Why Charging Hourly Rates Makes Your Clients Focus on Time NOT Quality

Why Charging Hourly Rates Makes Your Clients Focus on Time NOT Quality

They’re paying me for the all the times before … all those times I spent practising and perfecting it, so that I COULD produce the perfect dish in just 45 minutes. Yet, if I was charging by the hour, my rate would need to be CONSIDERABLY higher at my 100th time, to reflect the TRUE value they are getting from the short 45 minutes I spend making it.

Did You Say “yes” Too Soon?

Did You Say “yes” Too Soon?

Maybe we just need to ensure WE have all the facts, so that we can be sure we’ll be giving our clients the best possible service. The exact service, and solution, that they NEED. And maybe, by being clear on the problem, or the wishes, of our client … of DIAGNOSING before we PRESCRIBE … maybe we’ll also help the client to see the VALUE to them, of our solution to their problem?

How a Mindset Change Can Give You MORE Time

How a Mindset Change Can Give You MORE Time

Things can change in terms of what’s necessary to spend time on. There is almost always a way to do something that doesn’t require you to be quite so “busy”. Sometimes you may need a bit of “invention” to happen before that’s an option, or maybe it’s a case of looking closer at exactly what we are doing?

You Don’t Need to be Better, Just Have the Right Offer

You Don’t Need to be Better, Just Have the Right Offer

When we’re self-employed, particularly when we’re starting out, we often focus on needing to be “better”. But maybe being “better” isn’t the thing we need to be worrying about? Maybe, instead, we just need to focus on the TASK that we are able to fulfil. Focus on being the PERFECT TOOL for that task.