musicalhair wrote:I get the sense that he and perhaps others need an "expediter/assistant/receptionist" that can: really predict and control his schedule, handle customer relations, and crack the whip to ensure things progress somewhat on time. This isn't meant to sound condescending or bad in any way but many artistic types need someone to handle these things and to crack the whip when needed. The best examples I can cite may not prove convincing ... It is a job or a role not everyone is cut out for but is essential in many situations.
I am glad you are happy with the guitar, now that you finally have it in your hands!
No, your examples were good. I'll add another... Behind nearly every really successful businessman/woman is someone who wears a much more humble title - that of "secretary" or "administrative assistant". They make sure the "boss" is organized, gets things done on time, often composes their correspondence for them, and handles routine matter on their behalf.
And I'll agree that creative/artistic types often especially need someone like this to help them with what they consider the drudge work that is actually crucial to their success.
A personal experience here... my father-in-law recently passed away, and his will named my husband as the sole executor of his estate. My husband didn't have a clue what to do about anything. I have spent most of my life working in administration and have trained (though never worked) as a paralegal. I am the one doing all the research, making all the phone calls, and preparing all the paperwork for his signature. So while he's officially the executor, I'm doing 99% of the work involved in settling the estate.
I went with him to his dad's primary bank and his eyes glazed over as they mentioned options. I'm the one who said "Why don't we put the bulk of it into a short-term, high-yield CD that we can add to as we liquidate other assets (we can figure out what we want to do long-term once it matures), and the rest into a liquid, interest-bearing account we can use to make needed repairs to the house in the meantime? How about X$ into the CD and Y$ into the liquid account?" So while I'm no financial investment wizard, he agreed that my suggestion made a lot of sense.
He's lucky to have me, ain't he?