We had the good fortune of connecting with Pamela J. Goodwin and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Pamela J., we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
I wrote a book “One Cent Lemonade to Million Dollar Deals – 25 Jobs & 25 Lessons I Wish I learned Sooner” there are no shortcuts to success but the #1 lesson learned was if you are not waking up on Monday mornings loving what you are doing you are not doing your passion. After working in corporate America on the Landlord and Tenant side, I decided in 2006 to get out of my comfort zone of a salary and benefits to start my own boutique development and brokerage commercial real estate firm. It was the best decision I have ever made. I love working on my business seven days a week. The benefits of having the freedom to work as hard as I want, or take a longer vacation, or to market in creative ways and not having to ask anyone. If you are not waking up on Monday loving your work it is time to quit and do what you love.

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?
What sets me apart is my ability to find hidden opportunities for my clients and my Rolodex of contacts. I have spent 30+ years of networking and have learned the secret to success is the people you know or who knows you. If you are attending an event go early. Meet the speakers and event planners. Pick up the phone. You learn a lot more than you will by ever sending an email or a text. Invite people to lunch to build relationships and invite them over to your house. Ask for the order. If you don’t ask you don’t get. You have have two things – time and information so do not give either of them away. Persistence pays off. If you want something bad enough I have two mantras – Find A Way and Never Give Up! Keep zigging and zagging with ideas until you reach your goals. I recently started a new tv talk show called “The Pam Goodwin Show” is a show that features the biggest names in television, successful entrepreneurs, future new talents, and local heroes to inspire people to take the leap to doing more.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2019 after a routine mammogram, decided to find a way to give back. I am most proud of a recent event I had with collaborating with a group of women to end breast cancer. The event “Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye” was held in Nashville on October 24, 2021 and icon Dolly Parton was the headliner and we raised $167,000 to benefit Susan G. Komen. One of the biggest highlights of my life! Lesson learned, don’t do it yourself and get a group of women together and change the world!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Best spots to visit in the city and a few of my favorite places are: – Grandscape in The Colony to walk around and visit Scheels, Nebraska Furniture Mart and to eat at one of the restaurants.
– Legacy West in Plano – so many good restaurants and shops.
-The Star in Frisco to take pictures on the field and hope to run into a Dallas Cowboy. Love having dinner at Dee Lincoln Prime steakhouse and ice cream at Cow Tipping Creamery.
– Dealey Plaza and the Sixth Floor Museum to see where history changed on the Grassy Knoll.
– Southfork to see where the television show “Dallas” was filmed.
– Downtown Dallas and Klyde Warren Park to show how a public park was created over three blocks of a major highway. Have lunch at one of the food trucks.
– Trinity Groves – take pictures by the bridge and have lunch at one of my favorite restaurants – Beto & Son.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
So many people to thank throughout my career. The first shoutout goes to my mom – Sharon Zych. She has always encouraged me to take BIG chances and gave me the confidence to do whatever I want to do. In the 8th grade, I tried out for the boys baseball team and made the team. She never thought I was crazy and encouraged me to try new things. My mom is the first person I call to tell her what is going on in my life and my biggest cheerleader. She has given me the support to succeed. I am part of a group of women in retail commercial real estate “Deals in Heels” and have met some amazing women in the industry. We meet every month to share industry insights, can call anyone with any questions on deals, and have built relationships that would never have met. One of my best friends in the group is Alice Seale who deserves a big shoutout for calling each other several times a week to keep each other accountable, a confident and a huge supporter to think outside the box to make big bucks and carry a big purse.

Website: www.pamgoodwin.com

Instagram: pamgoodwinshow

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/pamgoodwincre

Twitter: @PamGoodwinShow

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pamela.z.goodwin

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/c/PamGoodwin

Other: www.thepamgoodwinshow.com

Image Credits
Picture credit: Sara Kauss

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