LEARNING THE POWER OF NO

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Last week, my husband and I went to a meet and greet in downtown Belton, MO. As I’m a member of the Belton Chamber of Commerce, I thought it was about time I actually went to one of its functions.

Please understand, it’s not that I haven’t wanted to go to a Chamber meeting or ribbon cutting or morning coffee before now, but I have a unique disability that makes gatherings of that sort problematic. (For those of you who don’t know me, I suffer from an autoimmune disorder called myasthenia gravis, which affects my ability to speak clearly. Therefore, I typically work with clients via e-mail or the chat function in Skype).Learning_the_Power_of_No

So I brought the hubby along as an interpreter and a salesman, of sorts. I carefully prepped him on the services that Liz Davenport Creative offers its clients, we dropped the kiddos off at their cousin’s house and we went downtown to meet potential clients and friends.

But as I heard my husband give my elevator pitch, followed by the litany of services LDC offers, the absurdity of it all kind of struck me. We do photography, copywriting, print and web design and we can help with social media marketing and even SEO. Um, OK. It’s true, we can. I’ve done all of those things before. And have been trained in all of those areas before. But given that our company has such a broad focus, I realized it sounded like our little LLC was more of a jack-of-all trades type place rather than a professional design firm.

And I want LDC to be a firm. Like a real one. Not a big one. But I want it to specialize in web and print design. That’s it.

So I’ve decided to remove the rest from our list of can dos.

I’m going to have to say NO to things that I love (photography, writing, etc) in order to take LDC to the next level. As Sean Wes says: saying no right now, doesn’t mean saying no forever.

And with that, I’m gonna get after it. Off to work, my friends!

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