As you may recall, this year’s 2019 theme for PSAR is “Salute to Service.” I can honestly say that service has been my life. For 26 years of my life, I spent serving in the U.S. Navy. After my military career, as part my service to my real estate clients, it was my commitment to service that led to me to serve as founding president in July 2013 of the San Diego chapter of the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP). Now, I am privileged to serve as your 2019 PSAR President.
I would like to encourage all of you to experience greater rewards and benefits of PSAR membership, as well as a sense of satisfaction, by participating and serving in and on a PSAR committee or event!!!
However, here’s a personal, straight-from-the-shoulder admission: I have learned that nothing is more refreshing than to serve and giveback, also by getting involved. It’s your attitude that is most important. There’s something very authentic in participating with the desire to help others: Nothing to prove; nothing to lose.
I love the fact that so many of our PSAR members serve on a committee or at various PSAR events embody integrity and absolute honesty. Honesty has a beautiful and refreshing simplicity about it. No ulterior motives, no hidden meanings, an absence of hypocrisy and duplicity. I’ve seen their servant-hearted leadership. When real integrity characterizes our lives, then there is no need to manipulate others.
So, let me encourage you to get involved by volunteering and serving on a PSAR committee. Don’t just show-up, volunteer. Find your passions, utilize your strengths, be a participant, not just an observer, and you will get more out of PSAR. You will develop your skills, advance your career and the experience will be rewarding to you both personally and professionally. While no one is capable of doing everything, everyone is capable of doing something. However, all of us can extend the reach of PSAR by building relationships and spreading the word about the many benefits PSAR offers.
PSAR’s mission is to empower our members. Our mission statement states: “We empower our members to flourish while being accountable to each other, our clients and our community.” Our members are self-empowered to take control of their own destiny and careers.
So, join me in collaboration as we work together and commit ourselves to increase business and leadership opportunities and foster relationships for the future. Together, let’s send one very clear, strong, unmistakable message that we are here to build business networks and community, share resources and experiences, develop professionally through educational opportunities, contribute to economic development and leverage influence in the real estate industry’s future. Thanks for being a committed member to PSAR.
For more information about PSAR Committees, please see this list. Feel free to respond here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.