Hardworking Happy Hour

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

111 episodes of Hardworking Happy Hour since the first episode, which aired on December 13th, 2021.

  • Episode 111: Productivity Hacks!

    April 22nd, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 14 mins
    1-3-5 rule, 5-second rule, 80-20 rule, 80/20 rule, attention to detail, book recommendation, clients, delegation, distractions, emails, focus, keywords productivity, multitasking, pomodoro technique, prioritization, projects, strengths, tasks, technology boundaries, time management, two-minute rule, unread messages, weaknesses

    In this conversation, Catherine and Sean discuss their recent projects and the importance of productivity and time management. They acknowledge the need to improve in these areas and share their experiences with clients who have different levels of attention to detail. They also discuss the challenges of staying focused and avoiding distractions. They review a productivity cheat sheet that includes tips such as the two-minute rule, prioritizing tasks, and setting boundaries with technology. In this part of the conversation, Sean and Catherine discuss their unread text messages and emails. They also explore the concept of the 5-second rule, where you count backwards from five to force yourself to take action. They then discuss the 1-3-5 rule, which involves identifying one big task, three medium tasks, and five small tasks to accomplish each day. They also talk about the Pomodoro technique, which involves working for 25 minutes and then taking a 5-minute break, repeating this cycle four times before taking a longer break. Finally, they discuss the 80-20 rule, which suggests that 20% of your efforts yield 80% of the results, and encourage focusing on high-impact tasks. In this conversation, Premier and Catherine discuss the 80/20 rule and how it applies to their work and personal lives. They also explore the importance of focusing on the most important tasks, breaking tasks into smaller pieces, tackling challenging tasks first, eliminating non-essential tasks, and avoiding multitasking. Premier reflects on his strengths and weaknesses and emphasizes the need to be upfront about what one is not good at. They also mention the book 'Buddha and the Badass' and encourage listeners to share the podcast with others.

  • Episode 110: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!

    April 8th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 1 min
    acquisition, change, construction industry, craftsmanship, earthquake, efficiency, home depot, keywords rainy weather, monopolies, monopoly, new headquarters, off-site construction, opportunities, pole barn, prefab, prefabrication, quality, srs distribution, srs distributors, waste reduction

    In this conversation, Sean and Catherine discuss their week, including the rainy weather and an earthquake. They then shift to talking about Premier's plans to build a new headquarters on his property. After considering a pole barn, Sean decides to go with a prefab option. He explains that the building will be designed and prefabricated off-site, with panels and roof trusses delivered to the site for assembly. This method is expected to save time and make the construction process more efficient. They also briefly discuss Home Depot's acquisition of SRS distributors and the future of construction. The conversation explores the changing landscape of the construction industry, with a focus on the rise of prefabrication and the acquisition of SRS Distribution by Home Depot. The hosts discuss the benefits and drawbacks of prefabrication, including increased efficiency and reduced waste, but also concerns about craftsmanship and quality. They also speculate on Home Depot's strategy and the potential for monopolies in the industry. The conversation concludes with a lighthearted discussion about playing Monopoly and the importance of embracing change and seizing opportunities.

  • Episode 109 - Spring has sprung!

    April 1st, 2024  |  Season 1  |  55 mins 28 secs


    In this conversation, Premier and Catherine catch up after missing a week and discuss their excitement for spring. They talk about waking up early and joining a gym to stay fit. They apologize for promoting the 5 AM rule and share their upcoming projects in the spring. They also discuss their personal plans for the season, including boating and cookouts. Overall, the conversation revolves around the themes of fitness, outdoor activities, and the joy of springtime. In this episode, the hosts engage in casual conversation about springtime and their personal preferences. They then reflect on different career paths and the motivations behind them. The conversation shifts to the recent Baltimore bridge collapse and its impact on infrastructure. Finally, they provide an update on their book club and encourage listeners to join in. Overall, the episode covers a range of topics from lighthearted banter to more serious discussions.


    Waking up early and joining a gym can help maintain a fitness routine.
    Spring is an exciting time for outdoor activities and projects.
    It's important to apologize and correct any misconceptions or mistakes.
    Personal plans for spring, such as boating and cookouts, can bring joy and relaxation. Springtime brings a sense of joy and excitement.
    People have different motivations for their career choices.
    Infrastructure plays a crucial role in society and its collapse can have far-reaching consequences.
    Engaging in book clubs can be a fun and enriching experience.

  • Episode 108: Special Guest Andy Mulder of Mulder Outdoors!

    March 18th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 6 mins


    In this week episode, Sean and Catherine have a chance to sit down with Andy Mulder of Mulder Outdoor! Andy discusses the importance of running a debt-free business and the impact it has had on his life and company. He shares his journey to becoming debt-free and the mindset shift that occurred after taking Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class. Andy emphasizes the freedom and flexibility that being debt-free provides, allowing him to make smarter decisions for his business. He also highlights the importance of having a clear vision and principles to guide decision-making and the need to remove emotion when making financial choices. In this conversation, Andy Mulder discusses his podcast and hardscape mastery course, highlighting his passion for teaching and helping others. He explains the purpose of the hardscape mastery course and the value it provides to small business owners. Andy emphasizes the importance of surrounding yourself with experts and learning from others to improve your business skills. He also discusses the power of networking and building relationships in the industry. The conversation concludes with a discussion on celebrating wins and avoiding the constant pursuit of leveling up, and the importance of authenticity in business.

  • Episode 107: Special Guest Tim Sperry of Carbon Limit!

    March 11th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  51 mins 34 secs

    This week Sean and Catherine have a chance to catch up with Tim Sperry of Carbon Limit! Tim is the founder and creator of the revolutionary concrete additive that sucks carbon dioxide right out of the air! This is the technology that is a crucial part of the new Adorn Stone Premier Line! Tune in to listen to Tim speak on his journey as an entrepreneur, his experience as a scientist, and where his passion for saving the earth came from! This is definitely a must listen!

  • Episode 106: Turning your customers in to your best salespeople!

    February 26th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 6 mins

    In this weeks episode, Sean and Catherine were inspired by Down To Earth Landscaping's customer 'Thank You' boxes, which contain branded swag as well as a QR code to leave a review, to think of their own version of the idea! Small gifts can have big impacts! Tune in!

  • Episode 105: Major League Baseball Mental Performance Coach, Brian Miles!

    February 19th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 12 mins

    In this weeks episode, Sean and Catherine have a chance to chat with Brian Miles, the mental performance coach for the Cleveland Guardians! This is a super interesting opportunity to dive in to what goes in to making some one who is already a top performer in one area, in this case professional baseball players, top performers mentally as well! Brian gives real world examples of how we can also use tips and tricks to make sure we are all performing at our peak, no matter what our profession is! Tune in!

  • Episode 104: Lessons learned on the beaches of Jamaica!

    February 12th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 12 mins

    In this weeks episode, Sean and Catherine discuss the lessons Sean learned from some of the top builders/businessmen in the decking industry while on the Pro Summit in Jamaica! They also discuss what they thought of this weeks book club book 'Surrounded by Idiots'. Tune in!

  • Episode 103: Lessons learned after 9 years in business!

    February 5th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 16 mins

    In this weeks episode, Sean discusses the lessons he has learned in his 9 years of business. Shout out to LinkedIn for notifying Team Premier of this milestone. They also discuss Arnold Schwarzenegger's book 'Be Useful'. Tune in!

  • Episode 102: Switching up our job strategy a bit...

    January 29th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 6 mins

    In this weeks episode, Sean and Catherine discuss the new direction of jobs they will be seeking out for 2024. Also, they discuss the book 'Extreme Ownership' by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. Tune in!

  • Episode 101: Winter Blues Anyone?

    January 22nd, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 10 mins

    In this weeks episode Sean and Catherine discuss why the heck everyone gets so down in the winter! Whether it's weather delays, or lack of motivation, or just being plain old cold, everything seems to go a little slower in the winter. Let's figure out how to make it better! They also discuss of their favorite books, 'How to Win Friends and Influence People' by Dale Carnegie. Tune in!

  • Episode 100: WE MADE IT!! - Q&A and shenanigans!

    January 15th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  59 mins 11 secs

    In this weeks episode, Sean and Catherine do a Q&A in honor of their 100th episode!! Tune in for all the usual squirelliness but also some random questions! Cheers!

  • Episode 99: Happy New Year!!

    January 1st, 2024  |  Season 1  |  55 mins 15 secs

    Happy New Year from the Hardworking Happy Hour!! In this weeks episode, we discuss new and old goals, the year in review, and of course our book club! Tune in!

  • Episode 98: Year End Accounting!

    December 18th, 2023  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 6 mins

    In this weeks episode, Sean and Catherine discuss Premier's year end accounting! They also give their take on the book 'Unf#$k Yourself' by Gary Bishop. Tune in!

  • Episode 97: Customer Service, Drama, and Learning How To Read People

    December 11th, 2023  |  Season 1  |  58 mins 4 secs
    customer service, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, self help, small business

    In this weeks episode, Sean and Catherine recap their week which includes a slight client hick up. In an effort to see what they can learn from the experience, they dive deep in to customer service and what that means for the business. Also, for this weeks book club selection, Sean and Catherine share the lessons learned from 'Read People Like a Book' by Patrick King. Tune in!

  • Episode 96 - Cyclical freak-outs and what goes in to being a creative!

    December 4th, 2023  |  Season 1  |  59 mins 54 secs
    business, creativity, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, rick rubin, small business owner, the creative act, trades

    In this weeks episode, Sean and Catherine discuss whether it's normal or not to have cyclical freak outs in business. Is it a part of doing business, or a disruptive distraction? They also discuss Rick Rubins book, The Creative Act and how it could benefit anyone who wants to up their creativity! Tune in!