entrepreneurs

Conscious Business Practice – When Client’s Don’t Pay.

I felt the need to write about this as if felt heavy on the forefront of my mind.

Entrepreneurs and small businesses have a gift in their trade which is usually why it’s their trade in the first place.   They have a service to offer that enhances the lives and businesses around them.

I am that entrepreneur.  I have that experience and expertise.  I love helping people and creating opportunity for them.  But a friend of mine, working in a similar industry, was faced with a problem that I recognized is one that should be addressed. What about when people don’t pay? Or avoid paying?  Or skimp, trying to just pay the bare minimum?

Well, for me, I’m a heart centered business woman with a dedication to empowerment and conscious development.  Does this mean that I should be content with people committing to payment and then disappearing suddenly when the bill arrives?  I have a life as well.  I am a single mom with three kids to take care of.  Don’t mess with my kids.  Hell.  NO.

But wait – I’m a conscious, aware, loving, forgiving…..

……individual that deserves to be treated with a reciprocated                                                                                                                                                respect for my skills, my care, services and humanity.

So where’s the balance? Well, from where I sit, you /we have a few options.

First of all, hold love in your heart for that person.  START THERE.   I know you may be distracted at how pissed you are that it’s going down like this, but this is your chance to practice what you preach.

Start with love.    Remember that they too, are human.  Have you ever been unable to pay a bill?  I’ve been there.  When you have every utility company state-wide calling to remind you that your gas money belongs to them, it’s hard not to go into a place of panic and anger for your feelings of poverty.

Feel Your Abundance & Share It With Them.   Remember why you started working with them.  They requested your services to make their life / business better.  (…looks like they still need you)  You can now help yourself AND them.  Close your eyes and consider the beauty and joy in your life.   Feel your own abundance – regardless of your non-paying frustration – and then imagine the same for them. Imagine their finances straightening out and them experiencing that peace that comes with knowing YOU CAN pay what you owe.

Decide What the Need is.   Now is the time for you to kick in your intuition, self-respect, and clarity.  Each situation is different and will require various responses.   For certain clients, it will be just what they need  to be reminded and strictly held to contract and agreement.  Some are going through serious hardship and it will be best to forgive the debt, knowing it’s your good juju and to their loving blessing.  The ones who truly need a forgiven debt will likely be that much committed to you in the future.  The ones you choose to collect from, may not see the necessity now, but will learn and hopefully grown in the process. Respect your trade.   Remember that not paying for *your* services is no different from a client leaving a restaurant without paying.  Both are technically stealing.  But this is conscious business.  Some people will need to be held to strict accountability and some will need abounding grace.  ALL NEED LOVE.

Keep love as the motivation behind all your words and actions and your heart will lead you toward the right response for the moment.

Has this ever happened to you?   How did you respond?  Let me know in the comments below!

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Have a miraculous day.  It’s yours for the taking.

LADIES! What if you could make MORE of your LIFE?

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I regularly meet with the most amazing people who are energized and ready to really live and do what they love.

But they are STUCK.

We often FEEL stuck, because we are so busy trying to please everyone around us as if our martyrdom is our ‘gift’ to mankind (or just our family) … But in the end, the best gift you can leave with humanity is to love and respect yourself enough to be true to your dreams, desires and gifts.  I’m not talking about ego crazy self-indulgence here – but good old fashioned self respect and worth. We live in a society that esteems us based on our appearance, accomplishments and self sacrifice. I know, as a mother, that it’s all too easy to give and give, thinking I’m performing my humble service – when in reality, when I do that, I’m only giving them a burnt out woman.

It’s time for a paradigm shift, friends! WHAT IF, that spirit of universal motherhood in all of us, was calling us to a life of divine bliss, compassion and incredible fulfillment? I believe it is, wholly and loud, ready to rock your reality!

LADIES. We’ve spent far too long trying to be what everyone else wants us to be. It’s time for CHANGE. Now, I don’t know your background or what you have been through. But I have lived. I’ve done what people told me was the ‘RIGHT THING TO DO’ and I’ve ‘rebelled’ against those things too. I’ve been treated like people’s property with no RESPECT for my body or my voice. I married young, created beautiful children, loved what I made but forgot how to LOVE myself. I forgot my PASSIONS. I neglected my CREATIVITY. It wasn’t long before my downward spiral led me to a darkness that left me feeling alone, empty and rejected. But then, as it always does, THE LIGHT RETURNED and I learned what it truly meant to LOVE myself. To DEMAND THE BEST and to be fully present IN THE BEAUTY OF LIFE. The future was mine to CREATE. INSPIRATION was IGNITED and my fired BURNED. I received love, laughter, healing and FREEDOM from my past. It was time to LIVE AGAIN…. But for the first time. This JOY born in me is contagious. And I have every INTENTION to spread it.

ARE YOU READY?

LET’S DO THIS THING.

TAKE BACK YOUR LIFE.

DIVE IN TO DESIRE.

FOLLOW YOUR BLISS.

*For those who are ready to live fully and dive in to bliss, I invite you to join us for the “Dive In to Bliss” Course to beginning Feb. 5, 2014. It is a 6 week, online introduction into empowerment for the dormant or unsatisfied sould with a desire for MORE in life. Please email with interest and I look forward to igniting your year!
navae@solomonartistry.com