Meet Nikki Kuehl
When you’re young, people always ask, “What do you want to
be when you grow up?” Rarely will children respond with “A
commercial real estate professional!” Yet, that is what I’ve
done for the last 15 years of my adult life.
During those years, I worked hard and honed my business skills. It paid the bills and allowed me to have a comfortable personal life, but it never defined me.
After a period of soul-searching, which I believe one must do regularly to seek and maintain true happiness, I asked myself, “Why can’t my career be part of my definition?” It was then that I realized not only was it time to make a change, but also that with the skills I’ve gained during my real estate tenure, it was a real possibility.
Being a Bottle & Bottega franchisee opens up a whole new world I never realized existed. From a business perspective, the franchise offers fantastic support allowing me to be confident with my experience and lean on their expertise in the areas where I am still learning. From a life perspective, I get to work with artists and fun-loving customers every day. I get to be part of people discovering their creative and artistic side, and this truly makes me happy.
So the lesson here is: Never stop asking yourself what you want to be when you grow up. You could surprise yourself with the answer.