Showing up is half the battle

Over past year, my husband and I remodeled our master bathroom. I know you have 2 questions:

1. You {Brittany} remodeled a bathroom?

2. Why did it take a year?

To answer your first question - no, I did not personally remodel the bathroom. It's important to know what your skills are, and what they're not. Construction is not one of my most developed skill sets.

I'm a big believer in outsourcing to experts for tasks I'm not an expert in. So when you need plumbing, hire a plumber. When you need your taxes completed, hire an accountant. Etcetera, etcetera. However, there's an important distinction between an expert and a professional. Which brings me to question #2.


An expert is someone who's perfected their craft, who's knowledgeable in their field, and who is considered one of the best technicians in their industry. 

A professional is someone who gets paid for their work, does not treat their job like a hobby, and who's reputation precedes them.

You can be the best expert out there, but if you're not a professional, you're not getting the job!

My bathroom took 1 year to remodel because it was very difficult to find professionals for the job. There were plenty of people who claimed they had the skills to do the plumbing, tiling, and electric work. But not many had this professional skill:


I usually pursue several bids before signing contracts to ensure I'm getting the right contractor for the job. However, I decided to work with our plumbers because they should up when they said they would. They were the only company that did so!

This may sound like a low standard, but you wouldn't believe how many companies couldn't even get this right!

Whether you're in business for yourself, are a leader at an organization, or just want a good reputation in your community...SHOW UP: on time, in a professional manner, and keep your word. This goes a long way with potential customers, friends, and colleagues.