January 2019 Newsletter
And now we welcome the NewYear.
Full of things that have never been.
Rainer Maria Rilke

President's Message


Josh Lind
Exit JK Realty
Happy 2019!
I wanted to share something inspiring and positive to start the new year. As a newer agent, I was sent to an MAR leadership training in Seeley lake at the Double Arrow Lodge. I was surrounded by real estate leaders from around the state and we had several speakers. One of the speakers was Laura from Bodies by Bender in Missoula. Her health center focuses on helping clients with positivity, relaxation and finding your center. These things, in turn, can help you become a better leader...and Realtor. I thought this was a surprising choice of speakers/coaches; not what you would expect for a Realtor leadership seminar that normally goes over how to do strategic planning, running committees and events. At the end of the class she gave us a little piece of paper with the 7 Spiritual Laws of Success on it. These practices have stayed with me through the years and have helped me to become a better leader and a better Realtor. Any agent can benefit from practicing this amazing set of "laws." Utilizing the 7 Spiritual Laws of Success can help keep things in perspective when serving our clients, running our business, and juggling a work - life balance.  If you are a positive, fulfilled person and can keep a clear vision, you will be successful in anything you do, including real estate.  Let's start 2019 with good laws to live by!

THE SEVEN SPIRITUAL LAWS OF SUCCESS
Sunday: The law of pure potentiality
Take time to be silent, to just BE. Meditate for 30 minutes twice a day. Silently witness the intelligence within every living thing. Practice non-judgment

Monday: The Law of Giving and Receiving
Today, bring whomever you encounter a gift: a compliment or flower. Gratefully receive gifts. Keep wealth circulating by giving and receiving care, affection, appreciation and love.

Tuesday: The Law of Karma
Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind. Choosing actions that bring happiness and success to others ensures the flow of happiness and success to you.

Wednesday: The Law of Least Effort
Accept people, situations, and events as they occur. Take responsibility for your situation and for all events seen as problems. Relinquish the need to defend your point of view.

Thursday: The Law of Intention and Desire
Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment. Make a list of desires. Trust that when things don’t seem to go your way, there is a reason.

Friday: The Law of Detachment
Allow yourself and others the freedom to be who they are. Do not force solutions—allow solutions to spontaneously emerge. Uncertainty is essential, and your path to freedom.

Saturday: The Law of Dharma
Seek your higher Self. Discover your unique talents. Ask yourself how you are best suited to serve humanity. Using your unique talents and serving others brings unlimited bliss and abundance.
Josh Lind
2019 GFAR President
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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO VOLUNTEERED DURING OUR GFAR REALTOR® RING DAY!
Your combined shifts on December 5th brought in $724.65 ! GREAT JOB!!
Our MLS consolidation is just around the corner. Soon we will be part of the MRMLS - Montana Regional MLS. Our "Go-Live" date is tentatively January 21st. There will be several changes for our members and we are working to get questions answered and details sorted out. There will be training on the changes.
***WATCH FOR A SPECIAL BULLETIN*** regarding training for the MLS consolidation. This information will be coming out soon.

  • Amy Holmlund - Russell Country Realty

  • Katrina Ramsted - Dustin Young & Company
January
Calendar

Dec 31st
Office Closed

Jan 1st
Office Closed
Happy New Year!

Jan 3rd
9:00am
Member Meeting
Speaker TBD

Jan 9th
10:00-11:30am
MLS Advisory Board

12:00pm
YPN Meeting
Overlook Room

Jan 10th
9:00am
Member Meeting
NeighborWorks

Jan 10th
10:00-11:00am
Budget & Finance

Jan 16th
8:30-10:00am
Board Meeting

Jan 17th
9:00am
Member Meeting
YPN

Jan 23rd-25th
MAR Business Meetings - Helena

Jan 24th
9:00am
Member Meeting

Jan 31st
No Member Meeting
Education Class
8:00am - 12:00pm
1:00 - 5:00pm
Marc Cunningham

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Our first education class for 2019 is in January. To start the New Year off right we are having national instructor, Marc Cunningham, join us to teach 2 classes. Many of you who took his classes last year said he was great. We are happy to have him back at GFAR to share his knowledge with our members.

Thursday, Jan. 31st
8:00am - 12:00pm
4 CE
Property Management Essentials: Trust Accounting and Client Relationships

1:00 - 5:00pm
4 CE
9 Business Essentials for Every Real Estate Professional

Registration will be open on Eventbrite soon.
**Watch for the Education Schedule and Registration in your email next week.
2019 MAR Business Meeting Dates

Jan 23rd-25th Helena
2019 Winter Business Meetings
January 23-25, 2019 Helena, MT  

April 24th-26th Helena

Sept 18th-20th Great Falls
Rookie Course
April 17-18:
Kalispell

GRI 2019
April 2-5, 2019  
Holiday Inn Downtown 
Missoula, MT