The other day, I stepped way out of my comfort zone. I went to a meeting for a moms’ group. I know what you’re thinking…what a risk-taker.
Because of where I call home, I’m a bit cut off from people, so I’ve been trying to branch out to different groups to find friends — not just for myself, but for my daughter too. I figured it was time to try a moms’ group.
It’s a weird range of emotions when you go to your first one. Will they like me? Will I like them? What if we don’t get along? Will we have similar ideas?
And as I went through this mental list of “what ifs,” I realized something. This must be somewhat similar to how our clients feel when meeting us to talk about their remodel. Are we going to be a good match? Are we going to get along? Will you listen to me? Are we going to have similar ideas?
I felt so vulnerable going to my first meeting. I didn’t know anybody. I didn’t know exactly where I was. Worse yet, it was at someone else’s house, which I find to be a very personal thing, and I didn’t know what to expect.
This meeting was called “Coffee Time” and for all I knew it meant lock the kids in one room and the moms go have coffee at Caribou. I truly felt vulnerable.
Picking a contractor can feel the same way, but it doesn’t have to be. You don’t have to feel vulnerable and have that constant list of “what ifs” running through your mind. We understand that choosing your contractor is a difficult decision and that the fit needs to be right. Just remember that we want it to feel right as much as you do, so shake off your worries and take the time to get a feel for the contractor before hiring him or her.
In the end, the moms’ group went great and I’ll be going back. Who knows, maybe I’ll even host one. Well, let’s not get too carried away. It can be totally worth it sometimes when you step out of the box, right?