How to Choose an Air Compressor That Suits You Best

In the market, we have three common types of air compressors, which are for the garage or house; on a construction or job site like in a industrial or mechanical shop. The type & size is normally based on the place you use the air compressors.

For the garage or house, a small inflator or a portable air compressor will be good enough for you. Well, a small & simple inflator is used to inflate things like toys, sporting goods such as basket ball. However, one of the disadvantages of inflators is the slow speed. If you are looking for faster inflation in running a small air tools, such as air brushes or nailers, a portable one is more suitable and save time.

For other job site or construction, you may need a bigger air compressor to power multiple spray guns, nailers, sanders or other tools. We would recommend you to get a compressor that has a higher CFPM (cubic feet per minute) of airflow than the tools you plan to use. For example, a spray gun may need 4 CFPM of airflow to work properly, so the air compressor you are buying must be able to produce more than this much air in a shorter time. For high usage on a lot of job sites, you may also consider to get a contractor grade & truck mounted so air power is always available for your needs.

For shop, stationary or industrial setting, we may recommend you to get a bigger capacity air compressor. There are many types of industrial compressors in market including single stage, multi-stage, twin stack, wheelbarrow, pancake, rotary screw etc. Normally this huge size is centrally located so that it can work with many air tools and wide ranges of machineries.

Are You Staring at a Blank Piece of Paper?

Getting started is always the most daunting part of any project, whether it be writing a blog or putting together a new marketing strategy. It is human nature to put off doing things that make us feel uncomfortable or something that we perceive as difficult. I know that many of you feel the same way as I do when you are faced with a task that is new or not yet completely comfortable to you. It is easy to keep putting it off, knowing that the task will always be there.

Sometimes I hear myself telling my kids that they need to work on a school project bit by bit and I feel like an incredible hypocrite because I am doing the same thing.

Here are some of the things that I do to unstick myself when I am facing something that doesn’t just flow or is hugely important to do, but not as urgent as the day-to-day fires that I am always putting out. The things that work for me when I am just plain procrastinating and loathing myself for it.

I have a wonderful mentor. He reminds me that I need to do the things that are important so that my business will flourish and grow. I highly recommend that you find someone in your life that will gently prod you to do the things that you know you should – or if you need to, hire a coach to nudge you along. Tell them everything that you are working on and why it is important to you. Ask them to help you be accountable. It is amazing what a little prodding can do.

I have to schedule time to work on whatever the task or project may be. I do this everyday on my calendar. I treat that time just like it is an appointment with a customer. Only a huge emergency would make me cancel an appointment like that. Working on your business is just as important as working in your business as Michael Gerber or Steven Covey would say. Some people are morning people and can set aside time first thing in the morning, I am not a morning person, so I schedule time during the time of day that I am my most creative, early afternoon. Do whatever works for you, but make sure to put it on your calendar and make it a priority. One other hint: If it is a long project or ongoing area of your business, don’t schedule a big block of hours one day a week; instead, schedule a bit of time each day. That way, if you miss one day, you aren’t behind for an entire week. Sometimes, I change my location when I have a task that I have been putting off.

I change from my office to another room in my house, sometimes I actually leave and go to the library or somewhere that I can write or think in peace. I find that by doing this, I am not as tempted to check my email, read others blogs or anything else that I use as an excuse to not get started. If I stay in my office, I will turn off email and my phone, put on classical music and begin.