• This is not my usual mortgage article but I hope you will read on anyways. I am writing about how being a mortgage broker makes me grateful everyday!

    I am an avid blogger – I love writing and sharing my knowledge and experience but that last two weeks have been a mental struggle for me. I finally stopped beating myself up and sat down to think why I was struggling and realized it was because I had forsaken my daily gratitude habit, because I have been so busy with work and life in general.

    I have learned through various strategies, readings, courses that having the practice of being grateful not only brings peace into my life but the ability to focus and expand that gratitude into all areas of my life, including work and family.

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    I have come to realize that I am fortunate because I love what I do and I get to do it everyday. I love mortgage brokering! It’s not always easy but it is definitely a passion. I am ever grateful because I can plan my day the way I want to; I don’t have to go into an office everyday; I can work in my pyjama’s if I want to (No I don’t work in my pyjama’s); I get to learn new things about mortgage and finances and share it with my readers and my clients. Most of all I am grateful because I get to keep learning and growing. Without growth life becomes stagnant and the same goes for mortgage brokering!

    But aside from this, there are various experiences in my daily life as a mortgage broker that fill me with gratitude. For instance I love working with a first time investor, who has no clue about where to invest or how to get started and through discussions, analysis, research, I help that investor come away with a strategy, clear focus and the analysis of what they can and cannot afford. Am I the only reason that they get a start – NO absolutely not but I do get to be a part of their investing journey and for that I am grateful. While they are learning from me, I am inevitably learning from them, which I then get to share with the next first time investor.

    There are other situations too, such as the First Time Home Buyer, who dreams of owning their first home; the established investor who wants to keep growing their portfolio but has either run out of capital or the ability to qualify for a mortgage and ultimately needs a JV partner, which I can in most cases provide; the investor, who has capital but does not want to be a landlord and wants a great return for their money; the investor, who wants to work with me as I can provide financing in the US. The scenarios are endless!

    Three years ago, when I began my career as a mortgage broker, I never envisioned my business would grow this much or that I would be able to make a living from this, but here I am looking towards the future and filled with gratitude that I get to be a mortgage broker everyday!