Peta Stewart Shares What Makes Me Happy In Business?

What Makes Me Happy In Business?

Empowerment, Community, Relationships

Running your own business can be a challenging yet rewarding experience. As an entrepreneur, you have the freedom to create your own path, make your own decisions, and pursue your passions. But what makes someone truly happy running their own business? For me, it’s a combination of factors that contribute to a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.

Firstly, having a Rock Star all-woman’s team is a source of pride and happiness. Empowering women to become the best versions of themselves is a mission that I’m passionate about, and seeing my team members grow and succeed brings me immense joy. Additionally, being involved in our fantastic community here in Albury New South Wales, Australia is another aspect that makes me happy. Giving back to the community and being a part of something bigger than myself is incredibly rewarding.

Finally, having a work-life balance that allows my team and I to work hard at work, and then focus on doing the things we love with the people who are most important to us is crucial. Being able to pursue hobbies, spend time with family and friends, and take care of our physical and mental health is essential for overall happiness and well-being.

Building A Rockstar All-Woman Team

One of the things that makes me happiest about running my own business is having a team of amazing women who are all Rockstars in their own right. Each member of our team brings a unique set of skills and experiences to the table, and we all complement each other so well.

When building our team, we focused on finding individuals who shared our values and were passionate about our mission of empowering women. We looked for people who were not only talented but also collaborative, supportive, and committed to continuous learning and growth. We hire for attitude, then train and develop the skills someone needs to succeed in the role from there. We also believe that having a team of all women sends a powerful message to our customers and community. We are showing that women can be successful in business and that we can support each other to achieve our goals. After being in business for over a decade, we think we’re on the right track!

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By working together and lifting each other up, we believe we can achieve great results for our clients. We also provide training and development opportunities to help our team members build their skills and confidence, and we encourage them to take on leadership roles within the company.

But it’s not just about our internal team. We also work to empower women in our community by supporting local organisations and initiatives that promote gender equality and women’s empowerment, and I love getting up on stage at women’s events to help share our message!

Ultimately, our goal is to inspire and empower women to pursue their passions and achieve their dreams, both in business and in life. We believe that when women are given the tools and support they need to succeed, they can accomplish amazing things.

If you’re a woman who is thinking about starting your own business, or if you’re looking for ways to grow and develop your existing business, I encourage you to reach out to other women in your community for support and guidance. Together, we can create a world where women are empowered to achieve their full potential.

Being Involved in the Community

Running a business is not just about making money, in fact, one of our core values is ‘relationships not transactions’. Being involved in our fantastic community here in Albury NSW is one of the things that makes me incredibly happy about running my own business.

Our business is not just a place to work, but it’s also a place where we can make a positive impact on the community. We love supporting the local shops – especially the ones who sell coffee or chocolate – or both.

Being involved in the community also helps us to build relationships with other businesses and individuals in the area. It allows us to network and collaborate with others, which can lead to new opportunities and partnerships. We are proud to be a part of the Albury community, and we will continue to support it in any way we can.

Achieving Work-Life Balance

Another thing that makes me happy about running my own business is the ability to achieve a work-life balance. As a business owner, it can be challenging to find time for yourself, your family, and your friends while running a successful business. However, it is essential to prioritise your personal life to avoid burnout and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Here are some tips that have helped me achieve a work-life balance:

  • Set Boundaries: It is important to set boundaries and stick to them. Determine your working hours and avoid working outside those hours, except in emergencies.
  • Delegate Tasks: As a business owner, it can be challenging to delegate tasks. However, it is essential to delegate tasks to your team to avoid burnout and focus on the tasks that require your attention.
  • Take Breaks: Taking breaks from work is crucial to avoid burnout. Take a walk, read a book, or do something that relaxes you during your breaks.
  • Use Technology: Technology can help you achieve a work-life balance by automating tasks and allowing you to work remotely. Use tools like project management software to manage your team and work efficiently.

By implementing these tips, I have been able to achieve a work-life balance that allows me to focus on my personal life while running a successful business.


Running my own business has been a challenging but incredibly rewarding experience. I have found that there are many things that make me happy about being an entrepreneur, including:

  • Working with a Rockstar all-woman’s team
  • Empowering women to become the best versions of themselves
  • Being involved in our fantastic community here in Albury NSW
  • Having a work-life balance that allows my team and I to work hard at work, then focus on doing the things we love with the people who are most important to us

Of course, there are also challenges that come with running a business, such as managing finances, dealing with challenging situations, and making tough decisions. However, the rewards of entrepreneurship far outweigh the challenges, and I am grateful for the opportunity to do what I love every day.

If you are considering starting your own business, I encourage you to think about what makes you happy and what you are passionate about. With hard work, dedication, and a willingness to take risks, you can create a business that brings you joy and fulfilment.

What makes you happy running your own business?

Share your thoughts in the comments below!


About The Author

Peta Stewart Property Conveyancers was founded in 2009 with one objective – to redefine the conveyancing industry with a fresh and personal approach.

Award-winning conveyancer. Entrepreneur. Business mentor. Women’s cycling advocate. These are just some of the ways Peta Stewart is introduced. What ties them together is a steely determination to help people achieve their life goals and have fun in the process.

Over the years, Peta has received a fair few awards but nothing compares to the satisfaction she experiences when our clients realise their dream of buying a home – a  safe haven where they can make memories with the people they love most. Peta is grateful every day for the rock star team she has built and the aspirations they help realise. Along the way, she has learned that no matter what obstacles stand in your way, if you persevere and stay true to your values, you’ll always come out on top.

At Peta Stewart Property Conveyancers, we are dedicated to supporting and mentoring each other.

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