Hey Scaling Up Nation! Fellow Mastermind member Conor Parrish is interviewing me in part one of a two-part series starting today. Conor Parrish is Director of Business Development at FCT Water Treatment. He attended Drake University, graduated with a degree in Environmental Science, and then moved to Colorado to take an opportunity with FCT Water. He has his CWT and has been in the industry for 6 years; it is a privilege to have him on the show.
For those who have been longtime listeners, you’ll know that I was hoping that my staff would listen to it when I started the podcast. I never imagined that what began as a passion project would turn into something that thousands of water treaters listen to each week.
I am humbled and honored to be the host of this podcast. It has allowed me to teach and give back to the professional water treatment industry I care about so much.
I hope you enjoy today’s episode!
Your roadside friend, as you travel from client to client,
James’ Challenge: “Determine the volume of a cooling or closed loops system by calculation and tracer addition.” [5:25]
Conor Parrish interviews Trace Blackmore [7:30]
Why do you do the podcast each week? What is your motivation? [8:50]
What was the most challenging podcast you’ve ever created? [11:14]
How has the podcast evolved since 2017? [14:48]
As the show evolved, what are some of the changes you’ve seen when asking guests to be on the show or what topics guests want to discuss? [19:00]
What have listeners told you about the impact of this podcast? Anything new on the podcast that we can look forward to it? [21:20]
How do you balance all of your commitments? [28:25]
What advice would you give to a water treater feeling burnout in their job? [45:50]
Trace’s Challenge: When was the last time you worked on your leadership style? [52:55]
“I love this podcast because it allows me to teach others about water treatment.” – Trace Blackmore
“The podcast and Mastermind allow me to help raise that bar in the water treatment industry.” -Trace Blackmore
“The reason the Scaling UP! H2O podcast is a success is because I have such great guests!” – Trace Blackmore
“One of the bad things about this podcast is that there is a lot of technology needed, and I am a technology junkie, so I’m always wanting to buy that next new gadget to make the show better.” – Trace Blackmore
“I’m humbled and pleased that people enjoy the podcast.” – Trace Blackmore
“Whenever someone asks me to do something, I always ask myself: If I say “Yes” to this, what am I inherently saying “No” to?” – Trace Blackmore
“Have you ever been too busy driving to stop for gas?” – Stephen Covey
“When you put a value on your time, you realize what the cost is when you’re doing something else.” – Trace Blackmore
Connect with Conor Parrish:
Atomic Habits by James Clear
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey