How to Create a “Seismic Shift” in Your HOA.

Just a short blog today with a long reach!  (Hopefully)

We live in earthquake country and can certainly understand the difference between a slight seismic shift that alleviates some of the pressure between the tectonic plates in the earth, and a giant shift creating a serious earthquake!

So let’s examine how a slight shift may make a difference in approach to any problem in an HOA. That shift can occur within, and then the vibrations can affect “without” (outside of you in other words).

So here it is:

If you are on the board and the fight is occurring with other board members, or you are a board dealing with an unhappy owner, or you are an unhappy owner dealing with a board you believe is the problem, or a neighbor,  try this exercise the next 5 times that you think about the “problem”, and then for each of the next 5 problems, and voila! You will start the shift.

Ask yourself “How can I make this person a friend instead of an enemy?”

If you just start thinking in that direction, your approach to everything will begin to shift. Instead of planning how to build an arsenal that might end up in murder or litigation (neither of which is a choice end result), and start planning instead on how to build a strategy to get what you want (which could really, if you are true to your gut or heart, be achievable with the right “tools”), your shift may move a tectonic plate, just a little, then a little more, and maybe at some point there will be a major shift that changes everything.

Yes, it’s true. Little changes each day can add up to a lot of satisfaction just by trudging forward on the right path.

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2 Responses to How to Create a “Seismic Shift” in Your HOA.
  1. Glen E Mann
    January 22, 2014 | 7:49 am

    I whole heartily agree however there are exceptions. The hardcore control freak with a false sense of entitlement that screams liability re: anything she dislikes. The more I tried to give her the power the more she got on my case. But she went too far one day and The ca dept of fair housing is now handling my discrimination complaint which names the HOA . Ironic how she turned out to be the liability. Which proves your method. Your thoughts manifest themselves. She used that word liability so much that the universe slapped her with it

    • Beth Grimm
      April 24, 2014 | 5:31 pm

      Interesting take on how to create a seismic shift.