Month: December 2018

Journeys in Construction

Small House in Thailand

Post-Project Review from Construction of a Small House in Chiang Mai, Thailand

When I first started traveling internationally for construction work, I was especially challenged by trying to impose my means and methods on others. Now I try to accept some differences, pick my battles carefully, and be tactful when explaining my reasons. That is a continuous learning process.

Leader one way, Manager the other way, direction signs.

Leadership vs. Management – Why Not Both?

It is important to understand the distinctions between management and leadership. Using one’s strengths, as well as improving one’s weaknesses, are keys to success.

Guy with many arms holding office tools and stuff.

Learn How to Develop Productive Habits and Get the Most Important Things Done ASAP!

This FREE! video course is designed to help you boost your organizational skills and productivity in just a few steps. This is a series of methods, simplified for easy understanding and condensed for quick learning.

Person getting shocked by electrical wires.

What Happens Next Will Shock You! (If You Don’t Know About These Common Electrical Hazards)

Whether you’re at a job site, an office, home, or wherever, awareness of electrical hazards is crucial. SAFETY FIRST!

2019 on the road ahead, 2018 behind in the rear-view mirror.

New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work, Continuous Improvement Does

Statistics show that only 9.2 percent of people ever achieve their New Year’s resolutions and break free from their bad habits. Instead, practice the philosophy of continuous improvement. Get a little bit better every single day.

Sitting at a computer with thumbs-up approval.

How to Make Your Own Website and Blog

There’s so much information available on the internet that it can be overwhelming to decide which choices to make. This post compares two choices in simple terms.

This is a word cloud of keywords that Cole Chesnut writes about.


First post here. I enjoy writing about about my journeys in construction and sharing lessons learned. I use this blog to give you helpful information with frequent updates. The graphic word cloud shows some of the topics that I write about.