Last year I really worked hard for my clients, my family, and myself. And sure enough if you work hard and you are honest and always straight forward, I believe it will always pay off. My pops used to always say, “Just Work” and “Be Honest”. My pops was the type of guy who stood by his handshake is his word, which I believe very strongly as well, although I believe it is a dying trait. But with him always hammering in me to be honest and work hard, I just don’t know any other way of working. I have seen people really just not get it or understand. Now you do have to be careful as if you work hard, but you are not doing it in the right way, well that kind of defeats the purpose of working hard. So working hard smart style with the knowledge and technology, and technics you have started, you should be amazing. I also learned a key piece of knowledge from my old roommates when I was a tennis pro in southern California. My roommates were from the Philippines, and they were just down to earth, always happy and a laid back style with great work ethic. They would always say, “That’s your style, bro” which when I would think about was, yes that is who I am. And thats very true, if you know who you are, and what you stand for, no one can change or sway you for the worse. I believe it also truly means know your own style including your strengths and weaknesses. This has always played a big part in my life when I interactive and working with clients. I am very happy for my journeys in life and the experiences and people I have met. I am very thankful for the award I received today and being a Real Estate Broker at Van Dorm Realty in Olympia Washington.