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Choose To Be Like Water
Deciding to re-open Elizabeth Erin Designs, surviving in an unstable world, has provoked a lot of thought.  It has forced us to look at every facet of the way we conduct busies and focus on the two things we know about crises.  You can choose to be rigid like wood or you can choose to be like fluid like water.
If you choose to be like wood, fear overtakes you and you degenerate into a state of helplessness. You are not adapting to your circumstances, are not dealing with the situation, and complain about it and even blame it. You blame the surroundings for shaping you into a shape that does not fit.
If you choose to be like water; you are fearless, you adapt to your surroundings, taking on the shape that works best for the situation.  Water can trickle, giving you just the amount you need and it can be forceful when it is needed to forge the path ahead.  I choose water!
“Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.” – Bruce Lee
In the wake of current circumstance we, like many small businesses, have made some adaptions for the way we carry out out day-to-day business.  We have restructured our initial consultation to a 30 minute in-office or Zoom visit to review your project scope.  We are then able to provide a design fee for the proposal.   This has allowed our employees and clients limited exposure. Our office get cleaned weekly and surfaces are touched up as needed throughout the week.  This process is working very well and we are getting positive feedback from our clients.
We are ordering samples of fabrics, paint, wallpapers, and hard surfaces to be sent directly to our clients directly from the manufacture so that we can have virtual review meetings.  Take a moment to check out our blog on 2020 paint trends for some inspiration.  We are working with our furniture vendors to get up-to-date information on stock-items and shipping time frames to make sure waiting for your items are at a minimum.
We choose to be like water, going with the flow and forever changing to protect our employees, clients, and sub-contractors. We are staying positive, enjoying every project we are working on.  Please think of Elizabeth Erin Designs for all your new construction and or remodeling needs and take a few minutes to check our our website.   You can also call our office at 515-986-1895 to speak with someone about your project. We cannot wait to see you all again soon, in-person or virtually, whatever is comfortable to you.  We are focused and determined to assist everyone one of our clients to achieve their vision, no matter what the size of the project, we are open and ready to achieve your vision!