Ep. 135: Inspiring Change in the Industry with Missy Scherber
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Building Personal and Professional Success in Construction with Missy Scherber
In today’s episode, Taylor sits down with former host of the podcast and the owner of Big Machine Hustle and Scherber Roll-Offs, Missy Scherber, to discuss a number of topics, particularly the challenges of balancing work and personal life as a business owner. Throughout their conversation, the two relate to the overwhelming feeling of having to do everything, from managing multiple tasks to handling personal and professional relationships. They also focus on the importance of finding a stress-reliever that can help reduce anxiety and provide clarity of thought, noting that it is crucial for business owners to find time for themselves and prioritize their mental health in order to be effective in their day-to-day responsibilities. After all, a healthy mind leads to a successful business and personal life.
Missy goes on to recount some of the challenges faced by women, single mothers, and primary caretakers in construction, including the difficulty balancing their careers with the demands of caring for their children. She highlights the importance of considering alternative work schedules to ensure that the construction industry can tap into a more diverse workforce, and not just burn out its current employees. She also shares her experience with social media and its impact on her life and business. Despite initially feeling discouraged by online negativity, Missy eventually found her confidence again and discovered the positive impact her online presence was having on her company and others in the construction industry. Today’s episode offers that rare opportunity where the podcast’s current host gets to pick the brain of a previous host, and it results in an exchange of information and advice that you do not want to miss.
The Finer Details of This Episode:
- Missy’s journey to becoming the co-owner of a construction company
- Turning around a struggling dumpster company
- Working with a significant other
- Challenges that a growing business presents
- Construction as a lifestyle that integrates into every part of life
- Finding a balance between work and personal time
- The challenges faced by women and primary caretakers in the construction industry
- The importance of considering alternative work schedules
- The difficulties of being a business owner
- Finding a stress-reliever and prioritizing mental health
"I, like many other of my peers, went to the school of hard knocks, but here we are eight years later."
"Construction is a lifestyle, and it integrates into every part of your life."
"The important relationship is respect."
"When we both deem each other necessary, we can build this bridge and work together."
"I think I see construction, a marriage, and a family, as one."
"I'm here to just share and empower and support."
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