A quick sideways smile appeared as I read what an actual person in 2023 wrote in a professional (somewhat) forum.
With a teaspoon of amusement, a dash of dismay, and a gallon of continued frustration, I watched the comment appear, and develop a large audience around the words in true social media fashion.
Before diving into my visions of Bugsy Siegel, Al Capone, and Tony Soprano, allow me to fill you in on the context.
This is about yet another online post about Asbestos Testing, the laws and the standards surrounding the requirements.
What many do not know (because I find no reason to announce it) is I made a PROMISE to do my part to help educate an entire industry.
Being a hard-headed, ADHD, sometimes hectic industry about this important misunderstood law is affecting too many unknowing and helpless workers.
But enough about that, I have written scores of...
This is part one of a four-part series that we break down what it means to be called a professional restorer. If you've followed me for any length of time you know that I talk about professionalism a lot.
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S2:E19 Professional Series Part 1- Technically Qualified
In my humble opinion, the traits, characteristics, skill sets, and presence of someone in our industry is the one who checks off most of all the boxes as a professional.
Being professional does not mean you know everything. But it means that you have a company of value that people look at as what they want to model themselves after.
And I think that actual professionals make up less than 10% of our industry.
I believe professionalism is absolutely everything for your business. It's really what creates a repetitive business, a reputation, and a brand.
I believe it's a company that people want to do...
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