Today I would like to share a few magical words with you written by Jordan Wright, professional magician. While we all want to do things for ourselves, there are times when we need a professional's advice and guidance. It's ok. That's what we're here for!
"In my travels I meet many magicians, see many websites, am shown many promo videos, and collect countless business cards. The one glaring issue of everything I see is people trying too hard to make everything themselves.
These days, with every aspect of design accessible on our computers, it is so easy to become caught up in a desire to do everything ourselves just to save a few bucks here and there. With very little knowledge of graphic design, we can download software to make it easy for us to design our own business cards. Most of our computers come with free video editing software that gives the ability to edit our own demo videos. Why would we want to pay someone to design our website when there is such an abundance of free and low-cost programs that claim to be easy to use?
The answer is that we pay someone else because they have specialized knowledge. Just because we have the ability to do everything ourselves does not mean we will do the best job. Hiring a professional who has studied graphic design, video production and marketing will often produce much better results than we could produce on our own.
By trying to make everything ourselves, we end up taking time away from what we are really good at. And often times things do not turn out the way they would have had we only consulted a professional - someone with specialized knowledge. You end up sacrificing quality by cutting corners."
Consider your organizational goals for 2013. What are you already good at? What do you have or do that works for you? Congratulations!
Now where do you need the guidance of a professional organizer? Let me sprinkle a little organizational magic for you in 2013!
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