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.
HI I'M LAUREN JUNE
Lauren June wears so many hats she almost needs a mobile hatstand. With 3 successful businesses; a digital magazine, education platform for women in business, business consultancy, and creative agency; search the term ‘multipotentialite’ on Google and her face might just appear. She manages to keep all her plates spinning with a mixture of strategy, tech, profit, systems and processes and, unsurprisingly, teaches women in business how to do the same.