I’ve been thinking a lot about written agreements and proposals, which you’ll see in tomorrow’s Art Marketing Action newsletter. Still, I think it’s important to know when NOT to enter into an agreement with someone. We’re always so grateful for work and think about the money that we forget there might be very good reason not to take on a project.
Per an earlier newsletter, I’ll mention three reasons to turn down an opportunity that just doesn’t feel right:
- You will end up resenting the person who asked you to do it.
- You dislike the idea so much that you procrastinate and procrastinate. Somehow, it festers and becomes bigger than life–a monster that invades your every thought.
- You will eventually make good on your promise, but you'll hate the resulting work and remain angry with yourself that you ever said "yes" in the first place.
ALWAYS remember that it’s easier to say “no” first and then change your mind to “yes” than to do the reverse. More about that tomorrow.