when you told them that you were going to pursue being a real estate agent?
I’ve never been one, but I have started my own company, and this post really resonated with me.
But the most interesting thing that came out of our conversation that day was this…my friend said that a
co-workerformer co-worker asked him, “Do you think you be able to find another job like this one.” To which my friend said, “A job like this one…where I am underpaid and there’s no chance for advancement…yeah I can find “that” job. Those are everywhere.”
Working for myself has opened my eyes to a lot of things. Mainly, I could have been a better employee to former employers and living below your means allows you to do “stupid” things like quit your job and start your own business. It’s an adventure and trying at times, but most things worth doing aren’t easy.
Thing is, I figure, real estate agents are all independent contractors who don’t get paid, don’t get health insurance, etc. They eat what they kill, as far as I know. It’s sorta like starting your own business.
What sort of responses did y’all get when you told your friends and family you were going to do real estate? Horror? That look of pity? Congratulations?