River City Six – Megan Morrison
Meet Megan Morrison, sales and marketing representative at BELFOR Property Restoration.
Tell us a little about your business.
We are a property restoration company that handles everything from fire to hail and anything in between. As a global company, our resources are endless. Our employees and training program are exceptional to ensure our customers are receiving the best possible service we can give them in all aspects of the restoration process.
How did you get started in the business?
I was in the insurance industry for several years, but I was ready for a change and a good friend of mine was kind enough to suggest me for this role. I’ve always considered myself a “people person” and this position gives me an opportunity to embrace that theory. I get to meet with people from all different backgrounds and industries to tell them how amazing BELFOR really is. This isn’t a bandaid kind of company, their top priority is to make sure their clients are very well taken care of.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Learning that my strengths and weaknesses can both be assets to my success, as long as I am honest with myself about them.
Tell us a little about your family.
My better half and I keep busy around the house working on projects. We also have the excitement of raising a four-year-old boy and six-year-old girl.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Finding happiness in my work life. I always thought of going to work as something I had to do. Once I was able to change my mindset (with the help of an AMAZING mentor), I found myself grateful for the opportunity to get to go to work.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Spend time with my family and run errands to get ready for the week. If my kids are gone, I watch reruns of Parks and Recreation on Netflix until it asks if I’m still watching…and then I watch some more.
What is the most interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I was born on Nellis Airforce Base in Las Vegas.
Who inspires you?
My mother. She came from Sandy Valley, NV where there was nothing. She worked as a cocktail waitress in the casinos to put herself through nursing school and now has her master’s degree in nursing. She teaches four days a week and works 12 hour shifts at the local children’s hospital the other three days, and she still finds time to fly to Omaha once a month to see us. She also survived breast cancer last year with a positive embrace on life.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
The only person you need to try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
“Running Down a Dream” by Tom Petty.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
Dance. I was a ballet dancer for 15 years, and I miss it every day.
What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
Nebraska Children’s Home.
What is your favorite movie?
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
Gary Vaynerchuk. If you haven’t heard of him, look him up.
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