My success in real estate is not built on years of labored door-knocking, cold-calling, and finger-crossing. In fact, it took a major pivot to get me here, but once I decided to sharpen my skills in one place, I was able to blow up my old life and create a new one without limits. I want to say quitting my successful career in engineering was not an easy decision, but somehow, it was. I’d already worked incredibly hard to get to where I was, so when I learned that every next step to up level that role required dedicating more years of blind training and commitment, I thought, this isn’t how I want to live. This feels like a constant uphill battle.