By Sean Cawley
Early last week, I had the privilege of attending Super Bowl XLIX Media Day, an event that took place not far from my Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties office in Phoenix, AZ. What an amazing way to kick off the exciting days leading up to Super Bowl Sunday! Media outlets from all over the world were in attendance, and informed reporters were able to ask any question they wanted to team members from the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. I listened in on several of the interviews and noticed a common theme in many of the players’ answers when asked why they were playing for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Players referenced their team members and staff as being key components to their success on and off the field. Others talked about the importance of support from family and friends. Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson said his success wasn’t based on individual talent but on “something much larger.” He went on to say that the reason his team was so successful was because he “loved the people he was surrounding himself with.” Wilson added that being able to compete with the best is what drove him to be there in the first place. In other words, surrounding himself with the best is what ultimately inspired him to be a winner and compete in the Super Bowl.
All of this got me thinking. To vie for a Super Bowl ring and ultimately, to proclaim to the world that you’re among the best at your sport, you must have the best people around you, constantly pushing you to achieve more. Winning teams can’t claim the ultimate trophy in their professions without having worked with the best to get there. Applying this concept to real estate, we should be confident that as agents with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, we belong to a team comprised of the best professionals in the industry.
Part of this best-in-class characteristic comes by way of our winning culture, an important component Russell Wilson described for his own success. Our winning culture is something inscribed in the very DNA of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. It begins with Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in Omaha, extends to all the Berkshire Hathaway companies spanning the globe and reaches every single real estate office and agent in our network. Real estate professionals affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, including myself, are well aware of this winning culture, and we thrive on it, respect it, protect it, and pass the fruitful benefits along to every client.
SEAN CAWLEY is an agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties. Visit his website at www.seancawley.com.