A New Answer and a Hit
Last night, I asked a question.
Then an audience came. Real folks showed up to push me out of my head into the daylight. I got advice, ideas, tough love, and friendship. I listened carefully to every word, and I’m still listening.
The best part of community is finding out that other folks have stopped where you’re stuck standing.
From the comment, I saw the dots connecting to form the message I took from that conversation. It’s simple enough.
When If I give away my time, I’m agreeing to that contract.
If that’s not working, I need to stop doing it.
Thank you all for helping me stand outside of myself
to see the disconnects in my thinking.
I’m a lucky girl . . .
. . . a lucky girl who’s decided that
I’m hitting one out of the park in 2008.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
Work with Liz!!
(Dear Jeff, I know you hate baseball analogies.)
You’re an open thinker, and that’s what it takes to move forward. I believe that contract agreement in your own mind is step one. Step two is to make that so clear on your landing page that most of the problems don’t appear. And with the ones that do, you can make a case by case decision. I select some people to mentor for free because they’re such a joy and inspiration to work with. It’s personal, but it always comes down to “how am I feeling about this agreement?”
Yes, 2008 is gonna be some year! 🙂
ME Liz Strauss says
Thank you! Believe me, the switch in view was what was needed. The rest is easy-peasy thinking in comparison. Been doing it for years for everyone else. 🙂
Thank you so much for caring. Your plan will be a great guide to keep me focused. 🙂
Chris Cree says
Brilliant, as always. Never thought about the fact that we are agreeing to the contract when we give stuff away. But you are so right.
Way to take away the right lesson, Liz. 🙂
ME Liz Strauss says
Thanks! Hopefully it shouldn’t take much for me to learn what I already knew . . . well, usually. 🙂