Updated: Jan 14, 2020
Here is the thing, you can’t say “YES” to everything. For me, I’ve come to terms with what I have right now and what works for my family at this time. The worst thing I would want to do is take on too much on and not do a great job for my clients. I think that is easy to do because there is so many great opportunities out there. I find once you get better and better, those referrals are going to starting coming in. It can be overwhelming! You don’t want to say “no”, but you also don’t want to say “yes”, and it jeopardize what you have with your other clients. Always look at the bigger picture.
I recently had an offer for a job that pays $15 more an hour than what I charge and possibilities to have an ongoing client at this price. Sounds great! But, here is the kicker…. if I do that, I would have to drop a few other jobs to make room. What do you do? You decide what is important to you.
For me, the clients that have been there since the beginning, MATTER TO ME. The commitment I made to projects, MATTER TO ME. That is more important! Creating a company that is reliable and continues to put their clients’ needs first. At the end of the day, I want to be proud of the company I built. You can always make referrals to someone else to ensure they are taken care of. I know a lot of people in this industry and can help them choose the best fit for their project.
Think about the bigger picture and build your company to what matters to you.