Loving the Job? If not - get out!
Customer service is a large part of being an Interior Designer. The client needs to feel special and enjoy their design experience. They don't want to have to deal with a grumpy tired designer who literally throws their scheme together and says "there you are" without any explanation and sends a bill! They want an enthusiastic Interior Designer who is in tune with them and committed to their dream and desired outcome.
No one wants a bored and tired Interior Designer working on their dream project.
So - if you are not loving your job it's time to get out. You aren't doing anyone any favors, most of all yourself.
A compromise is to go and retrain, work somewhere else for a period and reinvigorate your passion for design. if that doesn't work I would definitely change careers.
Why? Because to be a successful Interior Designer you need to be creative, you need to be able to open your mind to new ideas and embrace possibilities. If you are stale and tired of doing what you have always done then your design will reflect that - boring and dull with unhappy clients. Not good for you as a person or for your business.
There is nothing wrong with taking a break. I found when I had very young children that I struggled to focus and be creative so I stopped taking on clients and worked on our website and courses instead. My creativity dried up as I was always busy and tired I found it difficult to focus and create concepts to the standard I was used to. It's not quitting, its' understanding your circumstances and knowing when you are not performing to the desired level and client expectations.
Your creativity doesn't disappear because you take a break, it comes back when you restart again with your energy and focus back. I have focused this blog as if you are already an Interior Designer but what if you aren't but are thinking about it? Well the same issues may apply to you in your current job, especially as it has been a difficult year for work consistency with the Covid 19 Pandemic making our work lives more difficult. It's also been a time to reflect and take stock of our lives and our beliefs and decide what is really important to us. Life is short and if you are currently unhappy going to work everyday then one day you will wake up and realize that you should have made a change and jumped into doing something you love years ago.
I'll add to this - YOUR Life is Your Creation.
Chris and I love working on our websites interiordezine.com, willowcollege.com and prointeriordesigner.com along with writing our courses and interacting with people from all over the world, it keeps our lives interesting and we both have salaried jobs as well. There is no time to get bored and everyday is different. But we still find time to learn other things. Chris is learning about music production and I am learning about social media marketing. It's important that we keep taking the next step and giving ourselves a challenge.
The time is now to change and begin a new and exciting career.
I now have a few challenges for you and they come at all different levels. We have beginner courses and we have more advanced courses in Interior Design and Decorating. Our challenge for you is to choose one that best suits your circumstances and passion and start one today. Test the water, learn something new and then decide if you are happy in your current job or if you are ready to leave and start a new career.
Take on a new Interior Design Challenge
Challenge Number One - Free Interior Decorating Course with Interiordezine.com
Challenge Number Two - Free Color Course with Interiordezine.com
Challenge Number Three - Free Curtain Design Course with Interiordezine.com
Challenge Number Four - Learn How to Become a Successful Color Consultant in 12 Weeks with WillowCollege.com
Challenge Number Five - Learn How to Become an Interior Designer with WillowCollege.com
Challenge Number Six - Learn How to Become an Interior Decorator with WillowCollege.com
Challenge Number Seven - Learn how to be a Curtain Designer with WillowCollege.com