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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.

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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life.

It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.
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How much of this can you attribute to confidence that you build over time. As you are in business longer, you get more comfortable on how to handle situations and they come second nature.

Or do you feel this is more of a personality issue where you want to be liked by all your customers and they pick up on that and take advantage of it?
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How much of this can you attribute to confidence that you build over time. As you are in business longer, you get more comfortable on how to handle situations and they come second nature.

Or do you feel this is more of a personality issue where you want to be liked by all your customers and they pick up on that and take advantage of it?
It's more of a lesson that needs to be learned through trial and error. No one would know 'stealing' is wrong, if they were never raised/shown to believe in that it was.

I rarely have people who aren't my clients to tell me what is the right thing to do. The right thing for my clients is (to me) the wrong thing for the business.

My confidence in making the right decision can be somewhat confusing when the only suggestions I receive are from my clients, and while I'm the only person who is against them it becomes difficult to debate and truly feel 'right'.

Think of something you hate, that everyone else loves. It's kind of useless to fight the fact that you feel different about 'it'.
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You kinda got to get over the feeling right and wrong about it. Its your business, you make the rules... You also seem to be really hard on yourself!!
As Joe Dirt says, Lifes a garden, dig it... Start enjoying life brotha!!!
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Why can't you also get suggestions from fellow business members on the forum? They would at least be neutral and not looking to get free services from you.
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