We had the good fortune of connecting with Jessica Provencher and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jessica, how do you think about risk?
Risk aversion is biologically engrained in us a humans. It’s completely natural that our ancestors limited their risk because climbing the wrong hill, or hunting the wrong animal could literally result in death. But we live in a different world now. There are very few decisions that we now make that would result in our eminent death, and yet people are still totally risk averse. They stay in jobs and relationships that they are completely unsatisfied in because they’re comfortable with the status quo. They’d rather remain in mediocrity then to take the “risk” of trying something new. They can’t leave their secure 9-5 job, even though they are miserable, uninspired and under appreciated. The “risk” holds them back. But really, what is the “risk”? That it won’t work out? That you’ll be disappointed, or unsuccessful? That is hardly a DEADLY risk. In fact, I’d argue that staying in environments where you feel “blah” is really a slow death in and of itself. Take the RISK, what is waiting for you could be INCREDIBLE.
What should our readers know about your business?
I came from a background of education & social work. In my mid 30’s I went through a real transformation and decided that there was something else that I was meant to be doing. I did a lot of soul searching, a lot of self reflection on what real meaningful work would mean for me. I transitioned to Real Estate at the end of 2017 and immediately felt as though I had finally found my calling. I completed 23 transactions in my first 9months, which is highly unusual for a new agent. Since then my business has been on a rapidly increasing trajectory and I am absolutely here for it! I now have a team of 8 including myself, two admins and 5 agents. I am so excited to be helping other agents achieve their goals and transform their lives and I can’t wait to see how much more we will accomplish together.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Are you asking about Dallas or MY area? I’ve only been to Dallas once and I spent 90% of the time in a conference room. But I certainly loved the weather and the food!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My husband for really seeing me and encouraging me to go for it! Having him in my corner made the risk a little less scary!