One of the most interesting lessons that I have learned in my life is the realization that I am the only person that thinks about me as much as I believe others do. In growing my own businesses over the years, I used to obsess when clients wouldn’t pay for work. I would have internal conversations that would incite rage within myself. That rage never helped me move forward in life or get projects done or build stronger relationships.
Instead, it created a vicious obsession on why clients weren’t paying me. I would start to withhold my own talents and skills from projects because I felt I was being slighted. I would essentially give the client reason to think about me and give pause as to why I should be paid.