September 15, 2020

Charlie Wills: Owner of Charlie Wills Team & President of 100 Men of Dane County

What do you do?

I'm a broker and I own my team. I also am involved in our property management division, and the President of 100 men of Dane County.

What 4 people (dead or alive) would you like to have dinner with?

Abe Lincoln, Elon Musk, Ronald Reagan, Mel Gibson

What was your first job?

Bailing hay

What book or podcast are you reading or listening to right now?

Alter Ego by Todd Herman and Getting Naked by Patrick Lencioni.

Best way to start day?

Chug glass of water, some coffee, either workout or gratitude time, good book read.

Most annoying question you're asked?

How tall are you or statement said like a question ended on a high note, "oh you're so tall?" i used to be embarrassed or mad when I was a kid and now I say, "oh you have brow hair" and I say "oh i thought we were sharing facts." I'm really this tall everyday

Where do you see the city in 5 years?

Madison has been the same since I've been here since 97. It might seem too harsh, but Madison is too soft. The daily normal average life here never struggles. There are parts that have to struggle, and I'm not discounting what they have to go through, but for the most part there is too much privilege and opportunity.

Why did you decide to join hoan?

The guys that started it. Jason and Craig is how I found out. They started doing something that hadn't been done before. I loved the idea. It was fresh and had great leadership behind it.

What do you wish your brain was better at doing?

Remembering small details.

What's something that most people don't know about you?

I woodwork and refinish furniture. I also like to fish. I could fish all day for weeks. My father and I take a week and go fishing in Canada once a year.

Last show you binge watched?

Dexter and Breaking Bad.

How has COVID affected you so far?

It hasn't really affected me. I also have a whole different mindset on al of that stuff. It's all about pivoting. Our business? Pivoted, right away. Life? Pivoted right away!

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