Monday Matters: Realistic Timelines for Custom November Holiday Projects
We do a lot of custom around here
Even Custom DIY!
One of the funniest things we deal with are Clients with unrealistic timelines
This past week + weekend do you know who had one?
Rather humorous to see my Assistants just “look” at me when I described the to do list a week ago
So we worked on Saturday (thank you!!)
And a bit on Sunday (forgive us Lord)
today = tackle a realistic calendar at the Morning Meeting
4 Things I wish I had remembered about Custom Timelines = take your own advice Ann!
1. Don’t rush custom. It impedes quality.
Last week was filled with custom DIY Type Holiday Projects. I left no margins = mistake. PLAN your time out. Include breaks & walks to clear your head, your Assistants heads AND your skill set!
2. The great custom idea in your head takes TIME to communicate effectively.
Light bulb Design moments = super excited to get them fabricated & photographed. Instead of making sure I had specific instructions I relied on quick sketches & “kind of like this” communication. Thank goodness we are a flex group around here. Some good music in the background and fresh coffee pretty much saved the week. Next time, drawings!
3. CLEAN the mess before you start another one.
We have a small Studio Space. At 600 square feet, we r tight. Everything does double duty. Throw in some Client Areas & a delivery of 5 Chandeliers that need to be prep’d and all of a sudden, organization = CRITICAL.
As you watch your home morph into combination spaces: Home + Holiday + Gift Storage + Wrapping Center + Mailing Machine, much like our little studio has over the past week: Holiday + Regular Client Business + DIY, take a few minutes to review the list.
Monday Matters = Starting the week off right
Hope it helps!
Looking forward to sharing these pics with you. Can hardly wait. Maybe that’s the problem…I’m just like a kid at Christmas!
“Live a custom life. There’s only one you.”™