You don't have to be good at everything.....

October 05, 2012  •  1 Comment

I found this out the hard way yesterday as I was feverishly getting ready for a HUGE photography vendor booth this weekend for Oktoberfest at Fort Belvoir.  I wanted this "contact form" people could sign up for photography from me.  Now to the computer techy person like me you would think "piece of cake"....but OHHHHH it was soooo not a piece of cake.  

Let me set the scene....I was in Excel and ready to print-all I could see was wellllllllll NOTHING??????  I had two choices to keep wasting my time or go to the professional of choice whom I KNEW would be able to get my form in spit-spot shape quickly!  That "professional" of choice was my dear hubby who uses Excel on a daily basis managing billions of dollars for the US Air Force so I KNEW he could help me out.  I think he might have written the book "Excel for Dummies".. ;)

Why didn't I struggle and stress until I figured it out you might ask?  Simple, I decided that I DID NOT HAVE TO BE GOOD AT EVERYTHING and that would be OK with me.

We seem to have this false sense of "we have to be good in all areas of our lives"......people have strengths and weaknesses and when you can use your strength to help others and lean on others for your weaknesses everyone wins.  I know that my hubby was happy that I reached out to him because if I had not I would have still be sitting at the computer with a day wasted and a list a mile long of things that "still needed to be done."

Everything has a price and we have to decide what each thing we do is worth in our day.  For me, getting my booth all set to go was FAAAAARRRRRRR more important then learning about "print areas!"  My point is simple~excel at what you ROCK at and ask for help in the areas that you struggle at.  I know for a FACT that I will need to understand "print areas" for the future, but for yesterday it was not important! ;

 

 


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1.Mark Gilvey(non-registered)
You are sooooo right about this. There was a time when I started out as a photographer, then I became a scanner operator, then a video animator, then a web designer, then a graphic designer; so what this means is I'm constantly learning and relearning stuff to the point where I say to myself "Self, why do I have to learn all this; aren't there others who can do this better?" So yes, I get your point very well.

How was the show? I was at SterlingFest with my wife (a bead jeweler) on Saturday and then at BESC on Sunday (slow). Two other photogs said it was slow on Saturday as well.
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