Have you ever wondered why you do what you do? Why do you work at the job you work at? Do you enjoy the type of work and the people you work with? I sure do.
I have worked in a few different fields in my short career and this is by far my favorite one. Don’t get me wrong, I have enjoyed being a part of other companies and industries, and have worked with some amazing people. I love my current job because I get to experience helping people first hand and every day is different than yesterday. Whether someone needs to downsize, handle a loved one’s estate, or simply wants to sell something, I get to help solve their problem. The other jobs I have had also solved problems but this one often is different because it is often connected with deep emotions. Letting go of something with strong memories can be very difficult. On the other hand, letting go can also help with the grief process by moving on from memories better not remember.
Problem Solver + Listener + Counselor + Encourager + Coach = Auctioneer
In many cases, being an auctioneer and realtor also means becoming a counselor and listener. Many people only experience the role of an estate executor once in their lifetime and it can be overwhelming. This is where I get to help them walk through the process. Sometimes the executor was very close to their loved one and sometimes there was some distance. Each situation is different and requires customized care and attention. Since my grandpa started our company, I have grown up watching him and my dad work with many different clients over the years and have learned that every situation is different and requires customization.
Another sector of what we do is professional fundraising. We work with organizations to raise money at their galas and banquets. Each event is different from the next in terms of crowd demographics, size, goals, location, feel of the event, unforeseen changes and more. Being flexible and adapting to the environment is key to a successful event. If you see one of us at an event, please come say hello!
Why do you enjoy what you do? Share with us in the comments.