Sometimes I think we forget the blessings and unique opportunities that come with being an appraisal business owner. While there are certainly many struggles that come with owning your own business, I love the independence I have as a business owner.
I know many people who love the security of working for someone else. They love having a consistent paycheck, set hours, and a set job description. I can understand where they are coming from, and I want to stress that there is nothing wrong with this mindset. However, I personally do not find the same security working for someone else because, as an employee, you are dependent on your boss for pay, hours, and ultimately a job; you could be fired at any time. I would much rather be in control of all of these aspects myself.
As a business owner, I decide my own schedule, pay, time off, and promotions. Typically, my actions directly reflect my pay scale. As long as I stay focused on my business and not in my business, I remain in control of what happens in my life and in my business. For example, I recently gave myself a promotion by hiring a personal assistant and additional certified appraiser. This change has allowed me to focus more on the aspects of my business that I want to spend time in.
I encourage you to take advantage of the opportunities that you have as a business owner. Take stock of where you are currently and set goals for where you want to be in the future. Ultimately, choose to take responsibility and control over your life and business.
For more information on this subject, please download and listen to The Appraiser Coach Podcast Episode: 265 Controlling Your Own Promotions As An Appraisal Business Owner