In today’s video we’re going to talk about creating a great lifestyle AND epic success.
(Hint: it has to do with setting boundaries with your clients.)
You opened up your business to create a high quality of life, to be able to take a lot of time off and really be there for the people in your life. Right? But the fact is that there are plenty of clients who are happy for you to bend over backwards for them.
Over-servicing your clients isn’t scalable and it won’t help your business grow. Period. (And it definitely won’t get you the quality of life that you want.) Here’s exactly what I mean, and what you can do to change it:
Over the years, there have been many times where I’ve said no to potential clients who said, “Well, the only time I can talk to you is at four in the morning your time, because I’m halfway across the world.”
And I said no to those clients, lovingly, and returned them back into the potential client pool because I was unwilling to do that. I know that some people could look at that and say, “Why are you walking away from business?” Or “Why would you not do what a client wants?”
I have to say that for me, setting kind but firm boundaries is an act of self-love, self-worth and self-care.
In our Boldheart Business Leverage Track, where we help business owners go from six to seven figures, one of the things that I share with them is that you’ve GOT to leverage your time. And to do that, you’ve got to set some boundaries. Because if you are accommodating the way you do business for every single client, nothing can be consistent or scalable.
It’s time to start letting your clients know, “This is how we do things around here. If you want to work with me, these are my hours, this is the way I work.” Share some policies and procedures with them, not from a place of being overly strict, but so they can understand how things are going to work moving forwards.
When you do that, you find that you gain so much more time. You feel rested for your other clients. You have time to think about how to grow your business because you’re not depleted. You can have unplugged time off with your loved ones.
So start setting those boundaries now, okay?