THE BEAT vision Other Tags: business-development | vision | tools | self-care | automation | client-relationships | fun |

Overcoming Procrastination: Start Your Day with the Most Important Task

Procrastination is a common challenge that many of us face, often leading to a cycle of stress, guilt, and decreased productivity.... Read More

Comparison of Roku/Apple TV vs. Sonos for Playing Music in Residential Systems

When considering the use of Roku or Apple TV compared to a Sonos system for playing music in a residential setup, several key factors come into play.... Read More

Elevating Success: The Power of Goal Setting for Low-Voltage Integrators

Last month in our blog post "Year-End and Holiday Downtime: A Guide for Integrators”, offered guidance for professionals in managing year-end responsibilities and optimizing holiday downtime.... Read More

Year-End and Holiday Downtime: A Guide for Integrators

As the year draws to a close, you may find yourself at a critical juncture, balancing year-end responsibilities while preparing for the holiday downtime. As you may have read in our newsletter, Pulse Group is powering down for next several weeks too.... Read More

Staying Connected: How You Can Foster Client Relationships During the Holidays

The holiday season marks a time of fun, goodwill, activities, and if you are in construction - chaos. Amidst the celebrations, businesses often find themselves at a crossroads—balancing the need to embrace the holiday spirit while maintaining connections with their clients.... Read More

Checks and Measures

Pulse Group is now in its thirteenth year of operation, marking a significant milestone in our journey. Over the years, we have gained invaluable insights into our industry through collaborations with a diverse array of B2B partners, ranging from large-scale casinos and luxurious yachts to grand mansions and countless projects in between.... Read More

When No One is Looking

I was at my daughter's BJJ class last week and it was complete chaos. Kids, parents, noise, shoes, bags, water bottles all over the outside of the training room.... Read More

Unveiling Your Business Vision: A Guide to Finding Purpose and Direction

In the vast landscape of entrepreneurship, the cornerstone of a successful business lies in having a clear and compelling vision.... Read More

Keep Your Company Vision

For several years I ran a Brand and Strategy company that helped business owners navigate the complexities around building and scaling their brand.... Read More

Check Yourself.

Reserve is something you don’t realize you need until the time comes to use it and you’re fresh out.... Read More

Ask Better Questions By Realizing You Are Not In The Know

My version of this conversation started with the seller, project manager, or salesperson’s perspective, rather than the buyer's. Many of you are Pulse Group’s customers, so don’t take this wrong, but it is essential to ask better questions. ... Read More

The Art of Asking Questions

Asking good questions is an essential skill that can help you learn, gain insight, and build stronger relationships with others.... Read More

Audio Source. WTF…

Ten years ago, I had unknowingly solved a problem. Though you may disagree, this concept applies to the average person who uses a distributed music system. ... Read More

Getting and Staying Organized - Part I

If you work in the low-voltage industry, you know that more often than not that the months leading up to December get remarkably busy. The schedule is slammed with people trying to get work done before the holidays.... Read More

Mach 10

Have you seen the new Top Gun, "Maverick"? Before you continue, this blog has a minor spoiler about the movie's beginning, so beware!... Read More

Company Scapegoats and Culture Killers: Part 2

What is a company scapegoat? When things are going wrong it’s common to blame the culture killers for lack of productivity, stalled progress, and inefficiencies.... Read More

Company Scapegoats and Culture Killers: Part 1

We’ve all done it. No one likes to talk about it. Hiring is tough, especially today.... Read More


I was on a call the other day with a woman who said you have to be careful what you accept as normal.... Read More

In the Spirit of Team Culture

We have been watching Ted Lasso (if you have not already, you have to check it out) and in reference to team culture - it is incredible.... Read More

Finding Security

There is no doubt that during times of significant uncertainty, companies trim back resources, stop planning, and feel uneasy making big decisions. Today, we are in a place of severe uncertainty.... Read More


Sometimes when you’re pushing the hardest is the best time to take a pause and disconnect. I was reminded of this last week when our family took a short trip out of town to celebrate our youngest’s birthday.... Read More

5 Skills for Managing a Large Project

We have a few really large casino jobs we manage that vary in size. The other day, I was on a job site and my daughter texted to ask how my day was going. I sent her a picture of the media rack I was working on - it was giant. She said, “wow - that looks expensive!” To which I wrote back… "30 million" ... Read More

Time, Talent, and Energy

These three words have come up quite a bit for me recently. In fact, most of your day goes to allocating your time, leveraging your talent, and spending energy. Why are these three things so important? I think they are a huge part of what makes up your potential. Your... Read More

Chew on This

I am going to come right out there and say it… this is sort of a plug for If you have a pet, I highly recommend this site for all your furry friend’s needs because of the amazing experience I had with them this week.... Read More

Find Your Edge

Now more now than ever, it is important to find your edge. That is probably easier said than done but as more and more businesses are having to rely on virtual appointments, standing out and delivering quality service can be difficult.... Read More

Perceived Value

I think sometimes as business owners, you can forget what it is that creates value. This was a hot topic in our house and around the office this week as we had a personal reminder of the “illusion of value”.... Read More

When the Best Isn't Good Enough

I heard someone say the other day that sometimes as a leader you have to realize your best isn’t what your team needs. It took me a few hours to process as I replayed the sentence over and over again. I couldn’t decide at first if I agreed but after some time, I realized I couldn’t agree more. ... Read More

The Details

We just started watching this show called Elementary. It’s a modern-day take on Sherlock Holmes with Lucy Liu as Watson. It’s addicting. It also got me thinking about paying attention.... Read More

How Can I Help You?

The customer is always right, right? No. In fact, not usually. But the truth is the customer pays the bill and we try to keep them happy.... Read More

Time Adds Up

A few seconds isn’t a big deal, but it had me wondering - how much time am I losing each day to small, minuscule tasks that take seconds or even minutes? In reality, that time adds up.... Read More

Self Care During the Holidays

The holiday season is always a hectic time no matter what phase of life you’re in.... Read More

Test, Don’t Guess

There’s kind of this unspoken basic training you go through when you start working with code.... Read More

The Final 10%

Last week, Chad was interviewed for an article about leading Pulse Group. One question that he was asked was, “Who is your ideal client and what should they know before hiring you.”... Read More

The Future of the Smart Home Part II

In our last blog, I talked about the future of the smart home and some different viewpoints on what that would look like. To take a deeper and more personal look, I decided to interview some of our team members to see their take on this.... Read More

The Future of the Smart Home

The smart home is said to be “the home of the future”, but for integrators, engineers, and the technology industry as a whole, it is a project for the now.... Read More

"Hero of the day"

This past December, Metallica [donated one million dollars]( through their “All Within My Hands” non-profit to technical and career education within colleges. You heard it right.... Read More

Your employees are your lifeblood – Part I

An important thing to realize early is that without them, you’d be nothing. You wouldn’t have a team, you wouldn’t have a company, and above all else, you wouldn’t be a leader.... Read More

A unicorn

Summer is finally here, and that could mean a lot of different things for a lot of different people. You might be in the working park, and the start of summer is just the start of a hotter Mondays.... Read More

A Moment of Thanks

During this season of reflection and thanksgiving, we want to dedicate this month’s blog to the topic of gratitude. Being grateful is more than an action or words, it is a state of being.... Read More

Are you on the right path?

Back in the beginning of the year, we wrote a blog called “Resolutions and Rhythms”. It was all about how we can work to make our New Year’s resolutions achievable and something to be excited about. Well, here we are, about to enter August and I have one question for you… How are those resolutions coming along?... Read More

East Coast Vs. West Coast

CNBC recently released article about East Coast versus West Coast corporate culture in the financial and IT industry.... Read More

A word from the “New Guy”

On August of 2013 I agreed to take on the role of Group Advisor for Pulse Group, while I worked as a part-time real estate agent.... Read More

Resolutions & Rhythms

It is that time of year when we all start thinking about how to make this New Year different than the last. You’re a year older, and your mind is exploding with ideas!... Read More