Protocol & Performance

Day 7

 Monitoring & Coordinating





Welcome to Day 7 of this amazing 2-week crash course. One more week to go. You're half way home. Please, make it the full distance, okay? Once again, CONGRATULATIONS!

As you know by now, our previous lesson: "Day 6 - Hiring” is one of the longest ones.  There was just too much dissemination of info all at once for decent digestion. Originally, it was slated for only a single sitting as just as the others , but in the preparation stages, I found it to be absolutely unavoidable splitting it into two parts (1&2). I’m assured that you’ve benefited enormously.

Now, in this lesson, we’re really going to focus on how vital it is for you to monitor and coordinate each of your special home projects. The primary reason is that “you live there.”  The other is that “you need to live there.”  These, being as they are , motivate you to do whatever is reasonable to ensure that your wishes are carried out every step of the way. You trust, but you must also “verify.”

Here, we‘re going to seriously consider how significant your role is to the success of your home project. This is from planning to the consummation, development, and completion. Picture yourself driving. You consistently monitor the road, what’s going on with your kids (as it may apply), and you respond accordingly. Synonymously, you’re monitoring the scenario all around you and responsively coordinating the movements of your vehicle.

You want to be certain that you get to your destination safely. Likewise, you’re the one in the driver’s seat when it comes to your home projects. You’re the one who has the most at stake if something should go wrong. In this view, to ensure nothing does, incorporate permanently another crucial resolution to effective protocol: always “keep your eyes on the road and your hands up on the wheel.”


You'll probably concur that the term “monitoring,” no matter how broadly it’s used, lends itself to the connotation of conscientious and responsible focusing on persons, places, things, and situations in order to ensure, avoid, control, prevent, detect, and/or promote certain probable developments.

Simplified, it’s imperative to always intentionally keep an eye on the people you hire without breathing down their necks. You do this to ensure that everything is going according to plan. You do this to avoid a failed project. You do this to facilitate your staying in control of the project as a means towards preventing it from passing into the wrong hands. You monitor in order to detect anything which must be done to promote your ultimate success. For sure, it’s all woven into one.


In Relation to Inspections

You may want picket fences of real cedar. You don’t want anything knotted or “polka dotted,” warped or bowed, splintered or of any material other than cedar. Inspecting the quality, height, breadth, and all the rest about the product (whatever it is) remains a function of monitoring. Toss in the positioning, installation, and the stability of the posts to which the fencing will be attached and the type of fasteners used (appropriately sized exterior screws are best, bolts for gates).

In retrospect, there's one episode (of many) as far back as post Hurricane Katrina (2005) which has had the most impact on me in this respect (to date): a homeowner who evidently neglected his “due diligence” (please, don’t neglect yours ever again) gave a contractor $30,000.00 to clean up and to refurbish his home and property which were trashed by the hurricane.  As a profound show of good faith, he and his family went to stay with relatives in another state while the contractor shaped things up. Of course, that was the homeowner’s expectation. Then, a little over a month later, when he (a paraplegic) and his wife returned to check on the progress of the home project, he noted that nothing had been done … … neither was the contractor willing to do it.

In another case, a homeowner paid as much as over $3,000.00  (up front, absolutely noooo service validation) for a contractor to clean his ventilation ducts and to install a specific make and model of a central heating and air conditioning system. In his absence, the contractor didn’t clean the ducts on top of the fact that he installed something different. He also exposed the family to conditions of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Always monitor and coordinate (or delegate to personal assistants) EVERYTHING from the products and your product preferences and specifications (to the letter) to the progress of the project from beginning to end. This isn’t just for the time being. Instead, this is for all time. Please, incorporate these as permanent, inalterable factors of your home maintenance and improvement protocol.*


*Research Links:

  1. Consequences for not using and enforcing screening documents for contract-related home project deals
  2. A Reason it is crucial to avoid spur-of-the-moment handwritten contracts
  3. Top 5 Contractor Scams (And How To Avoid Them) - Houselogic

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

End of lesson for Day 7 – “Monitoring & Coordinating”

Tomorrow: Day 8 – Payouts & Purchases – Part 1

Note: Please, continue to be vigilant about this study. Presently, you may not see the actual impact of it all, but inevitably you’re going to. It’s all about your being ready, willing, and able to block any objections or questions you may have which are inconsistent. Please, stay on course for the full 2-weeks. Once you’ve done this, bit by bit, as you continue moving into the future, you’re going to find that, literally, quite a few private home decision makers you know really “don’t know” half the story about reducing risks entailed in contract-related projects. You’re going to also be a bit more intuitive about reports you hear or read about. You’re going to see plainly what did or didn’t happen which enabled other private home decision makers to be on the wrong side of prudence in each reported case of  improprieties.


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