380 – The Conscious Tradie: Personal Development for Success

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In the world of trades and contracting, the focus is often on skills, tools, and the physical aspects of the job. However, personal development plays a crucial role in achieving success, both in business and in life. The Conscious Tradie, a platform dedicated to helping tradies grow personally and professionally, sheds light on this often-overlooked aspect.

The Journey of Self-Discovery

Every tradie has a unique journey. For many, the path is filled with challenges, from long hours on the job to the pressures of running a business. But amidst these challenges lies the opportunity for growth. By embracing personal development, tradies can transform their mindset, improve their well-being, and achieve their goals.

Breaking Free from Old Habits

Old habits die hard, especially when they’re deeply ingrained in one’s lifestyle. For tradies, this might mean breaking free from the cycle of excessive partying or other detrimental habits. Recognising the need for change is the first step. From there, it’s about finding the right resources and support to make positive changes.

The Power of Positive Habits

Positive habits have the power to bring about life-changing transformations. Whether it’s adopting a healthier lifestyle, setting clear goals, or simply being more mindful in daily activities, these habits can lead to significant improvements in both personal and professional life. Books like “Atomic Habits” offer insights into how small changes can lead to big results.

Finding the Right Support

No one should embark on the journey of personal development alone. Whether it’s seeking out mentors, joining support groups, or simply connecting with like-minded individuals, having a support system is crucial. The Conscious Tradie offers a platform for tradies to connect, share their experiences, and grow together.

Embracing Change and Growth

Change is never easy, but it’s necessary for growth. For tradies looking to take their business to the next level or simply improve their quality of life, embracing personal development is key. It’s about recognising one’s potential, setting clear goals, and taking actionable steps towards achieving them.

Key Takeaways

  1. Personal development is crucial for success in both business and life.
  2. Recognising the need for change is the first step towards personal growth.
  3. Positive habits can lead to significant improvements in well-being and performance.
  4. Having a support system is essential for anyone embarking on a journey of personal development.


Embracing change and growth can lead to incredible results for tradies in all aspects of their lives.

Ready to dive deeper into these topics? Don’t miss out on our full podcast episode with Luke Kosmanis. Click the button below to start listening!

Video Discussion Points: 

06:45 The line between environment and self-improvement.
07:50 Creating a better industry for tradies.
13:18 Reduced drinking after overcoming past insecurities.
15:59 Embrace darkness, learn, and evolve in life.
20:50 Two-day event for trade and business owners to improve themselves and their businesses, focusing on values, vision, and culture.
22:29 Fish rot; young guys observe, influence matters.


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