Welcome to my Thrive Talk (think Tedx Talk, but about thriving)! Over the last year, much like the years before, I have listened to our members and specifically our leadership to see what are the needs and how can I make our association better as your president.
Over the last almost 2 years, we have been surviving COVID, heightened social injustice, an insane sellers market and many of us have overcome personal obstacles. I am so proud of our REALTOR family and just humans across-the-board. But surviving isn’t enough for me. Surviving as the bare minimum. It’s like saying it will pass code from the city; well that’s great, it should, but I still want a home inspection and appraisal.
But I don’t want to just survive; I want to THRIVE! And I know that I can’t do it alone. The definition of thrive is to prosper or flourish. So how do we take that from a phrase in the dictionary to action?
We must be Team focused = inclusive.
We must be healthy.
We are the REALTOR Party!
We bring value!
We must be committed to excellence!
With my year as President, I hope to help us thrive. Be sensitive to others and more inclusive in that effort, be better trained professionals to serve our clients and raise the bar of professionalism in our industry plus embrace the fact that mental health matters. No amount of success is worth your emotional and mental state.
The real work continues in the days, weeks and months ahead as we stop talking and we put our words into action. I say thank you and a quick prayer to all those in leadership with me this upcoming year. I have a high level of expectation when it comes to excellence and I know we can achieve it. We have work to do as we thrive together in 2022; I so hope you will join me. Thank you & God Bless!