It depends on all kinds of variables, such as how much time I can
take/need; how stressful the project might be; what the client's
budget/time is; the status/importance of the project; how much I want
the project/client/$; the cost of living; how much the client wants me;
exchange rates... and so forth.
A 500 000-dollar house is only that if there's someone willing to pay
that for it, otherwise, it's "$0". ;)
Very well said, obviously from experience.
Those vital words, "want it", are very powerful.
I was given exactly 3 days to figure out what those 2 words meant, and
when I did figure it out it put $12k in my pocket.
I could have very easily figured wrong.
Many times over the years I've wondered about those words and how many
people have let them slip by, misunderstanding them.
For the OP: Figure out how many hours its going to take you to do the
job, then double it and charge $20/hour CASH, and don't give the
client your SSN, ever.
Also, define precisely what you are going to do and when it will be
completed, for the money, on paper, make 2 copies and you and the
client sign both and s/he keeps one. Then do it. No matter what, live
up to what you wrote as your future depends on it.
Well, I admittedly sort of threw them out there for the helluvit, but
still, "want" seems a distillation of those kinds of variables.
Sometimes people don't always know what they want or why, and some may
not always have some luxuries to reject want-nots.
I want to fly around like Superman.
Most people, myself included, don't usually know what they want and
why. They/we just think we do. Our conscious analytical mind is the
stupid brother of our unconscious. People like to feel they are in
control, and of course will come up with all sorts of analytical
approaches and systems to help them justify the "I want to" or "I
don't want to". The trick is to cultivate the gut feelings,
instincts, intuition - whatever you want to call it, pay attention to
things not written and said, and make the decision.
The OP is not going to get rich off of some freelance projects, and
unless they're totally clueless and a major catastrophe occurs, they
won't go bankrupt, be brought up on criminal charges or die. More
likely a little extra money will be made, and quite possibly they'll
have the realization that they'd rather have total ownership of their
little slice of the business, than be a cog in some bigger machine.
This is also a risk. ;)
Sounds something like dialogue between the 2 brothers, dialogue like in
the practice of architecture, with the hope that intelligence can learn
I would be willing to be trapped in time if I could do that sure. :)
Hey while I have you, I have a question:
I'm back in the miserable high-rise and since being gone, the water in
the shower (maybe throughout the apt. too, but it's noticed more where
it counts) has acquired extreme swings of temperature.
Might there be some kind of valve or ? that they might have forgot to
add or replace when they might have fixed something somewhere?
It might be your shower body, but if it's throughout the apartment,
that's not it. If the shower was fine before it's possible that the
building super adjusted the water temperature coming out of the hot
water heater, there's a problem with the pressure balancing shower
Since it's an apartment building get building maintenance up to look
at it. You should keep a record of when you notice the temperature
swings - it's also possible that it's water pressure related due to
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