Commercial Construction & Renovation

MAY-JUN 2017

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PUBLISHER PUBLISHER'S PAGE by David Corson Commercial Construction & Renovation (ISSN 2329-7441) is published bi-monthly by F&J Publications, LLC. The opinions expressed by authors and contributors to Commercial Construction & Renovation are not necessarily those of the editors or publisher. Commercial Construction & Renovation is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or artwork. Unsolicited materials will only be returned if a self-addressed, postage- paid envelope is included. Articles appearing in Commercial Construction & Renovation cannot be reproduced in any way without the specific permission of the publisher or editor. Subscription: 1 year, $50 in U.S., Canada and Mexico; single copies, $10. 1 year, $190 International surface; $290 International air mail; International single copies $25. Printed in U.S.A. Known office of publication: 358 Aviemore Lane, Suwanee, GA. 30024. Periodicals postage paid at Suwanee, GA. 30024, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Commercial Construction & Renovation, P.O. Box 3908, Suwanee, GA 30024. It's crunch time – are you ready? Making mistakes and learning from them improves your chanc- es of making the right decision in the future. Mistakes make you better. And you can't give in, because remember, whatever you are doing, nothing comes easy. Sports are just like construction projects and serve as perfect examples of the decision-making process. Coaches make decisions that can impact how a game is going to end. Sometimes, the right moves are simple to see, but are not executed. Take this year's Super Bowl, for example. The game looked to be over at half time. All of us Falcons fans were already celebrating. But the second half still had to be played, and the Patriots were not going to give up. They re-grouped and held steady, thanks to the guidance of their Hall of Fame coach. At the end of the game, with very little time left, all the Atlanta Falcons had to do was run the ball three times and kick a short field goal. But an inexperienced head coach got caught up in the moment, made the wrong play calls and gave the ball back to the Patriots. With another chance to win, they did so in exciting fashion. The same held true in the 2017 Nation- al Lacrosse League Championship, which was one by the Georgia Swarm. The Swarm were down one goal with 10 seconds left. All the Saskatchewan Rush had to do was throw the ball down to the other end of the field and the seconds would have ticked off. But the Rush coach decided to pull their goalie and play keep away. Unfortu- nately, they dropped the ball, the Swarm picked it up, and then scored on the open net with three seconds left to tie the game. Then went on to win in overtime, bringing the Championship Cup home to the ATL. In both of these losses, I'm sure these coaches will never make those crucial decisions again. But without these mistakes, how would either learn what "not" to do in the future if faced with the same situations. "To be the best, you have to play the best." "Play as you practice." "Practice sloppy and you will lose the games when they count." These sports cliches matter. If you practice hard and simulate game situations, you have a better chance of performing and executing when it comes down to crunch time. Trying new ways to improve can be a positive and a negative. That's why you must always strive to be the best at what you do, day in and day out, as repetition creates consistency. You should always be working on that new play or tweak – the one that can put your team over the top when it matters most. And when you win, your team should hold their heads high on a job well done. We wish you all much success in the second half of 2017, and as always, keep the faith. D ecisions, decisions, decisions. We make them every day in both our business and personal lives. And, as they say, you have to sleep in the bed you make. If you practice hard and simulate game situations, you have a better chance of performing and executing when it comes down to crunch time. 200 COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATION — MAY : JUNE 2017

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