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I am currently reading (Well, listening to it on Audible) a book entitled The Go-Giver written by Authors Bob Burg and John David Mann. I am into the third chapter and I am loving it. Why you ask? Because it is written from a place that I can relate. It is a book about a Powerful Business Idea and the “Secret” to success (However YOU define success)…

Oh you are wondering how I define “Success”….that is an easy for me…but, maybe it will be easier for you to understand how I DO NOT Define Success. I do NOT define success at how much money shows in my Adjusted Gross Income block on my Tax Return. I do NOT define at how many agents I am blessed to manage. I do NOT define Success at how many positions in the Real Estate Industry I have held. I do NOT define success at how large my house is or how much property I own.
You get the point right? I do NOT define success at those things that point back at me and my possessions. 

I DO define Success at how many people I can help develop into what they wish to become.
I DO define Success at the number of people I can give back to to make their day just a little bit better. 
I DO define Success at being in the position to put others before myself. 
I DO define Success when the offices I am blessed to manage can give back to our community and help someone without the physical or financial means to help themsleves. 

On October 24, 2019 the Greer office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS® was able to do just that…we lived out our Brand Statement which states:

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS® helps people achieve their individual real estate dreams through our strong commitment to RELATIONSHIPS, FAMILY and COMMUNITY.

Ms. M. is elderly. She lives with her daughter, son-in-law, and their granddaughter. They are low income and could not afford to build a ramp that Ms. M needs to enter and exit her house. They have been taking her out the back door and drive a car through their yard to pick her up around back (Rain or Shine, Muddy or Dry). They needed a ramp that goes down to the driveway to help her get to where their vehicle is usually located or where those picking her up for visits can easily get to.

In one day, the giving agents of the Greer Office and a few from our Simpsonville Office were able to GIVE BACK by making this non-achievable dream for Ms. M an actual reality. 

We live in a dog eat dog world and society. Each one for themself. Survival of the fittest. But we don’t have to live that way. Imagine an Upstate where there were more Go-Givers than Go-Getters or Go-Takers. 

How can you be a Go-Giver to someone around you today? Right NOW?

Until Next Time ~ MLT

Matthew