-Made Woodworks
00:16 - Introduction: We’re on the Scene!
01:54 - A Basic Overview of Anthony Guadagnino
03:24 - A Basic Overview of Veteran-Made Woodworks
06:22 - His Greatest Customers: Patriots of all Kinds!
07:49 - Business Profits: Not for Vacations, But Building the Business Bigger!
09:12 - Chain of Command: Comes Natural to Veterans… Not Always to Civilians!
11:03 - Sentimental Pieces Deserve the Strictest Quality Control!
12:07 - Mike & Derek Take a Look at a Flamethrower
15:18 - Your First Employees: The Hurdle of Hiring Help
18:18 - A Very Special Customer, and a Very Special Night
19:57 - More Special Customers
21:09 - Training Your Next Competitor: Keep Your Eyes Peeled!
23:05 - Anthony’s Biggest Mistake: Overworking!
25:29 - Maintaining Health = Maintaining Success: Make the Time!
26:51 - Upcoming Content: Stay Tuned!
28:20 - The Value of Toughness: Physical AND Mental!
30:55 - Mental Toughness: Patience, Critical Thinking, Empathy… Keep a Level Head!
33:41 - Motivation vs. Discipline: One Depends on Your Emotions, One Doesn’t!
36:01 - Getting Excited Over Gas Being $3.89 a Gallon… Take Whatever Wins You Can!
38:10 - Derek Foster: Super-Sonic Machine! Speeding up Your Processes
39:39 - Being Able to Say No: When to Say When?
40:52 - Early on, Say Yes, Get the Money in!.. Later, Know Your Business’ Limits!
42:56 - Looking Back… Be Proud of How Far You’ve Come!
45:00 - The Logos: Creating Them Like a Tattoo!
46:18 - Lighting Cigars With a Blowtorch!.. And Some Brand Recommendations
47:35 - Anthony’s One Final Piece of Advice: Do What You Can Yourself, but Don’t be Afraid to Outsource!
49:52 - Closing Remarks: How to Get in Touch With Veteran-Made Woodworks
Michael Nelson & Derek Foster
51 Minutes 16 Seconds
September 19th, 2022