Entrepreneurs Intuition Questions Answered
& Opening the Powered by Intuition Mailbag!
Do you consider yourself an “intuitive entrepreneur?”
An intuitive entrepreneur isn’t necessarily someone who is in the business of intuition. An intuitive entrepreneur is a business owner who values their business intuition as a sense that can steer them in the right direction in their life and business.
I received a wonderful question from one such “intuitive entrepreneur.”
Question About Letting Go of a Client and Financial Security:
There’s a client I’ve had for nearly 5 years. She is on monthly retainer. For the past few months I’ve been wanting to not renew her contract. But I keep doing it because it’s regular income. BUT “something” was nagging me that I should not work with her anymore. Well, I saw her true colors recently. It was sad. I expected better from her. I ended up canceling her renewal afterwards. But I think if I had done it sooner I would have avoided the whole mess. If I had just paid attention to my intuition maybe we could have parted ways on a friendlier note. Would love to know how you avoid doubting your intuition when in this type of situation where trusting your intuition would affect your financial security. Financial security is a huge deal for entrepreneurs like me. –V. Koral
You need to listen to your gut and inner stirrings when they come up.
It’s your intuition saying you two are not a match for a mentor and mentee relationship.
I’m sure had you addressed it sooner you would have avoided the unpleasantness of what happened too.
I always think the best policy is honesty….to a degree that you don’t “hurt/wound the other person’s feelings” of course. Be gracious, kind and compassionate at all times – which I am sure you are.
Think of a way you can “let go of a client” that is not a good match for you that serves them and is for the highest good of both of you.
Should this ever come up again you might want to say that you think they would be better served by another coach because you want them to get the most from their coaching experience and you don’t feel you’re the right coach for them. You feel they need a different style than you can provide so in order to allow the Universe to bring them the right coach you want to get out of their way.
By the way, not everyone is a good match for you just because they are willing to pay you. You have to be aligned on the inside with your clients. This is a huge learning experience for you. Consider yourself lucky as you will not make the same mistake again. Now you know exactly how to identify when your intuition is trying to communicate with you and can use this knowledge in the future. That’s huge! To cement it in go back and review what you were feeling and what thoughts were running through your mind while this was happening. I would also include the “nagging feelings” you were getting to let her go as well. Doing so will create an intuitive benchmark for you to use that clearly and accurately points the way in your decision-making process that you can use from now on.
I understand about the need for financial security. Always know that when you make “space” for a new client that is exactly right for you – and create the intention – by telling the Universe what you want instead – you will get it.
When we hold onto paying clients for the financial security we are telling the Universe it doesn’t matter if the client is a match for us or not. And we will keep getting clients who “push our buttons.”
If you must let a client go again, (hopefully this won’t happen) tell the Universe precisely what kind of client you want instead….describe them in great detail. For example you might tell the Universe you want a client who is “coachable”
and open to being guided to the transformation you provide. After describing what you do want release the client who is not a match by saying, “For the highest good of this client and for me I let them go so they find the right coach to work with who will lead them to the success they desire and deserve. Please fill in this time slot with a new client that I will love serving at the highest level.”
I hope this helps.
Have you ever ignored your intuition in your business or in your life? Did ignoring it lead to a blow up of some kind? What did you learn from this experience? Share with us in the comments.
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