I was at an awards night last year where one medium sized business owner, who ended up taking out more than half of the awards on offer on the night, proudly stated in one of his acceptance speeches that he was available to his clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That he would get phone calls in the middle of the night on his mobile that he would answer and attend to, or even during a social event.
For me, this just makes me sad. Surely if your business is one where clients need to be attended to 24 hours a day, then systems can be put in place that support that, without the business intruding into your personal life like that?
Do you think you need to sell your soul to your business? Here’s what I think-
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