Hardworking Happy Hour

Sean and Catherine break down all things about the trades, entrepreneurship, and turning your creativity into a passion career.

About the show

Each week Sean and Catherine will break down all things about the trades, entrepreneurship, and turning your creativity into a passion career.

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Episodes

  • Episode 51: Decision Fatigue

    December 19th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  59 mins 35 secs
    business, carpentry, construction, creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, trades, tradesman, tradesperson, tradeswoman

    In this weeks episode, Sean and Catherine discuss decision fatigue and the end of the year/holiday 'blahs'. But on the flip side, the mounting excitement for the new year refresh!

  • Episode 50: Q&A for FIFTY episodes!

    December 12th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 23 mins

    As promised, Sean and Catherine get TURNT and answer questions, and wow what a journey this episode takes. A little deep, a little heartfelt, and a LOT of squirreliness. Enjoy!

  • Episode 49: Big Egos and Tall Buildings

    December 5th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  52 mins 33 secs

    In this weeks episode, Sean and Catherine dig deep in to what justifies having a big ego, which may or may not be building tall buildings. Tune in to see the connection!

  • Episode 48: Financing, yay or nay?

    November 28th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  52 mins 48 secs

    In this weeks episode, Sean and Catherine give their thoughts on offering financing. Also, potentially adding a couple more employees to the team!

  • Episode 47: Special Guest Anthony Lombardo!

    November 21st, 2022  |  Season 1  |  51 mins 40 secs

    In this weeks episode, we have everyones favorite guest Anthony Lombardo! We recap DeckExpo, dive in to some pain points at Premier Outdoor Living, and find out what everyones essential tool is!

  • Episode 46 : Funk Busting

    November 14th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  59 mins 1 sec

    In this weeks episode, Sean and Catherine discuss busting out a funk. There is no funk that can hold us down for too long, but since they happen every once and a while, we get real about how stress has led to some recent funks.

  • Episode 45 - Imposter Syndrome

    November 7th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 26 secs

    In this weeks episode, Sean and Catherine discuss the feeling of 'Imposter Syndrome', which is the feeling of not earning or not being deserving of where you are in life. Something everyone can relate to from time to time!

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  • Episode 44: HNA Recap, the value in bringing on new skills, and some celebs?

    October 31st, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 1 min

    In this weeks episode, Sean and Catherine talk about their trip to Hardscape North America, as well as the value in bringing on new skills to your business. There might even be a little bit of industry tea in this episode!

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  • Episode 43 - Dan Preston of Preston Hardscape!

    October 24th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  42 mins 24 secs

    In this weeks episode, Sean and Catherine have a very special guest, Dan Preston of Preston Hardscape! We got a chance to catch up while on the road at Hardscape North America. Dan is truly an artist and has a very interesting perspective regarding business and what he wants to accomplish in the industry. Dan has also introduced Sean to his new favorite excuse... This is a must listen!

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  • Episode 42: Some Venting, Some Books, A lot of squirelliness

    October 17th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 2 mins

    In this weeks episode, Sean and Catherine get a little deep. Sean has somethings he wants to get off his chest and they both come clean about the beloved sticker chart. BUT, then we go in to some killer book recommendations! Tune in!
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  • Episode 41 - Benefits, but not in a boring way!

    October 10th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 2 mins

    In this weeks episode, Sean and Catherine discuss the pros and cons of offering your employees benefits. We know, we know, this topic can be dry but don't worry, we keep it fun and squirrely as always!

  • Episode 40 - Design Consultation: Post Game Wrap-up!

    October 3rd, 2022  |  Season 1  |  57 mins 14 secs

    In this weeks episode, After being on the phone for an entire week, Sean and Catherine give an update on the whirlwind of a week they intentionally planned for themselves! We go over the lessons that were learned, the successes, what we will change for the next batch of design consultations, and our undying love for the rocketbook. Tune in!

  • Episode 39 - Design Season!

    September 26th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  55 mins 15 secs

    In this weeks episode, Sean and Catherine go deep in to their strategy for this years design season. After deciding to cram all the consultations for next year in to ONE WEEK, will we be able to handle the pressure?!

  • Episode 38 - Audits, negotions, and a good bit of squirreliess

    September 19th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  53 mins 41 secs

    In this weeks episode, Sean and Catherine catch up a bit with some things that were fresh on their mind. Premier Outdoor Living has their first state sanctioned audit, we negotiate some hostages, and good over some really good books. Listen in!

  • Episode 37 - Managing Client Relations

    September 12th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 12 secs

    In this weeks episode, Sean and Catherine discuss some of the ways they have managed client relations. The good, the bad and the ugly! In such a demanding and client-oriented field it can be difficult to manage so many different expectations and personality types. We discuss where we have found success and areas we are still learning!

  • Episode 36 - Burn Out

    August 29th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  56 mins 28 secs
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    In this weeks episode, Sean and Catherine discuss the ever present risk of BURN OUT! We all deal with it from time to time, but what can we do to to lessen the blow?