Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Small Change. Not.

I've been stressing about discussing with a client how to review a budget on a project which has expanded in work but not in compensation. Sincere explanation? Too boring and uncompelling. Humor? "Is there budget creep to go with mission creep?" As you can tell, I'm overthinking.

I can learn from my corner coffee guy, who clearly but nicely told me this morning that the coin I gave him yesterday wasn't a dollar (it was a Euro; clearly I can't recognize coins till I've had my coffee). The solution was simple; he just gave me less change this morning.

The lessons were pretty cool:
speak up, but calmly
trust makes a difference
and, of course,
count your change . . . or changes

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