Melissa Krudwig is known as “The Bear of Real Estate.”
BY ELIZABETH COSSICK
And if you become known as “the bear” of anything in life, it pretty much means you’re a badass – which she is. Not only is she an award-winning Realtor who runs the Think Melissa Team, but she is also a veteran. Melissa served our country for eight years in the Army, including serving as Captain of Air Defense Artillery in the Persian Gulf. Here are her three keys for doing life like a boss – or a bear.
1 BE A TEAM PLAYER.
“Pick your tribe well,” says Melissa. “I have a core group of entrepreneur friends who support without judgment.” Melissa has also recruited a very competent professional team. “Seek employees and colleagues you can trust and delegate to. Don’t do it alone.”
2 BE A PLANNER.
“You can’t win the day if you don’t have a plan,” she says. “I strategically start with an annual plan, then quarterly, then monthly, then weekly,” she says. “Because I backwards-plan, I see the whole picture and always know where I’m going. You will win more days by being purposeful.”
3 BE BALANCED – WITH A DOSE OF HUMOR.
“Set appointments on the calendar for your family or wellbeing, which are just as critical as appointments
with clients,” she says. “But know that if you don’t get to read the bedtime story today, that’s okay. Tomorrow you’ll likely read two. And be able to laugh at yourself! If you lose your humor, you will just plain lose it!”