It hurts when loved ones fail to recognize and acknowledge our achievements. Perhaps you’ve finally managed to solve a tricky problem at work, and your boss doesn’t seem to care? Maybe you’ve just reached a hundred subscribers on your blog, but your fiancee just can’t figure out why you are so excited? Don’t worry; you are not alone, I have been in that exact position, and I know how awful it feels.
When I started out as a mortgage broker years ago, not even a single member of my extended family said “well done” or congratulated me when I finally took my first commission home. They were all happy for me, yes, but no one seemed to share my excitement. They were probably just too tired or battling issues I had no idea about.
Whatever the case, I knew I had achieved a big milestone, and if nobody was willing to give me a pat on the back, I was more than willing to do it personally. And that’s what I did; I went out, bought an expensive bottle of wine and unhurriedly celebrated my success.
According to experts, no achievement is too small to celebrate. The most successful people out there recognize and enjoy their achievements no matter how small. So, if you have recently achieved a milestone, don’t wait for someone to acknowledge your success – popping corks and bubbles are in order, whether you have company or not.
I have since then discovered the importance of celebrating my milestones, but I have also discovered another secret- Australian wines are the most satisfying wines on the market today. So, if you are a wine lover like me, then, by all means, go ahead and reward yourself with a fancy bottle. I sincerely hope you will allow a humble Perth mortgage broker with with a love of wine to guide you along:
Top 5 Australian Wines or Celebrating an Achievement According to a Mortgage Broker and Wine Enthusiast:
1. La Violetta Ü Lèvre d’Orange, Great Southern
This is definitely among the best orange wines you will ever come across. I find it captivatingly zesty, refined, and extremely delicate.
2. 2010 Wendouree Cabernet Malbec, Clare Valley
A friend of mine once claimed that no other wine in the world tastes like Wendouree and I agree. This one reeks of violets and black fruit, and I can describe it as one of the most elegantly dense wines I have come across in years.
3. 2012 Bannockburn Serré Pinot Noir, Geelong
I must admit that most pinots are extraordinarily fine, but this one is obviously in a class of its own. It can be described as an extremely sentimental wine with an intense earthy complexity.
4. James & Co. 2013 Sangiovese
I tend to think most Sangioveses taste like dry reds, but this one truly stands out from the rest. It tells a story of red fruits, charcuterie, cherries, and layers of spice. I believe it’s uniqueness has a lot to do with first-rate fruit.
5. Ben Haines 2012 Warramunda Encore Marsanne
Personally, I can say I absolutely adore Marsanne and believe me; they are out there in plenty. But something tells me there’s more than a great brain behind this one. It reminds me of citrus, spring flowers, jasmine, beeswax, and a bit of spice.
Drink up; you deserve it! Cheers!