What comes to mind? Is it the $1 menu at your favorite quick service restaurant? Is it the cave full of jewels in Desolation of Smaug? Or is it just as simple as a fair trade: money for services rendered?
It’s true that in the service sector, as opposed to the widget sector, price and value are often used interchangeably where the two parties often have differing definitions.
By the way, you know what blows me away about #WCOC? The humility of the speakers and that was demonstrated big time by Alex.
He had a way of speaking that was humble yet experienced. He wasn’t afraid to talk about mistakes or victories. That says a lot about the confidence of a person, especially one who believes we should be just as confident.
Although, I’m not a WordPress developer or even a freelancer, as an office manager for a commercial general contractor, I could not help but see the parallels during the talk. I was encouraged by it.
There is a lot of overlap for anyone in the services industry, construction included. And, of course, we all want to get more value out of our time. Who doesn’t? I’d be a liar if I didn’t admit that I’d love to get paid for my work instead of my time.
“The key to success is not hard working but smart working.” ~ CamMi Pham “7 Things You Need to Stop Doing to Be More Productive, Backed By Science”
Watch the presentation here.
Special Shoutout to Alex for the thank you tweet. That is always appreciated