Is there a secret to finding happiness and success? Can you, in a sense, have it all? Robert F. Kennedy once said, “The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better”, and Robert Bryne is quoted to have said, “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” Simply answered, the act of giving back or volunteering is one of the key secrets to success, which in turn may lead to a life of fulfillment and happiness.
Why is giving back important? For starters, it can be good for your health and promote feelings of positivity. At Realty ONE Group, we encourage our real estate professionals, executive team, and extended staff members to volunteer their time every year on May 1, a day coined as ONE Day. For ONE Day, everyone spends a few hours making an impact in the communities where we live, work, play and serve by volunteering their time at a local organization or charity of their choice. At the end of the day, giving your time to an organization or charity is more valuable than anything money can buy.
The act of giving back benefits not just the organization receiving your time, but you as well. Here’s how:
It may not be immediately evident, but volunteering promotes growth on both a professional and personal scale. You will feel good knowing that you made an impact in someone’s life, which in turn will drive you to give back more often. This may also give you a new sense of purpose in your professional career. As a real estate professional, you’re doing much more than listing and selling homes—you’re playing a pivotal role in laying the foundation of someone’s future.
Let’s say you’ve been stuck in a rut, and it could be over anything: a listing that fell through, a rejected offer, or even car issues. While some may shy away from the idea of helping others when they’re not in the best of moods, doing quite the opposite may be favorable. The moment you’ve acted upon your good deed—no matter how big or small—your mood and confidence is boosted almost instantaneously.
Healthy Outlook and Productivity
Performing good deeds and volunteering your time is beneficial for your overall well-being and it also promotes productivity. Whether you are helping organize a toy drive, landscaping at a shelter, or stocking a community food pantry, you are doing your part in changing someone’s life, which is the greatest gift you can do for others.
Realty ONE Group believes in empowering their real estate professionals by providing a YOU-First Focus, 24/7 support, unlimited tech resources, and by giving back to the communities that have given them so much. To learn about Realty ONE Group and its ONE Cares program, visit www.RealtyONEGroup.com.