Chronic vagueness makes it hard for us to move
forward with our goals.
Especially if we’ve enlisted other people to help us.
Web developers and graphic designers and video editors and even tattoo artists
go through this on a daily basis. Instead of clients being specific and clear
and direct about what they want, they simply expect the service provider to
read their minds and deliver everything perfectly up to spec.
And of course,
the moment they discover that the result isn’t exactly what they hoped, they throw
This isn’t what I had in mind, they complain.
represents the simple problem of expectational clarity. Chronic vagueness. It’s
at the root of all transactional unhappiness. And if we have any intention of
making our dreams a reality, it’s something we have to anticipate.
We have to
learn how to be better customers.
Over the years, I’ve hired hundreds of
vendors and service providers and third party contractors to help me move
forward with my goals. And every time we start a new project, I always remind
Asking improves your chances of receiving.
Remember to make
their job easier. Tell them exactly what you want. Otherwise the process is
going to take longer, cost more and satisfy you less.
Think of it as a form of
kindness. Don’t just do it to get what you want, do it to help make other
people’s lives easier.
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