In the past, I have talked about why you should build your own business. In fact, that is the biggest reason why you should build your own business. Of course there are some risks that you take when building your own business, but I believe there are risks that shouldn’t be taken.
Let’s Talk About Risks
However, when I started my own business, I took a lot of risks. I wanted to build my own business. I knew the risks I took were my decision and I made the decision to build my own business.
In fact, I am here to share some of my biggest risk with you. I took a big risk by starting my own business. I knew the risks I took, but I also knew that they weren’t as big as what some may tell you. I took a risk by taking a risk.
One of the biggest risks I took was I said “hell no” to any client that wasn’t willing to do exactly what I needed. If there is any risk I took, it was taking “hell no” to a client.
The Other Side of It
One of the biggest reasons why you should build your own business is the fact that you build relationships with your clients that last for years. That is why we build our own businesses. We want to build relationships that last for years. We want to build businesses with clients that we enjoy and have a positive experience with.
If you have a negative experience or feel you are treated unfairly by a client, then you can’t build any lasting relationship with that client. That is why I advocate saying “no thank you” to clients that don’t treat you right. You don’t have to take all those clients that come to you with nothing in mind. You can turn them away and save your time. I made this choice and I know many people have made the same choice. Your biggest risk should be to save your time. It took a lot of effort to take those clients that were nothing more than a resume filler.
It’s OK to Say NO
You can turn those clients away too. I can attest to how easy it is to turn those clients away. You don’t have to deal with them anymore. They can waste their time and go elsewhere. All you have to do is choose not to take them. Of course if you do take them, your time with them was positive, meaning you had a great experience. That is important. I could tell you a story about how I turned a client away and was happy with the decision. That positive experience made the decision easier to make.
Don’t get me wrong, I would never go back on my decision. Each business is different and each client situation is different. It is a personal choice to take on or turn away a client. I would be a hypocrite to turn down business just because a client treated me poorly. I have learned that it is better to let bad experiences destroy a relationship, rather than make a bad relationship even worse.
I could go on and on about the importance of choosing not to take on all the clients that come your way. I have learned that it is a personal choice to handle clients with negative intent. You get to decide how much time you want to spend with them and whether or not they are worth your time. It is a personal decision and the cost might be high, but the results can be very rewarding.
Take on only those clients that are essential to your business growth and success. Learn how to tell if a client is essential and what to do if they try to walk out the door without you. Learn how to manage the business and team when you are busy and choose to become an entrepreneur.
Fun Tip of the Day
Here’s a fun tip I found recently: you can build your business with amazing tools that cost very little (or even free). I learned quite a bit on this groovefunnels review / groove crm review website.