Do you want to to build a CAREER as a Painter or Painting Contractor?
If so, I'm here to tell you that your Technical Skills alone (ex: cutting in, rolling, doing repairs, etc)... won't get you there.
When you think about most careers, you first need to go get the KNOWLEDGE and then you develop the related SKILLS to perform well in that line of work. But because there aren't any MANDATORY SCHOOLS for painters to attend, this KNOWLEDGE is often missing... leaving a lot of painters believing that their ticket to that great career is dependant on their SKILLS ALONE.
But there's a limit to what the market will pay you for those skills...
Luckily, there are 3 different ways that you can ADD VALUE in the market (and as a result, earn more money):
1- Your SKILLS
2- Your KNOWLEDGE
3- Your SERVICE
No, this is NOT a typo…
Back in 2003, I made a mistake on ONE JOB that cost me over $50 000!
And all of it had to do with my lack of KNOWLEDGE.
You see, unlike most careers, there are no mandatory schools for painters to attend BEFORE entering the marketplace. This means, most painters are left trying to figure things out on their own… making mistakes… learning from them…
But as I discovered, this can be both COSTLY & TIME CONSUMING!
I talked about this $50 000 mistake in a few of my YouTube Videos, but a lot of people have been asking me for more details since the story seems exaggerated to a lot of people.
Well the reason why I don’t go into much details in my videos is because it’s simply too hard to relive. That time in my life brought me to a place where I wanted to end it all…
Still, for me, what I learned from this $50 000 mistake ended up being worth the pain, suffering & even the money it cost me.
And I believe it might...