In life, love and work you won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. At some stage in our lives we all realise this, and the sooner we do, the better our lives are. I was lucky to recognise this in my mid 20’s, and as a result, my relationships, friendships and overall self-esteem have been all the better for it. It is a beautiful thing when you just don’t give an F what anyone else thinks about you…
You are always reminded of this when you run a business, and you are regularly pitching to clients. Some days you pitch to someone, and it clicks, and the relationship is one of ease and joy and other times it’s like pushing shit uphill.
The beauty of knowing your worth, the worth of your work and knowing you are not everyone’s cup of tea is such a helpful skill to have in business and probably a hugely unvalued leadership skill.
When you see that you are not for everybody, you learn to roll with the punches a bit more. When you pitch to a client who is not exactly on your wavelength you learn that it’s not the end of the world if they don’t like what you have to offer. You understand that it’s not about you, that it’s not personal and it’s just not meant to be, and it make’s it easier to move to the next lot of work with ease and with your self-esteem intact.
I’ve learnt that it is the best screening process to find out if you are a good fit for a client. Because when you click with a client, it makes your job SO much easier. They get, you get it, and it makes the working relationship all that more enjoyable. And we are supposed to enjoy it right? This thing we call work that we spend so much time doing…?
Find Your Own Light x