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2017 HM Mini Goals–A Year of Accomplishments in the Books

By John Jarvis

Impeccable Mini-Goalers,

What a great, family-friendly and fun way to wrap up our mini goals in December with groups gathered together, patiently working on cool puzzles. The Jarvis family might have done a puzzle even if it wasn’t our December mini goal. But then again, maybe it would have stayed in the box while we were busy with all the other holiday plans. I am glad we pulled the puzzle out of the box. It is such a little thing. Tiny really. Kind of like the mini goals. And sometimes the little things are bigger than we realize in the moment.

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My family and I completed the 1,000-piece puzzle together last month.

Our friend Angela completed a puzzle with her sons and their wives and sent a really cool time-lapse video to share with us! Brenna Palmer and her family in Dallas had a blast working on a 1,000-piece round puzzle over our holiday break and in each of our offices, we also set out a puzzle for the team to work on throughout the month.

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Brenna and her sister-in-law were excited to complete their snowman puzzle.
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Our OC Ops girls were hard at work working on the puzzle for December’s Mini Goal.

And while we are at it, let’s take a moment to recall all the cool, simple little things we did in 2017, you know, just because we said we would.

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Angela and her son took a fun road trip up the coast for our September Mini Goal.

A definite shout out to Mary-Jo Uniack and Angela Koutis, who participated without fail, every month. Clearly, they are the individuals who keep their word and honor their commitments. Respect.

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Our OpStars Briana, Kelsey, Elizabeth and friend Michelle had a blast accomplishing our August HM Mini Goal—go to a live music show—and saw Billy Currington in concert in Del Mar!

As a fun reminder, here is a look back on the goals we set out to accomplish in 2017:

January- Play a board game with friends or family

February- Visit a museum

March- Bring home a beautiful bouquet of flowers

April- Go on a bike ride

May- Plant a tree or flowers

June- Write an article

July- Watch the sunset in a special place with a special person

August- Go to a live music show

September- Take a road trip

October- Take a long walk

November- Record some family history

December- Work on a puzzle with friends or family

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Mary-Jo and her daughter Paige enjoyed a long walk (and shopping excursion) along the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue as part of a fall weekend trip!

To Mary-Jo, Angela, Laura, Erwin, Ed, Tim, Joanne, Laura, Owen and all of our other participants, we thank you. We applaud you. Thank you for joining in on the fun. You explored different cities, took walks, rode bikes, admired beautiful sunsets with loved ones, enjoyed the outdoors and experienced live music shows!

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Here at Hughes Marino, we strive to be impeccable with our word, in our professional lives and in our personal lives as well. If you think about it, it really is a massive ambition (and at the core of our company culture). I mean, how much wiggle room is there in that word “impeccable,” right? Here’s a hint—not much, or maybe none at all.

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Our friends Laura and Erwin accomplished our April HM Mini Goal during their 18-mile ride around Mission Bay in sunny San Diego!

So here, here—a toast to 2017! A hearty thank you to all who played along. And our heartfelt gratitude for sharing your photos and your stories. Ours is a patchwork quilt that is the extended Hughes Marino family, and we are stronger for all who join us in the games that we play as we grow.

What’s in store for 2018, you ask? Well, in the words of Dick Van Dyke (as Bert):

Winds in the east, mist coming in,

Like somethin’ is brewin’ and bout to begin.

Can’t put me finger on what lies in store,

But I fear what’s to happen all happened before.

Curious? Good. Stay tuned for the announcement of next year’s mini goals!

Say it, do it, repeat. This is how we grow!

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Abraham’s adorable daughter Amelia helped plant some beautiful flowers for our May HM Mini Goal!
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My wife and I watched the sunset at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming!

John Jarvis is a senior vice president of Hughes Marino, an award-winning commercial real estate company specializing in tenant representation and building purchases with offices across the nation. Contact John at 1-844-662-6635 or john@hughesmarino.com to learn more.

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