October 13, 2020
We all are very fortunate to have the jobs and opportunities that this great industry has provided for us, but how do we turn good fortune into generational wealth or financial freedom?
Take a listen to how a Water Utility Worker at LADWP, went from being stressed and down to living his best life debt free!
The more stress we have in our lives the less we can focus on what is going right for us, so let's control what we can, be grateful for what we have and continue to work towards our best self!
August 31, 2020
From barely graduating High School working at KFC to being a Nationally recognized Treatment Operator of the Year, David Paulson shares is story of how a humble, hardworking guy becomes a top notch water treatment professional!
We also discuss T5 Preparation tactics!
Please check out this great episode and you will appreciate how David's journey is very similar to yours!
August 28, 2020
This is a great Episode that I know you will relate to! Mike and I talk about the challenges that East Coast water Divisions face and his dedication to self improvement and providing for the family.
Definitely a fun listen and I know you will appreciate his perspective and advise for young supervisors!
August 22, 2020
With a "play to win" mentality, Greg Williams turned a classified ad in the newspaper into an extremely successful journey in the water industry. At the age of 37 he has already achieved what most strive to accomplish in an entire career!
Please do yourself a favor and listen to this episode as I promise you that you will be motivated & inspired to strategically play (work) to win throughout your career!
August 21, 2020
This Episode is full of nuggets of great information to motivate and educate you on the various avenues of success in your career!
John Kallo is the Instructor of Water Supply & Electrical Construction and Maintenance Programs with LA Trade Tech. He not only created successful pathway for himself but also "pipelines" for his student to journey directly into major water utilities like LADWP, Glendale Water & Power and Burbank Water & Power, and many other!
Take a few minutes to listen and make sure you get something to write with as you might want to take some notes!
August 20, 2020
Tyler Jernigan, Water Ops Supervisor w/ Mesa Water District shares his story of ambition, drive and dedication to his craft!
From construction as a teenager to a Masters Degree in Public Administration, Tyler has and continues to work extremely hard at better himself, while providing great service to our industry. Take a listen to his journey as we talk about how goal setting is all about being the best you can be and constantly trying to be your absolute best.
August 19, 2020
From troubleshooting nitrification issues in the system to computer based operator certification exams, we cover a few solid topics that we know you will appreciate!
Listen to the entire Podcast or join in at the following times:
1:00 = Troubleshooting Nitrification Issues
16:00 = Recruitment Process Decisions & Workplace Environments
51:00 = The Future of Operator Certification Testing & Training
1:13:00 = Career Change for WWP
April 5, 2020
I am excited to start a series of podcasts with the WWP's of the Week that have been featured on @waterwisepro on Instagram!
At the beginning of the year I asked all of you to have a "Break-Out Year" and the way I am trying to do that is by collaborating more with other like-minded professionals and those that I can learn from and continue on the positive path that I try to maintain.
Robert has a lot of great experiences and advice that he shares with us and I feel that you can all relate, learn from and will agree with!
January 15, 2020
This episode is me going through various Terms & Definitions starting with the letter C.
Remember, when preparing for an operator exam, a lot of it is just knowing what certain terms mean and how they apply to water distribution or treatment.
December 12, 2019
It is important to be humble in victory and gracious in defeat, and to always take the various experiences we face as a lesson to learn from. I do not and have not taken a failure well, and 10-15 years ago I would not have taken this experience the same way.
We have to remain poise through adversity, proud in defeat and keep moving forward. Understand that we won't always win and we won't always lose, but we will always have an opportunity to try again!