Q39: What’s the Best Way to Avoid Compromising My Freedom?

Earlier this summer, my client was negotiating a Big Contract. This was going to be quite a commitment for her and involve her in working with a few sub-contractors too, but it was what we’d been talking about and the sort of income she had been desiring and taking steps towards and following up leads and going to meetings in order that she would manifest precisely that; a big chunk of work and cash. Her intentions became her reality. And next, her immediate fear was that the new juicy Big Contract would limit her freedom, that most precious of precious […]

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Compromise or Bespoke? Podcast Ep #160

In today’s show, our focus is about how responsive we should be to our clients’ requests for bespoke offers, services and programs or whether we should oblige them to squeeze them into our formulaic boxes. And we are surprised to discover that we are prepared to think anew about this where once we would have gone for the squeezing option. The debate focuses on how responsive feels nice and so does bespoke, but compromise does not. When does it turn from one thing to another? What would cause you to turn a client away as “wrong” but call another ideal? […]

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