“I own my business — it doesn’t own me.”
Kurt Fisk lives by this maxim. The Bend, Ore., farrier has found that he’s much happier and successful in his hoof-care practice as a result.
“It’s huge to be able to go out into nature and do stuff,” he says. “I’ve set up my book so I can do that. I’ve set a budget. I know what I need to make, and I’m comfortably making it. I’m fortunate enough that I could shoe three horses a day and I’m good. I have the freedom to move the rest of the horses to another day during the week if I have to. I can go mountain biking, hiking or paddle boarding. In my mind, why kill myself?”
Fisk uses a stud puncher to create holes in a Castle…