By Lana M
Just over a year ago, my family embarked on a new business venture.
It has required thorough communication with locals about what they need and how that can be delivered, as well as extensive planning and subsequent approvals from the local Shire Council.
There has been negotiation with a neighbour (who is not pleased that the vacant block next to his is going to have buildings on it), and a significant public relations campaign to dampen the worries of people who have been influenced by that neighbour.
In a historic village with very strong heritage values, our proposed development could have been years of debate and controversy — but it is not. It is simply rolling forward, with all plans approved and tradesman on site simply getting the job done.
Never has this village seen such an A to B project – approved in less than 6 months and already footings are in the ground and bricks are going up.
We have the local earthworks man involved in site work, the local cement man, local brick layers, local plumber and local electrician — and everyone is helping to contribute to this project, and make it their own. With easily a zillion decisions to be made on size, scope, materials, demand, work flows, design and aesthetics, this project has consumed hundreds of hours of mine to date, and will undoubtedly consume way more as time continues.
It is a great project.
One of the reasons it has been embraced and forwarded by those involved, is that it has been done based on marketing surveys – finding out what the locals need and want. The venture is a number of short stay accommodation cottages, tailored to cater to the large number of weddings and visitors that come to the village every weekend from the local capital city. The village has not had places for people to stay — yet has some wonderful eateries and a great pub – and this is in a country where the penalties for drinking and then driving are very severe. By not having somewhere that people can stay of an evening, it puts a real curb on wedding parties, family functions, corporate celebrations and more (all of which are held in our small village on a regular basis).
When I reflect on the success of the project to date, and look at what and why it has been moving along so well, at every single step of the way there has been an exact tech applied. In fact, the only time it has slowed briefly, has been when we ran into something we did not have the tech to handle, and then had to figure out what that tech was, and get it applied.
Example: Public Area Control is an exact technology, and has been used thoroughly on this project from the onset, and as a result, there have been general acceptance and agreement with the project and with what we are trying to achieve.
Example: The development has a zillion targets, and by using the Org Series, Executive Series, AKH Series, and Dev-T Series, the confusion is kept to a minimum and actual products are achieved each day.
Example: There is an exact tech to building, in any country, and each step of the way we have to make sure that the technology is applied exactly, from site work, to footings, slabs, frames. etc. Keeping to the exact tech of building is vital to the soundness of the structures, but also prevents us having to do things over to fix things gone wrong.
I am writing this article and including the below LRH article, as I encourage readers to reread the reference and and work out what the tech is of what they are doing in life (no matter what it is) and get that applied – whether that is LRH tech, building tech, writing tech, bookkeeping tech, IT tech, manufacturing tech, you name it. This LRH reference is one of those “Duh (hand slap to the forehead) – but of course!” and no matter how many times you read it, there is always something else you can apply it to. Even art and sport and music.
“Every action that results in a product has a certain tech.
“One finds out about it or develops it.
“When one adopts false tech he will then wind up with confusion as false tech will not deliver a product. It delivers a confusion – like psychiatry or Nixon economics.
“The more false tech you hold onto or apply, the more confusions you will get.
“When real tech is invalidated then false tech can enter in. So the test of false tech is does it give a confusion and the test of real tech is does it give a product.
“A Mis-U word in real tech then can let false tech in.
“If the tech is not available for a certain job one then has to develop it. His development will be correct only if it delivers a real product.
“When one busily develops tech where proven tech already exists and is available, one is wasting his time.
“Technology is that part of knowledge that is used.
“So it is not enough just to know. One also has to apply.
“If one really knows his tech it is very easy to apply it. When one is uncertain, his application is uncertain.
“Life in living forms depends upon real products.
“When products take too long to bring about or when they turn out to be overt products then they are not economical to produce. Overdue and overt products are both very costly in time and catastrophes.
“If you find in any area you are taking too long to produce a product, then it’s time to review your tech. (A) Does tech exist? (B) If yes, “Am I applying it?” (C) If no, “Do I have to develop it?”
“If it is (C), then one had better get very busy sorting it out. It is easier and less expensive to do that than to go on turning out overt products.
“Any product has its tech.
“Do you know the tech to produce yours?” LRH, HCO PL 22 June 1974 Tech (OEC Volume O)