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Episode 20 Defining Success & Time W/Karen Briscoe Host of 5 Minute Success Podcast


E20: Our 2nd podcaster meet up talking valuable traits of successful people

Welcome to episode 20! Today we talk to entrepreneur, speaker, real estate investor/ agent, mom and wife, author, and magic women Karen Briscoe. Karen found us from mutual friends and getting hooked on our name “Waking Up From Work”. Karen truly believes in a hero’s journey in your own life and following this journey. We all start at different ages, have different backgrounds and adversities and it doesn’t matter where you start as long as you get started. We talk about our view on what success is and what traits are basic principles of being successful.

Karen Briscoe’s Bio:

Karen Briscoe is the creator of the 5 Minute Success concept. She regularly speaks on a national and local level on the best of  5 Minute Success. Further she is the host of the weekly 5 Minute Success podcast which has an array of guests who achieve success at a high level in business and life. She has completed the John Maxwell Team Certification Program for Coaching, Speaking and Training.

Karen is a frequent guest on other podcasts that focus on entrepreneurial, success and motivation, as well as real estate related topics.  Further, she is a contributing author to real estate media outlets INMAN and Real Trends.

Karen Briscoe is principal owner of the Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group (HBC) with Keller Williams, located in McLean, Virginia. The HBC Group has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal as one of the 250 Top Realtor® teams in the United States. Since 1977, HBC Group has sold more than 1,500 homes valued at more than $1.5 billion. The team consistently sells over one hundred residential properties annually, ranging from multi-million-dollar luxury estates to condominiums and townhomes. Primary market areas include Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland, and Washington, DC.

Karen began her real estate career developing residential lots with the Trammell Crow Company in Dallas, Texas. In Northern Virginia, she worked in commercial real estate with The Staubach Company prior to entering residential sales. Karen earned a Master’s degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and received her BA from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri—her hometown.

She attributes her life worth living to God, her husband Andy, children Drew and Callie, her family and countless friends and business associates. Her family is actively involved at Trinity United Methodist Church in McLean, Virgin

In this episode:

  • A hero’s journey in real life

  • Perfection versus execution and movement

  • Our look on adversities

  • Principles of success in all fields

  • Different parts of life determine what our journey should be

  • Hierarchy of needs, flip it?

  • Time and it’s perception

  • Parkinson’s Law

  • How do you look at work?

  • The only thing you can change is yourself

  • Get LEADS!


“ A hero’s journey isn’t linear, its circular, You come back bearing gifts then you go out on another quest” - Karen Briscoe

“ To say I don’t have time is like saying I don’t want to” - Karen Briscoe


Karen’s Links





Karen’s Recommended Books

Check out Karen’s books on her site listed above!

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod (multiple versions)

Waking Up From Work Podcast Links








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