Just got a call from a friend of a friend of a friend. He would like 6 bottle stoppers that he can present as gifts to some co-workers. I’m retired. I’m done with the pressure of deadlines and keeping the customer happy. Nonetheless, I can make bottle stoppers (actually they are pretty quick and easy) and I quoted him a relatively high price. He agreed and now I have a deadline and the fear that the customer may not be happy.
My fears are probably unfounded. I haven’t had a dissatisfied customer yet (that I know of). Probably the real issue with me is that I have already made 100s of pens, bottle stoppers, and corkscrews. I would like to think that making little things like that is behind me. I want to focus on bigger and more challenging projects. I am going to have to learn to say “no”.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.