5 Lessons I Learned This Week (Feb 25th)


1. I NEED A TRIBE

This past week I started looking at small spaces to make a transition from the Charlotte area to the Washington DC area. I was reaching out to a dear friend and he immediately offered to look at the space for me and send me photos and updates. For some reason I was startled because people just arent that helpful. While I was going over some business with a client in Baltimore, he mentioned "You need a tribe" I started thinking, YES, I do need a tribe. 

After seeing the Black Panther, I am no longer adding friends to my circle. I am creating a tribal counsel. A consortium of individuals that have my best interest at heart. 

#WakandaForever 

2. TRUST A PAID INVOICE

In my line of passion, everyone wants amazing design. However 90% of them wont pay their invoice. For business owners and entrepreneurs, never spend money in your head that you don't have in your hand. Anytime someone wants me to do anything for them, I trust the invoice, thats paid. 

People still don't believe creatives should be paid for their creativity. Are you one of them?

3. FRIENDSHIPS SHOULD NEVER BE FORCED

I have a best friend and a few close friends. As I grow and mature, I am realizing if I have to force a friendship. It is not meant to be. There are some people I may have a rocky start with in the beginning and there just may be a bit if misunderstanding. However, I am not a proponent of working extra hard just to have a friend. The less of them I have the less worration (my mom made up this word) I have to deal with.

4. PATIENCE IS A SIGN OF STRENGTH

I work in customer service. Let me tell you customers and associates are rude! I am a patient guy, so I usually smile and tap on the table until I have to work with the next customer or excuse myself from one of my employees that are just waxing on and off.  

I realized some time ago that patience is a sign of strength and it just hit me this week. Someone said something to me at the close of the work day and the only reason they walked out unscathed is because I was on someone's else's property. Which took a lot of strength. 

Im a patience guy, but I certainly am no Mother Teresa.

5. IF I HAD AN OFFICE SPACE 

this would be the color palette. Not surprising huh? This is the Phillips Hotel in Kansas City and it combines some amazing architectural features with a lot of classic elements.


I am very excited to be expanding my clientele to the Washington DC area. So if you are interested in in design services, please feel free to visit www.RashonCarraway.com and fill out the consultation form and I will be most happy to get back with you!  
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