We had the good fortune of connecting with Michele Gwin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Michele, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The concept of rinse and repeat mixed with discipline and consistency.
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?
My passion for real estate and ensuring all my clients have a fantastic experience has motivated me from day one; I find that this is still the driving force behind my success and growth. I approach every day with the understanding that there is always something to improve upon. Every mistake I make gives me the opportunity to identify what not to do and hone in on ways to give the best support for both my clients and my team. Often, I use my own very high expectations as a consumer to drive the level of service I provide. This sets me apart from “just another real estate agent”.
The passion behind how I’ve grown my business has not been terribly difficult for me, largely because it comes from instinct. A lot of the challenges I’ve faced have arisen from mindset/limiting beliefs more than anything else. It’s safe to me to admit that being a business owner is downright scary. What both fuels me and often scares me is a simple fact that there isn’t a backup plan! This drives a significant amount of motivation behind my consistency and discipline but also leaves me scared to death of failure. Because I’ve historically been scared to fail, I’ve also been reluctant to try new things. Or even worse, I’ve even convinced myself that I was not deserving of some of my achievements or rewards.
I’m learning to face my fears with as much optimism and passion as I have for real estate. Both the excitement and the challenges continue to be a very grounding and humbling experience. All of which I am very grateful for.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would take them to Breckenridge for a walk around the town and the incredible views of the Rocky mountains! Then maybe to Red Rocks for a hike! Downtown Littleton would be one of my top destinations too, mainly to check out some of the cute boutiques and unique shops! We’d definitely need to eat at some of my all-time favorite restaurants, Carmines on Penn & Vesta’s Dipping Grill! One of the best tours I’ve ever been to in CO is actually the Celestial Season’s plant in Boulder, so I would definitely check that out too! OH! And I have yet to have a better Panini than at the original Panino’s off 8th Ave in Colorado Springs!
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 to thank as well as people who inspire me! I believe success and achievement takes a village! The support of my husband and children have been key. The dedication of my team is unmatched. The leadership of my managing brokers and peers is inspiring. Additionally, I am wicked motivated by entrepreneurs who have “figured it out” and very much value their insight and stories. Networking is a crucial part to not only my business and clientele but also has become a source of many mentorship opportunities for me, in both receiving and giving.