Many people are only comfortable with being the client, but many people have never been comfortable being their own manager. That’s where you come in. You are the manager of your clients. You are their boss. You are the person they trust to make decisions and set their work priorities. You are the person they turn to for answers. You are the person who is the first to call if they have a question.
It is an unfair way of looking at the world, and one that can backfire. There is a lot of anxiety about being a client. People worry about having money, about having time, about being responsible. We all want to be paid, but many of us don’t want to be on our own. It’s a scary and vulnerable place to be.
It’s the first thing that takes the most people’s attention away from their work and their lives, and is the only thing they can do without getting caught.
A client is a person who is hired to do something for you – to get the job done or to help you with your project. In the software world this usually means fixing a bug or a problem, doing a calculation, or doing something to make your life easier.
The first thing you should do when you start a client is to make sure it’s the right fit for your project. The second thing you should do is to get your client’s email address out of your client’s system. It could be a simple email, but it’s actually a lot more powerful than trying to help you with a project you just don’t need.