In this episode I opine on the topic of occupancy permits and the lack of consistency germane to the inspection process. I 100% appreciate and support the need for cities and municipalities to govern building and living quality in their respective housing stocks. It’s the lack of a consistent interpretation and application of the occupancy codes by inspectors that frustrates me. And, trust me; there is a second side of this coin falls squarely on the shoulders of operators. We need solid deliverables in our turnover quality so as not to waste the time and limited city resource.
I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject.
I am taking the ApartmentHacker site down a new path starting today.
A New Path
This new path started with a name change (hopefully the last) from M Brewer Group to ApartmentHacker and will end with new and freshly packaged content. And, we are finally getting a logo. Not that I care so much about the logo but it will be a nice touch and hopefully help in the area of identity and recognition. All good change in my opinion but I am most excited about something I’ve not mentioned – video.
I’ve spent the past two months of nights and weekends producing 60 plus/minus short form videos for my Facebook page. And now that I have a library of content I am going to start sharing it here. For some of you; this is old news. For those who don’t follow me on FB; I hope you like what you see.
It’s a Process
I will admit; the first 25 plus/minus videos capture an absolute amateur trying to find his feet. While that is still the case today; I can tell it’s getting better. And my aim over time is to really refine the messages, the length and the overall production.
As you will hear in the first video; I took a page out of Gary Vanyerchuk’s and Dr. James Rouse’s playbook. In the early days Gary went with one-take vids. No edits. The same is still true for Dr. James with his daily offerings on FB.
Enjoy the Ride
I jumped in with no real expectation except to get started and get better over time.
With that, I hope you enjoy the new look when it goes live and I hope you enjoy the video content.
Your always trying something new Multifamily Maniac,
Right Now leaves companies ten years behind their field at any given time.
“The elite soccer teams in the world emphasize pace over perfection. They recognize keeping the ball moving quickly is better than waiting and trying to make the ideal pass.” – Fast Company (December Issue, Page 16)
It is striking to me; one’s unwillingness or massive hesitation to ‘pass’ product, service or a story to the masses. People get in their way thinking quality, brilliance, superiority, excellence, perfection or even good enough has to exist before you can set caution to the wind and move the ball quickly. They prefer the safety of waiting in perpetuity for the perfect moment.
I see too many people set under the rule of reaction, fire chasing, got-a-minutes and the latest leadership impulse. I see too many people lead by whimsical, zero vision, mindless mission, vitriolic values and too small to see or nonexistent strategies. I see the proverbial 50/50 loss, intercepted pass, or consistent offside call because we think the ‘right now’ work matters most.
The problem with that type of thinking is that something always pulls our attention away from the things that move the ball quickly.
Right Now moves paper from the left side of your desk to the right side. Right Now turns email into a conversational platform instead of moving a business forward platform. Right Now leaves mission to those socially well-attuned companies that are making a difference in the world. Right Now leaves vision to those who want to grow the human capital that will Scale a business Up. Right Now leaves defining values to those who give a damn about the people who CARE. Right Now leaves strategy to the élite masters of building cultures of thriving people. Right Now leaves companies ten years behind their field at any given time. Right Now leaves everyone sick and tired of being sick and tired (a dangerous spot). Lastly, Right Now leaves you to wonder why the team never gets the ball across centerfield.