We had the good fortune of connecting with Valli Williams and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Valli, how do you think about risk?
High Risk, High Reward. I was an athlete, so you train yourself to make the pass even if you might fail, take the shot, even if it may not go in. In life, risk is just another step forward, another way to progress towards your dreams. Anything worth doing is going to have some type of risk. I will bet it all on myself in life and business!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
As a mortgage lender, I am diverse. I don’t have a typical client. I am proud that I am able to give all ranges of people, ages, social status, economic statuses the ability to afford home ownership. I interned to get where I am now, I worked long hours, I sacrificed regular young adult fun and vacations to develop my business for about 5 years. It had it’s ups and downs but the process of development was so euphoric, I couldn’t stop working on my business. I learned that there’s always a sacrifice to grow or follow your dreams. You just have to check in with yourself if what you are giving is worth it. Always check in on yourself. I didn’t just step into succcess, I had to fail, A LOT to learn who I wanted to be in business, I had to overcome my mental limited beliefs in myself to break through and blossom, it’s actually a continuing transition.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I love an early morning hike in the Cuyamaca mountains, we would be done by 8am after a 5 mile hike. I’m an East County girl so we would stay local at Eastbound or the Junction for a bite. That isn’t to say in the afternoon PB life is really what you make it, lounge on a rooftop bar and eat some appetizers while people watching the beach and ocean. At night, I like to glam up and go downtown. I’m not sure I’ve ever had a better night than at the dueling pianos. Afterwards a late night stroll around Embarcadero park, maybe grab ice cream from a street vendor and then just do every day like that.
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?
Danny Morel, he’s a mentor of mine and my real estate coach. He believes in me, encourages me, gives me thought, gives me solutions, not many people dedicate the care to others the way he does. @dannymorel
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