Have you ever felt like you were in prison because of a new client contract you brought on board?
I did a favor for a friend and engaged in contract to do the branding for a company I had no business being involved in. I needed the money, so I took on the contract.
The red flags came up from the beginning. He was too demanding, acted like he knew it all, was broke and could barely afford the service, and I discounted it to help this client out.
I basically broke every cardinal rule that I tell my clients not to do. I was frustrated at the client, but I was more frustrated at myself.
We do this a lot as Entrepreneurs – get into situations that are out of our sweet spot. This puts us in an unfamiliar territory that takes up more time and energy than a “perfect client”.
What do we do when the place where we’re at right now is not where we want to be? We’d rather be servicing a different type of clients, doing a different service, but we’ve trapped ourselves in a temporary contract that we can’t leave?.
How do we survive this place we’ve put ourselves into?. God has amazing plans for this place you’re in if you take on the right attitude and perspective.
The bible says
"Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving." (Collosians 2:6-7)
You might have gotten yourself into a bad situation, but I guarantee that God has a great lesson in play for you within that contract.