This made me guffaw when I read todays motto; a business woman I am not! My two brothers are very successful in business and I didn’t get that gene 😆.
My initi thought was there is no way I can write anything about this…but it kept coming to mind all day, then when I was discussing my day with Mr D I finally realised how I could respond.
I was asked today by a colleague/friend to give a flute lesson/coaching session and I have been deliberating all day a) if I should charge as I know the person well and have given him lessons before for free b) how much I should charge c) whether, in general I should charge for all the one off lessons I give.
I had such amazing teachers I feel like I am obliged to pay it forward. I am also aware that many of the people who ask me for lessons aren’t as lucky as I am and haven’t had the wonderful opportunities I have had.
Today’s motto has made my mind up that I will charge for the lesson and the proper amount. I have never expected free lessons from anyone so why would anyone expect one from me? I have to value my time and experience. I hasten to add I am sure my friend will be fine with this.
On another issue I received a lengthy letter today by a friend of a friend asking for extremely detailed advice on music business matters and then someone else assumed I would be driving to a gig and would pick them up and drop them off. They were so assertive I just said ok when I vowed after he last time that I would say “no, it isn’t time efficient for me to drive I will go by train”…but oh no I just said “fine”.
What today’s motto is telling me is that I will never be an unusually successful business woman until I start thinking and behaving like a business woman and valuing my time, energy and abilities.