July 25, 2005
Kick Me & Cringe

A good friend who’s been in business for herself for over 30 years revealed her decision process for accepting clients. She has two scales: “Kick Me” and “Cringe Factor.”

The Cringe Factor is measured in time. “For how many years after the job will I cringe when I think about it? If it’s more than three years, I won’t take the client.”

And the Kick Me scale is measured in pain. “How many times will I kick myself after the first meeting? If it’s more than five, I can’t afford the bruising and there is no deal.”

She recently turned down a job she described as 15 in Cringe Factor and 25 on the Kick Me scale. That was a good decision! I think I might try these scales next time I have a client I’m not so certain about.

Posted by kuri at July 25, 2005 09:38 PM


I might try them for boys i am thinking about sleeping with! If only you could really know these things fully in advance tho…

Posted by: j-ster on July 26, 2005 12:11 AM

I would really like to hear how the recordings done on that M-Audio Nova sound. I am looking into getting the same one but I haven’t heard it yet. I would be running it through a Behringer mixer too and the preamps are the same on those so whatever you have done would be a good example for me to listen to. It would be great if you could link me to some raw recordings.

Posted by: Adam on July 26, 2005 03:56 AM
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