Three Critical Truths about Nightmare Clients: A Halloween Special


To be clear, I LOVE my clients. And my members.  But, we’ve all had “that” client.

The one we dread meeting with,  the one who has us googling things like, “If I block someone on my phone, will they KNOW?”   Whether they call too much, pay too late, need constant hand-holding or are just plain jerks….here are three critical truths every business owner should know about nightmare  clients:

TRUTH #1: YOU brought them to your door.

It’s a hard truth, but one worth embracing.  I’ll be very honest, I’ve only had two true nightmare clients in my nearly 20 years of doing business.  Both of these “situations” occurred  very early on in my business and it didn’t take me long to figure out what I had to do to avoid this type of client in the future.

With just a bit of reflection, it’s fairly easy to discern what you may be doing that’s bringing  these creatures to your proverbial door.  Maybe you’re charging too little, or not setting proper boundaries from the outset, or going to the same cesspool these clients crawled out of for more just like them.

Either way, you are responsible for rolling out the red carpet for the right clients and doing all you can to repel the wrong ones.

TRUTH #2:   They’re paying you, sure… but they cost you way too much.

The wrong clients, the nightmare clients still pay you money, but mark my words… the fee is NOT worth it and it never will be.   Nightmare clients take up too much energy, can impact your mood with just one of their needy text messages, and can rob you of the JOY you should have as a self-bosser.   Frankly,  just allowing them to hang around  will deplete the rest of your business… because nightmare clients deplete YOU.

TRUTH #3:  The nightmare client must go.  Period.

If you have a nightmare client, chances are you think you need them… for financial gain.  If I could convince you of only one thing this Halloween, it would be that cutting your  nightmare client loose will dramatically grow your business. You will not only replace that income, but earn more.  Your market will see a change in you, your energy and how you show up to do business.

Your business anchored to a nightmare client is like a plane trying to take off while anchored to the ground.   Cut the nightmare client loose and watch your business soar.

Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Bob Ross
20 Bob Ross Quotes That Apply to Business
Gretchen Whitmer
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Gretchen Whitmer
Pat Brown
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Impossible Foods CEO Pat Brown
20 Shakespeare Quotes that Apply to Business
American Airlines
Is American Airlines Stock A Solid Long Term Investment?
Is Fabrinet a Solid Long Term Investment?
Is Antero Resources Stock a Solid Long Term Investment?
How to Prequalify For Chase Credit Cards
The 20 Best Hotels in Tucson, AZ
Riviera Palm Springs
The 20 Best Hotels in Palm Springs
Unicoi State Park
The 20 Best Things to Do in Helen, GA, for First Timers
St. Mark’s National Wildlife Refuge
20 Best Things to Do in Tallahassee for First Timers
Volvo's Polestar
Volvo’s Polestar May Be the Four-Door Electric Car of the Future
2021 Genesis GV80
10 Things You Didn’t Know About the 2021 Genesis GV80
2021 Hyundai Elantra 2
10 Things You Didn’t Know About the 2021 Hyundai Elantra
2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid
The 10 Most Efficient Small Hybrid SUVs
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Moller Watches
The Iconic No. 1 by TID
The 20 Best Minimalist Watches for Men
Brew Watches
10 Things You Did Not Know About Brew Watches
Phoibos Ocean Master PY005B 1000M Automatic Diver Watch
The 10 Best Phoibos Watches Money Can Buy
Sam Elliott
How Sam Elliott Achieved a Net Worth of $12 Million
Jake Tapper
How Jake Tapper Achieved a Net Worth of $10 Million
Jared Padalecki
How Jared Padalecki Achieved A Net Worth Of $12 Million
Tati Westbrook
How Tati Westbrook Achieved A Net Worth Of $6 Million