SBP on Making 2022 Their Best Year Yet

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Listen, 2021 was a whole lot better than 2020, but we have a feeling that 2022 is going to be one of the best years yet (🤞🏼). Why? Because here at SBP, we’re lucky to have an epic team that knows how to live well and work hard; an incredible community of family, friends and clients who make each day better than the one before; and, let’s be honest, plenty of tequila on hand to keep us smiling through the hard times.
We checked in with a few team members to see if they achieved last year’s goals, then fired off some classic new year questions — from building and breaking habits to three words they hope to describe 2022 (we got some pretty rich responses on this). Check out their answers below and let’s kick this year into high gear.

F. Ron Smith

Did you reach your 2021 goal?: Yes, I went OFF with the BBQ.
Top resolution for 2022: BBQ even more.
Habit you’d like to build: Play nine to 18 holes of golf or hit the driving range at least once a week.
Habit you’d like to break: Shooting whipped cream into my mouth before breakfast.
Place you’d like to visit: Iceland.
How you hope to grow, personally and professionally: Personally, I want to continue making time with Tracy, Evan and Brandon, in and out of town. Professionally, I want to continue to mentor and learn.
3 words you hope will describe 2022: Epic, epic, epic. 

David Berg

Did you reach your 2021 goal?: It’s still a work in progress.
Top resolution for 2022: Enjoy every moment. Slow down and reflect. 
Habit you’d like to build: More date nights with my wife.
Habit you’d like to break: I need to lay off the coffee. It’s a work in progress.
Place you’d like to visit: More time in the ice rink.
How you hope to grow, personally and professionally: I’d like to play more hockey.
3 words you hope will describe 2022: Wholesome, authentic, active. 

Trevor Edmond

Did you reach your 2021 goal?: Yes! I was definitely focused on my purpose. 
Top resolution for 2022: Do one new thing I haven’t done before with my kids each month. 
Habit you’d like to build: Reincorporating yoga back into my life. 
Habit you’d like to break: Going to sleep after midnight. 
Place you’d like to visit: Australia/New Zealand. 
How you hope to grow, personally and professionally: I want to keep a healthy work/life balance. 
3 words you hope will describe 2022: Corona is ova. 

Parisa Schnider

Did you reach your 2021 goal?: Yes, I learned about new subjects and worked on a few new endeavors that left a meaningful impact. 
Top resolution for 2022: Continue investing my time, energy and support in my relationships.
Habit you’d like to build: A nighttime routine, mindfulness and boxing once a week. 
Habit you’d like to break: Less social media. 
Place you’d like to visit: Greece. 
How you hope to grow, personally and professionally: To be challenged and learn from those challenges. 
3 words you hope will describe 2022: Groundbreaking, fire, monumental. 

Garrett Sanders

Top resolution for 2022: Being present. 
Habit you’d like to build: Meditating daily, going on walks outside, engaging with more friends. 
Habit you’d like to break: Late-night McDonalds runs. 
Place you’d like to visit: Mexico for my 30th birthday! 
How you hope to grow, personally and professionally: Professionally, I hope to build on the growth from 2021, immerse myself in the real estate world and take my RE license exam! Personally, I’d like to take writing and comedy classes; it’s good to keep those muscles in shape.
3 words you hope will describe 2022: Fulfilling, challenging, life-changing. 

Bobby Neely

Top resolution for 2022: To be more of an inspiration to others through my commitment and in all that I do.
Habit you’d like to build: 15-20 minutes of self-focused thinking each day. 
Habit you’d like to break: Limiting my mindset of prosperity. 
Place you’d like to visit: Spain. 
How you hope to grow, personally and professionally: Speaking for myself, personal growth and professional development go hand in hand. The times in my life where I’ve felt grounded and secure personally, I have thrived professionally. This year, I will enrich my personal relationships by being a man of my word. Whether it’s in my intimate relationship with Rachael or with family and friends. Professionally, the exact same.
3 words you hope will describe 2022: Successful, astonishing, active. 

Oliver Maniquis

Top resolution for 2022: Stay healthy and reconnect with people I lost touch with. 
Habit you’d like to build: Working beyond my comfort zone and continuing with my cycling work out. 
Habit you’d like to break: Working from home. 
Place you’d like to visit: Southeast Asia.
How you hope to grow, personally and professionally: Personally, I’d like to be more present with my family and really spend time on vacation with them so we can all grow as one. Professionally, I’d like to learn real estate from the frontlines after spending most of my working life in the admin side of the business.  
3 words you hope will describe 2022: What a comeback.

Courtney Welsh

Did you reach your 2021 goal?: I kept up my workout routine in 2021 and it fueled me in so many ways! But I didn’t read a single book. 
Top resolution for 2022: Find happiness in the little things, the way my four-year-old daughter can.
Habit you’d like to build: Meal plan and cook more. 
Habit you’d like to break: My morning Starbucks. 
Place you’d like to visit: Hawaii, always. 
How you hope to grow, personally and professionally: I want to push myself to take on new challenges, whether it be a new fitness goal or growth in leadership on our team. 
3 words you hope will describe 2022: Healthy, prosperous, joyful. 

Andres Vargas

Top resolution for 2022: 2022 is about deepening my relationship with God and fostering new relationships within my community.
Habit you’d like to build: I hope to spend more time in nature.
Habit you’d like to break: I hope to drink less coffee and spend more time in nature.
Place you’d like to visit: I would relish in a Spanish siesta, maybe Mallorca?
How you hope to grow, personally and professionally: I plan to broaden my perspective and understanding of the industry while establishing myself as a trusted resource.
3 words you hope will describe 2022: We crushed it! 

Brandon Smith

Top resolution for 2022: Cancel fewer trips. 
Habit you’d like to build: Read more fiction. 
Habit you’d like to break: Using my phone in bed. 
Place you’d like to visit: Mammoth Lakes.
How you hope to grow, personally and professionally: Listen more, talk less. 
3 words you hope will describe 2022: It’s about time. 

Jim Ostridge

Top resolution for 2022: Maintain a healthy diet with a consistent exercise regimen. 
Habit you’d like to build: Expressing gratitude by journaling three good things that happen to me each day. 
Habit you’d like to break: Hanging out with naysayers. 
Place you’d like to visit: Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. 
How you hope to grow, personally and professionally: Keep learning. The desire and willingness to learn are very powerful. I plan to explore creativity, as well.
3 words you hope will describe 2022: Consistent, effective, honorable. 

Krista Masella

Did you reach your 2021 goal?: Well, I did get better at roller skating. Whether I’m good or not is still up for debate. 
Top resolution for 2022: To do yoga at least three times each week and meditate daily. 
Habit you’d like to build: Meditation. In an industry as fast-paced as real estate, we could all use a little zen. 
Habit you’d like to break: Going to bed late. 
Place you’d like to visit: Yosemite. I miss it dearly. 
How you hope to grow, personally and professionally: I hope to grow personally through consistency in my yoga and meditation practice. And professionally through the new and exciting challenges that the SBP team is sure to present me with. 
3 words you hope will describe 2022: Peaceful, focused, recharged. 

Katy Yambao

Did you reach your 2021 goal?: Yes! Had to keep it to domestic travel last year but got to get back on a plane and see friends and family that I hadn’t seen in a while, and I even made it to Hawaii last year. 
Top resolution for 2022: Focusing on my real estate career and exceeding my professional goals I have set for myself in 2022.
Habit you’d like to build: I would love to get back into running again this year.
Habit you’d like to break: Saying yes too much. 
Place you’d like to visit: South Korea.
How you hope to grow, personally and professionally: Personally, I want to set healthy boundaries with my time and focus on the things and people who bring happiness to my life. Professionally, I want to keep learning and growing so I can continue to help my clients with their real estate needs.
3 words you hope will describe 2022: Transformative, fulfilling, fun. 

What are your resolutions for 2022? We’d love to know — send us an email at team@smithandberg.com or tag us on Instagram @smithandberg so we can chat.

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