What do you do when you have a client you feel you can’t say no to?
This usually happens when it’s a client who put you on the map or helped your career in some way. You feel like you owe them, but they just keep calling with more and more design questions that you’re not getting paid to answer. Are you obligated to help this client? Coach Marsha Sewdass is answering all your questions in this episode of the Interior Design Business podcast.
Unfortunately, just because you did an amazing design job for someone, doesn’t mean they’re your ideal client. There are all kinds of reasons you might feel obligated to someone, but we all know that working for free isn’t sustainable.
We’re talking about what it means to hold your shape, how to change the story you’re telling yourself about obligation, and what they don’t teach you about this in design school.
Topics We Cover in This Episode:
- When your obligation to a client ends
- The importance of sticking to your boundaries
- How to get comfortable with your boundaries
- Remembering that you get to choose how to run your business
- Things that diminish your value as a designer
- The importance of trusting your team
- Why relationships based on obligation are not good for you
This episode will teach you how to hold your shape as a design business owner. This is something that we talk about a lot in the Interior Design Business Academy because it’s so important. You’ll learn more about it in this episode, but just know that to hold your shape is to be true to yourself and your business.
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