Give Yourself a Hand This Holiday Season
Every year at this time I run this message to remind interior design professionals around the world to appreciate themselves.
The message is especially important now, as we close out a year that was so challenging for so many.
Give yourself something over the holidays that doesn’t cost anything, come in a box, or sit under a tree.
Credit yourself for changing people’s living space. And changing their work space. And changing their lives.
Credit yourself for saving them time, money and headaches.
Credit yourself for providing ideas and insights and inspiration to those who are clueless about interiors.
And credit yourself for turning houses into homes, and offices into creative working environments.
As you think about gifts this holiday season, appreciate your own.
You have more than talent for design. You have the gifts of artistry, creativity, style, vision, and resourcefulness.
You have the wisdom to solve problems, the expertise to manage projects, and the imagination to make dreams come true.
You have what it takes to be a contractor, coach, consultant and confidant.
Not to mention that one other gift you possess as a design professional: A Mass of Class.
May the new year bring you the recognition and rewards that you want and deserve.
Best Wishes for the Happiest of Holidays!
Fred Berns is a business coach and trainer for interior design professionals and design industry partners worldwide.