I have some really exciting news! But first off, I think I need to back track a little to give you the full story.
Back in October 2015, I came to a crossroads in my first year of self-employment. Was I going to just be another real estate agent or was I going to use my God-given gifts to transform the perception of the average agent? That’s when I sat down and articulated my mission and vision for my real estate business. Desiato Homes was reborn on that day.
But there was a problem. I had no idea how to run a business and no one in my real estate circles knew how to do what I wanted to do. So I set about studying the greatest entrepreneurs of our generation. I listened to thousands of hours of courses and podcasts. More importantly, I didn’t just listen to what they said, but I studied their behaviors.
I launched my own podcast to document my journey from being an employee to an entrepreneur and I began testing the things I was learning on a small scale.
I knew that the traditional real estate model was going the way of the horse & buggy, so I needed to find a way to build a platform to drive my business. I started producing content. Tons and tons of content. Blogs, videos, podcasts, newsletters. All of these were my way of articulating my vision while distancing myself from my competition.
Another problem I realized was that I had no idea where my family and I would ultimately put down roots. We had been trying to figure out exactly where we would be living long-term. And until that was pinpointed, I had an incredibly hard time justifying time, money, and effort spent building a platform and networking in a community in which I may not even be in a year.
All of that changed when God enabled us to buy our “forever” home in May of this year. Since that day, amidst unpacking, painting, and assembling furniture, my brain was in overdrive. All of the study and testing I had done over the past 18 months was beginning to click into place. And with that, a revitalized vision for how I can use my real estate business to build a community of like-minded individuals dedicated to helping those in need.
This year my clients have enabled me to donate another $250 to Together We Rise to help provide for the needs of children in the foster care system. $500 to Bethany Villa to help rescue young women from sex trafficking on the streets of Brazil. I also donated another $500 to Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County.
There is no greater feeling than to know that your business has value beyond just providing for your own needs. But I want to accomplish more. I want to leave a legacy for my children so that they can know that their father cared for others.
That’s why it’s time to take the next step to grow my business platform. This new platform will hopefully provide opportunities for me to network with business owners and other prominent individuals to make impact in our neighborhoods and beyond.
I am pleased to announce “Discover Springford.” As a recent transplant to the Springford area of Montgomery County, PA, I’m on a mission to immerse myself in the history and tradition of the sister cities of Spring City and Royersford. I want to show the world what makes the Springford area a great place to live, work, and explore.
How do I plan on doing that?
By introducing people to the local business owners, civil servants, and community organizers who have invested their lives into the community. Discover Springford is a local interest web series and podcast where I will interview these people and allow them the opportunity to share their vision and love for the Springford area.
How can you help?
First off, I ask that you visit tv.discoverspringford.com and subscribe to our channel, that way you will be notified when the first episode is available. Next, I ask that you share the channel on your social media platforms.
Finally, I ask that you consider purchasing a simple T-shirt to help advertise and offset the cost of launching this new platform. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, and preferred shirt and size, I will send you a link for payment and info on delivery, etc.
I am incredibly excited to launch this new series and I hope you are excited to see it. I cannot wait to meet some incredible people and share some incredible stories.
Let’s get to work!