BIO: Karen Briscoe is the creator of the transformative “5 Minute Success” concept. Her first book Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day: Secrets of a Top Agent Revealed, offers a combination of information and inspiration delivered through memorable stories.
STORY: Karen took over Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group (HBC) when Sue Huckaby passed in 2008. The luxury business had high overheads, and Karen was having a tough time running it, but a past client came to her rescue.
LEARNING: Invest in yourself because you are your greatest asset. Take your challenges and turn them into confidence.
“Changing you starts with changing the way you look at things because whatever got you here is probably not going to get you there.”
Karen is the principal owner of the Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group (HBC) with Keller Williams. The HBC Group has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of the 250 Top Realtor® teams in the United States.
Worst investment ever
In the early 2000s, Karen went into residential real estate, where she did well and became successful very rapidly. Karen’s success came to the attention of one of the top agents in her market area, who happened to also be number 10 in the entire nation. Sue Huckabee asked Karen to join her and become a partner in her company, which she did in 2006. The business was doing great then.
In 2008, the financial crisis hit the US, and real estate took a turn for the worst. In the same year, Karen’s partner died, and she took over the business.
Running the business was tough for Karen because it was a luxury business with high overheads. She often felt like she had made the worst investment ever. But just as Karen was about to give up, a past client came to her and expressed interest in getting into real estate. Her client’s energy and drive renewed Karen’s spirit, and together they revived the company.
Investing in yourself is worth it.
Your knowledge and ability to create value and help people are your greatest asset.
Confidence is built by overcoming a record of challenges.
Take your tough experiences and turn them into your confidence.
You can change yourself.
Take action. What you put energy into is what you’re going to receive back. If you want to attract something new or anything good in your life, you need to take action towards it.
No. 1 goal for the next 12 months
Karen’s number one goal for the next 12 months is to launch four books. She is also focusing on expanding her coaching business.