Today, I want to talk to you about a critical part of being an entrepreneur and a growing business owner: setting healthy boundaries.
I know, I know. It’s easier said than done. I know a ton of entrepreneurs who’ve unintentionally harmed their businesses by not setting limits and drawing a line in the sand when it comes to their clients.
It was something I struggled with myself. Especially as a service-based business owner and a woman, my instinct is to give, give, and give.
But, with a lot of trial and error, I’m now a huge advocate for making and keeping boundaries, and in today’s episode of She Takes on the World TV I’ll reveal why.
I’ll also share with you:
- The ideal time to set boundaries in a business relationship
- Why clients are actually *happier* when you raise boundaries
- The one thing you must say to a client every time you go “above and beyond”
For this week’s actionable, I want you to check in on your current boundary situation. For instance, when do you check emails? Do you have set “response hours,” or do you take weekends off? Make sure the way you’re dealing with clients, and delivering your excellent work, feels good to you and honors your desires.
Be sure to let me know in a comment below one way you are setting good boundaries with your clients (or what you plan to change if you’re currently over-delivering).
Boundaries are a way of honoring yourself and the work you do. And when both parties respect boundaries you give yourself space to do your best work. (Click to tweet)
If this episode speaks to you, be sure to share it with another entrepreneur who you feel needs to hear this message, too. And be sure to check out my free, 14-day Conquer Course to turn your small business in to something big!