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I want to expand on the one thing a very important mentor spoke to me about. That goal is to find a way to be the best in my trait, I must be able to teach what I have been taught myself to be truly successful. I never thought that opportunity would happen while working here, which makes my life feel that much more special.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
When applying lessons to my work with our team, break it down into phases. It makes life easier for everyone.
Who is your biggest influence?
My biggest influence has been everyone that has shared a bit of themselves to help me be the best I can be in life. My Family, my closest friends back home, and my business mentors have all been so influential in keeping me motivated to wake up every day and push to be my best. I owe them my happiness and want to make them proud.
If you were not in the real estate industry, what other form of work would you do?
I would probably have figured out how to be involved in working with animals on a discovery channel show. Maybe start with Turtles, I like Turtles.
Are you involved in any other industries here, if so please explain and does it influence your current line or work?
I have been investing some time and capital in supporting a village in Oudong. The lead director of the wonderful charity group- Rock Foundation, I was introduced to over 70 amazing families. The head director, Brett gave me the responsibility to help him to start funding the teachers and instructors. They now teach the children of the village basic language, arts, and math as the foundation of daily lessons, while we are figuring out how to transition the children from home studies into transporting them to a proper school in the near future. It is expanding beautifully, and would always appreciate more support.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years and where do you see Cambodia?
That is a tough question because the sky's the limit here. I would like to see our agency, Century21 Capital, become among the top professional sales and property management groups in Phnom Penh. I discovered, Cambodia has so many different levels of opportunity. I want to see how I can add and be of value to the rapid improving standards of this friendly, warm and driven country for as long as I stay here.
Would you say you have achieved success or do you still have some things you have are to accomplish?
I always feel I have things I want to accomplish, but it has recently felt good being a part of managing an outstanding project in Silvertown and now expand into leading our company to manage similar opportunities.
Do you have any advice
Best way to love and appreciate this country is to be open minded and embrace the many things that make it different from wherever you are from. Oh, and don’t turn right on a red light. It’s a fine trap. Brilliant Strategy Police force.
Do you have a motto or saying in life that you follow?
You were born an Original, so don’t live life as a copy.
What were the initial culture shocks you had when moving here? Are you always discovering new customs and traditions Khmer locals adopt?
From the very first day, I was thrown into the culture and I haven’t looked back. My very first evening here, I was taken to a local street restaurant and was given to try some fried frogs, amok, and what has become one of my favorite items to order now, Lok Lak. That salt, pepper and lemon combo thing rocks!
Are there particular services you cannot find here that would be easier to access elsewhere in the world?
Fast food drive-thru! After a long day from work, I would love just driving into a shop, pick up and drive away without getting off of my ride.
What have you found to be the hardest or most eye opening experience since living here?
There is a difference between how I managed business in Los Angeles, and how to handle it in Phnom Penh. One of those accepted challenges has been to constantly be learning how to combine the two styles into one that can be universally successful. From there, it is perfecting my voice to sing my favorite song, “My way” by Frank Sinatra at the Ktv. I’m horrible at singing, but you have to try right?
Would you say you have achieved success or do you still have some things you have to accomplish?
I always feel I have things I want to accomplish, but it felt good being a part of managing an outstanding project in Silvertown and now expand into leading Century21 Capital to obtain and manage similar opportunities.