to saying no and making clients aware of my set working hours. When I over commit there are not enough hours in the day so I often say yes to things that can take time away from other priorities. It’s something I’m really trying to work on (building our team will eventually help with this.)
“ Volunteer and charity work are the projects that stand out for me and both play a major role in our office’s culture. ”
What motivates you as an entrepreneur and small business owner? MS: The ability to help others, to provide a service that people value and that even the smallest thank you gestures keep me going. I also understand and realize that I need to focus on the bigger picture, that there’s are always opportunities out there you just need to keep looking for them. Where do you see yourself 5 years from today? MS: I see myself as mentor with a portfolio of other local businesses that I have been able to help start and grow allowing other entrepre- neurs to follow their own vision and dreams. I also see myself working on my businesses not in my business. In 5 years, I want both our Real
“ I like putting myself out there and believe in being totally honest and real when commu- nicating with other women.” estate business and the boutique to be 100% self-sufficient in all the day-to-day tasks. One day our vision is to have the best mega team we have built run everything without us so that we can spend a month in one of our vacation properties, totally unplugged.
In 2021 we are working out ideas for pop up events at the boutique. We are still working out details, (admission would be nonperishable food item and a percentage of sales go toward one of the local charities), but we will keep everyone posted. What is your greatest strength and what is something that you struggle with as an entre- preneur and or business woman? MS: I think my biggest strength is that I’m a talker and socializer. I like putting myself out there and believe in being totally honest and real when communicating with other women. Time blocking and setting boundaries. Whether it is setting a schedule and honoring my time,
Can you tell us about a particular project that you have worked on or are going to be working on that stands out to you? MS: Volunteer and charity work are the projects that stand out for me and both play a major role in our office’s culture. This year we have done several food drives for our local boys & girls club. We have been part of the Winter Coat Drive and Back to School Backpack Drive. On a personal home-based level we try to include our kids in the small giving back gestures. We have an annual Christmas tradition where we do up gift packs (toiletries, everyday necessities) for one of the local homeless shelters and have sponsored families in need.
FEBRUARY 2021 • SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE
SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE • FEBRUARY 2021
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