Meet the Tribe - Janet Fields

Each week we bring you the story of one incredible entrepreneur who can be found inside the Hatch Tribe Members Circle. Today we're excited to introduce you to Janet Fields of Oak Trust Properties.

photo by Abby Murphy Photography

Are you more of an introvert or extrovert?

Are you more of an Early Bird or Night Owl?
Night Owl

What is the 1st thing you do when you wake up?
Hit snooze

What are you reading now?
Traction By Gino Wickman

What is your favorite podcast or YouTube channel?
MFCEO Project - Andy Frisella

Favorite place to get away from it ALL?
I love the beach and the mountains.

If you could get 1 extra hour today, how would you use it?

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What is your favorite food?
Anything healthy I did not have to make or plan. :)

How did your awesome business come to be?
My father has been in real estate for 30+ years and started to work in property management 15 years ago and around 2000 started his own company.  I have always been apart of it in some way for as long as I can remember in at least some small way. I have watched my father go through 2 acquisitions and major growth, all by the seat of his pants.  So here I am the second generation trying to get organized and sustainable.

Who inspired you to pursue entrepreneurship?
I just fell into it.  The opportunity was there and I took it.

I'm on a mission to...
Create an amazing work culture where team members love their jobs and could not imagine working anywhere else.  I want people to want to be apart of our company because of the leaders we create and good we do for the community.

Have you ever had a mentor? If so, how did they help you?
Not really.  I just hired a coach, so far so good.

How do you define success for yourself?
Balance of work / life, exceptional work culture with a fun loving team, and expanding my company into new markets.

We all love failure & flop stories! Tell us about something you tried in business that didn't work, and how you moved beyond it.
Taking the stern with no experience. Finding mentors.

What is a recent success that you're super proud of accomplishing?
An employee told me this morning unprompted that this is best company that she has EVER worked for.  She is mature in her age and has had a job she enjoyed previously. She was genuine. :)

What is your superpower?
Creativity, brainstorming, getting other excited, being silly and light hearted. I tend to be a great cheerleader for others.

What is the least sexy part of your job?
Wait is any of it sexy?  Turing over crappy responsibilities like terminations.

What do you hope to learn from your community of peers inside the Hatch Tribe Members Circle?
That others are in the same boat I am.  I am in need of a network more than anything.

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