Over the past couple of days, I faced two fears: fear of falling short in the art of entertaining and fear of disappointing a client.
On Saturday we had friends over for dinner. Our day got away from us and we ended up having about an hour to clean our house and do food prep. It was ridiculous. I moved so fast, it should probably count as a workout.
How did we do it? We used a bunch of premade goodies from a great nearby grocery store and served lots of vodka. This approach would have horrified my mother, but it worked. We had a great time and no one seemed to mind the simple dinner.
Today I said no to an opportunity I didn’t really want. Sounds like an easy call and I suppose it should be, but I never say no to clients. I’ve made my living as a freelancer for 14 years by delivering more than what is asked of me, not less. This client is the one who gave me the children’s books project, which is great. But now he wants me to manage an account for him, which sounds more like project management with a little bit of sales thrown in. Not really my thing.
Combine my lack of interest with my overcrowded schedule, and the job just doesn’t make sense for me. So I turned it down.
Here is a link to a handsome young man I know who is bravely trying something new: YouTube commercials.