Episode 26: Screw Professionalism

I discuss a conversation that stirred up in my Inner Circle about ‘being professional’ to a client who, quite frankly, is a complete twat and treats his freelancer like dirt. I say screw professionalism. Life’s too short to have horrible clients under your belt! If they’re making you unhappy, if they’re not paying you, ditch them!  

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Key Points

  • [1:40] A shout out to Keith from Vicky’s inner circle!
  • [2:30] Joe reads out what Lyn said in the inner circle. 
  • [2:55] Do you have an anti-avatar? An outline of the client you know you should avoid?
  • [3:40] Awful clients know exactly what they’re doing to be jerks.
  • [5:15] Despite knowing how awful the client is, Lyn doesn’t want to drop him.
  • [6:05] If someone’s not paying you, why continue working with them?
  • [7:00] The customer is quite frequently a twat.
  • [7:25] Client/Freelancer relationships are a partnership, not a hierarchy.
  • [8:20] What is professionalism? Vicky defines it.
  • [11:45] The moment you give a discount off the full price, you cheapen your services.
  • [14:00] Life’s too short to have awful clients. Ditch them! It’s easier than you think.
  • [16:00] There are no rules when it comes to running a business.
  • [18:15] An inner circle is so helpful by giving you the encouragement you need from people who have been there before.
  • [18:35] Vicky shares a story on why you should always listen to your gut.
  • [26:35] Don’t let other people run your own business.  

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