Changing Your Mindset
| Episode 4

Let’s get the fluffy bunny pillows thing out of the way. Since we recorded this episode, I learned that I had put a full-size set of sheets on my mattress, instead of a twin-size. That is why they did not fit right. I have corrected that and now have a set of sheets in my truck that fit nicely. (Just in case you were worried about that.) Here is a pic of what came up when I searched for “trucker mattress sheets”. Tell me your theory for why you think this is what came up in the Amazon search in the comments below. Keep it clean.

Amazon Search Results

What to Expect From Episode 4

In this episode I really focus on the importance of thinking like an owner. This journey really starts with YOU and a desire for something different. For me, that was deciding I wanted my hard work to make more money for myself and not for someone else. I also wanted to be in control of my destiny, not have someone else in control of it. I know some of you are going to say that shippers control you or the truck controls you and there is some truth to that, but you’ll never have more control than when you are working for yourself.

Changing Your Mindset

Here are some of the changes in mindset we talk about.

  • Have a good attitude
  • Think like an owner
    • Don’t buy that truck that gets 5 MPG if you’re hauling general freight
  • Be prepared
    • Save, save, save money (I can’t emphasize this enough) It’s hard, but you have to do it.

I hope this episode helps you think of ways to think more like an owner. What other ways do you think like an owner? Let us know in the comments section.

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Bill Gordon

I’m hoping to be starting my own business within two years. I’m getting back into trucking from 10 years ago. So getting my cdl again. So my plan is to be company driver for a short period get my truck and stuff and maybe start out leasing the truck with a company for a while then move over to a dispatch company and possibly start finding my own loads. But I see a lot of obstacles and challenges with all this and I’m gonna need a good coach. Let me know what you think of my plan.