Did you watch the “design an outfit for my friend” episode on Project Runway a while back?
Ok, so in case you missed the show, here’s what you need to know:
The top 3 winners had GREAT relationships with their client.
And the losers … well, not so much.
To “WIN” in business, you need customers who partner with you.
You DON’T need customers who drag you down, make you cry, or have you questioning why you ever went into business for yourself.
And yes, some people you thought would be perfect clients can turn out to be total nightmares, and it’s not your fault.
You don’t need to be more professional; you need to RAISE THE RED FLAG and get those people OUT of your life.
So what are your RED FLAGS?
Here are some of mine.
1. No slackers.
My programs are intense. I expect you to do the work.
2. No complainers.
Nothing gets accomplished when you complain.
3. No closed minds.
I am super-duper-uber open-minded. I’ve heard it all. I’ve done it all.
I believe that Closed Minds = Closed Opportunities.
Since there are 7 billion people on the planet, I say no thanks to slackers, complainers, and closed minds. And there are STILL plenty of perfect partners out there for me.
Now it’s your turn. Sharpen up your pencil and pinpoint YOUR red flags.