10 Apr Moxie Chat: Cherika Johnson * Driven. Determined. Loyal.
Today’s Moxie Chat guest is Cherika Johnson.
She is a native of East Texas for over 30 years who graduated from LeTourneau University with a degree in Business Administration. She has been a licensed Realtor since 2007 and obtained her Broker’s License in March of 2016.
In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, mentoring, and giving back to her community.
During our chat, we talk about the power of connecting with other women, how important mentoring is, and how she is learning to ask for what she needs.
Without further ado, here is Cherika!
1. How do you define SUCCESS?
When you are at peace with the efforts you put forward and the obstacles you overcome in order to live out your passion.
2. Share the THREE WORDS that describe you BEST and why!
Driven, Determined, Loyal.
Driven describes me because I don’t wait for things to happen in my business, I work hard to make them happen because I am passionate about what I do. I am determined because I aim to succeed in a field where people don’t make me feel I belong maybe because I don’t fit the description of what their idea of what a successful Realtor/Broker looks like. I am loyal to my family and my friends. I am a big cheerleader for all things dealing with my family and friends.
3. What is the best advice you have ever received?
Get outside of your comfort zone. The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek
4. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Growing up, kids would call me ugly, so for years I was afraid to look in the mirror at myself. If I passed a mirror, I could not look in it, especially in public.
5. If you could go back 11 years – what would you tell yourself?
NETWORK! NETWORK! NETWORK!
6. What is one habit you are trying to build?
In this business, I understand the importance of videos for marketing and I would like to get in the habit of doing videos for marketing. (The reason I probably can’t get in the habit just yet, lies in the answer to question #4)
8. What does MOXIE mean to you?
Being told “NO” or told you can’t, but you do what it takes to do it anyway, and in heels!
9. What does a “perfect day” in your life look/feel like?
The perfect day for me is any time spent with my husband and family doing what we want to do. I have a son playing college baseball, and my youngest son does theatre locally, so when I’m attending whatever event they love doing or playing, I am in my happy place!
10. What is your ONE WORD for the next 12 months? Why?
Connections! Since comfort zone is two words and I couldn’t use it, Connections is something I need to make more of while I’m outside of my comfort zone. Last month, I met so many new connections at the Woman UP! conference who have reached out to me since I have been home, and have given me advise I wouldn’t have considered had I not met them. I never knew the importance of connecting with other Realtors because no one had mentored me to tell the importance of doing things like joining Realtor affiliate organizations. I have since joined WCR since attending that conference and hearing from the ladies at the conference how important it is!