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When Thinking, Saying, & Doing Coincide (Successful Home Improvement) - Series N

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Edited Transcript Series No. 9

When Thinking, Saying & Doing Coincide

(Successful Home Improvement)

[Dedicated to the Private Home Decision Makers of America]

But there’s always the high risk factor, always the danger of your proceeding under the power of anticipation for the results you wish to accomplish as opposed to proceeding under the power of sound judgment premised on sound information.”

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[This is the edited transcript of the BTR podcast episode of “When Thinking, Saying & Doing Coincide – Successful Home Improvement.” October 1, 2016. This is the original title.]

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Show Page Intro

Thanks for checking in to see what’s on the menu. For sure, if you are a U.S. private home decision maker who resides in a free-standing single-family home, duplex, or in a small to mid-sized mansion or estate, please, be assured that this special episode will be worth your while.

Each episode is specifically geared towards private home decision makers who are ready, willing, and able to always investigate means by which you can successfully negotiate great contract deals related to your special home maintenance and improvement demands. So, if you are not just “staying” in a private home but instead “living” in it and actively navigating things to stay on top of your demands for continually maintaining and enhancing its comforts and conveniences, it is highly unlikely that you will be disappointed tuning into this episode or into the others archived (so far) on this show. You are cordially invited to tune in! 

Please, Also Review Archive: “SNAKE EYES & A SCRATCH OFF TICKET … … OR BORN TO LOSE!”

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When Thinking, Saying, & Doing Coincide – (Successful Home Improvement)

Hi. This is RB, and welcome to another extraordinary episode of: “Private Home Decision Makers, U.S.A. – Road to the Future, TODAY!” Many thanks to you for investing time from your personal schedule to be right here, right now. To me, that’s amazing. But then, when you think of it, amazing people tend to do amazing things.

In this moment, we’re going to really accentuate the positive through accentuating the negative. We’re going to do this because how else can we effectively distinguish between the two?

If follows, as we ruminate the pitfalls of one approach, we prepare for the glorious benefits of the other. Yet, not only prepare, but just as importantly, resort to the necessary moves to justify the presence of that preparedness.

Of all the thoughts, of all the quotations, partial quotations, and paraphrased quotations I’m engaged with from situation to situation, I often hear the words of Mahatma Gandhi. Yet, it’s not because of Mahatma, alone, but it’s because of the profound truth of it all. Mahatma Gandhi says:

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

Extraordinary truths never die, instead, they live on and on, and in each step forward, they become even more so. Yet we can expand their basic meanings to become applicable to relative aspects of life. At this time, my expansion of these immortal words is this:

Success of each of your home projects occur when what you think, what you say and what you do coincide.”

This is very significant in that it really doesn’t matter much what you’re thinking about experiencing in terms of experiencing a continuous succession of home projects; it really doesn’t matter what you say to that effect since if you don’t act consistent with what you’re thinking and with what you’re saying about that success, then the highest probability is that you’ll be another private home decision maker whining about how unwise you’ve been about the dishonest people you mistakenly hired.

The mistake occurred when, in spite of what you knew, and in spite of what you said, you didn’t follow through. If that has been the case in your home life, I think it’s really up to you to come to some sort of definitive permanent resolution that you’re going to make a few permanent changes beginning now, okay?

Here’s another truism to which I believe you’ll offer your own “amen” as well, and that’s:

Action Speaks Louder Than Words.”

In many things, you’re a person of action, and I really don’t see any realistic reason for you not to continue in this way as you shape up and shape out any flaws you may have about contract-related home maintenance and improvement projects.

So, in this moment, we’re going to really focus on true-to-life challenges you can or will face as a private home decision maker in America. The decisions of which I speak entail anything and everything about how you’re going to approach your contract-related home maintenance and improvement projects. As true as it was yesterday, as true as it is today, and as true at it is tomorrow, home is the best wonder of the world. It’s the undisputed champion of anywhere else we may journey. We’d leave, but in spite of our expressed longing to stay, these are handily negated by even deeper yearnings for home! Home is your own personal business and your slack; your rock and your cradle, so for as long as you’re able, you’ll leave but you’ve got to come back.

Whether you’ve been in your private home for just a short while or you’ve been there for quite a few amazing years, there’s just that something about it which truly makes it the ultimate place to be. But then, it is, and you want it to be as comfortable and as convenient as possible. When something goes wrong, you need to make it right; when it’s not so convenient for you to do it, you call upon someone else to do it for you.

Maybe it’s a family member or your next door neighbor or your neighbor up the block or around the bend; maybe it’s a friend or an especially skilled relative you can call; or maybe it’s your handyman or someone specially versed in the sort of project you’d like to accomplish.

Whatever the case; whatever your efforts, this special pro-activity/engagement represents the sum total of your pursuit for maintaining and enhancing the wonder of the best wonder of the world. But there’s always the high risk factor, always the danger of your proceeding under the power of anticipation for the results you wish to accomplish as opposed to proceeding under the power of sound judgment premised on sound information.

You can be prepared to do what’s best for your home, but unless you go farther to put that preparedness into action as the need arises, each time the need arises, that preparedness is worth nothing. You can think and say whatever you will; you can entertain the most articulate preventative answers against you being mysteriously flimflammed, but unless you act on those answers, unless you step to the plate and make those incredible swings you’ve practiced so well, you’ll still be stuck at the question mark!

You see, I mention this because in most reported cases of victimization by dishonest contractors of our private home decision makers, those on the receiving end of such victimization were prepared not to pay anyone a single dime before the home project was well underway. But they did it anyway.

Then we’ve got the crowd aptly coached into not hiring anyone without first thoroughly researching or validating that person; they were thoroughly coached on not hiring anyone without first thoroughly researching that person; they were lavishly coached into not hiring on any company or any contract firm without first researching that company or that contract firm, but they didn’t do the research and they gave them the contract, anyway. They moved on the power of anticipation for the results they wished to accomplish rather than on the power of sound judgment premised on sound information.

Invariably, in nearly all these reported cases of home maintenance and improvement improprieties, residents didn’t do what they were erroneously led to believe they were prepared to. Succinctly, you can be so prepared that your eyes are red from researching and planning, but when you don’t move forward consistent with that preparation, you’re just as bad off as a resident who had no preparatory protocol to begin with.

So, with this thought I think we can now proceed to our accentuating the positive outcome of each of our home projects through accentuating the negative, okay? And again, yet in grammatically paraphrased form, through accentuating the negative, you inherit greater clarity of thought, word, and deed to accentuate the positive outcome for each of your wonderful home projects. Oh yeah!

Please, allow me to share this story. I’ve shared this before, but maybe not with you. So, here it is: This story is about a crooked residential contractor who was arrested for the third time, in the space of only a few months, for home improvement improprieties. This reportedly occurred in the state of Louisiana. Just in case you don’t know, the state of Louisiana happens to be another state beset with an unusually high rate of dishonest residential contractors (among others, New York, California, Indiana, Florida, Maryland, etc … …). And, as you know, just last August [2016] there was more massive flooding in the state of Louisiana killing 13 people. And, even today there are reports of massive flooding from North Carolina to Delaware. And, I know that this is neither the end of this disastrous flooding nor the end of the number of dishonest contractors flooding in to take advantage of our residents in these situations.

You’d think that of all the devastation by successions of storms and massive flooding (on an annual basis), that the contractors who either live there or who are just visiting, would have the grace enough to not subject its residents to any further grief.

Now, the dishonest contractor I mentioned earlier was on public record as being a repeat and current adversary to the decent, highly sociable private home decision makers of Louisiana. Had residents checked his ID and cross-referenced his name online or just by making a calling to the Louisiana State Police, or to the DA’s Office, the Better Businesses Bureau, or any other private or government office who retain permanent records on people who do these sorts of things, they’d of known this man was a practicing criminal with a special habit for seeking out desperate and gullible residents just to rip them off.

If you happen to be in any other these flood-ravaged areas, these kind of people are now in your neighborhood, and if you let them, they WILL rip you off; they’ll take your money just as that man habitually did with other residents.

They’ll take your money, then they’ll take a hike, then they’ll take someone else’s money, and keep doing it because the people so affected just aren’t doing their research; they’re not doing their service validations of the reputations and on the performance levels of these contractors. And, the high dismality of the situation is that just as I’m sharing this with you right now, information and warnings have been shared with these people who inadvertently decided to become victims when they decided not to heed the information … … when they decided not to heed the warnings; when they decided not to do the necessary research before coming to any decisions (one way or another).

Historically, our neighbors of the state of Louisiana (and, if you’re living here, this is to your credit). Well, anyway the amazing people of Louisiana, on the overall, are aptly refined towards caring for each other, helping each other, or towards being just so extraordinarily congenial whether to immediate neighbors or visitors.

They’re really among the most caring and concerned neighbors and hosts we’ve got; always ready, always willing to be of assistance as the need arises. So, these of our neighbors have grown accustomed to exercising an exemplary degree of hospitality and trust. Yet, the down side is that this is a leading reason for their overall vulnerability to the predations of dishonest contractors.

It appears that the arrested man’s forte (the one being highlighted in this moment) offered to repair homes ravaged by seasonally foul climatic and flooding conditions to which residents have become unbelievably tolerant.

And, just like anyone else, there are home/property improvements, and some small construction /reconstruction projects on their properties which many are regularly thinking about getting around to. They want their homes to be more comfortable and convenient places in which to live. In this case, they entertain thoughts for fortifying and beautifying their homes and shaping up the exteriors from the roof to the siding and from the siding to their property lines. Louisiana is home and each has a home within this home where they enjoy the best, most honored years of their lives. For sure, no greater wonder in the world!

Evidently, as the situation and finances warrant, when they see that chance to finally get these repairs, improvements, and/or refurbishments underway … … they take it. Being so trusting, our Louisianan neighbors start looking … … just as any other private home decision makers elsewhere in our country.

At times, someone or some company drops by just in the nick of time (especially, on the heels of natural disasters). Then without research, without covering all imperative safety bases with respect to obtaining the contractor’s information and without thoroughly checking that information out, a decision is sometimes made. It’s made primarily on the useless strength of good first impressions and the resulting blind faith.

Subsequently, this carelessness on the part of some residents in making the decision to hire contractors on this “hit or miss” premise of trust, normally results in their being on the receiving end of the “hit” since they inadvertently made it so easy for these predators not to “miss.”

Oh yeah! It is what it is because the victims weren’t what they should have been: responsible private home decision makers and managers of their own abodes. They’ve added new definition to the phrase “Big Easy” through enabling scoundrels to easily “hit” them in a very big way: straight to the heart.

That’s exactly how our featured scoundrel in this moment (mentioned earlier) was able to pull off these shenanigans. He’d collect advance payments on work he didn’t do right, didn’t finish, or didn’t do, at all.

They made it easy for him by not collecting all the publicly accessible legal data from and about this man first, and by not having or using such acquired mandatory data to shape their decisions. Had they done the necessary research, had they dutifully implemented a thorough enough service validation, they’d of discovered that this man would bring nothing to their homes but evil. There was no substantial good to be expected from someone who was on record as practicing contract-related liar, thief, and predator. The residents were “had” because they apparently didn’t bother to look.

They were just more engaged with anticipation for the results they wished to accomplish rather than with the power of sound judgment premised on sound information.

What happened to them can very well happen to you on any of your special contract-related home projects if you dared be as careless in your own private home affairs.

This can easily happen to you also if you’re easy enough to allow any advance payments previous to any respectable degree of work having been successfully performed to warrant comparable payment or payment consistent with the degree of work accomplished.

Strategically speaking, in order for you to successful discourage and deny this sort of infiltration by contract-related bandits in the realm, it’s strongly recommended that you refuse (without argument or further discussion with prospects) to let anyone loose in your home or anywhere on your property for any of your special home projects without first having in your possession solid documentation and current references to the effect that this person or this company can, indeed, be trusted to deliver on schedule.

Now, in closing, please, allow me to once again leave you with this amazing key to your success with each and every one of your special contract-related home projects.

Success of each of your home projects occurs when what you think, what you say and what you do … … coincide.”

And, that’s a wrap!

As always, it’s a pleasure and a great honor serving you!

God Bless You, Your Family, & Your Home!

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Special News About Our Information Support Resources for U.S. Private Home Heads

*There are several critical information resources which are available to you online and free of charge, without solicitation for donations. These are part of the irrevocable HGRBS “Free Service Policy.” Please, take advantage of any or all of these. Each is especially designed for you to study in the confidence/privacy of your own home towards maximizing your personal leverage and control towards the successful outcome of each and every one of your contract-related home maintenance and improvement projects.

*Protocol & Performance-HGRBS

This is a free online 2-week crash course for private home residents interested in learning quite a bit more than most about successful home improvement strategies in a relatively short time.

Major Benefit: Resident/participant leans more about these matter in 2-weeks than most other residents will learn in a lifetime [In the crash course, residents learn “how” and “why” this is so];

  • Weekly Lessons for the Home-Roberts

This is a free online weekly course offering facsimiles of legal documents which are specific to matters of home maintenance and improvement. For this online course, residents are encouraged (in the privacy of their own homes) to give themselves at least “1 Week” to learn the function, use, and utility of the form highlighted for the week’s study.

Each week, on the study page of the site, there is normally a comparable full-flown pictorial of the document to be studied for the week. The pictorial of the document has a link conveniently embedded where the resident can click on the image for the actual download. For those who have Desktop and Laptop capability, each document can also be printed out on 8.5”x11” bond.

Major Benefit: Since, in contract-related home projects, the use of the right legal forms, at the right time, gives the homeowner maximum control over the nature, conduct, and parameters of the project, there is far greater likelihood that the homeowner’s project wishes will be met or exceeded.

*American Homeowners Fast Track 

This is a very special website which offers invaluable free information for American private home decision makers about making the best possible decisions, for the best possible contractors, for the best possible results on their home maintenance and improvement projects.

The center of this website is the availability of free online booklets/tutorials which are especially customized for each geographic region (state, commonwealth, District of Columbia) on the “Fast Track A” page of the site.

Major Benefit: Private home heads of all major geographic regions of the United States are able to access invaluable information (without cost/without solicitation) customized to only their specific geographic region (state, common wealth, District of Columbia).

*Home Service Validation System… 

This vital website introduces what is regarded as the “Nation’s First Standardized Contractor Screening System.” “Service Validation” is new vernacular for “contractor vetting” or “due diligence.” What is introduced here is an entirely new aggressive approach to screening contractors who are candidates for residential projects. This is also free (without charge/solicitation) to U.S. private home heads.

Major Benefit: Private home decision makers work more responsibly and efficiently towards scouting, selecting, and hiring only the BEST contractors for their special home maintenance and improvement projects.

*Private Home Priorities – Washington

Presently, this is the only HGRBS site which is specific to only the state of Washington. It is invariably for sharing free crucial information and tips with indigenous homeowners in relation to authorizing home maintenance and improvement projects through incorporating the assistance of contractors who work residentially.

Major Benefit: Better preparedness for making the right choices in contract-related matters of home maintenance and improvement.

Special News About Our Information Support Resources for U.S. Private Home Heads

There are several critical information resources which are available to you online and free of charge, without solicitation for donations. These are part of the irrevocable HGRBS “Free Service Policy.” Please, take advantage of any or all of these. Each is especially designed for you to study in the confidence/privacy of your own home towards maximizing your personal leverage and control towards the successful outcome of each and every one of your contract-related home maintenance and improvement projects.

Protocol & Performance-HGRBS

This is a free online 2-week crash course for private home residents interested in learning quite a bit more than most about successful home improvement strategies in a relatively short time.

Major Benefit: Resident/participant leans more about these matter in 2-weeks than most other residents will learn in a lifetime [In the crash course, residents learn “how” and “why” this is so];

Weekly Lessons for the Home-Roberts

This is a free online weekly course offering facsimiles of legal documents which are specific to matters of home maintenance and improvement. For this online course, residents are encouraged (in the privacy of their own homes) to give themselves at least “1 Week” to learn the function, use, and utility of the form highlighted for the week’s study.

Each week, on the study page of the site, there is normally a comparable full-flown pictorial of the document to be studied for the week. The pictorial of the document has a link conveniently embedded where the resident can click on the image for the actual download. For those who have Desktop and Laptop capability, each document can also be printed out on 8.5”x11” bond.

Major Benefit: Since, in contract-related home projects, the use of the right legal forms, at the right time, gives the homeowner maximum control over the nature, conduct, and parameters of the project, there is far greater likelihood that the homeowner’s project wishes will be met or exceeded.

American Homeowners Fast Track 

This is a very special website which offers invaluable free information for American private home decision makers about making the best possible decisions, for the best possible contractors, for the best possible results on their home maintenance and improvement projects.

The center of this website is the availability of free online booklets/tutorials which are especially customized for each geographic region (state, commonwealth, District of Columbia) on the “Fast Track A” page of the site.

Major Benefit: Private home heads of all major geographic regions of the United States are able to access invaluable information (without cost/without solicitation) customized to only their specific geographic region (state, common wealth, District of Columbia).

Home Service Validation System… 

This vital website introduces what is regarded as the “Nation’s First Standardized Contractor Screening System.” “Service Validation” is new vernacular for “contractor vetting” or “due diligence.” What is introduced here is an entirely new aggressive approach to screening contractors who are candidates for residential projects. This is also free (without charge/solicitation) to U.S. private home heads.

Major Benefit: Private home decision makers work more responsibly and efficiently towards scouting, selecting, and hiring only the BEST contractors for their special home maintenance and improvement projects.

Private Home Priorities – Washington

Presently, this is the only HGRBS site which is specific to only the state of Washington. It is invariably for sharing free crucial information and tips with indigenous homeowners in relation to authorizing home maintenance and improvement projects through incorporating the assistance of contractors who work residentially.

Major Benefit: Better preparedness for making the right choices in contract-related matters of home maintenance and improvement.

*Your are cordially invited to tune to episodes of my podcast show especially for U.S private home heads “Private Home Decision Makers U.S. A. … …“ each Saturday evening 9 PM (PST), and to also feel completely free to take advantage of all the additional strategic home ideas offered in the archives on board!

Better Decisions, Better Results!”

 


When Thinking, Saying, & Doing Coincide (Successful Home Improvement) - Series N

"When Thinking, Saying, & Doing Coincide" is a mix of a critique and a guiding light for U.S. private home heads with respect to special assertive protocol against making wrong residential contractor choices; but then, for making the right ones. Of course, you will acknowledge the fact that, in all practicality, you cannot make a right decision about contractors but get the wrong results; you cannot make a wrong decision about contractors and get the right results. It follows, that, ideally, when you make the wrong decisions, you will get the wrong results; when you make the right decisions, you get the right results. That is the absolute mathematics of the situation. For sure, these are significant to the Law of Cause & Effect. Successful contract-related home maintenance and improvement results, on any regular basis, do not occur by happenstance. On the overall, they normally occur infrequently. And, of course, at this juncture, the premise is per household. Subsequently, in cases where this success transpires on an irregular basis, it is normally because the head of that particular household is not really as informed as he/she could otherwise be about certain personal managerial inconsistencies. These are what project into and are responsible for the "irregularity" of his/her contract-related home project margin for success. In this view, the premise of "When Thinking, Saying, & Doing Coincide" is to enable you to investigate, discover, and resolve fundamental issues behind those "personal managerial success inconsistencies." You will learn a bit more about how to successfully make your selection and hiring practices for the best possible contractors so well that it increases your probability for a seemingly endless procession for success in this area.

  • ISBN: 9781370051694
  • Author: RB Roberts
  • Published: 2017-05-08 21:20:10
  • Words: 4188
When Thinking, Saying, & Doing Coincide (Successful Home Improvement) - Series N When Thinking, Saying, & Doing Coincide (Successful Home Improvement) - Series N