You know who they are… the clients you don’t really enjoy working with, the clients that drain you rather than light you up. Clients you work with perhaps just because they pay you, not because you actually enjoy working with them. These clients are NON-IDEAL clients and if you’ve got them in your business it may be costing you more than you think.
I’ve seen non-ideal clients impacting the lives of my clients in major ways, often without them even realizing what is happening. I’m excited to share what I’ve learned with you so you can do what it takes to AVOID non-ideal clients and the damaging effects of working with them.
Let’s start out with a basic truth from a spiritual perspective:
Non-ideal clients are people that you are NOT meant to work with.
It is not your purpose to work with non-ideal clients. They would actually be helped much MORE by working with someone else, perhaps someone with different skills, ways of expressing themselves or perhaps just a different mindset. This does not mean there is anything wrong with you! It just means there is someone who is better suited for them. And it’s for your highest good and theirs to let them go so they can find the person who IS meant to help them.
The 3 damaging effects of working with non-ideal clients are:
1. They Drain Your Energy
Working with a non-ideal client is EXHAUSTING! It’s draining to work with someone you’re not meant to work with. Often non-ideal clients are people you don’t really like that much, and even if you do like them, it likely CONSUMES your energy to work with them.
Working with ideal clients energizes you! That’s how it’s meant to be. So you can keep the fuel going to make an even bigger difference in the world!
2. Doubt Your Worth and Pricing
Your gifts, your message and your healing are PRICELESS to your ideal clients
This is because you are EXACTLY what they need.
But here’s the thing…
The same, incredible priceless gifts, message and healing you offer to your non-ideal clients does not have the same value because it often does not create the same results. Remember this has nothing to do with your value and pricing, it’s simply because they are not meant to work with you. To your non-ideal client your services are not priceless and often you and the non-ideal client can leave the session questioning if what you’re doing is of value to them.
So then you go off questioning your value, maybe questioning your pricing. Yet the problem is NOT your value… it’s that you’re working with a non-ideal client!
3. Question Your Purpose
When you see that your non-ideal clients are just not getting very good results, a common reaction is to take this questioning of their value one step further. And this is the most critical, most damaging effect of non-ideal clients…
They cause you to question whether you should even be doing this work. “Maybe this isn’t the work I’m meant to be doing…”
You begin questioning your purpose. You can have 10 clients getting amazing results that are truly priceless, you can be transforming the lives of these ideal clients in the most profound ways, just one non-ideal client can send you questioning your purpose.
Here’s the thing about questioning your purpose that makes it so damaging…
When you question your purpose you don’t move forward.
You’re stalled. You’re likely not feeling confident, getting your work out to as many people as you can. And when you’re not moving forward, all of those IDEAL clients who are MEANT to work with you are waiting.
Everybody misses out! You need FAITH to succeed and to continue reaching more and more people, you need to KNOW that the work you do is truly priceless, and you need all of the energy you have to do the work you’re meant to do.