I have recently started incorporating woodworking into my art. I love the contrast of the hard wood with the soft fibers.
Now, my Dad is a woodworking wiz. He's got a garage with tools and cabinets that always gets me drooling. And, he actually uses those tools to make really cool stuff.
He was really excited to find out that I am now doing woodworking, too. So, imagine my excitement when I received some early birthday presents: a new router table, a cordless drill, and a jig saw. And, along with the goodies were safety goggles and hearing protectors.
My Mother, being the typically protective mother that she is, was most emphatic that I be careful when using power tools. Always good advice.
Now, I am always careful when I use my tools. The thing is, it was nice to be reminded.
So, where are your safety goggles? Or, maybe, I should say "who" are your safety goggles? Who in your life is looking out for you? Who is making sure that you are wearing your goggles? Who is helping you to become more comfortable talking to customers?
We all need reminding. Do you have someone who can remind you to smile at your customers? And, ask questions of your customers? And, talk to your customers?
If not, then find someone. Learning to better deal with your customers is not something that is going to happen overnight. Often times, you will forget to use the lessons you have learned. (I wrote the book and I still forget sometimes!) If you have someone to remind you, it really helps.
And, yes, Mother Dear, I am being very careful when using my tools!