Finding New Strength After Losing Everything, with Terri King

Jan 22, 2020


Terri is an entrepreneur, speaker, writer, and Mom to a teenager. Her business is real estate. She has been investing in real estate companies, real estate agents, and real estate deals since 2003. She bought the franchise for her current company, Coldwell Banker King, in 2011 during the worst housing crash since the Great Depression. She built her business using an unconventional business model. Her company is a major player in the regional marketplace. Terri holds a B.S. in Animal Science from North Carolina State University and a Master of Entrepreneurship from Western Carolina University. She is an active board member of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and currently chairing the Advocacy and Policy Committee. She is an Asheville NC area native and a long-time student of the science of personal achievement. Her life goal is to master the art of living well and dying strong. She enjoys Crossfit, trail running, mountain biking, and hiking with her German Shepherd Dog, Levi.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Why Terri decided to purchase a Coldwell Banker franchise after losing everything in the midst of the 2008 real estate market crash
  • How the 2008 market crash impacted Terri, and how she came to the conclusion that she needed to walk away from the boutique agency she ran at the time
  • How Terri realized that she had been mismanaging her resources, debt and assets, and how the 2008 market crash inspired Terri to do better going forward
  • Why Terri keeps a 99-item “Life List”, and why she is frequently surprised by how many items she has been able to check off on her list
  • How Terri came up with the money to avoid bankruptcy and put together funds to purchase her Coldwell Banker franchise despite having lost everything
  • Where Terri believes she got her resilience, strength, independence and tenacity, and how those traits have served her in her career
  • How Terri came to the conclusion that her life’s goal is to “live well and die strong”, and why an extended period of living outside her truth was taking a toll on Terri’s health
  • What daily activities Terri follows that help her maintain a balance of healthy mind, body and spirit
  • Why Terri believes in spending as much time as she can on personal development, and how that has impacted all aspects of her life
  • What future growth plans and goals Terri has for herself and for her real estate franchise, Coldwell Banker – King
  • Why Terri feels the hardest thing to do is stay still, and how she realized that she needed to walk away for nearly a year to avoid burning out on her work


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