The LVR Podcast

Benefitting from Quality Time Off Out Of Your Business

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November 9, 2023

This podcast is our chance to give back to the mortgage broking industry and talk about real issues that are affecting most brokers and loan writers right now. Learning, Validation and Respect = the very foundations of all relationships.


Are you juggling a busy career while trying to maintain a healthy work and family balance? We’ve all been there, and sometimes it feels like there’s no time for a breather. In our latest episode of the LVR Podcast, our hosts, Ruan Burger and Marissa Schulze, explore a crucial topic that’s relevant to professionals at all stages of their journey: “Reward and Recognition” through quality time off.

Marissa, co-host and experienced professional, shares her incredible three-month adventure with her family across Canada, the USA, Europe, and Africa. An inspiring journey, indeed, but more importantly, it was a lesson in the art of switching off.

“It was a test,” she says, “to ensure our business could thrive without us.” For her and James, her partner, the trip was about stepping away, giving their minds a well-deserved break, and learning to trust their capable team. The result? A thriving business and an incredible experience of clarity and inspiration.

One essential lesson from the episode is the importance of “quality over quantity.” Whether you have a few days or a few weeks, taking time for yourself and your family, away from work-related distractions, is what truly recharges you.


“We are very fortunate with our structure at Rise High that our brokers can take as much time off as they want without impacting their business or their clients because we’ve got an amazing support structure and process in place where things can still continue without them here and without them having to work whilst they’re on holidays.” – Marissa

“Just taking stock that all the things that you do at work are the very things you shouldn’t be doing If you go on holiday.” – Ruan

“If you do want to be in a position where you can have that flexibility to take that leave, you really have to be part of a team or build a team.” – Marissa

“You’ve got to find a system that allows you to take stock, take time out, reward yourself.” – Ruan

“So I think if you embrace the opportunity to step outside of the business, it is an opportunity to learn and evolve and will only make you stronger as a business owner and as a person.” – Marissa

“It’s the little things that make us think, it’s the little steps for the big wins in respect of quality over quantity.” – Ruan

“We started Rise High because we wanted to make a difference to our clients, but we also wanted to have a really great family life as well.” – Marissa



More From Marissa and her company, Rise High Financial Solutions:

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More From Ruan and his company, Success and Broker:

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Ruan Burger Facebook 

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