It's a beautiful Saturday and we're headed home after some terrific time with family and friends. One of the fun things about traveling is the abundance of material to blog about. In this case it's the bathroom reading material in somebody else's home. I found a paperback called "Life's Little Instruction Book - Volume II".
I found two wonderful tips that deserve a moment of extended exposure outside the pages of the book and our friend's bathroom!
"When there is a hill to climb, don't think that waiting will make it smaller."
How many times have we all faced a challenge and instead of just taking it on, we wait. As we wait the issue we're dealing with becomes bigger and creates more stress in our lives. Typically with photographers the challenge being avoided is dealing with a difficult client. Rather than just deal with the issues, they wait and procrastinate. All they had to do was just address the issue up front with a call to the customer and say,
"I understand you're unhappy. How can I help?"
And here's one more that's so relevant....
"Think twice before deciding not to charge for your work.
People often don't value what they don't pay for."
"FREE" doesn't build value to your work. In fact, too often it can undermine your entire pricing strategy as consumers think you must have been over-charging to begin with if you can suddenly offer something for FREE.
That's it for this Saturday - wishing everybody a wonderful weekend filled with family, friends and great memories and here's one more priceless tip:
"When opportunity knocks, invite it to stay for dinner!"
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