Love cannot remain by itself – it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action, and that action is service.Mother Teresa
To work for Elliott Homes means to improve the quality of life for our market. It means to learn and improve every second of every day and seek to understand. It means having a real meaning toward achieving something larger than yourself and stepping outside of your comfort zone. It means listening to learn instead of to be understood and continually seeking information on how to measure your/our results. Success = a passion to be the best, and this passion runs throughout the veins of this team. It is the passion we feel when our results don’t equal what we had planned. It’s the passion that energizes us to bear down and win in any circumstance and accept that our outcomes are not a result of external forces, only our own actions.
Continual success is NOT what makes people successful. It is the times when they don’t achieve their planned results and have a hill to climb. The times they are forced to think outside the box, dig deeper to find an answer and just simply refuse to lose. It’s the times that we want to point the finger at someone else, say we can’t do it and/or quit that we truly become stronger. This lesson is due to the intense focus it takes toward the “HOW” while things aren’t falling into place as planned. This focus changes our wiring, builds our skill and character and improves our abilities toward achieving future results. Whether your focused on getting your QI list down, attaining your sales number, getting the starts out on time, reducing cycle times, reducing budget variance, fixing process, etc., it’s the time when the results are not just handed to you on a silver platter that your character will improve. As Mother Teres so eloquently states, it comes from action. Without action, there are no results and without results, there is no success. No amount of charisma can ever take the place of results and simply put, owning this action is who we are.
On April 7 of 2019, Elliott Homes will give away the first ever net-zero cost home in the history of the state. This event will raise over $700,000 toward fighting childhood cancer. Your decision as a team to commit to this charity is something, I am extremely proud of and it shows clearly who we all are. Like our personal and professional ambitions, it is not easy but it “IS” what being a member of this team means.
Achieving = meaning
Giving = meaning
Meaning = Quality of Life
…and Quality of Life is the reason we all get out of bed in the morning.