I’ve heard the 5 years time question at every job interview I ever went to, gave the bullshit bingo response, capitalized.
But now I’m asking myself the same question.
One thing I do know is I can’t carry on the way I’m am. Yes I’m making money at cabinetry, but barely enough to be worthwhile. I don’t know if it’s me, or the difficult economic climate, doing the wrong type of work or working for the wrong type of client. Things have got to change.
Things are tough over here. The memory of the ‘Celtic Tiger’ economy is fading, people just aren’t changing things like they used to, home improvements no longer financed by the banks. I haven’t done any work for regular people for a long time. No money, simple.
It’s a difficult thing to balance everything work wise anyway. According to Krenov (I think it’s Krenov), 30 clients is what you need. More than that and you start making promises you can’t keep. But good clients, who will keep coming back. I need more clients if I’m going to succeed at cabinet making, not that many more, ones who preferably won’t wince when I tell them how much their job is going to cost.
There’s one guy who just tells me what he wants and then just wants a bill at the end of it. But he’s only one guy (God Bless you, Sir). I need more like him.
I do have a plan.