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Being on the REA rankings for the last few years in the top 5% proves we know what we're doing.
What’s your average day look like?
Well if I wake up and there’s a 4 in front of it, I practise TM and get up at 5ish, then we take Vincent for a walk, back home do some yoga and have a chai, burn some incense and play Ravi Shankar and George Harrison.
I like to read some feel good stories on the New York Times app, have brekkie, figure out my outfit for the day and get into the office early. I love arriving and walking through the grounds – I still thank my lucky stars we were able to secure such a fabulous spot to grow our business and create connections with our neighbourhood.
To me, the business we’re in is about hospitality, helping people feel comfortable with genuine human warmth. We reflect that in our marketing too, which I also play a role in. And of course it’s all about proving to our vendors that we got them the maximum price the market would bear! Being on the REA rankings for the last few years in the top 5% proves we know what we’re doing.
One of our next initiatives to build community vibes is to host a monthly ‘Sports Day’ where we’ll play badminton and bocce for an hour or so on our front lawn here at 141 Brookes St. Let me know if you’re keen.
FAST FIVE WITH KAREN
Favourite book? Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. Set in India, it’s a philosophical yarn of epic proportions.
Most noteworthy or enjoyable sale? I loved assisting Pete in the sale of Banc in Toowong. Such a stunning building, and the buyers were just divine – it’s got beautiful community vibes. We make a great team!
If you were ruler of your own country what would be the first law you would introduce? Everyone gets loved.
What was your first job? Working at the TAB telephone betting in Albion. We’d sit there in four rows of 100 ladies (like battery hens!), at our old-fashioned screens with green font (like in The Matrix), I made a friend for life there, so very grateful for the experience.
Do you have a motto? “You have power over mind — not outside events. Realise this, and you will find strength.” Marcus Aurelius