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Posts By: Greg Crumpton

The Early Days: 1999

1999. Of all the things in my life that I have forgotten, both by design and by nature, one thing I remember doing a lot of in 1999 was driving. I mean, I remember driving A LOT. It seems like I wore out two trucks on NC 16, aka Providence Road. Why all the driving? […]

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‘Bout Time

The statistics on small business failure rates are staggering, and depressing. The few that make it to their ten year anniversary are a minuscule sampling of those that started the journey. I’ve read about and studied small businesses and micro enterprises for many years. Success really comes down to the ability of the founders and […]

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Jill – Out of the Darkness

Nursing, by nature is a tough occupation. The road to becoming a nurse, as you will read, may sometimes be even tougher. In this story, one more in the Success Series, I have been fortunate enough know, become friends with, and love this hard-working, dedicated wife, mom, professional care-giver and just an awesome individual. As […]

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Conrad

by Greg Crumpton Ever wonder how some people seem to just naturally “have it”? You know the folks I am referring to. People say, “Wow, that Jenn, she “just has it”, or after a meeting, you are sitting there thinking, “Boy, Robert really “get’s it”. Well, the good part is you are not alone in […]

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Where Are You the Most Productive?

By Greg Crumpton For many, if not most, of us, it’s in a comfortable space. Well-conditioned, well lit and a place you can relax and focus in. If you stop and think about it, what do you do when you want to read? What if you want to meditate, think, write, relax, etc…? You”ll usually […]

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Submerging Into The Emerging

By Greg Crumpton The adage that says, “What got us here, won’t get us there”, could never be truer than this exact moment in time. As many of you know, I grew up in the HVAC and Mechanical side of Mission Critical support. Throughout the years, evolution has been constant with the occasional pop of […]

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I Turned a Page Today

by Greg Crumpton Today was the first time in the last 16 years that on August 16th I did not own AirTight Mechanical, Inc. It was a unique feeling, to be sure. Months ago I had become accustomed to not being “The Owner”. Many people that sell their businesses seem to suffer mentally after doing […]

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Really, We Only Get One Chance

Years of work. Continually trying to exceed the expectations. Staying current so you can help people. Becoming a trusted ally. Someone others can count on. Being there. Never saying “I can’t help”. In my mind this is how an achiever lives. Indeed, it’s the way I have set my own course in life, not just […]

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The Uniqueness of a Group

Last Tuesday, I found myself in a meeting surrounded by some very smart & very successful folks. Don’t even say it… Yes, I was “the odd man out” As I sat and soaked in the many business discussions, I kept having this weird little thought in the back of my head. What brought this group […]

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The 1%

We all hear a lot about the 1%, usually associated with wealth or earning potential. Last week, Chris Joyce of Joyce Racing called me and asked me to go to lunch with him. He had something to discuss and needed an open minded set of ears to vet a new idea. My relationship with Chris is […]

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