Something I learned pretty early on in my business while hiring other contractors to work with me was how to give good feedback.
I also taught this similar process to any new clients I took on to make my own life easier 😂
What it comes down to is the difference between prescriptive and descriptive feedback.
Prescriptive feedback takes away your opportunity to flex your creative muscle and show that you know what you are doing.
Descriptive feedback "describes" what change someone wants and why. This gives you so much more power to make changes or stand firm on your decision.
This is one of the "simple" ideas I learned in the past 5 years that has had such a multiplier effect on how I run my projects.
Try it out on your next project.