Pablo Picasso was one arrogant human being.

But the guy knew what he was worth.

In the early 1900s, a lady was walking down a street in France when she noticed him painting on the sidewalk.

“Aren’t you Pablo Picasso?” she asked.

“Indeed I am” he replied, without even looking at her.

“Would you paint a portrait of me for a fair price?”

“Of course,” he said, still not looking at her. “Have a seat.”

A few seconds later, he handed her one of his typical abstract paintings.

“This is great!” she said as she stood up.

“That’ll be 5,000 Francs” he said in a confident tone.

“5,000 Francs?! But this took you only 30 seconds!”

Picasso stopped what he was doing, slowly looked up at her, and said: “It took me 30 years and lots of practice and hard work to paint that in 30 seconds.”

Remember that sentence the next time you’re charging for your own work. Know Your Value!

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