“Anyone who has never made mistakes has never tried anything new.”
What a boring way to live!
About four months ago (it is more than that now), Baruch Events officially went live. ‘How has the journey been so far?’ That is my most asked question, and honestly, my answer has not changed ‘so far so great’!
There are absolutely no regrets! However, I have made some silly mistakes, which I think is part of the learning curve. This post highlights three, because there are many more (we save them for confession time) where these three came from!
Have you ever been in a situation where you thinking about a previous conversation with someone and you say to yourself, “I should have said this or that”? Perhaps, I would have made a more valid point.
It is my goal that at the end of this post, you and I would learn one or two lessons and not repeat these mistakes again.
Mistake number one:
I once told a potential client that I do not do decorations and ended the conversation there. What I should have said was “no, I do not decorate venues, because I focus on the planning and logistics side of events. However, I have a list of trusted and reliable vendors that I can recommend to you depending on your specifications”. After all, that is why you I am a planner (to take the stress away from clients and proffer solutions to challenging situations).
Mistake number 2:
Comparing myself with other colleagues in the profession that are ahead of me and not reaching out to them early enough. Everyone’s journey is different! What I should have been doing was to focus on me and spend more time building and developing my portfolio. The only person you should compare yourself with is you.
Reaching out to like-minded people in my field is one of my greatest achievements so far. It is all about networking. Ever since, I started making contacts, I have learnt a great deal, rubbed minds, and received quality tips and advice.
Why don’t you reach out to me and I will tell you what they are!
Mistake number 3:
Finding a way to always be available and be at the other end of the line when a client calls. This is more difficult especially if you are like me (still working full time). Lesson learnt is, as much as possible; there should be someone at the other end of the line when someone calls. So many opportunities were lost then.
Whew! I think this is officially my longest post ever.
On another note, one area that I am so sure I am still making a mistake is in the aspect of my taxes and accounting! I will be back on Sunday with another post. This is me trying to upload three times a week now.
First, let me go and search for an accountant! We are approaching the end of a tax year.
“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”
― Richard Branson
PS: Please leave a comment below, if you know an accountant in the Glasgow area.
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