Series No. 4 Edited Transcript
SUCCESSFUL CONTRACT-RELATED HOME PROJECTS
MASTERING THE PROCESS
Private Home Decision Makers U.S.A.
By R.B. Roberts
"Successful Contract-Related Home Projects ...." is all about you as an American private home decision makers staying completely focused on the reason you summoned the contractor to begin with. But, of course, there are certain check 'n' balances which are recommended to be in place before you even get to that point. Foremost of all, even before you call in the contractor, it is important that you have a pretty firm standard about doing the service validations (vetting) necessary before even giving the green light. For all you know, this could be a "red light" situation. That is a major part of what this is all about. Another significant consideration in contract-related home project protocol, is that you are very clear on whom you are (the power in the house), on what your expectations are, and how you can most successfully pull it off. This all goes back to square one of this description "focus." (It is all complementary) In this moment, we are going to really sit back a bit (or if you prefer, stroll along) and really bust this code about mastering the hiring process for the best contractors and the best results. For sure, all the answers are not here (no single work can contain them all since this is a dynamic phenomenon), however, there are certain basics for making the right decisions. Here, we are going to really focus on the basics of "context" and "identity." The "context" is the home setting in relation to a project or more you need accomplished, and the "identity" is evidently in relation to "whom you are" in relation to whom the person you invite over "is" in relation to successfully meeting your home project objectives. You master the process when you are fully cognizant of the fact that the contractor is there for you rather than you being there for the contractor. Therefore, since you are the "moderator" of the situation in terms of your property in relation to the contractor, you are also the manager, supervisor, and coordinator. For sure, home is the best wonder of the world. Yet, it is also a natural, normal, social business operation in which the degree to which things are comfortable and convenient for you is measured by the degree to which you focus on and enforce standards conducive to these. Invariably, within this context, any home project you authorize is a business operation within the total operations of the home. It follows, that whomever you opt to hire, it is for these purposes. Subsequently, this moment "Successful Contract-Related Home Projects" reinforces this concept and practice for staying focused on the business at hand. PHDMUSA = Private Home Decision Makers U.S.A.