Growth Mindset: 5 Ways to Grow Your Attitude & Your Business

Wednesday, April 24

3:00PM - 4:00PM Eastern (12:00 PM-1:00 PM Pacific)

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There are lots of hurdles to overcome in a contracting business. But often, the most important one is your own limiting mindset and attitude.

In this month’s episode of Matt Chatts, Matt and the OPTIMUS team welcome New York Times bestselling author and contracting business owner Weldon Long, along with Jarod Smith of AJ Plumbing and Clog Busters, to discuss the “growth mindset.” Do you have it? How crucial is it to the long-term success and profitability of your contracting business? Join us April 24 and learn the simple strategies to realizing your full growth potential.

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Matthew Bratsis

Vice President, Contractor Services

As Vice President of Contractor Services, Matthew is responsible for all lending and finance operations within OPTIMUS Financing. He works directly with lending partners and affiliates developing and creating the most up-to-date finance offerings for EGIA’s vast contractor base. In addition, Matthew leads EGIA’s business development strategy, as well as the design and implementation of finance training content.

Matthew has been an integral part of the home improvement finance industry for over 20 years, with stops at American General Finance, Greensky and Renovate America. Matthew attended Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating with a degree in Psychology.

Weldon Long

New York Times Best Selling Author & Contracting Business Expert

Weldon Long is a successful entrepreneur, sales expert and author of the NY Times bestseller, The Power of Consistency – Prosperity Mindset Training for Sales and Business Professionals (Wiley). In 2003, he walked out of a homeless shelter and built an Inc. 5000 company generating cumulative sales of over $20,000,000 within just 60 months. In 2009, his company was selected as one of Inc. Magazines Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.

Today, Weldon Long is one of the nation’s most powerful speakers and a driven motivator who teaches others the Sales and Prosperity Mindset philosophies that catapulted him from desperation and poverty to a life of wealth and prosperity. Weldon has been featured on numerous national and regional television programs, including Fox News Network, First Business Network and Chicago’s own WGN.

Mr. Long has successfully used his signature program, The Power of Consistency, to help hundreds of companies and thousands of sales professionals radically improve their sales results. Weldon holds a Bachelor’s Degree and an MBA in Management.

Jarod Smith

Jarod Smith is the dedicated owner and driving force behind AJ Plumbing and Clog Buster’s Drain Cleaning & Repair, a passionate leader with a hands-on approach. Jarod is committed to excellence in every aspect of the plumbing and drain cleaning industry, providing exceptional customer service to ensure that every customer receives the highest level of care. He has established himself as a trusted expert in both Plumbing and Drain Cleaning. Jarod has been a Master Plumber for over 20 years, and his journey in this industry began in 2001 when he started AJ Plumbing. After becoming well-established in the plumbing world, he ventured into professional drain cleaning. Jarod has a passion for setting new standards, implementing cutting-edge techniques, and building strong client relationships. He takes pride in fostering a positive work environment and empowering his team to deliver outstanding results.