As pianists, our clients can be anyone from parents to ballet teachers to managers to friends.
Although it’s true that there isn’t such thing as a bad client, bad client relationships are everywhere.
Browsing through The 50 (Things Every Creative Should Know), this jumped up and down at me:
“There’s no such thing as a bad client. The onus is on you to make a client relationship work, not the other way around. If it’s not working out, ‘fire’ them as a favour.”
Simple, solid advice for a great career.
Work it out, and if it doesn’t work, fire them.
This wisdom brings another golden question: when do you fire a client? (How do you deal with this?