Productivity And Service

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Productivity and Service

At JPAR, our values are clear: productivity and service. That got me thinking: What are some practical ways to serve our communities and feel more connected? Two came to mind:

  • Support neighborhood watch
  • Thank a teacher and a first responder

Support Neighborhood Watch

A safe neighborhood is created when people who live in the community look out for one another. Being observant, noticing and reporting unusual activity, and talking with neighbors to make sure everyone is aware of community events and happenings help create a safer, more connected community.


  • 60% of residential burglaries occur in daylight hours
  • 32% of burglaries are by an unlawful entry with no force
  • Only 17% of folks volunteer in programs to prevent crime


  • Organize a community watch program
  • Get to know your neighbors

Thank a Teacher or a First Responder

Teachers, law enforcement, and first responders all make a difference in our communities. Teachers spend more waking hours with our children than we do; law enforcement and first responders put their lives and safety on the line daily for our communities.


  • There are nearly 3.8 million teachers across the country
  • 50% of teachers leave the field after 5 years
  • Nearly 700,000 sworn offices and some 300,000 civilian officers protect and serve citizens in the U.S.
  • Over 50,000 officers have on the job injuries annually


  • Thank them! Write a note, stop by say thank you when you see them.
  • Volunteer in the classroom or the community
  • Organize a class appreciation jar. Have all the students write what they appreciate about their teacher and present it as a gift.
  • Donate

With just a little extra effort we can make those that make a difference feel special. What’s that worth?


About the Author
Mark is the host of "Success Superstars," a weekly show that highlights the blueprint of success, the co-founder of CoRecruit, and the Chief Executive Officer of JP & Associates REALTORS®, a rapidly growing full-service transaction-based real estate brokerage. He has invested nearly 25 years in understanding the inner workings of high performing real estate agents, teams, managers, and leaders in major markets across the world. Mark has served as a business coach in progressive leadership capacities for the 5th largest US-based real estate brokerage firm, in sales and customer marketing leadership capacities for a major consumer goods company, and served a stint in the US Army. He was later recalled to active duty during the desert storm campaign. 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.