You Do Not Have to Take the “Good with the Bad”

I want to emphasize this:

You never, ever, ever have to settle for anything less than ideal in your business or “take the good with the bad.”

It saddens me to no end that anyone would have that defeatist, hostage mentality.

You will never live your best life believing that.

Business IS personal.

So I want you to know that you never have to do business with anyone you do not personally care for or who doesn’t treat you right.

You’re not a Walmart. And even they have the right to refuse service to anyone they choose.

You always, always have the right to choose who you work with, no matter what you do.

Your business success depends on you working with your most ideal clients. To work with anyone else is folly and will have you circling the drain faster than you can blink an eye.

And there’s this, too:

Be in integrity for your life and your needs as well as those who come to you.

You can not serve anyone well or honorably that you do not have good feelings toward and it is unethical to take their money.

One Response

  1. Paula Pike says:


    I enjoy your blogs but seldom respond but this one really jumped out at me.

    I have to agree with you 100% on today’s post. Especially new VAs think they have to accept everyone just to survive and in reality all they’re doing is hurting their business and their own self-esteem when they get a off-center client.

    Deb and I have worked hard over this past year to reestablish our individual VA businesses (Deb 10 years as a VA and me 13 years as a VA) into a joint effort and on a few occasions have made the decision to NOT WORK for a few individuals.

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