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KNOWING WHEN TO TURN DOWN A JOB

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ECONOMICS by KRISS on 27 july 2017

My wife says it is proof of maturity to recognise when you screw up so I’ll treat myself to a self pat in the back today, there, there.
A couple of weeks ago I was offered a job to shoot a rehab clinic in Andalusia with a beautiful building, surroundings everything.

This is not my forte but I was able to identify what the client was looking for and so I offered my services.
They accepted and I went shooting this place this morning.

It is only when I showed the photographs to my wife that she told me in all honesty it was shit.
I was upset and started to rage a bit, I woke up at 6am to go there, it was a 40min drive, I shot for 3 hours, edited for a couple of hours and now I was being told I could not deliver this.

But I know my wife is wise to I listened to her and decided to send a message to my client apologising but informing that I wasn’t happy with the results and would neither deliver anything nor charge them anything.

Can I afford to waste half a day’s work especially these days of summer with work days often finishing at 11pm ? Clearly, no ! So why did I do that and why it is an important step for me ?

This is officially the beginning of a new era where I will learn to say no and turn down jobs that do not inspire me or really are out of my forte.

I am good at shooting people, sometimes, because I love it and I’m inspired 99% of the time but places do not inspire me anything.
I mean I do not even shoot much architecture at all when I travel, this is just not my thing.

Now I have said it and next time I get the opportunity to cover a job that is not for me I will have the willpower to turn it down and leave it to someone else.
That’s my silver lining.

#knowyourself #humble

KNOWING WHEN TO TURN DOWN A JOB

KNOWING WHEN TO TURN DOWN A JOB

KNOWING WHEN TO TURN DOWN A JOB

KNOWING WHEN TO TURN DOWN A JOB

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Peggy on 2017-08-10
Ta femme est ta première force extérieure tu as super réagit ... je suis épatée !! ><)))))°< ........ >°(((((><

Kriss on 2017-12-17
Merci Peggy !!!

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