As the founder of a business, it’s only a matter of time before a customer does something that crosses the line for your product, or you fall into the trap of working when you promised that you wouldn’t, or that you start to resent your entire enterprise because its eroding any sense of a self outside of its confines.
My friend, you need some boundaries.
I have been very vocal about my challenges with time management and customer boundaries over the years thanks to that deadly combo of being a former gifted kid and a people pleaser. You have your own origin story and experiences that inform how you’re able to support your own needs in your business, and if you’re like most of my clients, you could use some help.
In this episode I walk through the five steps that I take when creating boundaries in my business. Whether you’re trying to take more time off, get away from your computer, or clarify the scope of your client relationships, you must make a strong effort to define and communicate those needs and decide how you will support them.