Randy Lawrence | Florida Mastermind
Randy Lawrence quickly joins Bill Fairman and Jonathan Davis from Carolina Capital.
Randy shares his thoughts and takeaways as he just leaves a conference. It is an interesting take which you should tune in to right now.
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Bill Fairman (00:00):
I got Randy Lawrence that popped in to say hello.
Jonathan Davis (00:09):
Randy Lawrence (00:09):
How’s it going? Good to see ya.
Jonathan Davis (00:14):
Good to see you, man!
Bill Fairman (00:14):
What we keep on hearing was hassling us out here on the balcony.
Randy Lawrence (00:18):
Exactly. Wendy sent me yesterday over here to hassle Bill. She said, Hey, he’s recording on the so I got to pop in and give him a hard time and say hello to everybody.
Bill Fairman (00:29):
So. All right. So what’d you get out of the event? What was your biggest point?
Randy Lawrence (00:33):
The biggest point for me, I think was looking at one of the guys talking on the sales training, Eric, and then the question is, you know, who’s my Eric? And so having that person that is helping to elevate the game macro level for the company, you know, cause we had had a COO person before. Really wasn’t the right fit and we’re in the process of hiring another person so it just really reinforced to me that’s it’s just such a critical piece for a company and, you know, and then the other part was Jocko with just the ownership, right? You’ve got to own it and so often it is easy for us to, you know, blame a team member. And again, maybe they did drop the ball but ultimately that we handed off correctly.
Bill Fairman (01:18):
Right. And then the thing about if you blame them, they’re immediately going to get defensive, right? So instead of blaming them saying, I’m sorry that it was my fault for not giving you the instruction that you needed to complete the task and then 99% of the cases they’re going to step up and say, no, I should have made sure I had the proper information for view and then they ended up blaming me up too.
Randy Lawrence (01:39):
And I’ve seen that, but you get into the heat of the moment and you’re like, man, get that crap fixed you miss that. And that’s not really the effective approach and so, you know, just really focused.
Bill Fairman (01:53):
Well you can move that over to a boss where he makes you change your tones and then lead the conversation in that direction.
Randy Lawrence (02:03):
It’s funny because we do our team meeting with all of our team members on Monday and my construction manager who oversees residential and commercial, we had history review coming up so we were talking in that very thing cause I was asking him about how do you see my posture in that meeting? And he’s like, well, no, you seem still, you know, I can can tell something’s aggressive and detergent, but you’re very calm, you know? So again, and that’s an effective approach for sure because it’s like still people are understanding the urgency or the need to get it done, but it’s not maybe as, where it’s soliciting that defensive response of engagement.
Bill Fairman (02:39):
You still have to be able to portray a sense of urgency because it is urgent.
Randy Lawrence (02:46):
You know, the funny thing is like, so I ran the church before and that was all volunteers and so you’re engaging volunteers differently than employees but on the same level, you have to engage the employee and in a willing way, you know, so it was, it’s been a great event and getting to see you guys in person. I know we did the zoom before but seeing you and Wendy and everybody else is awesome.
Bill Fairman (03:07):
So, all right. So Randy, real quick before I put you out the door.
Randy Lawrence (03:10):
Yup. Down to the pool, love!
Bill Fairman (03:13):
So Randy is involved in multi-family and I know he has a fund himself and he has several properties that he usually gets fund investors to come in to help them finance those. Tell me the name of your, or tell them the name of your business and how folks you can get in touch with you.
Randy Lawrence (03:32):
Prosperity Capital Partners. Our website is www.pcpre.net. And you can check us out there, love to connect together with you as well.
Bill Fairman (03:46):
All right, so I’m not, I don’t want to sell Randy Short. He also does other things than just multi-family. He’s been through single family a long time as well.
Randy Lawrence (03:59):
We’ve been in the real estate since ’03. I appreciate you guys and just love connecting together with all the folks here and, and you know, again, you went in the entire team is great people and so it’s awesome.
Bill Fairman (04:09):
Thank you, your check is in the mail.
Randy Lawrence (04:12):
There you go. Hey, I guess my drink is at the bar, so I’m heading down to the pool, or down Ah! Down there. Okay. All right. Hey everybody, have a great day.
Bill Fairman (04:23):
Jonathan Davis (04:23):
Good to see you, Randy.