Some people are so easy to deal with. You know the ones. Those blissfully, laid-back clients who make life worth living – or at the very least – make it a pleasure to get out of bed in the morning. They're straightforward, goal-oriented, realistic, and they tackle their mission with thoughtfulness, no major drama – and a healthy dose of humor. Remind you of anyone? Take a moment – I’ll wait.
Many of us spend a fair amount of time chatting about the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship. Without a doubt, there will always be pitfalls – not to mention the obligatory scars we earn while attempting to develop and maintain a lucrative, professional business. Will we sometimes feel frustrated over less-than-stellar clients with unreasonable expectations? Yes. Will we sometimes endure excruciatingly painful situations over which we seem to have very little control? Yes. However, despite those isolated instances, I would venture to guess – we probably have our share of tremendous relationships too.
Who was your dreamiest client? Surely, we all have a few laudable clients who we remember with affection and fondness. The client who unknowingly kept us sane. The client who patently, yet seemingly effortlessly, kept us smiling. The client who, at times, gave us the strength to make it through another day. In my opinion, acknowledgement and appreciation of the positives – make the negatives that much more bearable. Don't you think?