Want Does Not Create Capability

“Vision without action is a daydream.” - Japanese Proverb

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Having a want does not create capability or opportunity.

Having a vision, want or even a need means nothing.  It is only through planning, hard work and time that you will achieve your goals.  This applies whether you are an apprentice just starting out or the CEO of a complex construction business.  

“No One Owes You Anything”

Amelia Boone

Bias for Action - the Behavior that Matters

Doing Something is Worth Lots

Discipline vs. Motivation

Budgeting the Right Resources for Execution




Cash Flow Tip 6 - Build Relationships
Build Relationships at All Levels. There isn’t a “Computer” that is negotiating your contract with you, approving your Schedule-of-Values, approving your billing or ensuring timely payment for you. It is the people.
Using Checklists Effectively
Too many construction businesses needlessly run on razor-thin margins due to poor productivity. Checklists are a very simple and powerful tool that can be used to mitigate many of these problems.
Problem-Resolution Cost Pyramid - Earlier is Always Better
An easy way to visualize the cost of problem resolution at different stages of construction is with this pyramid. The cost of the problem is the cost of the problem (1X). Finding it ahead of time minimizes the costs and maximizes customer satisfaction.