wow, you truly amazes me. and truly and apparently our minds do think alike. yes creativity is a gift from God, and so does wisdom and favor. while a moth can never be a butterfly, like how an ugly duckling can never become a swan. many inspirations are caught, not taught. so while you're considered the most recognised names in the field, your reputation as a person is not exactly well -known. i've had many of your clients telling me about how you stuck your guns on your designs and pricing, while also admitting your talents, but there is simple no human touch at all. we're in the business of human relations, and service is of utmost importance. especially in our field.
i'm not going against you or anything but if you're reading this, you do know what i'm talking about. in the beginning of my business, this was one of the bad habits i caught from you. i'm slowly pruning it away. you know what pruning does? it allows the plants to grow healthily, spring forth more flowers and generally make the plant a much happy plant. however, the pruning process can get ugly. the branches are shaved off, the leaves and gone and all you get is a bald and skinny plant. but with careful watering and nutrients, all the glory and even some, grew back even more. this is pruning. it takes away the unneccessary, and with that becomes a more fruitful plant.
"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes, that it may bear more fruit"