70. Badassery

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” 

Steve Jobs


Badassery, yes, it’s actually a word and the formal definition is: behavior, characteristics, or actions regarded as formidably impressive. Aka bad ass. Today I welcome Jen Josey to the T&T mic and we cover a lot! Jen started her journey in teaching only to realize that she didn’t like children. Minor detail:). She jumped to the corporate ship just long enough to realize that also was not a fit, so she jumped again. This time to real estate, eventually starting 2 companies, one investing group, both led by the end game of all-around POSITIVE IMPACT. You can do business and do good in the world at the same time… who knew?! Jen shares her trails, tribulations, and successes. She is a true student of the life game and NEVER stops learning. She has taken big risks and received even bigger rewards because of it. She discusses the importance of support in your life, DOGS, and caring about other people. This is an awesome cast for anyone wanting to add more heart into their business and make the world a better place and own your own badassery along the way. Listen in, if you can handle it:) Thanks Jen, you’re an inspiration to varsity humans everywhere. Cheers!


Highlights

Self-awareness, happiness, and taking chances. The importance of support, GREAT coaches, and continuous learning. Lead with the heart, work with the mind, be open to the world changing and opportunities in front of you. Question a better way. Keep tequila close. 


Jen Josey:

My first passion in life was teaching middle school music.  I did this for 16 years until I woke up one day and realized I hated children.  I wanted out so desperately that I chose an equally abusive industry and became a health insurance agent.  I quickly climbed the corporate ladder for the next 5 years only to find I was halfway up the wrong ladder. 

Forty(ish) and unhappy in my work life, I knew I needed a change.

In April of 2017, my husband and I took a leap of faith and began Jolific Homes, our real estate investment business.  We had amazing coaches along the way.  I was able to quit Corporate America by the end of that year.  My husband and I then created Jolific Properties as we built our rental portfolio.  Most recently, we opened our own brokerage, The Acorn Agency which is an investor-friendly agency for realtors.

I met amazing people throughout my journey with specific talents who taught me how to improve certain aspects of our business.  As my knowledge from experiences grew, I found my passion reignite when I too, shared my talents.  I wanted to create a platform where investors could share these superpowers within a network, sprinkled with a little bit of accountability, thus building confidence and credibility.  I still have MUCH to learn so I created REIGN: Real Estate Investor Growth Network.  It’s a Virtual Mastermind with an interactive format because one person is never as smart as all the people in the room…or Zoom call…in our case.