Originally Posted By: bbernier
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I appreciate your feedback and from past postings you have a lot of input to offer your fellow NACHI bretheren. Before I wrote that little piece I had the opportunity of talking with other frustrated NACHI members as well as a wide assortment of real estate agencies. I realize the value of patience as well as the appearance of leading by example.... but alot of us here in western B.C. are finding it very difficult to contract work in a CAHPI and BCIPI dominated industry. Although great campaigns were fought by careful planning and led by example, the bottom line was that they never took flight until somebody made the decision to get the machine in the air.
I hear so much grumbling within the ranks about CAHPI this, and BCIPI that and have decided to do something about it personally. I do not expect everyone to agree with my methods of attack, but I do rally the support from every Canadian NACHI member who wants to see change. Visualizing change is only the first step to obtaining a common goal. Without the desire (motivation) to see it through, visualizing anything becomes a fantasy. Desire is the force that propels you towards a goal. Desire is strictly personal. It must be something that you want for yourself. You can never desire anything for anyone else, Lisa, because as insperational as that may seem, the only one motivated is you. You have to believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that you have the ability to achieve your goal before you can expect someone else to believe.
My goal is believable. Why? Because it is realistic! My goal is specific to the home inspection industry. I've set a date to accomplish this goal because if I don't make a point to put it in writing, nobody will ever know if we are close to accomplishing it. I am leading by example. I am doing something about the problem, not becoming a part of it. And from where I stand, I do not have the luxury of time. I have a family to provide for and a business to establish. I am not forcing my opinion on anyone in particular. I am only providing a catalyst in which to promote change. Change the way people think about things by removing their blinders. Give them something to talk about. If they are talking about you, then they are obviously thinking about you. Their strategy is to discredit NACHI. We lead by example, do we not? Well we can lead by example all we want, but if no one is following, who are we showing the example to?
The common goal we need to share is to get NACHI noticed. Get realtors and members of other associations talking about us. I am not slandering those associations like they have done to us in the past. Quite the contrary. I acknowledge their professionalism and credit them for trying to organize B.C.'s home inspection industry. But I do not acknowledge an association who tries to take control of an industry by propoganda. That is politics in its purest form. To solve a problem, one must become part of the solution. All I am trying to do is to help NACHI become part of the solution. And if CAHPI and BCIPI see NACHI as a threat to their organizations then they are subconciously a part of the problem. As I said before....we can sit back and wait patiently for our goals to be realized....or we can do something now and watch "OUR" common goal take flight. I encourage ALL Canadian NACHI members to fly with me by making the decision to provide NACHI with a conduit in order to promote its existence in all provinces. Lets be part of the solution and work together in achieving this goal.