The Money Made Me Do It

The Client Letter
May 23, 2013
The Northland
OMG the Sun is Back 39 Degrees

How many times have you accepted a client that wasn’t right for you simply because you wanted/needed the money?

In a perfect world, you would never do something like that. But here in this world, this is what can happen. When you’re good at selling yourself on the phone, sometimes it can happen even more often. 🙂

I’m not recommending you not do it. After all, you have to do what you have to do.

What I’d recommend you think about, however, is preparing your mind properly when you DO accept a client like this.

In other words, accept it for what it is: a client that’s probably not a perfect fit for you that you are going to help in exchange for compensation.

At the present moment, you are favoring the compensation MORE than holding out for the perfect client. Those are simply the facts.

And those facts will generate their own set of unique circumstances. In other words, taking on a client just for the money (the cause) produces a certain set of events (the effect).

I don’t think the events are actually the problem. I think the problems begin when we forget the facts.

When you accept that this is not an ideal scenario before you begin to work, you can keep things in perspective if/when the “annoying” stuff starts to happen.

Your clients are not your life unless you allow them to become your life.

Your clients support your life. And they do that because you support them in reaching their goals.

When you’re able to step back and look at things from a cause and effect point of view, you do a great service for your sanity.

Doing that on a regular basis, of course, is the challenge.