NEVER ALLOW ANYONE TO MAKE YOU DOUBT YOUR ABILITIES,
BUT BY THE SAME TOKEN, KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS!!!
As a business owner, you have to protect yourself. I never thought that I would need a contract termination clause in my agreement letter…. Let me explain!
I have been in business for a little over a year. I didn’t think that I lacked business acumen and I know that I have a lot of godly/common sense. However, ask any small business owner and they will tell you that providing the product or service is the easy part, but running a business can be a challenge. So what am I trying to say… Make sure you are covered if there are any contractual disputes or disagreements. Unfortunately, you must dot the i’s and cross the t’s, even if you never need to , you want to do it.
Now, I know that everyone knows that, even me. But for some reason, I wanted to believe that everyone I would service would want my help as much as I wanted to help them, but that is not necessarily so! I guess that it was easier to imagine that due to misunderstandings, personality clashes, or simply the lost of interest in the organizing project, the client would have an easy out. But I never realized that I would want to end the contract with the client. Naivete? Probably!
I must admit that it has been a VERY difficult and painful situation. Although my Spirit has said repeatedly Walk Away, I was DETERMINED to help. I can do this …but we must know our limitations. We don’t want to operate our business as if all clients will be the exception not the rule, however, Err on the side of Caution!
For those of us that have similar businesses/ ministries to provide a service, understand that not all people will see things the same way that we do.
If this has made sense to anyone, please let me know…..