I love my job, and that motivates me to do a better job for my clients.
Like many people, I’ve had jobs where I was just there for my paycheck. I didn’t really care about the clients or the company; as long as I got paid, all was well.
But then my life changed.
I needed more flexibility with my working hours. I wanted to be in control of my own working day, to fit around personal commitments. But I also wanted to do something that could make a genuine difference.
Whatever the time I’m at work now, it’s productive time, because I’m energised by finding the right solutions for my clients.
The Downside of Control
As many business owners will know, the trade-off for all that wonderful control is not feeling able to switch off completely.
Even though I know I’ve already worked 45 hours in a week, on a Friday afternoon when I switch off my computer at 2.30pm, it often feels like I’m playing hooky!
Prospective clients have no idea what is going on in my world, and I’m aware, of course, that they don’t care. They just want to talk to me about their mortgage options instantly.
(I’m sure that very often, this isn’t even true – they could be simply ticking things off their ‘to do lists’, just as I do at random times of the day).
Regardless of what my clients think – or don’t think – about my daily routine, when I am working, I put in 100% effort.
I think this makes me a better mortgage adviser, because it means I won’t ever settle for the easy option!
Sometimes, I have clients with complicated needs, and I can find myself going around in circles for the best option. But then, I’ll think about the advice I would give to my best friend in that situation, and the solution becomes clearer.
I get immense personal reward from knowing I’ve given a client the right advice, which reaffirms that working for myself is definitely right for me here and now.
If you’d like me to help you understand your mortgage options, then please do get in touch. I don’t charge a fee for my advice, and now you know it’ll make me happy to find the right option for you!