How to find clients who value you?
How can you protect yourself from working with not-so-ideal-clients, i.e. the ones who drain your energies and then tell you that they can’t afford you, cancel at the last minute, delay payment, constantly turn up late for appointments, etc. etc.?
The answer is simple: find your ideal clients, i.e. clients who value your work. And to do that you have to first of all know your worth & embody it in the work you do.
Here’s a few clarifying questions to make it easy for clients who value your work to find you
– Do I always do my best?
– Do I turn up prepared and on time?
– Am I always 100% honest, i.e. tell some people that they’d be better served with someone else?
– Do I only promise outcomes I know I can deliver?
When you walk your talk, you are actually teaching people how to treat you. The moment you’re prepared to work with clients who under-value your expertise & your time, you’re telling them: “I’m willing to put up with this”, or as Ted Hargrave puts it: “We encourage what we endure.”
Here’s what living your worth looks like:
You’ll lose clients who waste your time, but create space for your ideal clients, i.e. those who already see your worth, are happy to pay your prices, inspire you to do great work and generally make your life more fulfilling and enjoyable.
And do you know how to position yourself to be easily found by clients who value you and your work?
You tell them a story that shows them know who they are, that you care about them, that you can help them and that you see their worth.
And if you need help crafting that story to find your ideal clients, let’s talk!