We had the good fortune of connecting with Hannah Green and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Hannah, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk taking has been a learned skill in my life. When I was younger, I was more cautious and planned out every detail of my future. That was until I decided to drop out of my doctorate program and give up everything I had worked for, for a life that was more fulfilling to me. I spent countless hours in school rushing and working to get accepted into that field, and once I was finally in it, I realized it wasn’t right for me. I decided to take a step into the unknown, and that was the first step of many. Each time I’ve done this, it has felt uncomfortable and a bit overwhelming, but it has forced me to grow and expand who I am in ways I didn’t believe that I could! And now I look back proud of myself at taking every chance. I force myself to take new risks each day, no matter how challenging it feels. I’ve started different businesses and ideas.. failed, and started over again until I find my groove and reach success. I have learned throughout these failures, that without risk, we lack reward. And the risk is the fun of it all. The journey of learning, navigating through unchartered territory, and coming out of it a new and stronger version of myself is where the enjoyment is for me.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am a home buyer specialist in the Denver up to Fort Collins areas in Colorado. I decided to get my license to be an in house realtor for DHC Construction & Design, and while I still do that, I also do a handful of individual deals to help many first time buyers find their new home! I am a full time agent who devotes well over 40 hours a week to my business, and I go above and beyond to negotiate on my buyers behalf. I am most proud of my recent partnership with the Children’s Hospital in Colorado. Matt Baldwin, who is a lender with Zenith Home Lending and myself have teamed up to offer the healthcare workers at CHC an incredible opportunity for purchasing a home. We felt that they deserved it after a grueling 2020-2021, and we are honored to be able to help our heroes find a home. I am also proud of my upcoming Tik Tok Series that will air in the next few months, that showcases some of the most exciting parts about buying a home. This was definitely a new area for me, as being on camera hasn’t been something I’ve done much of in the past. I got where I am today business-wise with a lot of support. I passed my real estate license exam while I was pregnant and shortly after lost my personal training business to COVID, which was going to carry my through my first few months as a realtor. I didn’t end up getting to do much until my son was born, so most of my career in the beginning had been juggled between parenting and running a business. It has not been easy, but it has been possible. There have been days where I am on the phone with a client, moving the laundry, and feeding my son all at the same time. Where I would answer calls with a baby sleeping on my chest, and half eaten meal next to me that probably wouldn’t get finished. I would be up at 2am finishing contracts and again at 4am to feed a 6 week old. I think the balancing act between parenting and business was the hardest obstacle for me for a long time, but thankfully I’ve had a lot of support and as my child has gotten older, things got easier to manage. Learning to establish home and work boundaries was one of my best lessons. I devote certain hours to work, certain hours to family, and certain hours to myself, so that I don’t get burnt out anywhere. Of course, balance can get tipped one way or another here and there, but generally mastering my time has given me a leg up in every aspect of my life. It’s made me a happier mother and wife, a better realtor, and given me that “me time” we all need after a long day. What I’d love the world to know about my story is that you can make it through adversity. In one year, I moved 4 times, found out I was pregnant, had a business boom to the best months it’s ever seen and then lost it all, started over with a new one, and saw success again (even with a colicky newborn on my left hip!). I truly think that losing my personal training business was a blessing in disguise, as I feel that becoming a realtor aligned much better with my personality, and life after becoming a parent. I want all parents to know that they can chase their dreams with a sweet little one watching. You don’t have to squash your dreams.. Your children will learn from what you do, not what you tell them to do.. so show up every single day as the person you would want to inspire them. If you want them to go after their goals, go after yours!
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’m a big outdoorsy person, so I think I would take them on a hike everyday. Day 1 – we would do Green Mountain in Lakewood. I would show them the beautiful views of Denver and the Foothills, and then we would head over to downtown Morrison for shopping, tacos, and drinks until we made our way to a Red Rocks concert, because duh! Day 2 – we would hit up Walker Ranch Loop. It’s a long trail an hour up the mountains in Boulder, but the views are incredible. Day 3 – we would head down for an overnight camp in the Great Sand Dunes National Park! I would wake my dear friend up at 6am to hit the dunes before they get hot, and then take her to the trail to the creek nearby on our way out. On day 4 and the way back up to Denver we would stop in CO Springs for custom drinks at the Rabbit Hole and I’d probably convince them to try the incline with me before viewing the beautiful Garden of the Gods. On Day 5, I would give them a break from the hiking and head to strawberry hot springs for a relaxing day. We would stay overnight in a lodge and enjoy some time up in Steamboat. For the rest of the week, I think we would find a mash up between a sports game – depending on the season it could be a Rockies, Nuggets, Broncos or Avs game plus dinner at the Cherry Cricket. I would love to bring them to a mountain town if they weren’t sick of the driving we’d do everywhere else, but I think a day in the mountains for some white water rafting or a train ride through Royal Gorge would be well worth the experience. Lastly, I’d take them out to see the stars in the mountains at night, where they shine so bright away from the city lights!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are so many people who deserve credit and recognition in my story. I think the #1 person who deserves credit is my husband, who fully supports every risk I take and is there to catch me when I fall. Next would be my mother, who supports me working and chasing my personal goals by helping take care of my son who was born within the last year. My son is also a huge source of motivation for me, as I hope that he can look up to me and be inspired by the things I’ve done. The final people I’d like to mention would be anyone who has mentored me in all of my ventures along the way, or supported me in so many ways. I don’t believe you can be “self-made”, as there are so many hands who have held me up to reach for the stars, and I don’t know if I’d have enough room to list all of their names here, but I am forever grateful.
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