Monday, 10 March 2014

Business Tip of the Week No. 8

This is the 8th blog in our series of 10 excellent guest blogs every Monday (12:00 GMT) here on The MYOB Show blog. The series of blogs are written by Ed O'Neill - a successful business man and MD of NE Language Project

Tip No 8. Be flexible and understanding

Blog by Ed O'Neill

 The People 

 Being self-employed/freelance or running a business is all about the people. Customers, suppliers, potential customers/suppliers, outside 3rd parties, people in your network etc. People can be a real pain, I mean a real pain, they have needs and expectations you can’t hope to reach. They can be excessively friendly or excessively rude. You have probably spoken to both types and everybody in between. Make sure you are able to understand where everybody is coming from even if they are rude and be as flexible as possible. 

Be fair to them and yourself

Don’t bend over backwards too much though, know when enough is enough. The slightest bit of genuine understanding and listening can melt even the coldest heart. Don’t take it personally, it’s business after all.

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Blog by ED O'Neill MD of NE Language Project.

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