Ask Andrew: What’s it Like Being a PSP?

Every career has points of entry and a lifestyle all its own. In this installment of Ask Andrew, we explore what to expect as a Private Service Professional and how to enter this spectacular career.

What can I expect working as a Private Service Professional?

“Success begins with a passion for service and freeing your mind from traditional work experiences. So, it’s safe to say that being a PSP isn’t your typical 9-to-5, Monday through Friday job. However, being a PSP means working at all hours in surroundings you could only dream of before. There is a world of luxury even glamourous Hollywood cannot imagine, and you can consider this your daily office.”

Any downsides?

“There are no downsides per se, only a wide departure from what most people imagine when they think of a full-time job. More than anywhere else, if you love what you’re doing, you will never work a day in your life. Although you can be in-service around the clock, your deep service attitude immunizes you from feelings of enduring a ‘daily grind’ so many in the regular workforce face. There is also no comparison in the work-a-day world for where PSPs work. Luxury estates, high-end luxury international travel, yachts – your ‘office’ can change based on your principal’s needs at any moment. But, again, it all revolves around service. Yes, you will make sacrifices for your principal, but they will also employ you in a world few ever see.”.

The long days can stretch into weeks without a day off, time away from, family and friends, holidays missed with loved ones. This career  path is not for everyone and few people outside this world will truly understand the demands of being a PSP

Do I have what it takes to be a PSP?

“Although there is no tried and true test, successful PSPs do have many traits in common. Most are service oriented, with early examples of being ‘mommy’s little helper’ at every opportunity. It’s likely no coincidence that service-minded people find work in the service industry which is a natural precursor to being a PSP. If you are curious about working as a Private Service Professional, reach out to others in the industry and inquire about open positions. Working for five years and moving from $40,000 to $120k annually isn’t rare when you have the right mentorship. So if you are service-minded, enjoy the adventure of an ever-changing environment, and want to experience what most can only dream of, you should consider becoming a Private Service Professional.”

 

 

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ENTERING PRIVATE SERVICE?

When you think about service careers, it’s easy to picture law enforcement, EMS, or even teaching. But did you know there’s a service with an exclusive culture, language, and richness? Whether celebrities, business magnates, or wealthy families, high net-worth (HNWs) individuals and families need an army of Private Service Professionals (PSPs) to keep their lifestyles running smoothly. If you’ve felt that inner drive to be helpful, it’s time to ask, “Have you considered entering private service?” Our experts at Precise Home Management can curate your rewarding career as a Private Service Professional and help you develop gifts you never knew you had.

CALLED TO SERVICE

The world is full of helpers. From holding a door open to allowing someone to merge in traffic, these are more than common courtesies. We call them characteristics of a call to service, and you shouldn’t ignore these clues. For example, did you help your mother with household chores or help your dad with yardwork or in the garage? Natural helpfulness can be nurtured into a career as a PSP. Transforming genuine helpfulness into a Private Service skillset requires discipline, but we are here to help you.

CAREER ADVANCEMENT

Think about everything you do at home to keep your life running. Cooking, shopping, cleaning, errands, laundry, paying bills, organizing home repair, yard work – the list is almost endless. Now picture yourself specializing in one task and being paid well for it. As a PSP, you can specialize in a field you love and work as part of a team for a high-net-worth individual. Best of all, the potential for advancement is limitless. It’s not unheard of for someone who begins as a house cleaner to advance to estate management within a few years with diligent professional development. Best of all, we can guide you through your career and help you develop the skills and relationships you need to succeed.

SUBSTANTIAL REWARDS

Life in private service pays well beyond your salary. You get to work with a team focused on the same goal of taking care of your Principal, the HNW that needs the support of staff to make their household run smoothly. In addition, PSPs have a deep sense of community and endless networking opportunities. Some PSPs travel with their Principals. It’s not uncommon for PSPs to experience private luxury travel and shopping as part of their duties. So, although service is your focus, bring along your sense of adventure.

Transform your natural helpfulness into a rewarding career as a Private Service Professional. Our experts at Precise Home Management are here to guide you every step in your development. We love to help too, and we would love to serve you. Also, you can receive upwards of $500 in referral fees for someone, which results in a successful placement.