I’ve got a big mouth.
Some of you are probably nodding in agreement. But I really do. It seems like I can’t stop myself from overselling with clients. I don’t oversell my skills or the quality of work that I’ll do for them but I always promise to do things right away and perform work in unrealistic timelines. It’s 7pm on a friday night, my friends are out partying and I’m planning on working all weekend (like every weekend it seems) to get stuff done for people who would never do the same for me or anyone else for that matter.
Are there others like me? Am I nuts?
It’s not like anyone is forcing me to work weekends but I made a promise and I’ll be dammed if I break it. Right now I feel like a goat chasing a carrot that’s just beyond my reach and I’m getting pretty tired. I realised just how mucked up my schedule was when a friend of mine asked me to go golfing (which I used to do at least twice a week) the other day and I had every day booked for work until the beginning of September. It was kind of embarrassing that I needed a months notice to go golfing.
I keep telling myself that the next job will be different and I’ll tell them they’re on a waiting list but I never do. As soon as I get infront of a potential client I’ll do everything and anything to get the job and most of the time more than needed.
How can I stop myself from this nasty overselling disease?