How to save your sanity by setting firm boundaries with clients

"As a soloist, you probably went into business for yourself with the hope of enjoying freedom from working under the constraints of a boss. I know that was part of the attraction for me. Unfortunately, like many of you, I ended up swapping one boss for 10 in the form of clients –  some of who were even more demanding and unreasonable than my boss ever was. When your livelihood depends on keeping your clients happy, it can be easy to fall into a habit of being available for them more or less 24/7 and acquiescing to their every demand. This is a trap I definitely fell into in the early days and I see many of my clients who work in service-oriented businesses fall into the same pattern." Read more

Jo Macdermott Flying Solo 5 Oct 2016

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