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Use what makes you Different to your Advantage

August 1st, 2014 No comments

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It goes without saying. We are all different. We may share much in common, but it is differences that set us apart.  Learn to use what makes you different in a positive way.  Learn the lesson Timothy Q. Mouse shared with Dumbo to make him embrace those huge ears in the Disney movie classic.

“The very things that held ya down are going to carry ya up, and up and up!”

(image credit, Disney and WikiCommons. Poster (c) 2014 Lifestyle Factory Homes, LLC)

L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach
www.MHLivingNews.com www.MHProNews.com |

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Feeling vs. Thinking

March 14th, 2014 No comments

We humans are beings who both feel and think. While thinking is respected in many circles, emotions are what entertainers, marketing, sales professionals, politicos, the media and so many others often target.

We have both emotion and reason, because we should use both.

Successful professionals learn to manage both emotions and sound reason.

Here are some thoughts on the subject.

"When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity."

– Dale Carnagie

 

"Against logic there is no armor like ignorance."

– Laurence J. Peter

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"We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry."

– Maria Montessori

 

"I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few."

– Adolf Hitler

 

"Sometimes in life one experiences an emotion which is so strong that it is difficult to think, or to reason."

– Eric Cantona

 

 

It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so."

– Will Rogers

 

 

"Emotions have taught mankind to reason."

– Luc de Clapiers

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“What Every Man Owes…”

September 11th, 2013 No comments

What Every Man Owes…”

Every Man owes some of his time to the upbuilding of the profession to which he belongs.”

– Theodore Roosevelt.

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One of the sure ways to increase sales is to get back to the basics. If you have not read the article…I suggest you do so right now…

Now that you have read this it's time to go to work and make it happen. Reading the article alone isn't enough. Making a commitment to do the things suggested is the only way we will increase sales. Don't say, “It can't be done.” this young man has proven it can be done…”

This nails it. Make sales, not excuses. This took place during a previous, steep down market. We have more tools today, more resources for marketing, smarter ways to make things happen.

Read the article, then make it happen for you and your team. Do what Teddy Roosevelt said. Invest the time in the upbuilding of your profession!

Please download the PDF of the original article
Increasing Sales in a Down Market
here.  

PS: Check our many Exclusive and Red Hot Featured Articles for September and see the other new stories at MHLivingNews.com too.

L. A. "Tony" KovachL. A. 'Tony' Kovach
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Are you in the winning or losing habit?

April 24th, 2013 No comments

Poster by L. A. 'Tony' Kovach, All Rights Reserved by Lifestyle Factory Homes, LLC

 

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Hold Yourself to a Higher Standard

September 28th, 2011 No comments

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”
– Joseph Campbell

“Hold yourself to a higher standard than anyone else expects of you.
Don’t excuse yourself.”

– Henry Ward Beecher

“Nothing is so potent as the silent influence of a good example.”
– James Kent

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Turning dirt into Pearls

September 21st, 2011 No comments

Whether you are a pauper, a President or the people in between, we all have irritants in our lives. Those irritations may be circumstances, difficulties with a person(s), or some pain. It can be almost anything that bothers us.

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Pearls in an oyster half-shell

My friend and Industry colleague, Dennis Hill, reminded me a couple of weeks ago how oysters form a pearl around a speck of dust or dirt. The oyster’s body ‘coats’ the dirt-speck with a chemical as a protectant against the irritation that the dirt causes the oyster. This process of protection against irritation over time is what yields the pearl.

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Rare Black Pearl. Photo credits Wikimedia Commons

 

What or who irritates you?

What keeps you up at night?

How can you take a negative piece of dirt and turn it into a magnificent pearl? ##

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Examples Versus Words

August 10th, 2011 No comments

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.

Oliver Goldsmith
1730-1774, Writer and Poet

Submitted by Robin Crow, author.

Lessons of Hate and Love applied for Manufactured Housing Growth

July 30th, 2011 No comments

Have you ever known a former smoker? Ever notice that the one who once ‘loved’ smoking, may now hate it passionately?

A similar dynamic can happen in relationships, business, religion and politics. The one who was once strongly in favor of this or that belief, if they ‘leave’ or separate from that fold, may now become its most bitter opponent. The one who loved someone strongly, may suddenly hate that person with a passion, if the relationship comes to an unhappy end.

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At this point, we are merely observing. The above is not praise or blame, merely the recognition of a fact we have all seen, or experienced ourselves.

Now let’s apply this to manufactured housing growth.

There are those out there in the public who vilify what they do not know, or do not understand. Our job is to get them ‘to see the light.’ Because those who once ‘opposed’ manufactured housing, if we win them over, can become our greatest ally!

No one person will accomplish this, we all must take a part in one way or another.

To learn more about a practical process that we can use to change those who are indifferent to our industry or those who oppose us into our strongest allies, please see the latest Cutting Edge in Marketing and Sales Blog.

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Hate can Yield to Love. Photo courtesy of Carl Puentes, Flickr Creative Commons

We can make misunderstanding, old myths and even hate yield to love.

We have a great product, in manufactured and modular homes! Community living can be a very fine way of life for millions. One person at a time, we can win millions over. Let’s just take the daily steps to do it. # #

 

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“So long, farewell…”

July 16th, 2011 2 comments

We have shared a portion of our life journeys and professional paths for over a year now.

When I joined the MHMSM.com team as associate editor in June 2010, it was more like a rocket launch into an Industry entirely unknown to me.  Through Tony Kovach’s visionary passion and skills as a teacher, I became immersed in the manufactured housing industry, meeting you men and women of extraordinary talent and commitment in the fields of design, production, finance, communities, law, management, marketing and sales, state and national associations, industry shows, inspiration, etc. – not in person as I would have liked, but through your writing of feature articles, Industry Voices Guest Blog posts and other mutual endeavors.  Thank you for entrusting your word, your thought, vision and passion to our online journal, soon to be rebranded as MHProNews.com.

And now personal circumstances compel me to leave this team.

Fare well in your work together to bring quality, affordable factory-built homes to more and more people.  I wish you what Holiday Homes in Milford, Ohio, states as their Business Philosophy:  “To show through our many varied projects, that manufactured housing is not a product, but a process for providing new homes.”

YOU are INspirations to me and to countless others who depend on you.  May you be joyfully and abundantly blessed.

Warm regards, Catherine

Catherine Frenzel

Catherine Frenzel

catherinefrenzel@yahoo.com

P.S.  Please continue to submit articles and news tips to tony@mhmsm.com, and he will be introducing a new associate editor as soon as possible.