400 – Mastering Leadership & Productivity in Trade: Lessons from 400 Podcast Episodes

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Welcome to a landmark moment as we celebrate episode 400 of The Site Shed podcast. This episode isn’t just a milestone; it’s a blueprint for transformation, offering a deep dive into a simple yet profound formula aimed at revolutionising your personal and business realms: what to stop, start, and keep doing.

The Journey to 400

Reflecting on the journey, it’s clear that The Site Shed has evolved into a pivotal resource for tradies, contractors, and trade business owners. From its inception, the podcast aimed to fill the void of business-related information specifically tailored for the trades. Covering an expansive range of topics from marketing to leadership, the podcast has become an indispensable tool for growth and learning within the trade community.

Personal Insights: Stop, Start, Keep

The episode brilliantly intertwines personal growth with business success, emphasising the symbiotic relationship between the two. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Stop: Procrastination and time-wasting emerge as significant hurdles. The lesson? Embrace decisiveness and focus on tasks that truly move the needle.
  • Start: Embracing faster decision-making and prioritising personal time for reflection and growth are highlighted as essential steps towards personal and business evolution.
  • Keep: Maintaining focus on health and family underpins everything. The commitment to these core values fosters a healthier, more balanced approach to business.

Business Evolution Through Reflection

Transitioning to business, the episode shares insights on navigating change and fostering growth:

  • Stop Entertaining Mediocrity: Elevating standards and focusing on lead metrics over lag metrics pave the way for more intentional growth and efficiency.
  • Start Equipping Your Team: Investing in your team’s development and building a stronger community around your business are crucial for sustainable success.
  • Keep Setting Bigger Goals: Encouraging continuous learning and setting ambitious targets ensure the journey of improvement never stagnates.

Key Takeaways

  • Embrace Change: Both personally and in business, embracing change and challenging the status quo are vital for growth.
  • Focus on What Matters: Identifying and focusing on actions that genuinely contribute to your goals will streamline your path to success.
  • Invest in Your Team: Your business is only as strong as your team. Investing in their development is investing in your business’s future.
  • Set Ambitious Goals: Continuous improvement and setting ambitious targets keep you moving forward.


Episode 400 is more than a celebration; it’s a clarion call to tradies and business owners to introspect, refine, and aim higher. By adopting the stop, start, keep formula, you’re not just transforming your business; you’re embarking on a journey of personal and professional metamorphosis.

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The Site Shed is one of the best online communities and podcasts for tradies out there. The free content provided to members is unbelievable - offering invaluable advice to run a successful business, and the community of tradies is truly awesome. Do yourself a favour and check it out.

Peter Cox Business Man

Great work Matt with all the podcasts and the site shed facebook community group. The amount of information that you can learn for free in this space is unbelieveable. It's great to see like minded contractors and trades trying to improve their businesses and also share ideas and help others. Highly recommend. Thanks!

Ben Hern Business Owner

I have been listening to the pod casts for a few months now, I can't get enough of all the awesome content that you guys provide. Especially when you guys deliver it from a trade perspective which helps out a lot. Keep up the good work and hopefully one day I can afford one of the trade training trips.

Ché Henton Customer

I own a construction company,and i love learning how to make my bussiness more competitive,profitable and how to better serve my clients. The site shed is a wonderful place to get invaluable knowledge no matter your trade .

Michael Mullinax Construction Company Owner

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