We had the good fortune of connecting with Clara McGonigle and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Clara, how do you think about risk?
Risk is an essential element to entrepreneurship. In my experience, risk mirrors the human existence. Humans tend to live in an illusion they know what s going to happen & can control outcome with their mind- which of course is never true. Once the illusion melts away and is replaced with pure faith, life simply becomes one big FUN risk. Instead of living in fear of taking risk, I live in excitement and anticipation for how much expansion risk can create. In my experience, risk is what has brought me to become a successful business owner. Risk has allowed me to trust that there are bigger forces than myself, universal laws, that provide for me – if I am clear on why I am taking the risk. In essence, risk supports growth & expansion.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am a heart-centered Realtor that is in human services, not sales. I am excited to help individuals make massive change in their lives. My passion lies in helping individuals see that building wealth through real estate is possible for everyone – not just a select few.
I started real estate after a lifeless career in Social Work. When I began, I was in debt but something knew that it was my time to take a risk and change my life. Honestly, it felt easy. Not in the “doing” sense, rather in the “being” sense. Once I decided I was going to become a Realtor, it all came together effortlessly. I like to say, real estate is my spiritual practice 🙂 Meditation was a major key to my success.
I have learned that when your serving others, ego needs to be removed. Consciousness and neutrality allow me to effectively give my Clients the best service.
I want the world to know that I was put on this planet to be of service to others. I have learned that I can do this in many different ways – Real Estate just happens the be the vessel that gives me joy along the journey.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take them to my favorite local coffee shop, Sweet Bloom. While their coffee is divine, I have a love for the workers.
I would take a drive from Arvada to Boulder, go on a hike, drive up Boulder Canyon, stop along the river, drive to Nederland for lunch, and back down Coal Creek Canyon.
I would then take them to see some rendition of a Grateful Dead Band at Red Rocks.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?