President's Message

 

Message from FAMP President Linda Knowlton


FALL BACK WITH FAMP AND GRATITUDE


Every year, we fall back with the time change.  I hear mixed reviews from many of my friends and family.  Some feel it is a “kick off” of the holidays and others feel depressed when the sun sets at 5:00 pm every night. Then, they wake up way too early!  Many, like me, feel that this is a time to recharge through the end of the year and it allows us to look forward and plan for the coming months and new year.

As we acclimate to this time of the year please consider falling back into FAMP.  Your Association has been working hard to provide you with tools to help you succeed not only in your business, but also in your life.  We presented over 30 webinars in the past year and half that ranged from product knowledge to inspiring us to be our best.  2022 is shaping up to be even better! FAMP has provided licensed loan originators with one of the best Conventions and Tradeshows in the country.  We provide Continuing Education for our licensees and, in this coming year, we will be offering boot camp opportunities for newly licensed loan originators and processors throughout the state. Additionally, we will be presenting a webinar on understanding the new FAR/BAR Contract and those tax returns we love to analyze!  Providing exceptional content to our members is our goal for 2022.  We want to hear what you want as well.

Your FAMP Membership is a state-wide membership. What does that mean for you?  You can attend any event, meeting, or social gathering at any one of our Chapters throughout the state.  This is an incredible opportunity for you to network with industry peers as well as seek tools and knowledge through our incredible industry partners that attend events at all chapters. Take advantage of every opportunity that your FAMP Membership offers you.  If you are a member, I want to personally thank you.  If you are not; please consider joining today and feel free to contact me personally to discuss our membership. 
 
In this Thanksgiving week, most of us will be with our families and friends.  As we begin to emerge from nearly two years of the pandemic and as COVID-19 continues to disrupt our lives, there's no better time to take a moment and be thankful for "today".   Gratitude is sometimes difficult for us especially as we are so busy in our professional and personal lives.  I recently went through two incredible losses of two of the most important people in my life.  I now know what gratitude really is for me: strong support and love.  Gratitude is a practice, a mindset and an approach, it has the potential to heal, energize, change our lives and our relationships.

Be grateful for your life and the special people in it.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow FAMP members and your families!
 
Linda Knowlton

FAMP President
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