What were some of the challenges you faced in the process of starting your own firm?
Learning how to lead gracefully and lead well has been a huge hurdle for me, and it is still something that I work on constantly. There is a lot of self-doubt involved in a leadership role, and conquering my own fears has helped me to grow both personally and professionally. Another challenge I faced was learning to stay organized; at a big firm, you have people who manage your deals, but at a boutique firm, I have to make sure that we stay on top of everything.
How have you worked to overcome these challenges?
I’ve found that looking to others for mentorship outside of my own business has been wildly important; I can bounce ideas off of my mentors and learn from what they’ve done. But most of all, my faith is what helps me overcome every challenge. I know that my true identity doesn’t come from my work. I am a child of God, and He accepts and loves me regardless of what’s happening in real estate. When I forget this, that’s when I get lost.