Here’s one way I’ve come to understand my satisfaction with a given project or client.
In a Venn diagram with circles labeled “No budget”, “No purpose”, and “No manners”, most projects have characteristics from two circles:
- A client with small budget and no great mission is at least nice to work with.
- A client with small budget and few manners is at least important and impactful in the world at large.
- And a client with no mission and no manners is at least paying a lot.
And in my experience, you should decline to work with a client who is all 3 at once.