How many times have we come across the story of a “do it yourself” project that fails horribly? These stories range from car repair to make-up tutorials and everything in between. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that we shouldn’t strive to develop talents and abilities, or push ourselves to do amazing things, but I do think that there is a time and a place to leave it to the professionals. The other day I passed a sign for the local barber that said, “We fix $5 haircuts.” This can also be attributed to the free haircut that your mom decided to give you. That hardly ever turns out the way we want it to. With a world saturated with professionals and experts in their field, I think we should readily use the assets and tools that we’ve been given! If we don’t, we could be living well below the threshold of excellence provided by excellent service! Here’s a couple reasons why I believe we could benefit more from professional services.
The jobs we can do ourselves require general equipment. The jobs we often hire out is because they have the tools necessary to get the job done. Most households own a vacuum. They’re great for everyday life and cleaning up the house when crumbs are spilled, however, they’ll do absolutely nothing for stains, or sticky messes. A house cleaning company based out of Perth, Australia boasts their professional services and ability to deep clean hard stains and carpets with their advanced and specialized equipment. But their equipment doesn’t simply stop with high powered steam vacuums. They offer professional window cleaning, grout and tile cleaning, upholstery, and outdoor power washing as well. Now, these services could very possibly be done without hiring out professionals, but I highly doubt that the quality of the outcome would be the same as that offered by the equipment and personnel trained to deliver the best result. Which brings me to my next topic…
New equipment requires new skills in said field. Without the knowledge of how to operate the equipment, it’s useless. Trained professionals such as barbers know how to use clippers and scissors in a way that the average person doesn’t. The tools in a professional’s hands become more costly than they would in ours, because of the potential that they have when held by someone who knows what they’re doing. And lastly,
Expert staff and specialized workforce
Most of the time, when you pay for labor or a service provided, you’re not paying for the actual time they spend on the project. You’re paying for the years of training and experience that that professional has undergone in order to deliver your product in the best and most efficient manner. Let’s use the example of the house cleaners one more time. Because they’re exceptional in their given field, they will provide a better product at half the time it would take someone without experience.
Let’s continue to endorse ourselves in creating and developing new skills and abilities, but at the same time, if we need something done right; let’s leave it to the professionals.