Soul Proprietor – Do what you say you will

by Theresa Reed on July 18, 2016

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A long time ago, I signed up for a spiritual class that promised to teach me all sorts of mystical secrets.  As a gal who likes all things intrigue-related, this: right up my alley.

The day the class opened, the teacher started out well enough. The class was fast paced and there was a lot of information to digest.  The next week was equally good – I was enjoying what I was learning and looking forward to completing the course.

But then, the teacher pulled a disappearing act.  I didn’t hear anything for a few months. Emails went unanswered.  Soon, I forgot all about the class and these so called secrets.

Until the teacher finally showed back up into my inbox with all sorts of excuses.

I was livid.

And gave her a piece of my mind.

Suffice it say, she probably thought I was the biggest jerk on the planet but I didn’t care. She promised a whole bunch over stuff over a period of x amount of weeks and dropped the ball.  I showed up. She didn’t.

This is so not cool.

But this happens more often than you’d think.  A service, class, or product is promised and then come the excuses when it’s not delivered on time.

Sometimes there is a legit reason but often, it’s due to overwhelm, procrastination, and disorganization.

People, this is not pro.

If you make a promise to deliver anything on a particular date, honor it.

No excuses, no bullshit.  Respect your client’s time as much as you would want them to respect yours.

It’s not that hard.

And if you find that you cannot deliver when you say you will – then you need to adjust your client’s expectations so that they are clear on when the deliverables will show up.

For example, let’s say that you offer tarot readings via email.  If you say that you will deliver them within 48 hours, then do it.  If you find that this stresses you out, extend the expectation time to 72 hours, five days, a week, whatever – and be upfront about it.  Better yet, give yourself plenty of time to deliver the product but then deliver early.

Your clients will be delighted and you’ll feel so profesh.

And for those who like to say “as long as the work is great, who cares if it’s late”, I call bullshit on that. Unless you’re Mick Jagger, you don’t get to play that.  Be a pro, treat your clients like their time is the most important thing in the world (it is) and show the hell up.

Just do what you say you will.



© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2016

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