I know I have to get better.  I am nowhere near the person I want and need to be.  Getting better takes effort and patience.  It’s nothing to stress about, but it is something to focus on.  BETTER TODAY THAN I WAS YESTERDAY.

If we look back on our lives and didn’t improve daily and forgot to have a bunch of fun along the way, really what was the point?

You can be better at anything.  Your family.  Your career.  Your emotional bandwidth.  Or get better at simply as starting to floss daily (I am not there yet!)   Just focus on doing something better each day by a little bit.  Not so much to chew on that you puke.  Just get better and focus on it.

We are all rockstars here at Drexel.  How am I so sure of that?   Caitlin and Toria go over 100 applicants per actual team member that we bring aboard (and even then only about 75% work out the first year).  So you are one of over 100 people that fit our culture and our core values.   And even beyond this, many of you were referred and recruited because of your own “rockstar” qualities.  You are all rockstars!

And not many of us dreamed of working at a building supply company.  Some of us seem like we have always wanted to do this… people like Bronco, Wojo, Dave V., Al M., Dewey… but I am guessing this was not our dream job when we were 10.

But now that we are here… the reason we are here… is to get better.  And having fun along the journey.

People don’t want to work here to be stagnant, they truly want to move mountains (of lumber usually.)

Now, if all of us top level people, (yes that’s you, we are all top level) decide to all get better each day, say 1% better at something each day, imagine how good we will be in 6 days, 6 months or 6 years from now!


Our mission is to get better.  It’s really that simple.  We all have things to improve on.  Be it a better attitude right when we walk in the door, being more organized, being more efficient, or making less mistakes… we all can improve.

It doesn’t matter your position or your career, we are all in this together.


It really eases the mind when you think, I will get better today.  The past failures are just learning lessons.

It will never get easier.  There is no finish line.  The journey is life.  It’s about getting better.

So this week start making habits of getting better.  It’s not where you came from, it’s where you are going that matters.

You all inspire me to be better.  Thank you Drexel Team.






– Joel Fleischman.  Joel is the president & Head Coach of the solution providers for Drexel Building Supply.  (drexelteam).   You can follow him on twitter:  @JoelmFleischman.  He has provided solutions for builders and their clients since 1996 and a whole bunch of other stuff that you probably don’t care about.


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