Month: April 2012

Winning the War

The happy soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him but rather because he loves what is behind him. We fight the good fight for manufactured housing not because we hate other forms of housing, but rather because we love all that manufactured homes is, does and represents for the benefit of millions.

This is not war in the sense of crushing an enemy, but rather an engagement in winning the hearts and minds who now fail to understand the value and benefits we offer millions. It is a conflict waged with the intellect and emotions of those who are darkened at present to what we truly represent.

To win, we must have the right intention. We can not succeed without genuine satisfaction for our customers! When we gain that satisfaction, we have to a degree already won, as have they who benefited.

Consumers. Businesses. Associations. Working together, we are better. ##

Habit Forming

First you form your habits, then your habits form you. This maxim is a powerful truism. It cuts to the heart of why forward looking manufactured housing businesses and associations are or should be focused on developing the best habits, perceptions and beliefs of their team members.

In working with many companies in ownership, consulting, leadership or outreach roles, I've seen over the years numerous examples of people in our Industry – working in organizations like yours – that did not fully believe in our product. The doubting team person or their supervisor may not have realized how their perception impacted their work.

But it does.

One's perceptions always impacts what we say, and what we do. So perceptions influence our habits. Habits form the person. The person's habits forms their activity. Those activities produce – or not – the desired results.

Why does one company in a market do better than another?

Why does one person in a company do better than another?

Arguably, the better the perceptions and the better the habits, the better the performance. It really is as simple as that.

This is why identifying and forming the right perceptions and the right habits – the right activities done the proper way – creates better results for some than others.

So as owners, leaders and managers, if you want success, you want to develop and implement positive perceptions and proven systems which are habit forming. By forming the right habits, then you form the right results. ##


post by

L. A. 'Tony' Kovach, MHM or
Innovation – Information – Inspiration for Industry Professionals

Office – 815-270-0500 or


Moore Thoughts

To live a significant life, live with a purpose that makes people more important than things.

Living with expectations…Investing. Giving from excess…Sharing. True giving comes from our supply, without expectation.

Top performers see order and opportunity in chaos and it energizes them.

If you are pursuing excellence, you can't get lazy when things get crazy

I would rather trust people and occasionally be disappointed, than live life as a cynic, full of suspicion and insecurity.

Submitted by
Mike Moore

Scroll to Top