How do you recognize a needy client/boss before you start working with them?
Kevin Wash started us off with a story that too many of us had experienced. He was asked for a proposal and the potential client kept coming back to him for more information and in the end, they decided they had enough to just do it themselves and not pay him. (Further into the conversation he said, “Needy means greedy” and that sums it up well.)
In a positive turn, they did have to come back to him six months later and he charged them 50% more. (Not everyone is that lucky when it comes to people stealing their proposals)
Cami Travis-Groves was up next and she talked about the importance of listening to your gut. When you need income, it is easy to override your gut and take a job you know isn’t a good fit for you (I know I’ve done it).
Coach M J Tolan echoed both Kevin and Cami by sharing a story of not listening to his gut and having someone steal his content.
We talked about people asking detailed questions without wanting to pay for answers and looking out for people who want to micromanage you.
What does it mean to you for a client or boss to be “needy” and how would you notice it before you get too deep into the situation?
Connect with the panelists:
Kevin Wash: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-wash-23b90915/
Coach, mentor, author, trainer, and speaker running a consultancy business specializing in sales for international property development. Based in Spain
Cami Travis-Groves: https://www.linkedin.com/in/goodjujucami/
Recovering graphic designer. Now a transformational coach for creatives her third book is titled Inner Growth Workbook for Creatives and her podcast is called Deep Dive coaching for creatives.
Coach M J Tolan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/motivationalspeakertolan/
Speaker, author and entrepreneur with 35 years experience. He has lived in 12 countries and is the host of the podcast Mission I’m Possible.
Dr Robyn Odegaard: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robynodegaard/
Known as the Mental MacGyver. My doctorate is in organizational business psychology with a concentration in sport and performance. I provide luxury level, high performance support and coaching to executives, founders, celebrities and athletes. Mental MacGyver.com
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