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Tactics to Accomplish Your Big Goals Next Year

Tactics to Accomplish Your Big Goals Next Year

Accomplishment comes from action, not thought or talk. Nor can it be attained by wanting, hoping, or even just strategizing. Accomplishment is tactical. Dreaming of a goal is important, but in the end, accomplishment requires focused action. Fix, review, learn from previous errors, then take huge big actions again.

I'm so frequently astonished at the amount of folks who speak about ideas, but they truly translate into nothing. Saying something does not make it real unless you’re backing it with action, focus, and maybe most importantly time. Take new years goals, for example.

How Playing the Long Game Pays Off

How Playing the Long Game Pays Off

It's easy to chalk achievements up to good fortune and to underestimate the value of investing in achievement each and every moment. We tell ourselves, the teacher worth millions of dollars is simply blessed. How could a teacher make millions? The answer is that she played the long game.

The long game is not especially notable and it doesn’t draw attention. It is dull. It changes the way you run your own personal and business affairs.

There's an old expression: If you do exactly what everybody else is doing, then you should not be surprised to receive exactly the very same results everybody is getting. At Latchel, we’ve made this ethos a part of our leadership principles and company culture. Essentially, the long game means telling yourself: You can’t get better by staying the same.

2 Hacks to Save Time & Money Managing Rentals

2 Hacks to Save Time & Money Managing Rentals

There are two major pitfalls that property managers and landlords typically fall into: (1) Getting trapped handling day to day maintenance and (2) Missing a deep dive troubleshooting step to fix issues on the phone. Step number (2) can save you and any owners you work with $1000’s of dollars every month.

You Can't Get Better By Staying The Same

You Can't Get Better By Staying The Same

At Latchel, with everything we do, we believe you can’t get better by staying the same. We believe in challenging conventional wisdom. We believe in challenging the traditional approach.

When we launched Latchel, everyone told us, “Don’t even bother with single family portfolios, the money is in multifamily.” We launched our service for single family property managers and everyone told us, “Don’t get into call center services and emergency calls, it is too low margin.” We then launched one of the most innovative 24/7 emergency call center services and everyone began asking us, “How did you do it?”

How to Manage Your Time and Energy to Achieve Greater Success

How to Manage Your Time and Energy to Achieve Greater Success

Virtually everyone I know wants to earn more money, but we're often constrained by our availability and energy. I run multiple companies and always struggle with finding enough time for everything. We focus on doing our jobs and running our company but a lot of times ignore the very best way to earn more money. All of us have a limited amount of time given to us. We can not add hours to the day no matter how much money we have. All of us have a backlog of tasks jammed in the back of our heads, better methods to execute at work, or study we'd really like to do if we had more time. This report will break down multiple ways that will assist you to manage your time better, retain more energy, and make more money. Manage your time better and you'll have more chances to go after what you really want! Bear in mind, if you blow all of your extra time watching YouTube videos, Netflix, and TV, it isn't going to do you much good.

Design Your Process Before Finding Technology

Design Your Process Before Finding Technology

I developed a framework that virtually eliminated “oh crap” moments. I saw a huge difference in quality on the projects where I stuck to my framework and on projects where I skipped it in order to save time. This article provides a high level overview of that framework I use. I’ll explore each step in more detail in future posts.

Latchel's Leadership Principles

Latchel's Leadership Principles

Latchel hires and trains employees based on our leadership values. I was a Bar Raiser at Amazon and believe Amazon’s leadership principles were a very important contributor to Amazon’s success. It’s important to get culture right from the beginning. I have adapted many of these principles from Amazon, adding my own twist and improvements. Below are the Latchel leadership principles that contribute to our rapid growth and productivity.