We do not get to keep what we do not give away

We do not get to keep what we do not give away

Volunteering plays a significant role in our society producing a variety of positive results. It can be a catalyst for change, a solution to a basic need, or a subtle sign of hope. It often transforms the lives of those who participate in the act as well as those who receive it. It’s a wonderful thing. Volunteering of time is not always an easy thing to do with time being such a periods commodity these days, but I continue to be amazed by the commitment to giving of personal time by those in my close circle. Between friends, mentors, peers, family, and colleagues, the time these individuals spend cumulatively on giving back through volunteerism is really significant. Most recently I was invited to attend the CAPLA awards where two of my colleagues received an award today for their volunteer acts within the association. Congratulations to Devra McCoy of LandSolutions for her award and her commitment to volunteerism at such an early time in her career shows a lot of maturity and care for her profession. We feel very proud to have her a part of our team. Congratulations to Ron Vermeulen Founder of LandSolutions who was also recognized.   Ron has spent years dedicating his time to numerous land associations among many others and is one of the best role models I know relative to giving of his time. We continue to be proud to have such an influence within our organization. I believe we all have a unique genius that differentiates us from one another and this holds true at a personal level as well as a corporate one....
The Extra 10%

The Extra 10%

I recently recalled a conversation where a meaningful perspective on achievement was shared with me. The perspective shared suggested that being successful wasn’t complicated, and that often times its those who are willing to go an extra inch or try that extra 10%, that are often the ones who will realize their goals or stand out. It doesn’t take much to be more successful than the average, you just need to be willing to try a little harder than the average. Think about the next routine task or complicated matter for a customer; or the soccer field, ice rink, or gym; or maybe its a birthday party or mentorship opportunity with your child; perhaps its some thoughtful moment with your spouse. What about some dream you have, or an idea you have been pondering but haven’t yet pursued making a reality. How could that extra 10% change your destiny, and the destiny of those around you? Check out how this young lady demonstrates that extra 10% (well maybe 100%) to land her dream career with Airbnb. Much to learn from her willingness to invest in the opportunity and go above and beyond what the majority would ever consider. http://http://notable.ca/nationwide/yp-life/This-Womans-Creative-Resume-for-Airbnb-Might-Be-the-Best-Job-Application-Weve-Ever-Seen/ Thanks to my associate Wendy Hyman  for sharing the above link with...