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My story of why I gave up my job and started my own business

Let me tell you my story that has happen over the last few weeks. Some people have asked me why I should give up a perfectly good job, a well paid job with no guarantee of success. 

Let me tell you why ....

Whilst you have been prevaricating,so have I. But the other day i decided to make the jump. Others will go through the initial pain and start their own businesses, most of have always thought of starting your own lettings agency or estate agency .. so have I, but in my case, something different ... a company that helps lettings agents grow their stock, organically. (more of that to follow later in the month), by being both a consultant and, here's the best bit, you can pay me to do it as well.

Maybe, you are considering starting your own lettings agency or estate agents , maybe with franchise or you might will set up your own under your own name (there are pros and cons to both) and in years to come, after all your hard work, you might have the fancy house and fancy cars.  

Yes, there are risks involved, but fortune favours the brave. 

While you've been wishing for the motivation to start something colossal, thousands of new business starters have used the prevailing sense of insecurity to start truly remarkable companies. There have been some outstanding new starts in our estate agency and lettings industry over the last few years ... all have started on a shoestring, and all have been profitable ahead of schedule. 

So you look back at the 1990s (those of us in our 40's) What's your biggest regret about that decade? Do you wish that you had started, joined, invested in, or built something? Are you left wishing that you'd at least had the courage to try? In hindsight, the 1990s were the good old days, the 1980's even better, and further you go back, the rosey the tinted glasses are. Yet so many people missed out. Why? 

Because it's always possible to find a reason to stay put, to skip an opportunity, or to decline an offer. And yet, in retrospect, it's hard to remember why we said no and easy to wish that we had said yes. 

The thing is, we still live in a world that's full with prospects and opportunity. But the world has changed, it's different. Well 70+ years ago, bombs were being dropped on people's heads, in the 1950's,60's and 70's, we lived under the threat of being nuked in 4 minutes, we had the oil crisis of the 1970's when oil went up in price 400%, we have property crashes iun in early 1970s's, late 1980's and again in the late 2000's, we had radiation leaks in Russia and Japan, things carried on then and prospered. The more things change.. the more they stay the same, as some French chap once said. 

So stop thinking about how different the times are, and start thinking about what the different times demand. There has 
never been a worse time for business as usual. Business as usual is sure to fail, sure to disappoint, sure to anaesthetise our dreams. That's why there has never been a better time for the new. You get to make a choice. You can remake that choice every day, in fact. It's never too late to choose optimism, to choose action, to choose distinction. I know it all sounds rather fluffy .. but it isnt. The hardest step is the first step .. they get much easier after the first 

So Mr (or Mrs) Estate agent or letting agent.. had you ever had the insight, foresight and hindsight to earn money from property apart from buying properties, by doing what you do already .. and set your own up 

As my very good friend Will said, when i told him ...Watkin, know this... "The best thing about going it alone is that although you're still working for a misguided fool that makes bad decisions, they're your own, so you can live with them". 

If you ahve ever been intrested in starting your own business in property, feel free to follow me on what I say .. if not, thank you for reading..shalom