Soulpreneurs are different from other entrepreneurs in that we put a higher premium on creating a business that is in alignment with our souls than on making more money. That’s not to say that we don’t want to make money; it just means that we put money in the proper context. Feeding our souls is of the utmost importance.
So what do you do when you have a client you don’t like? I don’t mean someone whose personality annoys you a little bit. I mean the person who whenever they book an appointment, your stomach drops and you start dreading the time you have to spend with them. You hope that they book the shortest amount of time possible because you just want to get it over with.
That’s really not a good space to be in when you’re dealing with a client. Not only is it likely to make you less effective in your work, but it is probably affecting your physical health. All that dread and those negative emotions are coursing through your body. Is making a sale really worth all of that?
There is another factor to consider. As a soulpreneur or lightworker, chances are you work regularly with your intuition. Your own psychic muscle is probably very strong. So if you’re feeling such dread around a particular client, your gut is screaming out to you for a reason.
Think about the times in your life when you listened to your gut. Did you ever regret it? I’m betting not. Now think about the times in your life when you did NOT listen to your gut. Did you ever regret it? Do you see what I’m getting at? You may not understand why you’re having this negative reaction to the client, but that’s the point about following your intuition. You don’t need to wait to understand the reason before taking action.
And then there’s this not-so-little notion: One of the reasons you became a soulpreneur is because you wanted to live a life of purpose — one that is in alignment with your soul. Guess what? You have the right to enjoy your work. Our society perpetuates the myth that it’s normal to hate one’s job and live for the weekend, so when we find ourselves hating aspects of our work, we accept that as being ok, rather than looking at the message that our soul is giving us.
So if you have a client that you hate, it’s ok to drop them. Tell them that you don’t think you are the best business for their needs. If you can, recommend a better fit. If you don’t want to do that, you can always tell the client that you’re limiting the client work you’re doing at the moment to focus on other aspects of the business. That’s entirely true. You’re limiting your work with clients who don’t resonate with you to focus on building the lightworker business that you love.