Top Menu

The Mutually-Loving Relationship

It’s taken years of experience and honest self-awareness to be able to now say proudly, I love my clients.  Every single one.

Finding the clients you love starts with knowing exactly and honestly what you need to do your best work and to receive your ideal rewards.  Need two weeks’ notice to begin a new project?  Want creative freedom?  Wish you could charge what your competitors do?  Expect clients to do their part on time to keep your project on schedule?  If your requirements don’t feel a little bratty, a touch how-dare-I, you’re probably not expecting enough in return for your high-value work.

Brave up and claim what you need.  Then go do great work.

What would you change to create client relationships you love? Tell me in the comments below.

5 Responses to The Mutually-Loving Relationship

  1. Crystal Leaman February 25, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    Great clarity!

  2. Jeff Beith February 25, 2014 at 10:19 am #

    Now I feel terrible that I did not get you anything for Valentine’s Day 🙁

    • Dodie Jacobi February 25, 2014 at 10:40 am #

      Just having you in my life is a year-round Valentine, Jeff!!

  3. Geoff February 25, 2014 at 11:06 am #

    I’m finding THAT to be the biggest issue. You don’t want to be pushy BUT you need to keep momentum and that will not happen if you put your fate in the hands of anyone but yourself.

    This is very tiring but extremely fulfilling. It’s funny how office politics melt away when you’re an office of one – the only boss you can complain about if things aren’t as they should be is ME.

    Holy shit what have I done. 😉

    • Dodie Jacobi February 25, 2014 at 11:22 am #

      You’ve owned sole responsibility for your quality of life. You’ll see more all the time, that with the unnecessary cleared, it’s actually easier to own your business and life than employment.

Leave a Reply