We had the good fortune of connecting with Melissa Marshall and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Melissa, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
My work life balance changed when I switched gears and became an independent agent. I had to take time blocking serious it will either make or break your career. Taking accountabilty of how every hour is spent is very important. The change was not easy I had to make sure I was taking care of all my clients needs along with prospecting appropriately. But most importantly I always manage to dedicate time to spend a few hours a day listening, talking, and interacting with my child. A healthy balance is so important to ones sanity it has to be handle with thought and care. I feel my work life balance is essential to the over all growth of my business and life.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My career involves helping families move to the next chapter in their lives by providing knowledgeable advice, help, and support. I strive for a great product finish  that is what truly makes me happy. Knowing that I put my all in making sure that my clients were completely taken care of. I feel dedication and strong determination with a CAN’T QUIT attitude makes a great recipe for success and  that is what  sets me apart from the rest.  It keeps me above average and enables my performance. This journey has helped me to completely reset my attitude toward life and starting to hold myself accountable for what I lacked  in order to advance and become better. The lessons I learned along the way were always to remain positive  and keep a level head throughout any situation. I want people to see my brand as influential, inspiring, and most importantly motivating.

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.
I love to eat and I really enjoy a good vibe My top choices are:

I enjoy hanging out at xoxo such a cute place to take awesome pics.

I love having craft drinks at Tipsy alchelmiest.

The Deep Ellum area provides so many cool places to hang out and bar hop.

Meddelsome Moth has a really good brunch.

let’s not forget Town Hearth for great food and drinks

Sunday Funday we have to stop by Bloom.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would have to Shout out Shannon Proverbs. She is a long time friend that has encouraged uplifted and made me realize my potential. Watching her succeed and strive for more has really made me look at us women in the world as truly amazing and resilient.

Website: upscalerealtysolutions.kw.com

Instagram: melissamilan12

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