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Do you have boundaries in your business? Are they the white space between you and your sanity?

I used to think that if I did the right thing by others, they would do the same by me.

I was wrong! Oh boy, I was wrong…

I want to tell you this story. It’s not really about criticising the woman that called me, it’s more a lesson in the importance of boundaries.

About 5 years ago at 9.30 pm  a bookkeeping client called me on my mobile phone. Now, I get it, when things don’t go right you want to get them fixed ASAP. However, I was a bookkeeper. What emergency could I possibly solve at 9.30 at night?

I didn’t answer the phone. Reasonable? I thought so.

Then she called again.

Then she called my office phone and left a message letting me know that she knew I could hear her because she had heard my answering machine before! I gave in and spoke to her. Turns out it wasn’t really an emergency, it was a query on how to finish up something in her software.

I fired a client that night!

In today’s video find out how creating boundaries in your business will enable you to keep your sanity.

 

About Lauren June

Hi, I’m Lauren, and just in case you haven’t yet figured it out, a “picky plate” is a charcuterie board. However, there’s only so many blogs you can write about charcuterie boards, so here are some other good bits of advice, education, and inspiration I’ve picked up on the tractor ride we call life. 

I took the life lessons delivered by COVID and Endometriosis and re-evaluated my career as a business strategist, decided to live life by example, and shed the sticky skin of hustler and empire building. 

My hope for you is you find something to soak up and perhaps implement in amongst my stories of profit building, dog mothering, and productivity inspiring, all while trying to make a baby and renovate our faux farm propert

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