You’ve heard it plenty of times; life is a journey. During that journey there are quite a few milestones that anyone of us will come across. Whether it’s a wedding, graduation, or watching your child take its first steps, these moments and milestones are precious!
Life rarely gives us ample room to plan things perfectly, but we still do our best to reach the goals we set for ourselves. Sometimes major events come and go and are hardly noticed despite being important. But other times, they’re impossible to miss. In fact, no major milestone in your life should be ignored because, after all, you only live once. And because you don’t want anything to go wrong, you can do yourself a great deed by hiring professionals to help during these events.
A professional will make sure your major life-shifting events go smoothly. So let’s take a look at the most common types of professional people you will need at one point or another.
Life Coach: When you’re feeling lost, doubting yourself, and having a vision but no clear plan, you could very well need a life coach to help you. This is even more important when you are facing several important choices and different paths to take. A life coach not only helps you in getting things done, but will tell you how to do it, or at least give you their best advice. The whole point of a life coach is to help you find your way by giving you clarity when making a major change in your life.
Lots of us have a very good idea about what we want in life and what we want to do, but we can easily get confused with a hundred different opinions, comments, and judgments flying at us. That can paralyze anyone!
Besides that, life coaches are a perfect choice if you tend to procrastinate or don’t follow through with your ideas and plans. They will not make excuses for you. The last thing you need is an excuse for why you’re not doing what you want. Instead, you need all the reasons for why you should follow through.
Driving instructor: Your first time driving alone is high on the list of major life events. It’s one of those days that spell out adulthood and responsibility. It’s crucial that you learn to drive the correct way, and that is something a lot of us are missing.
Having a friend or perhaps a parent teaches you doesn’t guarantee that you will learn the correct way or know what proper driving entails. A legally approved instructor will know the current traffic laws and will teach you the best driving practices. They will teach you safety on the road, and they themselves must remain updated on their tests to teach. If they don’t pass the tests, they will not be granted a teaching permit in the first place and will not be considered qualified enough to teach.
Besides that, parents or other adults will not be aware of just how many lessons you need to actually become a competent and careful driver. They might rush a person into learning quickly. It’s also important to consider that roads as well as driving habits have changed, and many of these changes aren’t for the better. Road rage and drunk driving still prevail, and non-professional instructors can be at a loss when it comes to teaching you more than the actual mechanism of getting a car to move.
Keep in mind that any adult ready to teach a person might not have picked up the best driving habits themselves, and consequently, such habits will be passed down to the person they teach.
Photographer: When you think of ‘photographer,’ the first thing that pops to mind is a wedding photographer, and for good reason. They are there to catch those fleeting yet precious moments and put you and your guests in the best of light on the big day. No wedding can be considered complete without a professional photographer.
When your wedding is in the beautiful area of Hertfordshire, England, you want a collection of pictures of that day that tell the entire story of your fairytale wedding. Hertfordshire is located in the east of England, with some spectacular landscapes and sceneries. Whether your wedding is in the beautiful outdoors of this area, or in an amazing indoor venue, you’ll want to check the available photographers in Hertfordshire for weddings to capture every detail. There are a few things you can skip in a wedding, but a professional photographer isn’t one of them.
When choosing a photographer, sit yourself down and take the time to see their portfolio. This will give you a great idea of what style they use and if it’s to your liking. Reputable photographers may also have videos as part of the package, and more often than not, will have their prices listed online.
Besides weddings, a professional photographer is going to be your best friend in many other circumstances, such as certain milestones in your baby’s life, or even career milestones like opening up your first business. In fact, if you do have a business opened up, hiring a pro photographer should be way up high on the list. Since we’re living in a very visual era where photos and videos are the way to get your business going and growing, you need great images to spruce it all up.
Food caterer: We love to celebrate! With so many depressing events happening around us, and too often in our personal lives, we don’t mind looking for any reason to celebrate even the smallest things. And what’s a celebration without good food? Any major event in your life can be celebrated; graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, your first salary, and practically anything you want. But when you think you might have to prepare meals, you’re not so excited anymore.
That’s why a caterer is going to help you tremendously, where you literally won’t have to lift a finger to prepare an elaborate or even simple meal to invite friends and family over for a celebration. Your only job would be to clearly explain what you’re expecting and to make sure they can deliver in more ways than one. You want to make sure the food is sufficient and that you’ll be presented with a serving style that suits your needs.
Whether it’s a business luncheon or a family dinner, why sweat it out and carry all that responsibility when there are pros to handle the job?
Financial advisor: This might all sound just too big for you since most people think that financial advisors are just for mega rich businesses and individuals. But in reality, it’s often middle class folks who need them to prepare and organize their finances.
As mentioned at the beginning of this read, there are some milestones that involve finances, such as buying your first house, your first car, making your first investment, preparing your nest, etc. All these are milestones, and when you tally them up, they’re quite a lot! If you’re not that good with money or don’t know exactly how to manage it, a financial advisor will help you make the right decisions.
Making financial decisions for the first time on your own is scary, to say the least. It often involves risks when making an investment, and there are many situations where you just might not know what to do. Do you know how to deal with the taxes? What if a family member suddenly leaves you a large sum of money? Would you know how to invest it?
If you are suddenly facing a new or sweeping change to your finances, like receiving a large inheritance and not being sure how to invest it, a financial advisor would help decide what to do with your money and how to handle things such as taxes.
If you’re not that confident in dealing with financial issues, hiring a financial advisor or planner can help alleviate the stress that often accompanies these delicate matters. An advisor doesn’t have to be by your side the whole time. You can hire one for a specific purpose. You can even hire them once a year to lay out how to handle and manage your finances that year.
Attorney: Maybe a lot of us are brainwashed by videos and too much TV, and think we have to be involved in some act of breaking the law to have an attorney. Attorneys can do a lot more for you than just get you out of trouble. In fact, the main purpose of an attorney is to prevent trouble from coming your way.
There are a variety of tasks an attorney can do, such as help you buy or sell a home, set up a small business, develop an estate plan, draw up a will, or help you negotiate a settlement in the unfortunate event of a divorce.
In some cases, an attorney can take a flat fee, such as writing up or updating a will. Other times, they might get paid by the hour.
Sometimes it’s imperative and in your own best interest that you have an attorney present during certain situations. Few of us know the legal jargon that is used for drawing up a contract, for instance. One mistake in the wording can cost you a lot, financially or otherwise.
There are other means to use them for various legal issues. For example, there are ready-made forms for sale online that will help you write up a will. Some forms will not cost much at all, and others can be costly, providing you with more elaborate documents. Yet, even in the case of legal forms available, they are usually generic and might not meet your individual needs. This is when a private attorney might be needed, and can take the load off of you in ensuring that all your legal issues and documents are in order.
Interior Designer: When it comes to major events, nothing shouts ‘accomplishment’ more than your own home. Sure, not everybody has the luxury of buying their own place, and there is nothing at all wrong with rent, but being able to actually invest in a home is a major milestone that should be celebrated with vigor.
The important thing, though, is creating a home that becomes your haven. It’s a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and where you will be making several memories with your family. To do this, and to really be able to call your new abode ‘yours,’ an interior designer can be very important.
Often times, we find ourselves struggling with what to do with spaces, how to decorate rooms, what colors really pop out and make us feel comfortable, and so on. An interior designer can help you make these decisions without the headache. They sit with you, figure out what you want, give you tips on what can and cannot be done, and bring your ideas to life. When it comes to decorating your home and turning it into the escape you need, they definitely know better. It might cost you a bit, but consider it a long-term investment, and one you’ll reap the rewards from, in more ways than one.
There will always be a variety of technological innovations that you can use for various milestones in your life. For instance, there are plenty of financial tools that you could use instead of an accountant. But tools cannot substitute the work of a human who has a passion for what they do. You can get a pretty good camera, say to take some good shots, but that camera wouldn’t know when the best time to take a picture is, or how to capture and create a composition that speaks to you.
When it comes to important milestones in your life, don’t hold back. There is never a reason why you should have these experiences and not be able to really ‘live in the moment,’ sort of speaking. When it comes to handling the intricacies, as well as documenting the good and the bad, professionals are important. So, don’t hesitate to lean on them when you need it!