One of the many great pleasures during the Holiday Season is the time it affords us to slow down and reflect – providing a unique perspective on the year and the many blessings in our lives.
I keep the featured image (courtesy of my son when he was much younger) on my desk as a constant reminder of the importance of priorities. More specifically, evaluating what changes should be made in my routine. In that theme, provided are four (4) personal life lessons to keep in mind before finalizing your New Year’s resolutions:
#1 Maintaining Balance. While driven to achieve, success wont account for much if you don’t find the right level of balance between work and home. Each of us have the responsibility to decide what that looks like. For me, its God, family and friends. When I have stability in these areas, the work always comes easier as does managing the stress. If I am ever feeling out of sync, chances are it’s not the job, but the need to reprioritize my personal life.
#2 Leave it at the Office. Whatever the circumstances or how challenging the day, leave it at the office or curb before walking through your front door. Your family deserves your very best. While easier said than done, there is nothing wrong with waiting a few minutes to ensure your mind is clear and centered around the right things.
#3 The Quality of the Company You Keep. Oftentimes in life, people who are aren’t fulfilling their destiny will attempt to discourage you from fulfilling yours. While it may be unintentional, they will be quick to tell you what you can’t do. Make sure you are in the right environment and culture. The quality of the company you keep can’t be overstated.
#4 Recognizing & Lifting Up Others. When you help others succeed and invest in the lives of the people around you, amazing things happen. Give generously of your time, talent and resources. It’s also critical to remember that we didn’t get where we are today without the extraordinary support and trust from others. Be sure to recognize those who are on the journey with you. For me, that includes:
-Kidder Mathews dedicated employees and sales professionals whose passion for this industry is unparalleled. It’s a privilege to be a part of a company whose entrepreneurial spirit, integrity and vibrant culture is evident at every office I visit.
-I am also thankful for the tremendous opportunity my peers have given me this last year to serve as President of SIOR Global. Your encouragement and kindness were a continual reminder why it’s such an honor to hold the designation.
-I couldn’t conclude without recognizing my family and friends whose love and support has no limits.
As 2019 comes to a close, the future for commercial real estate remains bright. I look forward to the New Year with excitement and a great sense of gratitude for being a part of this respected profession.
Wishing everyone a Holiday Season filled with health, happiness and blessings!