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Everyone has values. Although from some of the programs on television nowadays, just what those values are is a question. Managing by Values, by Ken Blanchard, is written for business people primarily, but the life applications are equally beneficial to anything discovered on the business front.

By committing to a common purpose and shared values, any family can adopt a way of living out life that allows all those who the family impacts to WIN! Tying a set of values in to a WRITTEN life plan early is better than good.

Most everyone reading this has some sort of vision for their life—what you want your future to look like and be like.  That future becoming a reality or not is directly impacted by the values we live by daily. For example, it would be difficult to have a future where we are debt free if we don’t have a value of stewardship.  Valuing stewardship and having a value of stewardship are two different things.  So, when I say LIVE by values, I mean HOW you live, not ideas or intentions to live by.

There will be challenges to your values.  Almost daily in fact.  But I can say that I personally have NEVER regretted living by my core values.  I can however say that I do have regrets in life and many of those are when I deviated or compromised on those values.

In his book, Managing By Values, Ken Blanchard says the most important thing in life is to decide what is most important. Excellent advice for sure.  Let’s take it a step further and add… and live that way.  I have met other people who have written life plans that include core values, mission statement and real bold vision.  But, most people I ask about this do not have any such thing written out.  They may have it in their heads, but I think we all know that when we write it down, it’s much more likely to happen. Plus, we can adjust as we go.

Let’s say that we are on a quest to GROW, personally and professionally.  Well, that will mean CHANGE.  It is impossible to grow and stay the same, stay the same and grow.  So, if we want to GROW, we must adapt CHANGE as a core value.  That may translate in to a value like Continual Improvement or Embrace Continual Improvement.

We can also use the word ALIGNMENT here.  We already know from watching the downfall of people in our world that our personal life must be in alignment with our stated core values.  When we see or hear about someone’s values, and then experience behavior that runs contradictory, its tough to watch.  And if we personally get out of alignment with our stated values, it’s tough to experience.  There are consequences for a life NOT lived by values.

If you like the idea of a written plan for a life lived by values, or you know someone who can benefit from such a thing, consider picking up a copy of Ken Blanchard’s book, Managing by Values and read it or pass it on.

For the record here are the CORE VALUES as written in our business constitution at Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty:

  • Second mile service: Go Serve Big!!!
  • Empower and Inspire Others
  • Results Driven
  • Value Relationships by Expressing Gratitude
  • Expect the Best Always

You can see that the first letter of each value spell out SERVE.  Our belief is that a great business is FOR others.  So, it’s not about what we want FROM people, it’s what we want FOR them.  And as I mentioned, a business is really a reflection of its people and their values.  We are committed to LIVING by Values!

“We loved working with Team Bush from start to finish. Craig and Coleen are incredibly knowledgeable and have an amazing sales strategy. They connected us to Team Representative, Heather McMurray, who sold our house for over asking price in a slow market and who also found us our dream house! Truly an amazing team to work with! Would definitely work with them again and would recommend them to anyone who wants to buy or sell real estate!” – Jessica

“Team Bush was recommended to me by a neighbour. Despite my inexperience with home sales and my being in BC while the home for sale was in ON, they did a phenomenal job. Craig & Coleen were extremely professional at all times, gave great advice and were remarkably patient with my many questions. I would easily recommend them!” – Evelyn

“We have worked with Craig and Coleen for the sale of our home of 28 years and downsizing with the purchase of an apartment Condo . It is important to work with people who you know have your best interests at heart and can provide reliable advice and service. I can recommend them as first class Real Estate experts who have demonstrated to me that they care about their clients.” – Doug

The Real Estate Corner

Building Wealth Through Real EstateHere is this month’s BEST BUYS!


If these homes do not interest you, then contact us about other great investment opportunities. Just know the best deals go fast!

When you hear of anyone interested in building wealth through real estate investing, please pass on our contact info or provide us with theirs. We would be please to show them the best way.

Thank you! 

Craig & Coleen Bush


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Help Us Support The Kidz!

CityKidz is very close to our hearts. Their location is where Coleen grew up in Hamilton North End which is a low income area. We wanted to give back to our community and felt that it would be a great opportunity to help out. We felt that by investing our time and money with the CityKidz organization, we could help families in our community that are living in low income situations.

We are amazed at what CityKidz does for disadvantaged Kidz in the Hamilton area. The volunteers at CityKidz reach out to over 2000 children every week. These volunteers know them by name, their birthdays and make sure that they get a meal every Saturday and Sunday. Some volunteers will even go into their homes to pick up the children for Saturday programs and at times, their situation is not always a good one so they give these children a chance to grow and thrive to achieve their dreams. They instill down to earth values and that they are important.

Through the input by our Team supporting this organization, we are investing in a different outcome for this Kidz so we know that these Kidz are invested in and start learning that they have someone in their corner, we can break the cycle of poverty, that these Kidz can grow up to be leaders in our community. We don’t want any kid left behind, we don’t want any family left behind so we know that the quality of our community comes down to the basics of investing in the Kidz and investing into our community. We know that working together and supporting CityKidz will make Hamilton a better place to live.

We are committed to donating a portion of our income to CityKidz and we need your help by referring us to those you know that are thinking about making a move and we will provide them our outstanding, award winning service.

Our Mission is to Raise $10,000 for CityKidz Hamilton and we NEED Your Help Achieving This!

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to our real estate team? Not only will they benefit from our awarding winning service, you can rest assured we are also donating to a worthy cause.

We want to make it easy for you to refer your friends, neighbours, associates or family members considering making a move. Go to www.HelptheKidz.com and fill out the form OR call us directly at 905-297-4885, you can also forward our number to them as well.

You and your referrals mean more than ever to my team and I. As we move forward in this new season, please know we are extremely thankful for you and for you being a special part of our lives.

Thanks again and we hope you enjoyed our Fall Edition of our In-House Quarterly Newsletter.

Team Bush with RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc., Brokerage

Craig & Coleen Bush

(Sales Representative & Broker)

(905) 297-4885



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