It’s a rainy Wednesday here in Kent, Washington and that is normal. No sunshine for the likes of us to cheer us up. Luckily, I am a pretty upbeat person despite my sarcastic nature and attitude. In my day to day job as a seasoned school photographer, I deal with teachers, parents, and kids. Most of the time, I have a great time with all three parties. I can’t complain about my job besides the fact I actually have to leave my house.
Yesterday evening, one of our Girl Scout cookie clients (Quick Business Tip: always call your customer’s clients…it sounds like you care about them versus just viewing them as a paycheck. An example: lawyers have clients and Wal-Mart has customers…we’ll get into lawyers in another post) came to pick up his cookies. He asked how business was going and I told him it was good but I’d rather be retired. He chuckled because it is oblivious I’m totally hilarious all the time (and it’s my story so I can say how funny I am). Anyway, I also mentioned I can always use more business (who doesn’t want more business and more money?).
However, the sticking point to my business growth plan is that I’m currently too comfortable and lazy. I like my level of business but would like more income without doing more marketing for more clients. Some people love the thrill of the sales call and getting new accounts, I’m not one of them. I’m an introvert in an extrovert’s career (school photography).
Now, I can be an extrovert when I need to be. I can put on my big boy pants and get things done.
What I really want to do is stay home (in jeans and T-shirts; I’m not much of a track suit type of guy) and do nothing. Well, I would do something. I enjoy reading and blogging but those too activities aren’t making me too much money. I like to be with my family and take vacations.
Basically, my dream job is to be a lottery winner (oh, you can’t win if you don’t play) thus I wouldn’t have to worry about working and money. I want to be retired. I’d sit around drinking a refreshing beverage and reading a book (or working on a novel) at my oak desk in my office.
Let’s be clear, it is an office and not a man cave. A man cave would paint a picture of a comfortable leather couch, a flat screen TV, and some of my favorite sport teams’ logos all over the place, with a well stocked fridge to boot! My office is a nice 12×16 (foot) building separate from my home. It has internet, electricity, and heat. If it had a bathroom I could be out here for hours. It isn’t a man cave because I work here; I can’t relax like in a man cave but at least it is a quiet place for me to work in.
Needless to say, I’m still working and living life: Go Team Kevin!
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