How to Only Work with Your Ideal Client

By Jennifer Hall | Business Alignment

Jun 20
How to only work with ideal clients

Only work with ideal clients by using boundaries...

Did you know that there's a HUGE difference between the ideal client that we write down on paper to the ideal clients we paint in our minds? And indeed the ideal clients we encounter in the real world...

Why is this?

When we start to map out who our ideal client is, we're playing in hypothetical mode. We tend to be brave and courageous when it comes to mind mapping who they are and they're these awesome human beings who kick ass and shit rainbows - well not quite the latter part but they are 'dream' clients who you're so excited to work with.

BUT when we return to our minds we add a new dimension to them based upon previous clients, the less than average prospects who tell you you're too expensive, and the fears and assumptions that we make for ourselves.

  • 'My ideal client can't afford me!'
  •  'My ideal client won't pay that!'
  • ' My ideal client doesn't need 'ME'!'
  • 'This ideal client is way out of my league.'

Then we start to veer off track from the person we want to work with, to the person who's an easier target.

We slip into working with people who are less than ideal, who aren't in the place we want them to be at but are 'easy' (so you think) to help. And you start to bend the rules on pricing and all those 'so called' non negotiable qualities you said they had to have.

First of all, remember that the ideal client on paper was a promise to yourself and your business and if you're not willing to respect that, who else is going to respect you and your business?

When you work with clients you don't want to work with, it disrespects them as much as it disrespects you!

If you've been struggling to attract high-end Ideal Clients...

If you've been struggling to gain momentum with high-end clients, check your mindset.

When we brainstorm our ideal client on paper, we work in a hypothetical manner and we suspend disbelief. But when it comes to walking the talk we start creating a different kind of ideal client in our minds.

The kind that's on the back foot, that doesn't see our value and worth, and we start to imagine them being out of our league.

That poison is enough to repel them before you've even started a discussion. More than that, these are false assumptions created by the gremlins in your head!

Stop making assumptions

Stop making assumptions that people won't pay your prices or that your amazing ideal clients aren't around at the moment. 

The right people are waiting for you to step up and own your worth AND your boundaries.

And remember, if you were a respectable coachee that needed help at the level you now 'WANT' to coach your clients in... there are others out there too who equally wants a coach that's exclusively for the right person.

Respect your boundaries and the promise you made to yourself and keep doing the mindset work on 'who' you want to work with.

Don't slip into making assumptions and attracting the WRONG kind of client... what you resist persists.

Repeat after me: I am worthy of working with amazing clients!

Top mindset tips...

Own your greatness!

  • Start a testimonial file if you haven't already to remind yourself of the many people you've helped at the level below and how you've helped them step up to a new level.
  • Remind yourself of how far you've come - you've made leaps and bounds in your journey so far, why would that stop?
  • It's uncomfortable for a reason, you're growing.
  • Instead of looking at why your ideal client is 'out of your league' start focusing on what they're going through and how you can help.
  • Don't make it about you, make it about how you can help them.

Work with Jen...

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About the Author

Jen Hall is Business Clarity Coach for Coaches, Consultants & Experts who want to become Unrivalled Go-To Experts. Jen not only gets you clear on your micro-niche, message and what makes you unique and desirable, but she helps you to define what makes you an irrefutable offer to the market so you can position yourself as a high-end 'must have' option for your prospects. She is a Multi-Award Winning Speaker and Best Selling Author of Expert Unrivalled.