Do you mind if I get a little real with you? I was nervous. (more…)
Last week’s post in the Self Care for Creative Entrepreneurs series introducing the Principle of Boundaries raised a great question: How do you deal with client reactions when you begin instituting boundaries?
Education Takes Place through Communication
If you have previously operated your business with no boundaries or less than ideal ones don’t be surprised if you get a little pushback initially. Education happens through communication. You are not in an adversarial relationship with the clients that feel like they are taking advantage of you. Even if it feels like it!
If you have not clearly established a boundary then it is not fair to blame someone for crossing it.
Establishing healthy boundaries is the second principle and third post in our Self-Care for Creative Entrepreneurs series. If you’ve missed any of the first posts you can check them out here:
Have you ever heard the saying that goes something like: Your ‘yes’ doesn’t count if you can’t say ‘no’? I started out in business saying ‘yes’ to every question clients asked:
Can you do this? Yes.
Can you do this for a ridiculously low budget? Yes.
Can you give up your weekend to finish my project because of my lack of planning? Yes.
Can you do this project that you don’t want to do? Yes. (more…)