Tell us your bold boss story!:
Hello! My name is Melo Hogan. I am a local Realtor in Tacoma, WA helping my clients with their real estate needs since 2011. Real Estate brokers are independent contractors and hang their licenses with their chosen brokerage. I hang mine with Windermere Abode, a boutique real estate company located in Old Town Tacoma.
I started the real estate business with my husband, Steve. I love working next to my husband and we made a great team! But 6 years later, he got a job opportunity that would work better for our family and this change made me reflect whether I should continue on make a career out of real estate. I continued on and missed having the teamwork I used to have but surprisingly, I also started to love working on my own and helping my clients on their real estate journey. I found pride in being able to work independently and pride in my work and the relationships that I have built with my clients. For the first day of 2019, I joined Windermere and plan to take my business to a whole new level!
We're all about bold boss moments, tell us about one of yours!:
Aside from my 3 children, ( they are my ongoing accomplishments!) I feel accomplished when I am serving my community. My family and I volunteer 2-3 times a week at our local food bank; we pick up donations from local grocery stores and deliver them to the center for our clients to receive free healthy food! We also make sandwiches at the center and hand them out to our friends at the Tacoma Rescue Mission. One of the latest bold boss moment that I am so proud of is getting a group of women in business called Tacoma Boss Ladies! We meet each month, decompress, talk and learn about one another our our businesses and ask where we can provide support with each other whether in our life or work.
What advice or words of encouragement do you have for the Going Bold community?:
Love what you do - it is hard to do something you don't love. Having the mindset of loving what you do truly helps and everything else will fall into place.
Don't be too hard on yourself - I am guilty of this. I tend to be hard on myself but when everyone else is a critic, why add on to it? While it's always good to being kind to others, more importantly be kind to yourself.
Give back and pay it forward - Do good and good will come to you.