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Enjoy The Journey And Love What You Do!, A Founder’s Story with Jessica Thiele

My name is Jessica Thiele, real estate advisor, single parent, dog & cat mom, traveler, and horse enthusiast. I help families in the Vancouver, BC area sell their starter homes and upgrade into their dream homes with my proprietary, signature method – The Concierge System. I have lived out of my suitcase in 3 countries on two continents for six years before settling in Vancouver. I firmly believe anything is possible if we put our minds to it and follow our inner callings.


Tell us about your childhood and where you grew up?
I was born in Berlin, Germany. I spent my early childhood in East Germany. After the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, my family moved to a small community between Frankfurt and Hanover, where I grew up. My childhood was great. I have some memories of how different life was in East Germany, including eating my first banana and having a bathtub in the kitchen, and a basement full of potatoes. But I grew up in a loved and safe environment. I went to school, had a hobby I loved, and spent time with my friends.


How did you get started as an entrepreneur?
As a teenager, I realized that I could do what I love and am good at, and people would happily pay me for it. It was great, and I wanted more of that. But I was raised to become a successful employee. A corporate career was what young adults should seek. So I followed my parents’ advice and studied Marketing & Communications. When I finished studying, I did not know what to do with my life. I knew I needed to go somewhere. Stop the noise about what I should do and follow my inner callings. As I researched, a fantastic opportunity came up. A German real estate firm offered me to put my degree to work in a six-month internship in Mallorca, Spain. I was hesitant at first because I had never been away from home. But this opportunity was too good to decline. While I fell in love with real estate, the repetitiveness of a 9-5 job was exhausting for me. It didn’t take long for me to start my first side hustle as a marketing consultant for a US-based real estate developer. While living in Scotland, I build two online platforms. A dog walker directory with automated e-commerce integration for dog supplies and accessories and an online real estate marketing platform. Now, I am building my real estate business in Vancouver, BC, Canada.


What is one business lesson you would tell a startup founder?
How about a few: Do not wait until you feel comfortable enough to start. Start and learn as you go. Don’t be a perfectionist. Take action, even if it’s messy. Things will get perfect as your competency grows. Surround yourself with people who are where you want to get. Find a mentor and your tribe – the people who encourage and support you. Do not be afraid of failure and mistakes. It is part of it. Learn from mistakes and keep going. Never give up. Never change the goal. Adjust the steps to get there, and success will come. Most importantly, enjoy the journey and love what you do!
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