Protocol & Performance

Online Home Study

Day -1

Stop, Look, & Listen

[Please, study this Lesson in one sitting]

Online Home Study


Your reason for being here could be in any number of categories, but what is most important is that you are here and you are going to benefit. In this Lesson, we are going to consider:                    

*The “7 Basic Certainties” to private home living;                    

*The importance of always being conscientious about what these “7 Basic Certainties” entail:                     

*The “4 Key Questions” whose answers are pivotal determinants for if whether or not your home projects will match or exceed your best expectations.  

At this point and for every succeeding Lesson, please, STOP any tendencies you may have to wander, please, LOOK (focus) on the business at hand; and please, LISTEN intently since the course reaches a lot deeper than what you can readily hear.

“The moment you take responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you can change anything in your life.” Hal Elrod

" Today I am DETERMINED to GO THE DISTANCE! Hell or high waters!"

Stop, Look, & Listen

Please Study This Lesson In One Sitting


As a private home decision maker, there are a number of inescapable certainties. Although we can list many which are specific to each household, hopefully, it will suffice to just list a few positive aspects among them. We are doing this because often we are so inundated by all the other things going on in our lives that we really do not stop to consider what these are, and how crucial it is for us to have a reliable plan for action specific to them.  

7 Basic Certainties

  1. You live there;
  2. You need to live there;
  3. While you are living there, you want the situation to be as comfortable and as convenient for you (which includes your family, where applicable) as possible;
  4. In order to ensure your comfort and convenience within the context of property rather than within that of your personal disposition [irrespective of the nature of physical circumstances, alone] you need sufficient funds to address related:     
  5. Fixed bills (such as mortgage and/or leasing fees; utilities and services)                                                                                    
  6. Incidental bills (supplies, materials, services, accessories, tools, equipment, appliances, etc.)
  7. Something will malfunction and will need to be repaired, removed, and/or replaced;

Examples: Water heater, Furnace, Air Conditioners, Dual HVAC central systems, thermostats, gas fire places, garage doors, an assortment of water pumps, switch boxes, diversified electrical switches, permanent light fixtures, electronic entry/exit systems for gates and doors, security systems (including cameras, monitors, and central control panels, especially for some estates).      

  1. You will always have a few projects you will settle for doing yourself;      
  2. You will always have special projects best delegated to outside assistance.

Please, take special note of the fact that if it is part of the house and/or your land and it has a unique function, it will inevitably malfunction and require repair, adjustment, or replacement. Knowing this, it becomes more than imperative to consider these 4 Key Questions and for you to answer them with relative and comparable authority.

4 Key Questions

                              1. When is the best time to do what?

                              2. Who is going to do it?

                              3. How much is it going to cost?

                              4. How well defined is my protocol?

*Research Links:

  1. "HOME SERVICE VALIDATION SYSTEM"(Nation's 1st Standardized Contractor Screening System for the Home) 
  2. Pre-Project Cost Assessment Work Sheet. This download is also free!
  3. Acknowledgement & Acceptance(form & purpose).

Please Note That "Research Links" May Become Inactive, Especially Those Which Are Outside HGRBS Jurisdiction. In The Event This Occurs, Please Notify Us Immediately Using The Contact Form Provided in Protocol Assistance.

 End of lesson for Day 1– “Stop! Look!, & Listen!”

Tomorrow: Day 2 - Planning

“Since planning is the most rudimentary aspect for successful home projects, its significance is briefly addressed here in this lesson for Day 2 in relation to four basic factors: Hesitancy, Insight, Wisdom, and Foresight.”

This free crash course transitions from evening to evening allowing an approximate 24-hour window for studying and researching. It is understood that most online participants work during the day and do most of their personal internet activity during the evening. Whether or not day-shifting applies to you, as well, it is certain you will not miss a single one.  Pass the word! Stick around! GO THE DISTANCE!

 In the meantime, please, continue to make better decisions since, truly, the worst you’ll get are BETTER RESULTS!

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