Monday, November 28, 2011

If you turned something down, be brave: New Doors Open

If you have the courage to turn down a project to teach a lesson, then you should know that something better is on the horizon.

I recently grit my teeth and turned down a potentially-lucrative assignment because they had not been timely in getting information to me. It would have paid well but, I feared that the unreliability would compromise my ability to generate results. And, they would have blamed me.

Two days later, something better came along and I'm immersed in that project.

Stick to your guns. Have the fortitude and the courage to turn something down. Something better will come. And, the clients you declined, will gain respect for you too.

Monday, November 21, 2011


You must hold clients to matter what. I am editor of a trade publication and clients must think this is produced magically. Not so. So, for the first time in 20 years, because they continue to fool around and get copy to me late, the publication will not be done.

I refuse to work Thanksgiving.

Some things are non-negotiable.

Monday, November 7, 2011

When you get a comp ticket

I am often invited to events where I get a comp ticket. However, it is important that you support the event by buying a raffle ticket, supporting the silent auction or paying in some way. It shows your gratitude and support of the mission and it helps and uplifts the person who gave you the ticket.