This is something that I've been thinking lately.
I've been caught up in this situation several times
and there are occasions when I go towards
Example: I promised myself to focus online and
stop going to offline clients. I even told some of
my clients that I would be stopping my offline
But when business slowed down during the beginning
of the year, I once again found myself knocking on
offline clients doors to pump up my income.
I develop accounting systems offline, and so am in demand
especially during the beginning of the year (tax and audit
I know it's not a big deal but I feel that
I'm breaking my own vow. This is causing a bit of
a struggle for me. One part of me is saying "Just focus
online, you'll have enough you'll see" while the other
part of me tends to get scared at the thought of
not doing offline action and what I'll miss out on.
The sad thing is, clients notice this too and think that
I'm simply there to augment my income online. Though
I still do excellent work that they need, I think they
also notice the lack of enthusiasm.
How about you? Would you rather keep your honor than
make money while looking like an opportunist? What if
doing so would make it financially hard for you? Would you
still keep to your word and maintain strength of character
or would you break your word?