There’s this quote that always rattles around in my head from Cloud Atlas, where David Mitchell wrote “My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean…. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?” It’s always stuck with me through the years as a reminder that every life matters on this giant planet we live on together. Many of the greatest advancements in history have come from single individuals who were too busy changing the world to worry about whether it could be done. I spent the past 3 days with some of the most driven, talented and successful people I’ve ever met. They came from charitable organizations, real estate companies and tech start ups that all believe there is always a better way to do things. In a hotel in Austin, for the past 36 hours we brain stormed how Luxury Real Estate sales could be done better, how it could serve the client more tech driven marketing and finally, how it could give back to the community it served. This tiny group of people accounted for over $2,000,000,000 in real estate sales last year and what made me so humbled was to be asked to be the representative for our city. It makes me so proud to share San Diego with so many influential people and see the excitement our industry has for the future. Thank you Give Back Homes for creating an opportunity to built homes for people everywhere and Concierge Auctions for thinking enough of the O’Byrne Team to fly me out to share our story too. I’m glad I waited to make my resolutions ’til now, because after this event those goals are much much bigger!!!