Breaking the Line: Qualities of a Business Broker That You Can Use in Real Life
We’ve been trained to acquire skills which will give us an all-out performance in our respective fields. There are characteristics that make us a “natural”, yet we still tap the help of the professionals in our university and/or workplace to hone our skill sets.
When we arrive home, and the business suit is removed, we go back to the most natural version of ourselves. However, it’s difficult to separate the professional at work from the person at home even if we leave our business mask once we open the gates of our home. We never thought that when we become a business broker, we’ll carry the learnings during our days off.
Here is a list of instances where we apply our proficiency in brokering after business hours:
1. Knowing our rights.
As someone who has the basic knowledge in legal and fiscal policies in case a venture becomes awry, we are required to have at least the fundamental understanding of the law. This includes our legal rights. Knowing how the constitution protects our rights makes it impossible for other people to uphand us in various situations. In addition, we become better citizens of our country.
2. Marketing ourselves.
Knowing how to sell ourselves is important. It makes us credible, and it gives us work. However, we have to walk the talk. We can package ourselves well and have people try our skills for the first time, but if we can’t deliver what we promised, they will not think of working with us the second time. Our goal is to have a repeat client.
It comes in handy when we are interacting with other people in a social setting. Every colleague is a possible client. On the other hand, don’t engage with that sole intention in mind. All it takes is for people to know who you are and what you do. Other details will not matter if they see that your actions are credible. This is why we have to present ourselves the same way we would present a project—humble yet credible.
3. Organizing life.
Taking care of projects and appointments teaches us how to organize our schedules and other confidential details. It will be useful when we are traveling for leisure, or something as simple as paying the bills. With the way how life gets unpredictable, we have to be ready with whatever it will throw at us. We are used to unplnanned happenings, so we can take them gracefully without any doubt.
4. Creating connections.
To reach the expectations and requirements of our client, we must have a pool of people under our belt. Networking requires skills, but skills don’t necessarily mean the expertise you’ve learned from training and experience. People can smell fakeness from afar. Connections mean taking the time to get to know people genuinely beyond business. This is useful in living a life that’s beyond the self. Knowing other people’s stories help us become empathetic human beings.
We sometimes feel like a high paying job is merely satisfying money-wise, so we search for other sources of fulfillment that will complete. This list is a proof showing us that our job can actually help us become better individuals.