We had the good fortune of connecting with Rebecca Valles and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rebecca, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I began my self-employed journey as a hair stylist in 2016, I’ve built a successful business for myself, but I truly knew I was made for more. This is when I decided to pursue a career in Real Estate. For a long time, I let myself believe that I can only be one thing, that I could only do one thing. I was great and did well for myself being a hair stylist and that should be enough for me. It was a narrative I told myself when that burning desire of wanting more would arise. I would hide the idea of pursing another career deep down because I felt that if I pursued a new career, I couldn’t do hair anymore or that it meant I probably wasn’t as passionate about hair anymore. Man, was that so far from the truth. It almost feels silly to reflect that I really felt that way. At the time I didn’t have anyone in my social circle who I could relate my desires with. Therefore, my mind was stuck on “It’s not possible to do it all” This was my narrative for some time until I began what I like to call my self-help journey. In 2018 I really began to read more books and follow more content from life coaches. The coaches I followed started becoming more like mentors to me. The similarity that stuck out to me the most is that they all were entrepreneurs. They were in fact doing it all! I began to become more and more inspired as I heard their stories, I could relate with what they were saying. I stopped hiding that burning desire I mentioned. That desire of wanting more. Instead of hiding it away I began to explore it. I asked myself the questions. What does a perfect work schedule look like? What does a nice yearly income look like? What are the things I’m passionate about? what are my dreams? Where do I see myself in 5yrs? 10yrs? 15yrs? As I began answering these questions, I realized that I’m very much so passionate about many things. I am similar to the Rachel Hollis’s and Ed Myeltt’s of the world. During my journey of self-growth and self-reflection I dug deep and seen clearly that I am very passionate about helping others accomplish their dreams.
Real Estate fit into all of my goals and burning desires. I purchased my first home and often joke that I enjoyed the process way too much. It was exciting it was nerve wrecking it was ultimately a dream come true. I was made for this. I want to help guide others just like me with their future investments. I knew that I wanted the relationships I’ve created in the salon to correlate into the relationships I have in Real Estate. I will never hide that desire of wanting more because ultimately, “I was made for more” a quote I use often from my mentor Rachel Hollis. I’m excited to see what the future holds for me as I have many more desires to be met. I’m not stopping here.
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?
It’s all about relationships. I find myself extremely lucky to be able to create these very great relationships with my client’s whether it’s in the salon or discussing real estate over coffee. My purpose is to nurture all the relationships in my life. I truly admire people; we all have dreams and aspirations that need to be heard and supported. Everyone is capable of greatness and if I can play a role in someone’s life to help them get to where they want to be, that’s true happiness for me. Being in a unique situation as a Real Estate Agent and a Hairdresser, these two professions really relate with one another when it comes to relationships.
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.
Colorado is a beautiful place to visit. If you were spending a weekend with me, we would first stop for dinner at Machete near the Union Station for some yummy tacos, drinks, and great music! The following day we would then head back over to Union Station to grab some ice cream at the Milkbox Ice Creamery. After enjoying the ice cream, we would spend the afternoon taking IG photos in Union Station because how could we not, this place is beautiful! The following morning, we can grab brunch at Snooze A.M Eatery and ride scooters to the Rino Art Distrcit. The artwork pieces throughout the neighborhood we will leave you in total admiration. More IG photos for your aesthetically pleasing feed. Cruising to 5 points we will then stop at Ground Floor Salon where I could show you my beautiful work oasis. We will wrap up the night by enjoying one of the many breweries in the neighborhood.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My journey of self-help has added so much clarity to my life. I have worked hard, and I will continue to work hard on who and what I allow in my life. My support system has without a doubt been my boyfriend Brandon and my sister Jessica. I joke that they are the same person. Truly, they inspire me so much! I seek their guidance often and I’m never steered in the wrong direction. I also have many podcast episodes and books to credit for my success. Rachel Hollis’s book Girl Wash Your Face was the very first self-help book I picked up. It truly began my journey. Ed Mylett’s podcast are most definitely podcasts I play weekly. The book Millionaire Success Habits by Dean Graziosi was a game changer. The secret is a book I reread often. It still blows my mind every time I pick it up.