Over the years, I’ve learned an important lesson: there are some people you shouldn’t do business with, no matter what. If you’re an entrepreneur or have worked in the service industry, you know what types I’m talking about.
High maintenance, low vibe people.
The kind who want to haggle over prices, or make outrageous demands. The ones who refuse to honor your policies or your time. They bring drama into your world through their pushy brand of rudeness – and when they leave, you’re left feeling depleted.
They suck you dry.
Truth: when you allow people like this to remain in your biz orbit, they rarely get better even if you set stricter boundaries or try to teach them how to behave. They will constantly try to push past any lines drawn in the sand. I have no idea what makes them like this but I do know this: if you continue doing business with these types, you will earn every single penny.
They are not worth it.
Sure, it may be scary to turn down a client, especially if you are new to the business. But that money isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on if that person disrespects your time, energy, talents, or products.
This week, I had one of those types show up in my world, right during the void-of-course moon. I didn’t hesitate to fire them immediately. Ain’t got time for nonsense over here.
Out of sight, out of mind, out of my hair.
As the saying goes: Bye Felicia!
You deserve peace in your work. You deserve to be treated with respect. You deserve to work with people who respect your policies, time, and talent. Eject those high maintenance low vibe individuals. That will leave space for the right people to show up in your world.
This piece over at Food and Wine from chef Elise Kornack sums it all up beautifully: The Customer Isn’t Always Right. I love chefs!
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Here’s my recent piece for Modern Creative Life: Eyes on the Enter-Prize.
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I heard that Noma is reopening. In the meantime, there is this.
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Nab your copy of The Tarot Coloring Book – and get those meanings down!
Now that I’m on a diet, all I look at are baking books: Daisy Cakes Bakes: Keepsake Recipes for Southern Layer Cakes, Pies, Cookies, and More.
Jimmy Fallon’s Bob Dylan is SPOT ON:
What I’m Grateful For:
Good vibe people
New tarot cards
Workout routines that leave my abs sore as can be
Soundtrack for 2/10/18:
Stir Fry by Migos
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