It’s not always easy letting strangers into your home.
Believe me, I know. I’ve dealt with it myself.
You always want your home to be a safe and secure sanctuary from the hustle and bustle and chaos of the world out there.
Everybody needs a safe place to come home to.
I respect that. I try to always be mindful that I’m an invited guest and you’re honoring me by even considering having me come in and paint inside your personal space. I’m honored when you reach out and contact me.
Look, I joke around a lot (as you may have guessed if you’ve read much of this website!) but I take my work VERY seriously.
I take the dignity of other people very seriously, too.
You deserve respect. We all do, when it comes down to it. Every human life matters, in my book.
Now if you think about it, you’ll probably realize I’m in business for the long haul. I want to be a valued member of the community, and I want to maintain a good reputation. Plus, it’s so much easier that way! Any business wants to grow and prosper and to do that, you need to treat people right. Especially these days, when you can’t hide from your own reputation. You can’t outrun Google!
Here’s the bottom line:
I respect myself enough to respect others.
I’m in touch with my own sense of dignity and self-worth enough to recognize it in others too.
If you basically, deep down inside, think you’re an okay guy… then you’ll treat other people in an okay way.
Not to get all philosophical on you!
Hey, I paint houses to make money. Let’s not kid ourselves. But I’m very aware some things are more important than money. Namely, how you treat people is WAY more important than making a buck.
I mean, what are they going to do – bury you with your money? (Not if you got kids, they won’t – ha ha!)
Okay, I guess my serious side can step down, and the joker can once more come to the surface… I just wanted to impress upon you I know what it’s like to have to bring a stranger into your home.
And I hope I don’t stay a stranger for long!
Although I’ll admit, I’ll always be a little strange. I just wish I were as strange as this guy:
Here’s a cute little color combination I did for a nursery room:
We fixed up this place for a semi-famous musician: