10 Things Every Prospective Client Must Know Before We Can Work Together

Every prospective client should know these things about me before we begin working together. 

It’s only fair.

1.)  I can play the piano.

Not by ear.  I have to read the notes.   

2.)  I graduated in the top 3% of my high school class.

However impressive, I’ve never found a good use for this piece of information.  If you have any ideas, let me know.

3.)  I’m not a big cat lover.

But they keep hanging around in my yard waiting for me to change my mind.

4.)  My past indicates I seem to be drawn to working with people in crisis (who also happen to be broke).

I’m notorious for attracting all the strays, the unwanted, the wounded, the overlooked … the misfits.  Know where they’re having a sale on cheese?

5.)  My sense of humor is my greatest asset.

However, my children will deny that fact.

6.)  I’ve never broken a bone and I had 20/20 vision until age 54.

I have had some cavities, though, and I chipped my tooth once when I bit down on a corn nut. 

7.)  I don’t accept collect calls.

Except from dear friends who have the misfortune of being incarcerated.

8.)  I am a middle child.

And you know what they say about us.

9.)  I have received several prestigious awards.

Other than my mom, who really cares?

10.) I spent one summer reading the entire collection of Nancy Drew Mysteries.

This fact, alone, should be plenty of evidence I am persistent, dedicated, and tough enough to withstand the challenge of working with you.

Still not convinced?

Building a business online can feel somewhat like walking through a forest at night.  Even if you’re amazing at what you do, you could still poke your eye out on a sharp branch.

I went to Girl Scout Camp. 

I carry a flashlight (and extra batteries).


  • Love this list. Every blogger should post one because it gives us insight that a boring biography can’t. I’m off to do one right now.

    You and I share a number of things, notably #1, 5, and 7.

    I love cats, but no longer own one. Too much upkeep interferes with my freedom and flexibility.

    I look forward to learning more about you.

    • Nice to meet you, Flora!

      I’m really tickled my quirky, off-the-beaten-path bio has given you a spark of inspiration to do one of your own. 😉

      Go for it and have tons of fun!

      Then …
      When you get it finished … and all polished up … come back over and share the link. Would love to read it. 🙂

  • What a great post to start my Friday off!! I remember in 2009 we did The Blog Challenge with Connie Ragen Green & Jeanette Cates and you have come sooo far. Seeing where you have gone on the web, inspires me and reminds me why I like to blog. I always enjoy reading your blog posts and I can’t wait to see what you are going to write next. Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Oh, Jaime, your comment is the BEST way a gal could wrap up the week — many thanks!

      When I look back, I can’t believe I actually did 5 back-to-back blogging challenges. Whew! I was really giving my keyboard a royal workout. 😉

      But it was all worth it. I met wonderful fellow bloggers like you and all my efforts gave my online visibility a great big BOOST.

      Thanks for dropping in and keep blogging on!

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  • This is great. What an eyecatcher. Other than being persistent “Nancy” how did you come up with this as a subject for a blog post?

    • This is the ONE naked post that personifies me more than any other. This is ME.

      I wrote this piece as a humor “experiment”, Terrie, to see if it would resonate with anyone and to see what kind of response I would get. As a perinatal educator, I have been honing my stand-up comic routine for over a quarter of a century in front of audiences of pregnant couples. It’s almost impossible (on a good day!) to keep these folks awake and in a learning mode at 9:00 o’clock at night. So I decided, years ago, that I would have to entertain them. It worked and it’s been working ever since.

      I’ve discovered one important thing about incorporating humor into any kind of writing or presentation. So I’ll let you in on my secret (don’t tell anyone, okay?). The best laughter and smiles you’ll ever create are when you laugh at yourself.

      Thank you kindly for strolling on over here, reading my posts, and leaving your much-appreciated comments.

  • LOL. Somehow I just KNEW you would say that, Cathy! I’m sending along a virtual hug – I know how crazy busy you are – so thanks for coming over here to read my post. In my book, you shine!

    Karen ~
    Know exactly how you feel! Comforting to know there’s more people out there like me. Anytime I can create a little laughter in someone’s day, I can go off to bed with a smile on my face. Thanks for the comment and the compliment. 🙂

  • Yes, I see that non-cat furry person on your lap. I’m also a top 3% grad and you’re right. What’s it gotten me? Girl scouting served me better. I laughed at how neatly you made this list applicable. Great stuff!

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  • Hey, Deb, you helped me realize I met my goal for today! I was hoping to give folks a good giggle and share some facts about me at the same time.

    So appreciate your comments and support. 🙂

    Cheering you on to make it around all the laps of the 30-day blogging challenge!

    I read “Look Where You’re Going …” this afternoon. Loved it.

  • Hi Melanie,

    Thanks for making me laugh! Your post was so funny. It’s very nice to “meet” you. I look forward to reading more through our adventure with the #blog30 Challenge.
    .-= Deb Augur´s last blog ..Look where you’re going or go where you’re looking. =-.