As the song goes "the things we do for love." How much do you love your "why?"
Do you trust yourself enough to stand by your terms?
Whose fault is it if your customers don't know you can help them?
in-person corporate activities are poised to make a comeback
Usually it's a pretty simple flowchart for me: 1) Will we be safe? 2) Money?
If you can be at peace wearing a funny costume or drawing caricatures or simply being present in the moment to make someone else's life a little better, then someone else's definition of success holds no weight.
You want to get the gig? You want to make the deal? You want to grow the sales? You want you want you want? How bad do you want it? Show me any "overnight success" and I'll show you the "dog years" of "overnight." Marathon, not sprint.
Sometimes who you work with determines who will work with you!
Can you really "fire" a customer?
We establish our "normal" through our actions, with our friend groups, in relating to our families (or not) and so on. We build up a certain micro-culture that works for us - or we say it does.
What is a creative to do in this environment? How do you distinguish yourself in this dichotomy while at the same time convince potential clients of your trustworthiness?
How much do you want it?