Overcome Procrastination in Three Easy Steps
You are a dedicated business owner. I know this because you are taking time to increase your professional development by reading this magazine and this article.
Because you are a business owner who is dedicated to success, it would make sense that you don’t procrastinate—right? You can quickly and easily accomplish all the important tasks and projects that help move your business forward. Your taxes are completed ahead of time. You are never up late at night looking for data to complete an estimate. You never have to redo tasks because you made errors as you were trying to finish by the deadline.
Before you stop reading in frustration, know that according to Tim Pychyl, author of Solving the Procrastination Puzzle,
Desperate times, desperate measures?
Column written by Ambika Puniani Bailey, NRCA’s vice president of communications and production as it appears in Professional Roofing magazine’s July issue.
ASTM International Launches New Online Learning Management System
ASTM International announced that it is launching a new learning management system (LMS) designed to enhance user experience and functionality. Existing customers will begin seeing a seamless transition to the new platform. The migration will be completed by Aug. 31.
According to ASTM International, since 2012, the number of online users has grown from 500 to over 4,000. Usage increased by over 174 percent last year alone, prompting the need for a more robust platform.
The new LMS features an expanded search tool, 24/7 access to ASTM Internation
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The Beer That Saved My Life
Did I ever tell you about the beer that saved my life?
One day, the freezer motor in my refrigerator started to make a horrendous shrieking sound. I opened the freezer door, grabbed a pound of frozen ground round, and threw it at the back wall of the freezer. The noise stopped. Problem solved.
Unfortunately, the shrieking episodes continued and became more and more frequent. When I began dating Patti, the lovely woman who later became my wife, she was not impressed. “What are you going to do about that?” she said, hooking a thumb at my musical freezer. “What do you mean?” I replied. “I’m just never going to thaw that ground round.”
I knew that wasn’t a good long-term answer, but a new refrigerator was just not in my budget. However, Patti di
Alliance Awards $55,000 in Scholarships Through Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program
The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced the recipients of its 2017 Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarships, which include five new recipients and the renewal of six scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year.
The Alliance awarded two new general scholarships to Nicolas Calvert, son of Edward Calvert, senior engineer, Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc., Wheeling, W.Va., and Sophia McGuire, daughter of Mark McGuire, project manager, AAA Roofing Co., Indianapolis.
In addition, a new Firestone Scholarship has been awarded to Alyssa Merna, sales coordinator, Bloom Roofing