How to have success without losing your sanity

Ep. 129 – How to Have Success Without Losing Your Sanity

March 5, 2024

As we celebrate International Women’s Month, I want to celebrate women entrepreneurs who have achieved success on their terms!

In this episode, mother, wife, real estate investor, and full-time member of the Canadian Armed Forces, Victoria Cluney shares how she has custom designed her life and it all starts with something she calls ‘standards of life’.


With almost 20 years of diverse real estate investing experience, including pre-construction, multifamily properties, short and mid-term rentals, a boutique waterfront motel, land development partnership and now building Tiny Home Communities, Victoria is a seasoned expert in the field. Her advanced leadership and instructional techniques, honed over a 22-year career in the Canadian Armed Forces, enhances her strategic approach to real estate investing and mentorship.

Holding a master’s degree in organizational psychology, she merges psychology, leadership, discipline and real estate, simplifying complex concepts for her students. A champion for community, Victoria serves on the Ottawa Real Estate Investing Organization (OREIO) board and leads the Ottawa Real Estate InvestHER meetups, empowering women in the industry.

Victoria doesn’t just discuss real estate investment; she embodies it. Leveraging her unique combination of experience, discipline, and educational insights, she offers mentorship in areas like negotiations, tenant selection, risk management and team management, ensuring her students success in selecting the right strategies to fit their  lifestyle and financial goals through real estate investing.

Connect with Victoria:


  1. Get clarity on your own ‘standards of life’ meaning who you are, your personality, and your core values
  2. Create strategic 90-day milestones
  3. Implement
  4. Expect evolution – nothing stays the same!


I’m a best-selling author, award-winning speaker and podcast host. After almost 40 years as an entrepreneur, I’m best known for my straight-talk, no BS and the simple business and marketing strategies that bring my clients more joy, profit and freedom.  This podcast offers tips and strategies for small business owners who are tired of working too hard for too little profit, and having little or no free time.

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