"Formal education will make you a living;
self-education will make you a fortune."
was an American author and motivational speaker
"Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no
choice but to believe with you."
– Oscar Wilde
1854-1900…Writer and Poet
Author, Speaker, CEO Dark Horse Recording
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. ##
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. ##
L. A. 'Tony' Kovach, MHM
Office – 815-270-0500
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.
People are spirit, mind and body… Keeping it in that order is a priority.
Attitudes come from the spirit, the mind holds skills and knowledge and the body performs the actions.
Attitudes are more important than skills.
Skills can be taught when the attitudes are right.
Actions do speak louder than words.
People move in the direction of their dominant thoughts.
If you manage results, you'll be too late.
Managing attitudes is their job.
They have a higher purpose.
People are more important than things.
Character is more important than reputation.
They are always being watched and judged by those who don't want to learn, grow and improve, so they'll have an excuse not to.
The truth is always beyond what they can see.
They'll have to do the things they don't want to do, to get what they want.
They'll have to motivate and inspire people to do the things they don't want to do, to help them get what they want and become their best.
The truth is always the best information and communication tool.
Being present, paying attention and listening is a requirement.
Communicating openly, honestly and directly is the best policy.
Selling isn't something you do to someone or even for them. It is best done with them, to help them… Selling is serving people, not pleasing people.
Most people don't really want to be extraordinary but they also don't like the idea of being average.
The easy way will almost never produce the best results.
People won't always like you when you challenge them to be their best.
They'll have to make the hard decisions and act on them.
The lowest form of behavior they allow or accept is who they are as a leader.
They need to spend time with the people that need them the most, and that's probably not who they would naturally choose to spend it with.
Culture is the cumulative, pervasive or dominant attitude of the people they lead.
It's their job to help people be prepared to, and perform to, their best.
It's a strength to be humble, gracious and forgiving.
Forgiveness doesn't mean acceptance.
Leadership is an act of service, caring and love.
There is a higher power with a higher purpose.
Keep moving forward but make sure you check the direction you are going or you may end up somewhere you don't want to be. # #
L. A. “Tony” Kovach, MHM
Office – 815-270-0500