We had the good fortune of connecting with Eeman Heisler and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Eeman, putting aside the decision to work for yourself, what other decisions were critical to your success?
Even in the dictionary, success comes after hard work, happiness, and risk. I realized early on that if I wanted something bad enough, I had to be courageous enough to take the risk, work hard for it and face every day with grace and gratitude. If I could do those things and have a positive attitude, nothing was out of reach. I never thought “if I am successful, I will be happy”…instead I am grateful every day and know success will come.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I just might be one of the most optimistic people you will ever meet. When some are looking at the glass half empty or half full, I am looking into how I can pour into others. I have the attitude of gratitude, and I think that sets me apart from a lot of people. Prior to being a realtor, I was a dental hygienist. Caring for others is just a part of my DNA, and I think that flows into the real estate world. When I first transitioned from dentistry to my real estate business, I wasn’t worried that people would think I didn’t have enough experience, because I knew if I cared about them, I could lean on the support of my brokerage to learn what I needed to know to win in this industry. I have learned and I am still trying to learn not to be hard on myself, and to have work/ life balance. It is easy to feel like a machine and not know how to turn your brain off at the end of the day…so I have to be intentional about making time for those that love me, and self care. My husband and I both drag race motorcycles and you’d be surprised, but that rush of adrenaline is a great stress reliever. When you are focused on the track, you are your own biggest competition. I have branded myself as the “Racing Realtor”…I love the competition on the track, but winning for my clients is the ultimate adrenaline rush.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Fun, interesting, exciting? Follow me…. one of my favorite things, other than being at the race track, is ziplining at Banning Mills, just west of Atlanta, going to the gun range for a little target practice, going for a scenic drive (north of Atlanta has the most beautiful mountain views), an appointment with a massage therapist to unwind and dinner and drinks at Henry’s Louisiana Grill just north of Atlanta. I grew up in New Orleans, so Atlanta is our home away from home…so nothing like a great dinner there to bring the best of both worlds together too.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
No one succeeds alone, and I believe in that wholeheartedly. My husband, Jimmy, first and foremost is my biggest cheerleader, and I have him to thank for pushing me to take risks and always making me feel like a champion. My real estate friend and sponsor, Rick Hale, I have to thank- without him, I would not be at the most supportive brokerage. And lastly, my coach, Dina Mitchell– she has mentored me, guided my activities to success, and has always been honest and straightforward with what it takes to be at the top. With that trio, you can’t help but win. As far as a book, I have always looked to John Maxwell for inspiration, especially the book “Failing Forward”. It helped me to look at success in a totally different way. Your mindset is everything….and it may take years of hard work to look like an overnight success….and I am ok with that.
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