I have been spending a lot of time thinking about how to make a difference in this world and although I feel like I have accomplished so much, I still have so much ahead of me. One of the biggest ways I can contribute and others can contribute is by having good character. Working in the Real Estate industry I have learned a lot of key lessons. One of the most important is probably the fact that having good character is not valued as much as it used to be. I grew up in a family that was a firm believer, if you did not have your name you had nothing. I still believe that saying today and probably more than I ever have before. Lately I have noticed more and more that people are just trying to get by. Sadly that has become the standard for fitting into society. I am challenging people to not accept that standard and go above and beyond. Be an honest and upfront person, have a back bone and stick to your guns. I have to commend my father on this very subject. When clients come to him they do not have to worry about him sugarcoating anything or worry about being lied to, what you see is what you get and luckily he has passed that trait down to me. My father and mother have been role models in this area and am proud of them more than they will ever know! Times like the ones we are dealing with all around America right now pose a critical question. Can you deal? Are you going to slip into the regular standard of today and barely get by? Or are you going to go above and beyond and make your character the first great thing people have to say about you? Up to you, but remember, you were given a name for a reason, use it and make it be known, for the greater good of people not only for the personal gain you may receive. God Bless.