Posts tagged clients
Trust Falls, Saying No & the Truth Behind Shiny Exteriors

How's 2017 going so far?  Mine got off to a crazy, hectic start (all of which was apparently predicted in the stars if I had bothered to read my horoscope - but I didn't.)  The craziness was mostly due to my internet unexpectedly going on vacation (without any advanced notice).  Leaving me with multiple requests from potential clients, 1/2 dozen scheduled meetings, zero WiFi and a quickly unravelling sanity.  Holiday hours + kids home on break meant a forced tech cleanse for almost 3 days!!!

Deep breath.

I survived.  Because entrepreneurship is constantly challenging my flexibility and adaptability.  And ever-so-slowly I'm learning the art of going-with-the-flow.  It's a #workinprogress really.

But my downtime naturally led to the ever cliched but unavoidable year-end reflections and future planning that we ALL OBSESS over when the calendar year flips.

I'm not going to plague you with all my ponderings.  By now I assume you've read your fill of those posts.  But I did want to share a few kernels of truth that popped up for me.

Last year I managed to double my gross income.

That sounds super impressive, doesn't it?  If I was your average biz blogger babe I'd leave it there so you'd be in awe of my accomplishment.  Or I'd drone on and on about how I did it.  Though not in any sort of way that you could repeat it.  Aren't you glad this isn't your average blog?

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Stop Kicking Your Own A** & Start Creating (aka The One That Got Away)

The one that got away...

No, that's not a euphemism for some guy I dated in high school & still find myself mooning over what might have been.  Thankfully, I can say I don't have any of those particular romantic ghosts. 

I'm talking about clients.

The client you said no to because your calendar was full.  The client you said no to because you hadn't stopped to take a breath in 6 weeks and your creativity was stretched and sanity slipping.  The client you said no to because you promised yourself you'd get a handle on this work/life balance thing.

And double-booking isn't balance.

Except literally days after you say no you watch their business blow up.  I mean REALLY blow up (which is truly awesome for them).  And to make matters worse another client cancels last second.

So now you're officially on vacation whether you like it or not.

Shit.

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