Yesterday I had a conversation with a designer who made a career change to become a real-estate sales person.
yep – you heard well.
From panda-hat pencil-in-hand graphic artist and logo designer, he went to sell cinderblocks lots…
What happened? well, unsurprisingly – he got sick of clients – he got tired of not getting paid – and he got tired of having the very people who hired him for a job starting to tell him how he should do his job.
He got lost.
Like many others.
Like probably whole of us at any point in our career – when dealing with clients and learning how to provide a service to somebody else – it is not always easy – and it is not happening in your photoshop.
This is when I realised – how many people have not yet read or heard Mike Monteiro
This guy is the business coach that creatives didn’t have while learning their craft.
And most importantly – he will bring back your motivation to do good while giving you the tools to deliver.
If you haven’t, you should watch:
Any issue with getting paid? Watch this one:
(Actually – even if this one feels good – it is not always very helpful. I guess it works fine in the US – but from my experience in other places in the world – lawyers aren’t always the best to handle this kind of task… I have other resources I’ll put together for you some other time – still worth watching the talk though because it will help you realise how common these situations can be and how you should not bow your head and agree but you should fight to get that money.)
Anyway that’s it for today!
Don’t let the daily grind get the best out of you, and remember that your work matter! Just sell it.