You don’t have to do everything perfect. You don’t have to do everything right. In fact, you don’t even have to do everything.
That’s one of life’s great surprises. Finding the level of enough you’re comfortable with. It’s actually quite liberating. That calm feeling of sufficiency and contentment, that euphoric state of acceptance and okayness, nobody can take that away from you.
And, it doesn’t mean you’re absolved of your duties and ambitions and dreams. If there are things you still want to do, by all means, you should do them. But something very real shifts in your posture and energy and attitude when you understand what enough looks like for you.
When I was in my twenties, traveling around the world to perform my one man show, I did between forty and sixty gigs a year. The work was fun and rewarding and profitable, but after a decade, it started to become exhausting on my body, my brain and my relationships.
So I just doubled my fee.
And to my delight, that new price point eliminated low value opportunities, attracted higher caliber clients, reduced my travel schedule, compressed my workload, boosted my average sale price, freed up my production schedule, plummeted my stress level and allowed me to create a home life I could be proud of. All of which increased overall experience of happiness.
Wow. Charge double, work half. Who knew it was that simple?
And yet, the real work isn’t the act of quoting a higher fee, the real work is trusting that you’ll be able to look yourself in the mirror every day and say to yourself, I’m so glad that this is enough for me.
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That Guy with the Nametag
Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.
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