“I try to shrink my ego and my waistline on a daily basis.”
I like that one. It outlines the challenge of balancing the physical with the metaphysical. It came to me after a conversation with one of my freelance writing clients. He’s a graphic designer and we are working together for the first time. I think he was trying to get a feel for how sensitive I might be if he cut some of my copy.
I was able to reassure him that I try and over-deliver so my clients can pick and choose phrases or sections that work best for them. I told him, “If something isn’t working – either from a content or design point of view – don’t hesitate to give it the axe.”
To me, that’s the attitude of someone who is truly dedicated to producing the best possible final result — someone who recognizes they alone don’t have all the answers, but who is willing to work with the collective minds of the creative team.
As for the waistline… can you say “shrink wrap?”
Go forth and make positive changes!