|This weekend I planted a garden.
I mean, I put some plants in pots and set them on my back patio… so it’s not exactly the same thing as hoeing up rows (LOL… yeah, I’m immature).
I’ve been interested in learning more about gardening since the pandemic began, but I kept finding ways to put it off.
Too rainy. Too many ants in the yard. Too hot. What if I kill them? I don’t even know what to plant. And what kind of planter? PROCESSING ERROR: TOO MANY CHOICES – ANGIE HAS QUIT.
So this weekend I made myself a deal – get thee to the garden center and pick up some damn plants. Make ’em veggies you’d eat. Come home and put them in pots. If later you have to plant them in the ground, do that when the time comes.
Why am I telling you about all this?
Because it’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re new to something. There are so many helpful guides and tutorials out there that the sheer amount of information becomes paralyzing.
But what if I do it wrong?
You know the flip side to that coin?
But what if I do it RIGHT?
Time will tell if my tiny little garden of potatoes, green onions, green beans, sweet red baby bell peppers, and zucchini will thrive or die.
In the meantime, I’m having a good time going out in the cool morning air and giving them a quick mist with the garden hose… and soaking in the wonderful smell of damp earth and growing things.
If you want to do something, just get started. You’ll figure out the next steps… only after you take the first.
That brings us to…
Kick Monday’s Ass Video
One of my superpowers is pricing. It’s one that a lot of colleagues and coaching students call me for… especially if they’re worrying about their numbers being too high (or too low).
So today I want to talk to you about your “oh HELL no” number… because thinking about your pricing this way eliminates a lot of the guesswork. AND… handily enough, it tells you when you’re wasting your time with someone who’s lowballing you.
If at any point in time as you’re haggling over rates with a prospective client, you will know your walk-away number with absolute certainty – freeing you up to spend your time on finding clients who WILL pay your rates without lowballing you.
It’s all in this week’s video (which went a little long at 16 minutes – but still has a ton of good pricing nuggets):
(here’s a link to the video in case you don’t see it embedded below):