The other day, my wife pointed out that one of her classmates from high school was a writer and had a blog. She mentioned that I should read it because it was not like my blog, that it was “uplifting”. Ouch!
She also told me she doesn’t read my blog. Double Ouch!
I enjoy mentioning this story to everyone I know because it is an excellent example of when your best client might not be your friends and family.
Certainly, some of your best clients will be people you know such as friends and family members. However, most likely your best customers will be people who are not related to you but respect you because you do an awesome job. They somehow discover that you are more than a stick in the mud and will get the job done and will make them happy.
My wife informed me years ago that she wouldn’t work for me because she says I’m too intense. That doesn’t hurt my feelings in the least bit. I also know she doesn’t do the best job for me as she could do. She does an awesome job for everyone else but me. What is the difference? Why do I get average business support?
Marriage is the difference. I know if I screw up, my wife loves me no matter what. I also know that if I’m late, she might be mad but in the end, she loves me and knows that me being late isn’t that big of a deal. Again, I know she’ll be pissed off but in the end she loves me. And when she makes a mistake, I know that I can tease her about it for years to come. We both know that that after 17 years of marriage, this is what you get. Baby, if you wanted to end it, then you should have done it a long time ago.
We complain about each other (of course she says she never says anything bad about me but I know she has a lot to complain about. Seriously, she is married to me!). Every couple has there ups and downs and we are no different than any other normal couple. If a couple says they have no problems, they are lying or one of the members is a dishrag. Everyone has disagreements. Claiming you get along all the time is you denying who you really are. You are a liar.
Oh, did I hurt your feelings with that last statement? Good. Come to grips with reality. If you love someone, they make a mistake, it happens. Forgive them and move on. If your life as a couple is so awful, then it is time to move on. Cut your losses.
I read a lot of different types of blogs. And if you were a good foller you’d know this, right? I follow blogs that range from ex-spouse horror stories, to dating horror stories of twenty somethings, to miniature horse advice stories (seriously…now that is some good stuff!). If you want to become a great writer, you need to read a wide variety of different stories, blogs, novels, to know what is god writing and what is really bad.
Keep in mind, that I’m not a great writer or a marriage/couples counselor so my advice might be labeled as “worthless advice”. Or perhaps it is advice that is so true to your heart you just don’t want to listen to it?
So if you were reading this blog for some worthless advice then I probably failed you greatly. If you read this blog because I write about the truth, then you should be delighted with the reading experience. The knowledge I have bestowed on you should keep you going for years (or at least days) to come.
As always, your comments are welcome as long as I love them. Who are we kidding? I’m a whore for comments….keep them coming and hit that “LIKE” button too! Make me feel important and prove my wife that I do have some followers besides Cyndi my Imaginary Stalker!