Freedom Isn’t Free – Part 1

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The secret to happiness is freedom, and the secret to freedom is courage – Thucydides

On July 4th, 1776 our founders adopted a declaration of independence that established a vision of hope and equality that endures to this day. America’s strength and its prosperity are a testimony to the enduring power of the founders’ ideals that liberty is the birthright of every individual and all people are created equal.

America’s creed remains so powerful today because the universal truths it represents are truly the real hope of all mankind.

President Franklin Roosevelt spoke about four freedoms: the freedom of speech & expression; the freedom of worship; the freedom from want and the freedom from fear. I’m reminded on this day, those freedoms don’t come without a cost… a personal cost, a regional cost, and a national cost.

History shows the path to liberty invariably involves conflict. Conflict doesn’t always mean a war or a fight, it can be a regional or local challenge or your personal circumstances. So whatever your fighting and whether you are serving in politics as a local elected official, working in a  local food shelter, volunteering at a local school, walking the beat as a constable, firefighter or EMT or serving in our armed forces know that your acts of service uphold and extend the very best of freedom in America.

For my friends in real estate sales, we are blessed to serve so many families in buying, selling or investing in real estate. We each have the freedom of the same 24 hours. Are you investing those hours to be the best version of you? Are you serving your community at the highest level? The choice is yours.


About the Author
Mark Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer of JPAR Real Estate, a rapidly growing full-service transaction-based real estate brokerage focused on integrity, productivity, and service. He is also the host of "Success Superstars," a weekly show that highlights the blueprint of agent success, and the co-founder of CoRecruit. He has invested decades in understanding the inner workings of high-performing real estate companies, managers, teams, and their leaders in major markets across the world. Mark has served as a business coach in progressive leadership capacities for one of the largest US-based real estate firms, in sales and customer marketing leadership capacities for a major consumer goods company, and served in the US Army. Mark is a father of 3, a lifelong learner, Spartan, and adventure athlete. He earned his MBA from California State University and a Behavioral Change Certification from the National Association of Sports Medicine.

0 responses to “Freedom Isn’t Free – Part 1”

  1. Toni Mc Williams says:

    I think we all take for granite so many things in our lives. Especially, when you go through something that wakes you up and makes you realize how truly blessed we are in this country. My new career with Real Estate is something I take very seriously and pray to the man upstairs every day that it’s the right path for me. It does not come easy, it takes a tremendous amount of hard work, lots of dedication and just realizing that you have to continue going forward even though you’re going to have lots of things that can bring you down. Just remember no matter what, we are extremely blessed in so many ways to live in this country, please don’t take anything for granite because everything comes at a cost.

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