I Learn Something New Everyday

As I continue to work on me, I learn something new about myself almost daily.  This past year has proven to be no different.  I’ve always known that I have a lot to share and I gladly give. Giving to others comes naturally for me.  I guess you can attribute that to the way I was raised.

I’ve been in real estate going on 16 years.  I must say, when I got my license back in 2004, I didn’t really have a long-term plan of action.  I just knew having my real estate license would allow me to have a more flexible schedule to be available for a husband, children and the income earning opportunities were much greater than what I was doing at the time.  I honestly didn’t know much more about the industry. 

Over these last 15 years I’ve learned and experienced so much.  There have been many highs and lows.  I’ve helped many people achieve the American Dream of homeownership.  I’ve helped sellers, sell and investors, invest.  I’ve flipped houses, staged properties, and now I mentor other agents.

Last year I was given the opportunity to teach my first CE (continuing education) class at the Atlanta Training Campus. A long-time instructor and director of the Atlanta Training Campus, Cathy McDaniel, took me under her wing and gave me a platform. I never even considered teaching as an option, but when I stood in front of that classroom, something came over me.  I felt so empowered!  I felt that is where I was supposed to be and what I was supposed to be doing.

Please know that I’ve been in many leadership roles, facilitated many workshops, spoke on many stages in front of hundreds of people.  But there was something different about about teaching my peers real estate and business.  I never expected teaching to have that effect on me.  It was almost electrifying.  It was a different level of empowerment.  That experience led me to open It’s Up To You! Academy, a virtual school that offers a variety of business, real estate, lifestyle classes, workshops, courses and mentorship programs.  Although I was able to teach real estate classes, I wasn’t able to give CE credits because It’s Up To You! Academy wasn’t an approved real estate school.

Fast forward to today, I am SUPER EXCITED to announce that It’s Up To You! Academy is now an approve real estate school that offers CE credits!  We currently  offer three, 3-hour CE approved classes and will continue adding additional classes to our roster.
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Our first 3 classes are:

- Intro to Luxury: Everything You Should Know Before Working With Luxury Clients
- Working With Baby Boomers 101
- Code of Ethics

I will be posting my upcoming class schedule in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned! In the meantime, if you or any of your colleagues are in need of CE credits, I will be glad to put you on my calendar and make it happen!  I can come to your office or if you don’t have an office, I’ll be glad to provide the facility.

Please help me celebrate by sharing the good news with your sphere of influence! I look forward to seeing you in one of my upcoming classes!

Shoot me an email at Jackie@JackieBrownProductions.com and share your story!

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