This blog is to share Trudi’s musings, observations and thoughts during her career process and life experience. Some of the recent feedback to her has been: “Hey Tru, what’s with the treasures?”
Response: her experience, skills, abilities, talents, gifts that she offers to either business clients or non-business friends. Add some ado about thoughts, heart, pearls and pigs.
“USE WHAT YOU HAVE”
A little lie came about in her youth indicating that success and fulfillment only came from “the outside.”
Then she heard a story of a prophet who invited himself to the home of a widow who had no resources left to feed her son. He asked her what she had to offer. The answer did not come from outside but from within and God honored her response. That gave Trudi hope and she began to look inside.
She discovered that throughout her life, she has consistently applied her aesthetic awareness and use of available resources in her environment.
* designing her high school senior prom logo
* creating a flow chart for use as technical coordinator for musical dramas
* she has promoted people or helps a client’s business by designing a logo, preparing documents and giving words of encouragement
While she now uses software for some of her creations, she was asked which software she used in making a handmade card. Her response was: “Pen, paper and markers/crayons.”
From her experience in her education, retail and the legal field, Trudi found that consumer satisfaction is not software friendly. It is not frequently updated but requires face to face contact. The customer experience is one system that will not crash or be forced into obsolescence. The same is true with music. It is the language of the heart. Customer satisfaction is forgiving, there are not typos, only the touch of reality in seeing a client’s desire satisfied to the fullest extent possible.