FINISH WHAT YOU START

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with people first...then business Ran Right Realty BRE Agent 636943

If there was to be something, anything that speaks ill against a person or business it would be that they leave whatever they have begun UNDONE! A task that has not been completed haunts the one who began but did not complete. It speaks in its own language and everyone understands it too. It points the finger quite well and nothing less than action will cure it

THE ALTERNATIVE?

Excuses! Mankind has become efficient and quick to create and share reasons as to why something is not done even to the point of making it acceptable only because of repetition. If something is said over and over again, people tend to start to give in to it. This type of hypnosis doesn't make it right however

THE STORY?

Blame! How convenient to have a fall person or circumstance ready and available to lay the reason why you didn't complete the mission. Imagine a world where this was the default. It wouldn't last long nor would the people in it thrive but instead, have their journey cut short....to be sure

COSTLY BEHAVIOR

Businesses have long since discovered that excuse making hurts the bottom line. There will always be something that goes wrong and guarantees seem to elude as to being 100%. However, coming as close to finishing what one starts is the "bar" that must be maintained and kept high

WHAT TO DO NEXT

It is wise to always have a plan B. This is when something doesn't go quite right and upon discovery of the failure, a solution is put into place before it is asked for. This not only mitigates the incident or loss but also says quite a bit about the persons in charge and how they think.

BOUNCING BACK

Allowances are made and even a type of offset kicks in until one can remedy and secure the failure and either complete it, replace it or begin anew. If one is quick to get up on their feet after a knock-down, it too has the effect of a type of forgiveness built-into it. People like a good comeback story. Think Rocky!

THE WATCH WORD

Word of mouth is the watch word. Today more than ever, everything we do is is made public in one way or the other. Recovery followed by a result is reported as a "good" word of mouth where indifference and loss is referred to as "bad' word of mouth. Word of mouth is upon us all and respects no one

UH-OH

Branding and reputation are the stakes. How long could anyone last in the professional world with a stigma of a sort? Many a business has been closed down and forced to restructure themselves and even risk lawsuits with damages from this type of carelessness. Chipolte comes to mind...

BAD BURRITOS?

Chipolte is a fast food type operation that assembles Burritos quickly, priced right and they even taste good too. The problem of contaminated food brought them into the limelight. Soon after believing they fixed the problem, the issue reappeared and reappeared again as well. The public walked away...

IMPRESS ME

First impressions also contribute to this both good and bad too. A roll-out or a sneak preview of any product or service has to be vetted, tried and put into a predictable outcome long before it becomes public. The do-over is without mercy on this making it very hard to finish what was started...

BEST FIRST

I am reminded of what I learned early on i.e. if we don't take the time to do something right then we will be revisiting it to be sure to make it right. Why do it twice? First time out publicly should be best effort. I am reminded of when Disneyland opened in the mid 1950's...

WHO WOULD HAVE KNOWN?

What a huge, expensive undertaking full of unknowns. They spared no expense in their grand opening but had bathrooms fail, street pavement melt and catch ladies high-heels and a drinking water shortages among many other things. Ah but they were not deterred but instead challenged!

OUR PROMISE?     HAPPINESS!

Their plan B was effective and they now have an ongoing service plan primarily made up of cleanliness and safety allowing them to boast that a visit with them is akin to being in the happiest place on earth. Wow. What an achievement. Keep in mind that mom and dad operations do this all over the globe too

FINISH IT OR DON'T START IT

If one is going to take to task anything then let it be with the understanding it will be finished if started and whatever effort is put into correcting problems and continuing on is favorable to all involved. For the those that walk-away, turn a blind eye or give up: That path is wide & well traveled

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Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Another well written, thoughtful post...I am usually pretty good at finishing things with all my lists!

Jan 09, 2017 08:04 AM #1
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® ...always a pleasure to have you over

Jan 09, 2017 08:52 AM #2
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Cody Carmen
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A thoughtful post. If it was worth starting, finish it. Excuses should instead be explanations of initial failure, leading towards the next attempted solution. Very important in the real estate business. 

Jan 09, 2017 11:56 AM #3
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Hello Cody Carmen ...Most excellent commenting & sharing thank you C.C.

Jan 09, 2017 12:55 PM #4
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Debbie Laity
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I agree with you, Richie. It doesn't pay to take shortcuts just to finish a project. Do it right and have something to be proud of the first time. 

Jan 09, 2017 02:37 PM #5
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Hello Debbie Laity ...Well said & shared thank you Debbie

Jan 09, 2017 03:35 PM #6
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Andrew Mooers
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Plan B, choices and options and no box canyons. Got it Richie Alan Naggar !

Jan 12, 2017 10:30 AM #7
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Andrew Mooers ...a Real Estate pioneer

Jan 12, 2017 12:39 PM #8
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Richie always enjoy stopping in and reading your deep thought out posts, sadly not many get Featured, anyway it is all good... Happy New Year, wishing you a superb 2017, Endre

Jan 12, 2017 11:11 PM #9
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Endre Barath, Jr. ...key under the mat for you...carte blanche always

Jan 13, 2017 09:40 AM #10
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Debbie Reynolds
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Good thoughts here, Richie. I agree if we do it right the first time then there is no reason for excuses or to spend time making it right later. 

Jan 15, 2017 08:03 AM #11
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Hi there Debbie Reynolds ...spoken like one who knows.....

Jan 15, 2017 08:41 AM #12
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
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Excellent post in something that is not always easy.  "finishing"  Yes to you and Debbie on getting it right the first time would be nice if only we could do that all the time.  Sometimes there is more satisfaction and learning in having to 'try again'.  I also came by to congratulate, belated, you on 2,000,000.  Kudos.  Obviously you have not 'finished', and yet there is so much to be said for the commitment needed.  Mark

Jan 16, 2017 02:35 AM #13
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