This is great! And something I have REALLLLLYY struggled with. I have tried to please everyone. Tried to make my message fit everyone. Had clients that just weren't ready and felt terrible because I really wasn't helping them. I have a long way to go yet, but slowly, I am honing my message. I am saying no to those who do not fit and have decided to let go of peeps (and things) I don't "get". I've started separating out what I do and focusing on what lights me up. For now, it feels good to just help who I can help right now. I was tired of compromising what I value for their sake. Tired of letting people "pick my brain"...now I'm like, you know what, I've worked hard for the knowledge and expertise I share with the world. If you want me to help you, then you need to value my time and resources. Of course, I give generously when it feels right, but I'm no longer letting the "leeches" take me for granted. Harsh, but true. This leaves me free to help those who I can really help - without exhausting me.
pssst! Don’t want to read all this? I have a sonic boom for you to listen to instead at the bottom I am sure as business folk we have all encountered clients of the - shall we say – challenging variety. Ok, let’s be honest: - clients that you would rather slowly eat your own [...]
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