Say “No” to meh and make room for so much more…
Identify what you truly desire. It sounds thrilling, but it takes a minute. Make yourself a delicious latte, throw on the focus music (Baroque actually works, BTW), and dig in. What’s the aesthetic style, project size, location, client personality traits, investment amount, etc. that are ideal for your firm? Define it. Write it down. Talk it through with your team. Tell your contacts. Absolutely share this with your marketing team (and/or re-visit when you are doing your own marketing) – basically; shout it from the rooftops. Put it out there and then be open and ready.
Holding out for what you truly want is “stand in your space” confidence. Every time you say, “no” to not-quite-right, you’re telling the universe that you are holding space for the dream.
Are you standing in your space? Let’s talk business. Let’s talk interior design.
In this episode I cover…
- CEO level confidence that I call “Standing in your Space”
- Just say “no” when it’s not right for you
- Setting boundaries #alltheboundaries
- Joyfully adding scope creep to flat fee design
Links mentioned in this episode:
Check out How to Sign Your Next Dream Client for a ton of incredible action steps, and a sneak peek inside the Standard (it’s free!). The Standard is a comprehensive template for exactly how to run an interior design business. It took me many years in business, with a few tough lessons along the way, to build a business that I love.
You no longer have to fumble along alone in this industry where “everyone does it differently.” You don’t have to struggle for years to figure out your best practices. You don’t have to worry, stress, or over-analyze your fees, your design agreement or your client interactions.
“The Standard is a true game changer to my 10-year-old firm. I’ve the confidence to charge our worth by calculating our flat fees AND estimated furnishing costs for our clients’ projects up front. It takes away ALL the stress by setting those budgets before we start the design process.” Kristi Patterson, Grace Hill Design
This isn’t just pep talks and theories – I’m giving you the structure, tools and templates that I’ve used to create joy and efficiency in my design firm.