Three Habits Builder & HGTV Star Jasmine Roth Swears By

Between building, designing, filming, interviews and traveling, Jasmine Roth’s packed schedule leaves little space for downtime. Now in the midst of filming her second season of HGTV’s “Hidden Potential,” Roth still prioritizes a daily routine that helps her stave off stress, produce energy and stay healthy. Here are three habits Roth completes each day without fail: 1 To accomplish your goals each day, you have to have energy, Roth said. It’s why, no matter what, she begins her day with a hearty meal to fuel her mind and body. “I eat breakfast every day,” she said. “A lot of people don't eat breakfast. I swear by breakfast, and I have to have a legit breakfast. I have eggs every single day.” Start the day off right 2 In business and life, Roth turns to spreadsheets to sort out the madness. Seeing facts and figures alongside one another helps her make sense of priorities, progress and what’s coming next. It’s a beneficial process that reduces stress, as well as keeps her organized, she said. “Having things in a spreadsheet helps me mentally,” Roth said. “I put everything into a spreadsheet — literally, everything.” Quantify & track everything 3 As sure as a hammer is on a construction site, Roth will have her toothbrush and toothpaste handy. And it doesn’t matter who’s around: If Roth ate lunch, she’s going to polish her pearly whites. “Another thing that I picked up from my dad early in my career is I brush my teeth after lunch,” Roth said. “Nobody wants to take a meeting with somebody with food in their teeth. It's just that simple. Even if it's in a parking lot, or on a set with a microphone and a whole film crew watching me, which happens every day.” Prioritize oral hygiene

Jasmine (baby) and her parents in front of the log cabin home they built. Photo courtesy of Jasmine's mom, Terry Mueller.

I f you ask Jasmine Roth when she first ventured into real estate, the blossoming star of HGTV’s “Hidden Potential” has to laugh. “I would say in utero,” Roth re- sponded with a chuckle. “My parents moved from New Jersey to Virgin- ia when I was just a thought. They bought a piece of land and cleared it. They knocked down the trees, and floated them down the river and milled those logs into a log cabin. I've been building since before I was even born, via my family.” With a childhood full of tree hous- es, zip lines, sheds, dog houses and a myriad of open houses, Roth’s real estate, and building roots run deep. Though not full-time real estate in- vestors, Roth’s parents were frequent- ly building, remodeling or flipping homes, providing a ripe environment to cultivate Roth’s curiosity, skills, and creativity in real estate, she said.

“You name it, we built it,” Roth recalled of her youth construction ex- perience. “I grew up around tools. We spent a lot of time measuring, going to the lumber yard, and figuring out how we were going to build these one-of-a- kind structures.” For Roth, it’s been a winding, ser- endipitous journey since her youth in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley to landing a show on national televi- sion that revamps humdrum subur- ban homes. But while her platform and business have grown immense- ly, her familial philosophy on real estate remains steadfast. The source of her passion for real estate ultimately leads back to the family, she said. “It’s not really about the real estate or the building so much as the fact that it’s where the family is — I think that's the backbone of real estate,” Roth said. “Whether it's in real life or

on my show, or if it's me building a little doll house for my nephew in my garage or if I'm building a brand new home for my husband and me, it’s the same thing. You're building an experience. You're building a place for somebody to spend time in and have memories.” FORGING HER OWNWAY Armed with a degree in entrepre- neurship from Northeastern University, Roth was greeted with a rocky econo- my and bleak job market in 2008. She bounced from consulting work to non- profit management to human resourc- es before she and her husband, Brett, decided to buy a tract of land to build a home in Huntington Beach, Calif. To offset the cost of their home, the couple decided to construct an invest- ment property adjacent to their home while helping build on the weekends.

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