I could hardly sleep all night with the excitement of going back to Kam's. I was by myself today. When I arrived I took Before images of the front of the property which had around 4 levels and all overgrown greenery. As I did that, I collected up a few Actual Dump things and put them in a pile at the bottom of the drive. When I met Richard and Gayleen on one side, I told Richard to sling anything he wanted me to take to the dump over the fence into Kam's pile. I get charged by the truck load at the dump so if it's not full, it doesn't feel right when I know someone has always got something they've put aside and would jump at the chance to get rid of. I could tell Kam was the sort that would be happy I asked them and I could tell by R and G's gardens that if they did, it would be minimal. Sure enough, he threw over a measley motorbike tyre ;-)
Last time, while Paul was waterblasting, I pulled away all the greenery from the side path. Paul broke both his legs years ago so uneven surfaces are difficult for him so I wanted to clear any hazards. But I only put it all on the garden down the path. Today I was able to clear both the garden and rest of the path and transplant some aggies from another part of the garden to the new empty bit.
I had a great time doing the occasional shuffle to the music I had on Boomie while I cleared the front, all around the house and garage. I even swept the side of the house, around the front door and down the stairs.
All up it took 5 hours but I'm only charging Kam $150 but the momentous realisation I had today was the real reward.
When I charge money, it creates expectation, which in turn creates tension until the expectation is satisfied. When I work for love, I have endless energy, I'm able to do it in my own timeframe at my own pace, with my surroundings set up how I like it.
And rather than facing a critical eye hoping to see value in the money they've spent, I get so much more pleasure out of surprising someone out of their wits! I've always said I'll do Charity Cases in the weekends so I decided today that the darling Kam, without knowing it, is it so I can't wait to do the drive next!
But I've also learnt that some people can't live with themselves if they're not allowed to pay the person. And I admit I also enjoy seeing their very subtle pleasure when they feel they've got their moneys worth.
I love my job!