We had the good fortune of connecting with Shauna Smith and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shauna, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
I used to believe that success was defined by the salary earned, recognition of others, and being able to purchase material items like houses, cars and vacations. In reality, I think success is being able to determine my own daily schedule, building lasting relationships with my clients, finding time to escape from the rat race and focus on self-care, and always being able to spend time with my family and friends.
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’m a natural competitor. I’ve only been in Real Estate for a little over a year. In that time I managed to be a part of the Top 25% in production overall for my office and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Colorado. I have goals that I set for myself and push myself to reach them. It’s not always easy, I don’t always accomplish all my goals, but I hustle hard and always learn something in the process.
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 love to eat out and Denver is accommodating. I’m definitely a fan of Flemings Steak House, Del Frisco Grille and Elway’s. When it comes to eating locally – Zane’s Italian Bistro, Gallo Italian Supper Club and Cherry Cricket.
Shopping is a must-do activity for me and the gals. Depending on our mood, Cherry Creek Mall to check out the designer brands and The Denver Premium Outlets for some outlet discount shopping.
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 WHY will always be my two kids – they are my life. I hope I can make them as proud of me as they make me feel with their accomplishments.
My husband encouraged me to get into the Real Estate industry. I fought it for a long time. He seemed to see something in me that I couldn’t see in myself. Thank goodness, because it was worth it.
Thank gosh for my fabulous mentors Cheryl Guzofsky & Robert Shearman who have taught me so much in this past year. They are simply amazing.