We had the good fortune of connecting with Jordan Saul Peterson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jordan, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
Work/life balance is something I feel very passionately about, but it also happens to be one of my biggest struggles. I LOVE putting my clients first, it comes 2nd nature to me – recently I became a mother and my perspective changed. It wasn’t about work/life balance just to spend time with my family, but work/life balance to show my son how to take care of himself and ultimately… how to be… happy! I used keep all hours open on my email and texts, now I have a very pleasant tool called do not disturb on my phone that helps exponentially with setting the boundaries that contribute to balance in my line of work of real estate. I also think of work/life balance as less of a balance and more of flow. Balance makes me think of juggling, which sounds overwhelming! I prefer to find a groove that works for me and my family first, which ultimately leads to a happier & more productive work experience for my amazing clients.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My mom & I run a real estate team that services Boulder County & Denver Metro areas. I think what sets us apart from others is our unending desire to learn, grow and adjust to not only keep up with an always-changing industry, but to provide our clients with a fun, rewarding & convenient experience. It definitely takes time and a whole lot of hard work to get where we are today. Being a real estate professional that works almost entirely off repeat and referral business, your customer experience and “go tell your friends” platform is everything. It took and still takes living and breathing real estate so that those around you know what you do. It takes immersing yourself in the market data, rules/regulations, negotiation tactics and overall transaction experience to build and sustain trust. I still get absolutely gitty when I get a phone call from a friend or relative of a past client. There’s just no better compliment out there than earning trust like that! Real estate wasn’t always my passion, in fact, I wasn’t sure what my passion was for the longest time and that was hard! But real estate found me, reeled me in and I fell in love with *helping* people. Because a good real estate agent is so much more than opening doors and writing contracts. We’re advisors, coaches, investigators, anything-house-related-liaisons, match-makers and incredibly good listeners. Sometimes your passion finds you and it might not be all about the industry itself, but what you’re able to give back to your consumers.
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?
So my favorite meal to eat out is hands-down breakfast. Bobs & huckleberry in Louisville are some of my favorites. But if I wasn’t looking for a breakfast bevvy, I’d head to the Early Bird in Westminster. During the day time, we’d likely visit RMNP or Pearl Street Mall in Boulder. Assuming they were here in the summer, I’d always arrange a red rocks show or a show at the Mission Ballroom. We’d absolutely hit up 12 degree brewing, one of my favorite stops for beer and flatbreads. We’d also have dinner at Teocali in Lafayette, T|aco in Boulder or Picas in Louisville. I hope everyone survives this craziness – this sounds so funn!!!
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?
My mom without a doubt. She’s always asked if I would want to come work with her in Real Estate and my answer was always a “heck no!” But it’s ultimately what came to be. Mom – thanks for being awesome and showing me the ropes in this incredible industry. Your strength, passion for helping your clients and crazy love for seeing me succeed make my cup runneth over. No way in heck I’d be here without you.
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