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Jujitsu for More Victories

August 6th, 2014 No comments

A True MH Story.

An independent contractor was working for a multi-state company (MSC).  The Contractor did good work, the MSC’s president, key staff, plus rank and file praised him publicly and privately.  A payment (bonus) – part of a written agreement – was coming due to the Contractor, a 5 figure one, which would be the first of many.  The principle/CEO of the MSC decided not to pay, and threatened legal Consequences for the Consultant if he tried to collect.  

As the MSC had attorneys and deep pockets, what was the Contractor to do?  All direct appeals to the MSC were met with deaf ears.

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The essence of Jiu Jitsu (or Ju Jitsu, both common spellings) is to take the force of an agressor’s attack, and use their own force against that person. Graphic credit 123RF, provided under fair use guidelines.

In sharing this story and what follows, I’m not taking sides.  Nor is this story necessarily praising or condemning either party, both of whom I know personally.   

With the odds stacked against the respected Contractor, he creatively decided to turn his disadvantages to his benefit.  The Contractor interviewed some law firms, and because the Contractor had good records and could prove performance and good reviews from the MSC, he found an attorney willing to take his case on contingency.  

First a demand letter, then the suit.  After the normal pre-trial activities, after several months of depositions and related discovery, once the MSC realized they’d lose, they settled.  The MSC paid more in attorneys fees, lost time – plus the settlement than the amount – far more than they tried to withhold from the Contractor.  Plus, they obviously now felt they could no longer could turn to the Contractor for future, useful services.

The Contractor used jujitsu, turning the ‘stronger’ and ‘larger’ MSC’s “advantages” into disadvantages. 

The lesson? 

When you face a problem, step back.  Think things through.  Often you can turn the force of a challenge – or even an unjust attack – into an advantage. ##

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Determination! 

December 8th, 2013 No comments

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All too often, we've all seen those who gave up too easily. Maybe we have done so ourselves. These two Vince Lombardi quotes reminds us to set high goals, and to then have the determination to go for the grand prize of success.

"Winners never quit and quitters never win." 

Vince Lombardi

"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence."

Vince Lombardi 

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Festival of Lights – Hanukkah

December 9th, 2012 No comments

MHProNews would like to wish our Jewish friends, industry colleagues, supporters and readers a Happy Hanukkah.

According to Wikipedia:

Hanukkah (pronounced hah-nə-kə ;[1][2][3] Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה, Tiberian: Ḥănukkāh, usually spelled חנוכה, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah, Chanukkah or Chanuka), also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.

The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched Menorah or Hanukiah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. The typical Menorah consists of eight branches with an additional raised branch. The extra light is called a shamash (Hebrew: שמש, "attendant") and is given a distinct location, usually above or below the rest. The purpose of the shamash is to have a light available for use, as using the Hanukkah lights themselves is forbidden. ##

Extreme Home Makeover and ALS Awareness

May 7th, 2010 No comments

Please take 3 minutes and go the link below. Watch the video. Every time it is viewed you are raising money to cure ALS. Plus you get a sneak peak at the season finale of Extreme Home Makeover airing on May 16.

We (Palm Harbor Homes) were/are honored to build the first MODULAR for the show and this family is INCREDIBLE! Enjoy and Share with others. We need this video seen to raise funds. Blessing’s!

Visit http://www.palmharbor.com/extremephn/video/ for more information on this video and how you can help find a cure for ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease by watching this video and telling a friend! Or go to www.extremephn.com. You can help Jeremy and other amazing people like him diagnosed with this disease.

Submitted by Steve Reyenga