Not to trivialize those with A.D.D. which I know is a serious concern for people with but I wonder if Stagers have a little bit of Attention Deficit Disorider . . . as one of the characteristics is a short attention span....
And most Stagers I talk with share that one of the things they love best about Staging is that you get in, do your thing, and get out and move on to the next project. I know I am that way.
I am not a person that has just one thing going on and find it hard to sit and read a book. I like reading, but I sit there thinking about all the stuff I need to do - so I pick up the "short story" books - that I can catch on the fly. No deep thinking novels at this point in my life. I am a "human-doer" not a human-being. There is always something that has to be done - so I rarely just sit and do nothing, althogh I will chill in my pool on a hot day - just floating and thinking.
Maybe it's because I juggle my business, my husband and his business, and our four children and all their activities - that I have adapted to a quick pace. I can be cooking dinner, handling calls, helping a child with a poster project . . . simultaneously.
With Staging, there is the focus work that has to happen - the preparation of proposals that take time and attention to detail that has to happen with marketing, business documents, etc. - and even with Staging, the fine touches and fine tuning . . . so I do it when it is needed.
But when I am creating - I love the instant change I get to see in a house that is being Staged. It must be the same way a painter feels when they paint a wall and see the instant results. Of course, they have all that annoying prep work with taping things off - that I hate . . . just let me get to the fun part!
I honestly share that I am "3-time girl" - I really don't want to visit a client's house more times than that if I can help it. Now don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't love and appreciate my clients - I just don't want to see them over and over! Once I get the hosue done, I want to move on to the next project. The next time I see that client it should ideally be for another project - not the same one.
I have done the hand-holding, shopping with my client, helping them pick things out - and when it drags on or they can't make a decision - I find it really boring to be honest. I do my share of "Staging to Live" projects - and know that when the Staging gets slow, the STL jobs can sustain me . . . but I still prefer the quick work of Staging to Sell.
I love seeing the instant transformation that takes place with Staging - so I get my "quick fix" and instant gratification - versus waiting for a long-term project vision to be carried out.
I am not an impatient person - I have staying power when needed, but by choice, I prefer what I do in Staging and I like that I can make a big impact in a short time, and get accolades, and move on to my next challenge.
Do you fall into the A.D.D. Stager cateogry? Seems like it would be a kindred spirit trait in those of that truly found our calling in Staging.