Balancing a successful real estate career with a stellar athletic career is no small feat, but Christopher Hedrick has done just that. A gold medal speed skater at the world championship level, Hedrick has recently jumped into the real estate industry as the leader of a team of agents. In a conversation with HousingWire, Hedrick explained how his athletic career prepared him for the field of real estate.

The most important aspect of any sport is a willingness to learn, Hedrick noted. He noted that the skills he learned in training – such as the importance of having a good mental attitude, the value of hard work and the ability to focus on details – have all served him well in his career. Those skills have been most useful in the fast-paced world of real estate where he is constantly working with buyers and sellers.

He also spoke on the importance of teamwork and communication in achieving success in any sport:
“Communication and the ability to collaborate with a team are essential in any sport,” said Hedrick. “Being able to work together to achieve a common goal is something that translates into any field, not just sports.”

Having an athletic background prepared Hedrick for the world of real estate in two important ways:
* Learning from Mistakes: Developing the commitment to learning and growing from mistakes has been important for Hedrick when faced with the tough situations that come with a career of real estate.
* Teamwork and Collaboration: Hedrick has learned the importance of working together as a team and leveraging the strengths of each individual, which is a must in any successful organization. Understanding the importance of working together as a team and collaborating has been invaluable for him in the real estate industry.

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