The Big Think

August 20, 2013

Trust the Artist

Filed under: Business,Disclosure — jasony @ 8:08 am

I love it when a client gives me rough directions and then says “but just do what you’re good at. We trust you.” It simultaneously frees me up from the stress of having to get them to define what they want (when they often can’t put it into words) while also setting a high mark- my mark- on what is “good enough”. The best way to get superior work out of a craftsman is to tell them that you hired them because they’re good and because you trust them. If they’re professionals they will fall all over themselves, put in extra hours, and get pull our their best stuff so that they won’t disappoint you. Their self-respect and reputation is on the line.

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1 Comment »

  1. Hahaaaaaaa!! So true. I do love that kind of client, and don’t mind a single extra minute I spend polishing and perfecting.

    Comment by barrybrake — August 21, 2013 @ 12:40 am

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